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Modifying the bathroom vanity

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#1 Kateyras

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:51 AM


When we sold our 2005 Spirit and went to look at our 2013 Liberty, we were thrilled with the kitchen design and the twin beds - no more climbing over each other all night long. So, we never gave a thought to using the bathroom with that vanity. It sure looked nice. However, our first time out we both immediately decided we did not like it at all, it was too claustrophobic for us. We thought and thought of what to do, not wanting to rush and regret something.
Well, this past week we finally did our mod and we are both very pleased with result. This thing is still rock solid, but now we fit so much better. I am even using the same baskets I used under the corner sink of the Spirit. They are anchored with small hooks and can easily be lifted out to shower. Happy Campers are we.

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#2 Jerrybob

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:59 AM

Looks good.  I've never seen the new bathroom personally....I wondered if having enough room would be a problem...looks like you took care of that concern...nice job..safe travel. 



#3 Hot Toddy

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:00 PM

That looks really nice. Your modification has nice lines. Definite improvement over that big block of plastic that used to go there.

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Edited by Hot Toddy, 14 September 2018 - 06:03 PM.


#4 Meadowlark

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:46 AM

Do you have a 'before' picture? I've never been in a Liberty so I'm not sure what the original configuration looked like. If you replaced the entire vanity, where did you get it??


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#5 Kateyras

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:40 PM

Here are before picture. There was zero leg room to the left and using that cabinet to store things was not really convenient either. We just cut out the part we didn't want. It has a nice countertop now, and also leg room.

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#6 Hot Toddy

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 04:53 AM

100% improvement. I have always liked our little sink, even thought it is pretty flimsy plastic, and never cared for that big vanity, other than it is stout. Now we know the vanity can be modified to a much better option. What did you cut the fiberglass with and did you vacuum as you sawed? I know cutting fiberglass creates a TON of micro-fine dust.

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#7 Kateyras

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 09:41 AM

Hi Toddy,
As for cutting tools, there is a recent thread on the Casita Forum regarding closet mods, "closet rework thoughts or help" that has great info for that, and for best tools to use. We had someone do it for us, since he had tools and exhaust equipment we didn't feel like buying. It really has made using the bathroom for one of its intended purposes a lot more comfortable for us.

#8 Meadowlark

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 06:25 PM

Wow, that is a 100% improvement. I agree, the original configuration left no room for knees! You have to wonder does Casita actually do trial runs on their stuff? I mean, actually sit down on the toilet and see if one fits?? It doesn't seem so.


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#9 clover

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:48 AM

That is a great mod for an obnoxious obstruction in the bathroom. From what I've read and heard the cabinet was not water proof either. 

 

I've thought about getting a newer model of a Casita, several "upgrades" in more recent models have nixed that move. One of the major downsides (IMHO) was this cabinet. Now I see a feasible fix. 

 

Thanks for sharing 


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#10 Carol Christensen

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:21 PM

Kateyras,

 

Great mod!  Just reposting your photo for easier viewing.

 

Kateyras vanity mod.jpg


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#11 Euphoria

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:21 PM

That bulky vanity would be a definite deal-breaker for me. I'm so glad I have the old corner sink which doesn't take up half the bathroom. IMO, that change was one that not only was poorly thought out, but was probably designed by someone who doesn't actually use one of these trailers. It might "look good on paper", but in actuality, it seems to be a silly addition and a needless change in my book.

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#12 blugoo

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 04:32 PM

interesting design and cutting mod...is the new edge on the remaining fiberglass sharp?