You’ve paid thousands of pounds for your caravan, complete with a fully equipped washroom. But how much do caravanners use their onboard washing and toilet facilities?
In last month’s community poll, we asked caravanners if they fully used their caravan washroom.
They voted in their hundreds and it was great to see so many caravanners taking full advantage of their onboard washroom facilities.
With 664 votes, more than half (55 per cent) told us that they used the shower, toilet and handbasin inside their caravan.
To save on wiping down after a shower and to make emptying the toilet cassette that little bit more pleasant, a further 26 per cent said they just used the toilet and handbasin – liquids only!
Twelve per cent just used the toilet and handbasin but not the shower.
Only two per cent of voters just used the on-site shower and toilet facilities.
The votes might be a little bit skewed by the types of campsites you stay at and how you use your caravan.
Philip told us that they predominantly stayed at Certificated Locations and loved being all self-contained.
John said he had no choice but to use his on-board facilities as they were normally on a rally field without any on-site washroom: “If you’ve paid thousands of pounds for a van then why not use all the caravan,” he commented.
Andrew also told us that they used their washroom to its full extent, as they normally only pitched on fields and at festivals where the onsite facilities were sometimes less than basic.
“However, we do use campsite facilities when we use proper campsites, but this is a rarity,” he said. “We also bought our caravan for its luxurious bathroom and large shower. Many caravans we tried had small round showers and they were obviously for campsite use only, as these showers were not fit for our purpose.”
Chris Tiller can’t understand why caravanners would want to use site facilities which might not be up to the standard of your own caravan.
“We use our caravan regularly including attending club rallies where ‘own sanitation’ is essential,” he commented. “Prefer to use our own facilities which are clean, the temperature of the water is hot, and you don’t need to ‘step outside’ to face the cold and damp (when it’s raining). Its only a short distance from the lounge or bed to the toilet/shower as opposed to having to walk to a shower block.”
But Patricia Stebbing said she used the shower as an extra closet!
Allan Gilmour said they do use the washroom, but will use the site facilities where possible.
“In general we use the shower when our grandson is with us, but have occasionally used this ourselves when we are hooked up to a water supply and drainage,” he said. “We use the toilet more for during the night, rather than have to get dressed and go out in the rain. As long is it is ventilated and kept clean there should be no problems.”
Over to you…
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