Many leisure lovers in the midst of nature near water bodies spend their days off just like this. Special tourist campings in traditional design are equipped with fishing marinas, barbecues, closed gazebos, tent sites, etc. Not long ago in such conditions it was impossible to steam in a bath. But with the advent of mobile paired things have changed. In this article, you will learn how to do a bath on wheels with your own hands. The technological sequence of work will help you to make a mobile bath independently, thus saving your family budget.
Previously, it was not possible to steam up in places of mass recreation. A great solution was the arrangement of mobile paired. If you work away from the village, the bath on wheels will give you the opportunity to wash. This is true for geologists. Among some advantages of mobile baths it is worth noting:
The Russian mobile bath has a traditional layout: a steam room and a place to relax. The stove can run on wood, gas or electricity. Internal facing - a natural tree. The capacity of the steam room is up to 6 people.
To make a bath on wheels yourself you need to purchase a suitable base. This could be:
This means that you can make a bath inseparable from motor transport, make it on the base of a trailer or on a mobile platform, which can be loaded as needed.
The technology of a mobile bath device is almost similar to the arrangement of a stationary steam bath.
Bath a la trailers should have a mass that would not exceed the weight of the tractor, i.e. the car. Additional supports should prevent trailer swinging during operation. The internal space is divided into a steam room and a waiting room. Due to the limited space in this bath there are no tanks for water.
This means that bathing procedures should be taken only if the car is parked near the reservoir. If necessary, you can heat the water on the stove. You can drain the water through the hole, which is located in the floor. So, the liquid will drain directly to the ground under the trailer wheels.
Truck converted into a bath
If you want make a spacious mobile steam room, then you should think about how to redo the bus. If you make it on the basis of the Ikarus bus, then the capacity of the bath will be up to 15 people. This bath is equipped with:
The lack of Icarus is low traffic. In view of this, Soviet-era army trucks are most popular for arranging mobile baths. These SUVs will allow you to take a steam bath near your beloved lake, even if there is no proper access to it.
All non-standard vehicles can be of interest to the traffic police, and quite reasonable. Parameters and dimensions of any car / SUV / bus, let and converted should meet certain standards that ensure the safety of movement on the road. Therefore, before you make an autobahn, consider the height and lateral projections of the structure.
Another important point about which we have already spoken a little above is the maximum weight load of the car. If you make the bath too heavy, then it will immediately turn from mobile into inactive. If you are planning to use the autobahn for business, then you need to register an individual entrepreneur (individual enterprise).
First of all, the bath project should be done on paper or in electronic form. This will allow you to assess the proportionality of the future steam room and pick up building materials. Here it is important to take into account everything, down to the smallest detail - the total weight of the structure, the load on the wheel axle, and the power of the furnace.
A bath rocking on Russian roads swings, so it is important to correctly design the centers of gravity — the stove and the ceiling. As a counterweight, the attacks and the grating from the floor will be used.
If you have enough space in the mobile bath construction, then its project should include such mandatory zones:
As an addition, the steam room can be equipped with a dry closet, as well as cold water tanks /hot water. In this case, the mobile bath can be used regardless of whether there is a reservoir near the resting place or not.
When planning a bath on wheels, you should think about the presence / absence of window openings. They are sources of heat loss, so in any case, the windows should have minimal dimensions. In principle, windows in a mobile bath can be completely abandoned. This is quite a secluded place for relaxation and prying eyes here will be superfluous.
According to the safety conditions, the doors in mobile baths should open to the outside. This point is important to consider in the design process.
The beginning of the arrangement of the mini-bath on wheels is the dismantling of unnecessary elements. Since the structure will experience a constant load, it should be made a power frame. On its basis, weld metal profiles and secure stiffeners.
When arranging a bath in a trailer, the frame should be assembled from prefabricated elements. You can make them yourself or order.
So, the process of assembling the frame consists of the following steps:
The roof can be covered only after the installation of the furnace. The same is true for the interior / exterior walls.
Electric lighting should be made of heat-resistant wiring. To do this, use heat-resistant and waterproofing lamps. And what if you want to make a mobile bath in an old utility vehicle? For example, in such as Ural, ZIL or GAS? The technological process is almost the same. The only thing that the steam room is installed instead of the body. By the way, from the base of the truck you will get a more stable bath than from a trailer for a car.
In order for the bathhouse on wheels to be reliable, it should be heat-insulated. The optimal width of the insulating cake for the mobile structure is 15 cm. The sequence of the insulation:
If you are making a bath in an old truck, then you should insulate the walls. In all other cases - on a metal frame lined with wood.
Internal lining of the bath on wheels is no worse than its stationary counterpart. After the insulation should be carried out finishing and decorating the interior of the bath. For these purposes, it is best to use linings of linden, alder, aspen, etc. Also suitable block house, brushed boards. For the lining of the dressing room - coniferous wood, for the shower - tile, preferably non-slip, for floors - sheet piling.
In the interior should be placed:
In order for the fixed products not to fall during movement, they must be properly secured.
The best option for a stove for a mobile bath is to install a stove with a welded side that is suitable for heating water. It is also important to equip the site under the heater. Safety precautions should go outside. This, moreover, will help save space inside the bath, as the wood will not take place in the room. In addition, the smoke will go out. Once the bath warms up to + 60 º C, you can get down to business.
While moving the bath, stones for dry steam may roll and fall, as a result of which bath equipment may suffer. This problem is negated if the flat stones are drilled and strung on a solid metal wire. So, you can transport them without problems.
Ceramic insulators are often replaced with the usual filling of the heater. They are easier to put on the wire than the stones, and they give steam no less than cobblestones.
If you want to make a cozy bath not only inside but also outside, then use wooden siding as a facing.Agree that plastic banners with painted logs are completely devoid of comfort. If you add carved frames on the small windows, nice steps and kerosene lamps to the wooden cladding, your autobahn will be really charming.
For security purposes, the door to the bath should be installed so that it does not open inside the steam room, but outside.
"It will cost you" - this original Russian phrase, which allows you to violate safety technology with a clear conscience, we have probably heard many times . However, this can not be said about the possibility of soaring when driving an autobahn. Such a "maybe cost" may cost you too much.
You can bathe only at the parking of the bath. So, you will avoid unjustified injuries and burns.
The movement of an autobahn can only be combined with a furnace under the supervision of a firebox. This will allow the bath to be heated to the required temperature by the time it arrives at the temporary dislocation site.
If it is a temporary installation of the bath-trailer, then first of all it should be disengaged from the vehicle. In order for the bath to be stable it is necessary to strengthen it on a foot-support. On it rests the platform. For better stability of the structure, install 3 more additional supports. So that the bath-trailer does not swing, you need to install it on 4 legs-supports.
After that, you can fold the rim on the trailer and lower the ladder. All this takes no more than a quarter of an hour.
At this point, the actual recommendations for the construction and arrangement of the autobahn ended. If you have experience in installing a mobile bath, then share it with us and our readers. Your additional recommendations will be useful to us. Have questions about the construction of a mobile bath? Ask them working on the site specialist.
This video shows the advantages and features of bathhouses on wheels:
This photo selection will help you make the right choice bath structures on wheels:
View of the autobahn from inside
Storage of firewood
Bath in a gazelle
Large drum bath on wheels
Steam bath n on wheels
You can get some idea of the construction of the autobahn:
Mobile bath scheme
Scheme of a converted bus
Trailer for arranging the bath
Bath diagram on wheels
Example of a stove for a mobile bath
Small heater stove