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Old 02-23-2018, 11:17 AM   #1
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Tub step through ?

Our little 195RB came with a tub only and the wife and I have never used the tub, only the shower. We are getting to the point where stepping over the tub to the shower is a little challenging. Does anyone have any experience with cutting the tub and making a step through?
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:22 PM   #2
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Kozmo- My wife and I have the same issue. As 70+ years old its somewhat challenging to make the step down from the tub. I like your idea and hope somebody responds on how to do this.

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Old 02-23-2018, 08:19 PM   #3
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Tub step through ?

Find out what material your tub is made out of. Then see if you can find an auto body place willing to cut that material and make a custom cap for the area cut out. If you find someone that does bodywork modifying a tub should be a piece of cake.
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:33 PM   #4
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I think the only way to do it right is pull the tub and put in a shower pan the same size, redo the side walls and install a shower door. If you try to cut the tub out and rebuild a low threshold you are going to have a mess. Check out this RV supply, not sure what size tub you have but this shower pan is 24x40, any plumber could do this kind of replacement. Lippert Shower Pan 24x40 White; ABS
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I like the body shop idea. There are you tube videos about doing a home porcelain tub. There are inserts that slip right over and down the cut out you made. I was hoping there might be something like that for a plastic tub. Our trailer is not worth an investment to redo the bathroom. It would make more sense to buy a new trailer which isn't in the budget. I think with the proper materials, you could cover the cut out and it wouldn't look too bad. Thanks everybody.
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Not seeing it first hand but you may be able to cut it out, fill the gaps with plywood and cover it with eternabond. Someone handy may be able to do it.
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:11 AM   #7
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It’s wallboard with a plastic tub shaped cap
The more realistic approach would to buy a North American Health and Wellness 4 inch step stool and put it in front of the toilet and get in the tub using it facing the rear
It’ll cost you fifteen bucks

This is our approach.
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Doable?? Probably but would I advise doing it?? Not on your life! These things are cheaply molded thin plastic fixtures that get their strength from the single piece mold shape. To explain, take something like a plastic freezer tub and cut out a deep U out of a big section of one side and you will quickly understand what happens when the structural integrity of a product is compromised. Done correctly using appropriate bonding material and you could probably end up with something that would stand up to very careful use without leaking but I personally would not recommend this modification.

Use the CG shower when ever available and when it is necessary to use the onboard shower, use a removable step you could buy or easily make yourself.
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And a step is really handy elsewhere like a campsite where you have to block up one side of the TT as it’s really undeveloped leaving quite a high bottom step
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Like others, I believe you will be better served pulling out, or having the tub pulled out, and put in a shower pan and surround.

I doubt you'd be happy with what finished job would look like if you cut the side of the tub out. And you probably wouldn't save much money if you took pains to make the cut job look professional.

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Our little 195RB came with a tub only and the wife and I have never used the tub, only the shower. We are getting to the point where stepping over the tub to the shower is a little challenging. Does anyone have any experience with cutting the tub and making a step through?
I wish I had found this forum before this. Thanks
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