RV comes with a big soaking bathtub!

RV comes with a big soaking bathtub!

 

Staff member Gail gives the tub a dry run.

By Andrew Robinson
As many RV manufacturers evolve from building RVs as vehicles to use for recreation into building them for mobile homes, we have yet another entry into the RV designers’ game: “What cool option can we feature next that nobody really needs?”

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We already have built-in washer-dryers, dishwashers, fireplaces, central vacuum systems, satellite dishes, heated floors and pull-out pet food bowls. There are five-slideout model RVs (can six be far behind?) and RVs with two bedrooms and two baths. We once could buy a motorhome with a built-in side balcony. Alas, it died in its infancy with Country Coach when it went belly up a few years back.

So what are we talking about here (as if you don’t already know from the picture!)? Drum roll . . . A deep soaking bathtub! If you don’t need it for bathing, use it to keep your minnows alive for fish bait.

We saw this RV, a 2017 Montana Fifth Wheel, model 3920FB, at a recent RV show near Seattle. It was discounted to $74,995.

It comes with just about every option for your family’s weekend camping trip —  1  1/2 baths (one with the shower and separate tub), washer-dryer, residential fridge, fireplace, Queen or King bed, three TVs (one outdoors to annoy your neighbors) and a whole lot more. It stretches an impressive 41 feet, four inches, and reaches toward the sky (and low overpasses) a whopping 13 feet, five inches. We’re sad to report that the RV’s fresh water storage tank is much too small to fill the tub: you’ll need to fill ‘er up at the RV resort.

Okay, maybe the tub will appeal to some RVers. We apologize for being so smug! To each their own, we say. Hey, if you and your special someone like a romantic bubble bath once in awhile, then this baby is a little bit of heaven come true!

Take a quick tour of the trailer. Just click the video and let this pretty lady lead you through.

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11 thoughts on “RV comes with a big soaking bathtub!

  1. Susan Callihan

    I miss having a tub, but I wouldn’t give up closet space for it. Our Solitude has a huge closet across the front, where that tub is. This Montana doesn’t seem to have much in the way of closet space.

  2. John

    With my heliopad there is no room…

    1. RV Staff

      😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

  3. Bill

    Only if it came with a demand water heater. We had one in our 2000 Dutch Star. It made for a roomier shower, and the dog liked having a bath better in the tub. My wife would have liked soaking in it but with only a 10 gallon water heater there wasn’t enough hot water to soak.

  4. Chipper

    It would be nice to sit in a tub on occasion. Just another option. You don’t have to get it if you don’t like it

  5. TP

    So how big is the grey water tank to hold all that tub water?

    1. Chuck Woodbury

      You would need to be hooked up. No way could the holding tanks — fresh water or gray — deal with all that water.

  6. Steven M Jenkins

    Nice layout except for the placement of the toilet in the way of accessing the shower in the back bathroom. My wife has been asking for a soaking tub quite a while. This shows how 5th wheels have had much more imagination in their layouts than motor homes ever have had.

  7. Alpenliter

    My question is: where is the hot water for this tub coming from? Certainly the 6 gallon or even 10 gallon water heater won’t cut it!

    1. Tommy Molnar

      Exactly right! This tub looks like the one we have at home – and it strains our 50 gallon hot water heater to fill.

      This strains even the term “glamping”. Over the top comes to mind.

      1. Lee winfrey

        You need continuous hot water fo Rv Giard Tankless hot water.

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