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Post by groundhog on Sun May 05, 2019 7:58 pm

As above saves scratching the sink, also means you can tip water straight down a drain or as I have often done recycle it to another container to wash all the flench flies off the screen etc!
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Post by Quilter on Sun May 05, 2019 8:18 pm

If you buy 2 of the washing up bowls, as we did, then one can be used in the shower. Stand in it ( the rectangular shape of this one is perfect for most sized feet and it doesn’t skid around), soap and rinse off as usual and then, at the end, use the water that is in the bowl to properly wash feet and any bits that were missed.

You can then- when dressed !- take the dirty water outside and put it in the drain, so not filling your tank.
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Post by Baggiecamper on Mon May 13, 2019 1:20 pm

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I have one of the collapsable bowls discussed in this thread.
So that when folded it still fits the sink, I have customised mine using a  4" angle grinder with a coarse sanding disc fitted!
I have found no problem with the strength or stiffness after the modification.
Although I do most washing up using site facilities, I actually find the small drainer wire and the draining board very useful when washing up in the van. I have an additional drainer for cutlery.
I use a plastic clip top box to take a small container of washing up liquid, sponge, scourer and cloths. This can be tucked under the arm when carrying the full washing up bowl to site sink. The box lid is left off unless the box is on the move.
So now all my washing up tackle, cutlery drainer, draining board and chopping board and sink plug all fit in the sink with the glass lid lowered fully. Being a good fit they do not rattle about.

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Post by Liz n on Mon May 13, 2019 7:36 pm

Hello,
We have a 2008 Sigma, and I think the sinks are the same size as other models.
Have a look at the Spinflo 03PV1007 at £9.99 from Caravan Accessories.  It fits perfectly in the sink whilst allowing the glass lis plenty of room when closed.

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Post by Liz n on Mon May 13, 2019 7:37 pm

Sorry, glass lid !
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Post by gpilky on Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:25 pm

Thanks for everyone who has posted here. As a new owner it was really helpful to find what I needed. Mine was a different 'model' to those listed, and was purchased from a caravan accessory shop (as B&M is too much hassle for me). I've pasted a photo with the details...... G

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Post by Paulmold on Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:32 pm

Photo not working. Check Factsheet section for how to post photos.

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Post by gassygassy on Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:35 pm

I have a collapsible sink bowl as well that came with the Nuevo. What didn't come with it was the metal drain rack that fits on the glass lid. It was a used model we bought, with 1,800 miles on the clock so just like brand new.
Anyway on the subject of kitchen sinks / washroom wash basins my last camper was a Pilote panel van conversion. The washroom basin was one of these (pathetic would be too posh a description of it) tip-up basins which contained an entire one centimetre of water. Hardly good enough to lift up a foot to wash in it. What was worse was that when I poked about with a ruler I found there was enough room when it was in the tipped-up position for a proper bowl to fit. So I ripped out the panel behind the tipped-up basin revealing another 6" of room before the van's side wall and devised a plan to fit a proper washing basin. I looked on'tinternet and a polished stainless steel sink basin with plug hole varied from £45 to £90 if it included a plug as well. Then I was in Asda and in the kitchen utensils department was the exact size polished stainless steel basin masquerading as a kitchen mixing bowl for £1. Yes, one pound. So I bought it, drilled a drain plug hole, fitted the drain plug and mounted it on the tip-up mechanism so when it was folded away you saw the same as with the stupid bird bath that Pilote made. I can't understand why I who are not a motorhome designer can buy a far superior wash basin for £1, when Pilote pay a fibreglass company to make the moulds and produce fibreglass bird baths for presumably £20 a shot, and then end up with a product you can't use instead of a useful basin.
The first photo shows the new bowl on top of the bird bath and the second photo is the end product.
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