Are you planning on exploring the country in a camper van? Maybe you’re amongst the many drivers planning on making a camper van your long-term home on wheels. One of the most important decisions when choosing or designing your camper van concerns your personal hygiene. Where are you going to go when you have to go?
There are several options available depending on your needs, space, and the type of recreational vehicle. Additionally, there is the matter of your budget. How much are you willing to spend for the convenience of having a bathroom in your camper van?
Decide how you’ll use your camper van
If you’re planning on spending most of your time in the backwoods, a solar shower and shovel may be all the ‘facilities’ you’ll need. If an RV campground is more your style, you’ll probably use the campground restrooms and showers. After all, you’re paying for them!
However, campers with young children, older campers, or those with medical issues may prefer the privacy and convenience of an onboard bathroom. Only you can decide whether a camper van bathroom is a must-have, a possibly handy option, or a total waste of money and space. Deciding before you buy or build your own can help you avoid costly camper van mistakes.
Not all camper vans include a bathroom
According to RVing Know How, camper van advantages include good fuel efficiency, driveability, and ease of parking. You’ll find many of the same amenities in larger RVs, such as seating/dining areas, beds, and kitchens. However, many camper vans don’t include a bathroom due to the limited space available.
The following list of 6 camper vans that include a bathroom is courtesy of RVing Know How and The Wayward Home.
Airstream Interstate 19
The Airstream Interstate 19 has an interior height of 6′ 2″ and a 9-gallon black water tank. This touring coach is built on a Mercedes-Benz cargo van chassis and sleeps two. It features a European-style wet bath with a shower, built-in product dispenser, sink with articulated mirror, toilet with a waterproof toilet paper cover, and clothesline. Ever heard of a wet bath? Camper Van Traveler explains the pros and cons of this type of bathroom.
The Airstream Interstate 19 has a starting MSRP of $165,143.
American Coach Patriot MD2 Loft Bed
This camper van on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis is 24′ 2″ long with an interior height of 6′ 2″. It sleeps two and has dual entry doors leading into the mid-coach dry bath. A shower curtain separates the shower from the porcelain toilet. Bathroom amenities include a power vent, teak floor mat, and retractable clothesline. It has a 15-gallon black water tank.
The American Coach Patriot MD2 Loft Bed has a starting MSRP of $147,990.
Fleetwood RV Irok Lounge
This Class B motorhome sleeps two and is 21′ long with a 6′ 1″ interior height. The semi-wet bath has a shower curtain between the shower and toilet to keep the porcelain toilet reasonably dry. It features a dual-opening bathroom door for convenient access to either side. The bathroom includes a retractable clothesline, power vent, and 15-gallon black water tank.
Thie Fleetwood RV Irok Lounge has a starting MSRP of $113,995.
Pleasure-Way Ascent TS
The Ascent TS is built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 chassis and is 19′ 5″ long with a 6′ 3″ interior height. It sleeps up to three and has a fairly large wet bath. The bathroom features a shower with a handheld showerhead, towel rack, corner sink with mirror, and residential-style ceramic toilet with foot flush. The black water tank holds 12 gallons.
The Pleasure-Way Ascent TS has a starting MSRP of $149,305.
Roadtrek Zion SRT
This 19′ 7″ camper van is built on a Ram ProMaster 3500 chassis and has an interior height of 6′ 2″. It sleeps up to three and has a wet bath with an angled entry. The bath includes a corner sink, toilet with an 8.5-gallon black water tank, and shower. The angled entry maximizes elbow room while showering in a fairly tight space.
The Roadtrek Zion SRT has a starting MSRP of $132,860.
Winnebago Era 70A
This 24′ 3″ Class B RV is built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, has an interior height of 6′ 3″, and sleeps three. It has a 24″ x 43″ wet bath with bi-fold doors located mid-coach. The bath features a stainless steel sink, shower curtain, toilet with a foot flush and sprayer, and toilet paper holder. Other amenities include a shower mat, removable clothes rod, powered roof vent, and an 8-gallon black water tank.
The Winnebago Era 70A has a starting MSRP of $184,784.
Are you ready to hit the road in a camper van with a bathroom? Happy travels!