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Old 10-23-2008, 10:06 AM   #41
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Wouldn't mind having a cubby hole like that on intercontinental flights though!
Would the stewardess crawl in there with you to reward you for your frequent flyer miles ?
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:16 AM   #42
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Now, the smallest model is 65sqft. The info now says: bathroom is 3.5' x 2'. How does that compare to an RV bathroom? There's no info on what is inside that bathroom.
Dunno what is in the tumbleweed bath, but that is about the dimensions of the bath in our trailer. We have what is known as a "wet bath" which means that when you shower the toilet seat gets wet. It is real tight, but if you aren't too big you can get the job done. At 5'11" and 186#, I fit, but much over 6' and/or 200# and you would have issues. Mostly we shower in the campground showers, since it is easier and less of a mess to deal with. But when boondocking or in a pinch, it is awfully nice to be able to take even a cramped shower.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:20 AM   #43
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Would the stewardess crawl in there with you to reward you for your frequent flyer miles ?
NICE THOUGHT!

Er, I am afraid I have not travelled enough to have the astronomical frequent mileage that they would require.

Er, my wife usually travels with me too.
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I couldn't do a small house. No place to reload ammunition, entertain guests (not in any particular order), do model railroading, sort massive amounts of laundry, get away from wife and/or kids, etc. Along with that, all the obvious (fix a big meal, comfortably watch TV, have a computer desk, etc.).

...maybe if I had a big garage, but that kind of defeats the purpose doesn't it.

...back on the ammuntion issue. In a small house, there's no place to store massive amounts of food/water and hide from/shoot the looters when armageddon comes. Tornadoes?

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But when boondocking or in a pinch, it is awfully nice to be able to take even a cramped shower.
I am sure!

While window shopping for an RV (have not made up my mind yet whether we could use, or even afford one now), I saw the RoadTrek which looks interesting, but requires you to take shower in the middle of the aisle, after deploying a shower curtain.

Can't see living my whole life like that though.
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I am sure!

While window shopping for an RV (have not made up my mind yet whether we could use, or even afford one now), I saw the RoadTrek which looks interesting, but requires you to take shower in the middle of the aisle, after deploying a shower curtain.

Can't see living my whole life like that though.
Look at C class RV's as they have more room,The B class (Roadtreks etc) might be good for weekend getaways for 1 or 2 people but any kind of fulltiming and its going to get very cramped very quickly.
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I was drawn to the RoadTrek for the gas mileage. As for fulltiming in one, my portfolio has not been down that bad yet (knock on wood). Hey, my stick houses are paid for. I just have to have utilities turned off ...
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We currently rent unit #4 to a physician's assistant, all utilities paid, for $285/month:



158 sq. ft. apartment. She's been there over a year - stays 3-4 nights a week and finds it a better option than 2-3 hours driving per day to and from her main home when she's working down here.

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Calmloki, you are a good landlord. Nice, clean and reasonably priced apartments. About toilet topper, my wife who has been to Japan told me it's popular there. Makes a lot of sense to me. I wish we use them here in the US. What's the problem with safety inspector?
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Calmloki, you are a good landlord. Nice, clean and reasonably priced apartments. About toilet topper, my wife who has been to Japan told me it's popular there. Makes a lot of sense to me. I wish we use them here in the US. What's the problem with safety inspector?
The gal won't let me get away with much, so thanks - we try. Problem for him is that there is no hot water, cold only. As he delicately explained, one might get poopy on one's hands and then be forced to wash in the kitchen sink. He wanted me to plumb in another sink right in front of the main door not 3 feet from the kitchen sink. I found data on a liquid soap that claimed to be as germicidal as regular soap and hot water, but think the turning point in the discussion was when i dropped off pictures of a couple local parks with cold water only restrooms next to playground equipment and picnic tables. Gotta think that there is substantially greater risk in the public sector than in a single person unit.
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Very clever, Calmloki--ingenuity beats bureaucracy! YAY!
I'd never heard of the toilet topper sink--very interesting. Thanks for the link.
One of the cool things I saw in New Zealand were these tiny half size sinks--sorta like a bar sink but more rectangular that fit into these teeny bathrooms they had.
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I'd say it is a lot more cramped. Most RV's are 200 SF or more (8' x 25' or larger).
Yeah, guess it would help if I did the math. 100 square feet would be a lot smaller than a typical RV. Thanks.
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'Course, one could always go to the other extreme, space-wise:

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The gal won't let me get away with much, so thanks - we try. Problem for him is that there is no hot water, cold only. As he delicately explained, one might get poopy on one's hands and then be forced to wash in the kitchen sink. He wanted me to plumb in another sink right in front of the main door not 3 feet from the kitchen sink. I found data on a liquid soap that claimed to be as germicidal as regular soap and hot water, but think the turning point in the discussion was when i dropped off pictures of a couple local parks with cold water only restrooms next to playground equipment and picnic tables. Gotta think that there is substantially greater risk in the public sector than in a single person unit.
I would think a bottle of waterless hand sanitizer in the bathroom would remove any lingering doubts.
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The gal won't let me get away with much, so thanks - we try. Problem for him is that there is no hot water, cold only. As he delicately explained, one might get poopy on one's hands and then be forced to wash in the kitchen sink. He wanted me to plumb in another sink right in front of the main door not 3 feet from the kitchen sink. I found data on a liquid soap that claimed to be as germicidal as regular soap and hot water, but think the turning point in the discussion was when i dropped off pictures of a couple local parks with cold water only restrooms next to playground equipment and picnic tables. Gotta think that there is substantially greater risk in the public sector than in a single person unit.
Am I not supposed to wash my hands in the kitchen sink for some reason?
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Am I not supposed to wash my hands in the kitchen sink for some reason?
The thought is that food prep areas and general hygene areas should be separate. I get the thinking, but am a bit less compulsive than the inspector was - suggested to him that the shower with hot water was right there. Also mentioned that if a tenant was getting poopy (honest - his term) on his hands that he wasn't really getting the whole bathroom hygene idea - but no - insisted on a separate hot water wash sink.
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The thought is that food prep areas and general hygene areas should be separate. I get the thinking, but am a bit less compulsive than the inspector was - suggested to him that the shower with hot water was right there. Also mentioned that if a tenant was getting poopy (honest - his term) on his hands that he wasn't really getting the whole bathroom hygene idea - but no - insisted on a separate hot water wash sink.
I tend to wash my hands in the kitchen sink (in the winter) because it's closer to the water heater and the water warms up faster.
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Just a quick comment about those Japanese Capsule Hotels.

Japan has lots of different types of hotel, most of which are not capsules. Those types are used primarily by guys who live outside of the city (commute by train more than an hour) when they have worked very late (or have stayed out late drinking) and the trains have stopped running. More often than not a business person on a planned trip stays in a business hotel which has small rooms, but not stacked capsules like this.
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