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Old 03-01-2015, 01:07 PM   #1
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Hello, my wife and I are looking at campers. We have kind of narrowed it down to 2. We are looking at either the X17A or the 19RD. We like them both for different reasons. The questions we have are; for the X17A the wall around the bathtub is it waterproof? We are afraid of getting this one and that its not waterproof. Then it will cause water damage. (don't want that)
For the 19RD is there enough room for us and our 3 year old daughter? We don't want to buy this one and grow out of it within the next year. We are not sure if the fold out couch will be big enough for her to sleep on, for the next few years.
We are also worried about the hot water heater. Is a 6 gallon water heater enough?
We are new to the camping world and would love any help we could get. Thanks you and have a blessed day.
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Sorry, I can't help with your decision. However, there are probably folks on this site with some information that may help.
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Well as far as growing out of it if you are like most of us the campers tend to grow in size and accommodations as we age and different needs as the kids grow up ... I say get what you feel comfortable with and enjoy the memories made with family ... The six gallons is usually fairly quick recovery but you can't take a shower like at home... Best to get wet ,shut it off suds up , rinse ,shut it off ,wash hair , rinse and your done and should have plenty . I will say my wife learned that the hard way the first time and scared me when I heard a freezing water scream after a few minutes lol
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:26 PM   #4
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Thank you for your help Paintinfool3! We are excited to start making memories!
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:42 PM   #5
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Oh and refreshing to see have a blessed day you too , we are relaxing after church and having a blessed day here in the cold with a touch of snow
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Most campers come with the 6 gallon water heater. If you were interested in an upgrade to a 10 gal., it would not hurt to ask. You will learn quickly how to conserve HW to make it work.
I can't imagine someone selling a shower that had no provisions for being waterproof. Maybe someone that has one will chime in.
I think you will be able to make decisions on the sofa/bed size when you see it in person.

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Paintinfool, thanks! We are also relaxing after church in the cold (most likely not as cold as you have it in Fort Wayne) with a little snow on the ground. But at least you are closer to what I consider Gods County then I am. (University of Notre Dame) Go Irish!
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