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#21 the_traveler

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 10:14 PM

 

If you find that' seek out the SCA and ask her/him to move them. They will be glad to do it. Since there is no excess storage space in a Viewliner sleeper (like the luggage rack on a Superliner sleeper), the SCA puts bags in an unoccupied room or the shower room!

Whose bags are we likely talking about? No one should be bringing such huge bags into a sleeper that they have to be put in the shower room.

How about a passenger in a sleeper going to or coming from a station where there is no checked baggage service? :huh:


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:36 AM

We travel by roomette ( can’t handle coach at our age). Since they did away with baggage service at DFB, my wife and I have each gotten rolling duffle bags which fit in the over the hall cubby. I also carry a backpack which hangs from the clothing bar.

Obviously, we have to be more space conscious when packing and do wash on extended trips.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:10 AM



 

 

So, in a way, I'm happy for the new Viewliner II sleepers with 2 community toilets down the hall.  Saves the problem of having to roll up the bed at night just to take a leak. 

Why? You can use the toilet in a Roomette without rolling up the bed or anything like that.
He was still referring to the 10-6 Roomettes; the bed covered the toilet when it was deployed.
Then why was he saying that he's happy about the V-IIs having two toilets down the hall? They are replacing the V-Is, not the 10-6s. 

I have a case of overweight old age 'manspread', necessitating sitting to pee. BPH also a contributing factor.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:16 AM

Interestingly, even though we always travel with two people in each room, we have always been able to fit all our bags in a single Roomette - regardless of how long a trip. You can put a backpack or two on the ledge (on top of the garbage) and another on the toilet, and can put a couple decently sized suitcases in the storage cubby. That really is plenty for us.


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:27 AM

 

 

 

 

So, in a way, I'm happy for the new Viewliner II sleepers with 2 community toilets down the hall.  Saves the problem of having to roll up the bed at night just to take a leak. 

Why? You can use the toilet in a Roomette without rolling up the bed or anything like that.
He was still referring to the 10-6 Roomettes; the bed covered the toilet when it was deployed.
Then why was he saying that he's happy about the V-IIs having two toilets down the hall? They are replacing the V-Is, not the 10-6s. 

I have a case of overweight old age 'manspread', necessitating sitting to pee. BPH also a contributing factor.

Right but why can't you just do that in the roomette toilet?


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:37 AM

 

 

 

 

 

So, in a way, I'm happy for the new Viewliner II sleepers with 2 community toilets down the hall.  Saves the problem of having to roll up the bed at night just to take a leak. 

Why? You can use the toilet in a Roomette without rolling up the bed or anything like that.
He was still referring to the 10-6 Roomettes; the bed covered the toilet when it was deployed.
Then why was he saying that he's happy about the V-IIs having two toilets down the hall? They are replacing the V-Is, not the 10-6s. 

I have a case of overweight old age 'manspread', necessitating sitting to pee. BPH also a contributing factor.

Right but why can't you just do that in the roomette toilet?

 

Is there no question you wont ask? 


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:49 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, in a way, I'm happy for the new Viewliner II sleepers with 2 community toilets down the hall.  Saves the problem of having to roll up the bed at night just to take a leak. 

Why? You can use the toilet in a Roomette without rolling up the bed or anything like that.
He was still referring to the 10-6 Roomettes; the bed covered the toilet when it was deployed.
Then why was he saying that he's happy about the V-IIs having two toilets down the hall? They are replacing the V-Is, not the 10-6s. 

I have a case of overweight old age 'manspread', necessitating sitting to pee. BPH also a contributing factor.

Right but why can't you just do that in the roomette toilet?

Is there no question you wont ask? 

Basically. :)


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:35 AM

 

 

 

 

So, in a way, I'm happy for the new Viewliner II sleepers with 2 community toilets down the hall.  Saves the problem of having to roll up the bed at night just to take a leak. 

Why? You can use the toilet in a Roomette without rolling up the bed or anything like that.
He was still referring to the 10-6 Roomettes; the bed covered the toilet when it was deployed.
Then why was he saying that he's happy about the V-IIs having two toilets down the hall? They are replacing the V-Is, not the 10-6s. 
I have a case of overweight old age 'manspread', necessitating sitting to pee. BPH also a contributing factor.
Right but why can't you just do that in the roomette toilet?
I do use the toilet in the roomette, simply need to spread out to do it that cannot be done with the bed down. I've heard passengers ask is the a full size toilet available so I've pointed them to the loungecar.
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:40 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, in a way, I'm happy for the new Viewliner II sleepers with 2 community toilets down the hall.  Saves the problem of having to roll up the bed at night just to take a leak. 

Why? You can use the toilet in a Roomette without rolling up the bed or anything like that.
He was still referring to the 10-6 Roomettes; the bed covered the toilet when it was deployed.
Then why was he saying that he's happy about the V-IIs having two toilets down the hall? They are replacing the V-Is, not the 10-6s. 
I have a case of overweight old age 'manspread', necessitating sitting to pee. BPH also a contributing factor.
Right but why can't you just do that in the roomette toilet?
I do use the toilet in the roomette, simply need to spread out to do it that cannot be done with the bed down. I've heard passengers ask is the a full size toilet available so I've pointed them to the loungecar.

Got it. :)


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:33 AM

The ones coming in the VL2 may not be so large, H room satisfies the ada req

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 11:29 AM

MAN!!! This thread is quickly going down the toilet!!!

Although I never took any measurements of a Superliner rest room, I'd guess that two of them would fit nicely in the footprint of a roomette. That being the case, the diagonal toilet plan in updated Superliner Is would work very nicely, in my opinion.
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 12:10 PM

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 03:14 PM

I'll admit using the toilet with the bed down was a challenge in a Viewliner Sleeper when I tried it the first time.  But, I did figure out a way that I could use it without too much difficulty.

 

I'm going to have to better check-out the cubby hole storage space about the door.  Some of you have been more successful in getting luggage that sounds larger than what I use as a carry-on into that space.  Maybe if I had longer arms would help?  (I wear, comfortably, a 31 inch sleeve on a dress shirt.  And, just try to find that when shopping!)



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:00 PM

Interestingly, even though we always travel with two people in each room, we have always been able to fit all our bags in a single Roomette - regardless of how long a trip. You can put a backpack or two on the ledge (on top of the garbage) and another on the toilet, and can put a couple decently sized suitcases in the storage cubby. That really is plenty for us.

Obviously you are not old enough to have to take along all the additional things we seniors seem to need. When we were younger, a carry-on for the two of us was sufficient for a European trip. Even two are not enough for a domestic one now.



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:31 PM

So you'all sleep with your head on a toilet?!? Gurrr-ose! I don't think I'd opt to sleep in a bathroom! LOL On the AT I have taken a shower in the room...but generally will go downstairs where the shower is huge...and I always find a stack of large towels, soap, shampoo, in the shower/anti-room. We do get 2 large towels up on a ledge in our rooms' shower. And under the sink there are small towels, washcloths, soap, etc.



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:57 PM

So you'all sleep with your head on a toilet?!? Gurrr-ose! I don't think I'd opt to sleep in a bathroom! LOL On the AT I have taken a shower in the room...but generally will go downstairs where the shower is huge...and I always find a stack of large towels, soap, shampoo, in the shower/anti-room. We do get 2 large towels up on a ledge in our rooms' shower. And under the sink there are small towels, washcloths, soap, etc.

 

Not necessarily related to trains, but I remember when I went backpacking where bear canisters were required, a park ranger said that I shouldn't bury my used TP.  Something about it possibly attracting bears.  He recommended that I double bag my used TP and place it in my canister with my food.



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:20 PM

So you'all sleep with your head on a toilet?!? Gurrr-ose! I don't think I'd opt to sleep in a bathroom! 

The toilet is not under the bed, and it's not near your head (yay, that rhymes). It's at the "foot end" of the room, partially separated from the bed (or seat during the day) by a small fiberglass panel. And the lid completely covers it - you'd probably never know it's there if you didn't see the flush button. So really, it's not bad at all, and a good option for someone who can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on two Bedrooms.


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:38 PM

 

Interestingly, even though we always travel with two people in each room, we have always been able to fit all our bags in a single Roomette - regardless of how long a trip. You can put a backpack or two on the ledge (on top of the garbage) and another on the toilet, and can put a couple decently sized suitcases in the storage cubby. That really is plenty for us.

Obviously you are not old enough to have to take along all the additional things we seniors seem to need. When we were younger, a carry-on for the two of us was sufficient for a European trip. Even two are not enough for a domestic one now.

Well when I took my 86 year old grandfather on the Silver Meteor last summer, he had plenty of room in his Roomette, and he is not one known for exercising restraint when packing...


Edited by cpotisch, 09 October 2018 - 05:39 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:04 PM

 

 

If you find that' seek out the SCA and ask her/him to move them. They will be glad to do it. Since there is no excess storage space in a Viewliner sleeper (like the luggage rack on a Superliner sleeper), the SCA puts bags in an unoccupied room or the shower room!

Whose bags are we likely talking about? No one should be bringing such huge bags into a sleeper that they have to be put in the shower room.

 


How about a passenger in a sleeper going to or coming from a station where there is no checked baggage service? :huh:

 


I have no problems with storing stuff in my Viewliner roomette. My "overnight" sized suit cases can easily slide under the seats. There is a good sized storage cubby up over the hallway. Plus, I put my kid's full-size backpack in the hanger area, snaking the "seat belts" thru its frame to strap it up against the wall.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:16 PM

Many times, the SCA has the clean towels stacked in the changing area of the shower room and also a basket of (wrapped)bar soaps to use. There is usually a bag there to put the used towels.

While soap is provided, shampoo and conditioner normally is not. If you want to use them, you should bring your own.

There is only 1 shower per car, but generally there is not a line. I think the longest line I have had is 1! If you go back to your room and come back in 10 minutes, chances are the line will be -0-.

 

I have only made a couple of cross country trips but I have never had to wait for the shower.   Nor was there someone waiting when I exited.   I usually wait for the SCA to come to make up the room then I head to the shower.  Maybe that is good timing?   But then again I have never noticed people waiting for showers.   Perhaps the people in my cars never showered?  :unsure:

 

Towels have always been in the shower with a bag for the used towels. .   What I do is to dry myself off then use that towel to mop up any drips, then place the towel in the bag

 

Probably a good idea to bring along a pair of shower flip flops.

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