Basin/washing bowl

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  1. Spade

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    Hi all.
    Our oldish van has a wide but shallow sink in the kitchen area with a foldable countertop that folds down when not in use.
    We always use a basin/washing bowl at home because there is always a half full cup of tea turns up when we are washing up so it is handy to be able to pour it into the sink without dirtying the wash up water.
    But a standard basin is too high for the sink in the van.
    I have searched for a suitable basin but to no avail.
    We finally ended up with a plastic celebrations tub,that you get at xmas.but that got to near the kettle one day and got holed.
    so now we are on a cadburys roses tub from Xmas.
    I don't know what we will do if anything happens to that:eek:
    So funsters ..do you use a basin and if you do any suggestions for something that we wouldn't have to hide if someone called(y)
     
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    Folding one but don't completely unfold it unless you're using it .works for me . !
     
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    Oops, sorry I thought it said BRAIN washing bowl!!!!!!!
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    There a queue for one them Dave,you will have to wait your turn .hahahaha
     
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    We use collapsible one, it might be classed as a bucket, but it also comes with a sealable lid when flat fits in sink, then fairly high to use for washing. With lid on which clips shut securely can stand in shower with hot water & washing liquid to wash out smalls when driving. So multi purpose :) WP_20160816_001.jpg WP_20160816_002.jpg

    Nige loves trundling off to the washing area with it ;)
     
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    That's the one I use ..
     
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    The one thing I really do not like about my new MLI is the kitchen bowl , it is far too small as you cannot wash a plate in it, cups you can but not a dinner plate, stupid design on an otherwise good van. They did put a hanging wardrobe at the end that is not wanted or used for clothes, that is where the length of worktop went. We would rather have had worktop than the wardrobe.
     
  9. Spade

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    Thanks all.
    I tried the above basin but it was too big lengthways.
    Our sink is circular.
    There are five of us which means washing up after each meal.
    We don't use sites that often either.

    The most annoying bit is that I have come across something that LOOKS like it will fit a few times and bought it only to find it doesn't fit when I get home.
    SWMBO is not impressed with 3 basins in the shed

    Will the roses tub have to last me I wonder
     
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  10. Spade

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    I have a really small odd shaped sink and spent ages looking for a bowl. Eventually found this at only 26cm diameter.

     
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    I had a similar issue - solved it by buying a washing up bowl that fitted into one of the cupboards and used it to store the crockery. Easier to find something to fit into a cupboard than into a sink.
     
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    We use the collapsable one too but ours is the small and round one. Had it a couple of years and it brill.
     
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  15. Spade

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    Thanks minxy.
    I will have a look at those and get the measuring tape out.
     
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    There is a collapsible round bucket same thing in go outdoors, its a lot taller when fully up, but they can be done half way.
    :)
     
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    Of course not. Just buy another ten tubs of Roses and you'll be good to go for years.
    (You don't need to eat them all at once, obviously. :D)
     
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  18. Spade

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    ^^^^^^^
    If I did that,i probably won't fit into the camper............. problem solved




    Thank you
     
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    If like us you have a D shaped sink we picked up a collapsible D shaped silicone one from Seaflo at the Newbury show that fits exactly.
     
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