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Old 05-22-2015, 06:25 PM   #15
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I shower right before we leave on a trip and again as soon as we get back.
I've memorized your vehicle and trailer so I can be sure to choose an upwind camping site, should we cross paths (especially if you make it as far as Arizona!)…
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:38 PM   #16
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Wish I had a shower,, we are in Kootenays of BC Canada and all the really nice spots,,, provincial pks
their idea of facilities is an out house! they are the worst, but in the most beautiful places!
We end up in a private campground that has a shower but usually none of that "beauty".
We will probably end up selling our Boler and getting a sticky just to get our own shower.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:40 PM   #17
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I shower right before we leave on a trip and again as soon as we get back.
If it is a trip 4-5 days or less, I do the same thing. I wash up at least once a day though. The only exception is if I worked and sweated a lot, or in really hot climates, and even then I prefer to go for a swim, even if it is cold water.

People shower WAY too much. Mind you, having no hair on my head helps.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:42 PM   #18
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We will probably end up selling our Boler and getting a sticky just to get our own shower.
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I don't follow this, Fred. Plenty of great moulded FG trailers with baths. Why a stick built?
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:11 PM   #19
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It's very personal opinion. I prefer to stay away of CG showers and use my Scamp shower/bath/everything else room.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:14 PM   #20
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I shower right before we leave on a trip and again as soon as we get back.
I was wondering when someone would make that joke.

I was going to say, Twice a year, whether I need it or not.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:21 PM   #21
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I don't follow this, Fred. Plenty of great moulded FG trailers with baths. Why a stick built?
Can't find a FGRV with a shower that I can afford, been looking!!
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:39 PM   #22
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Ya, I tried that, but after day 11 it was shower or sleep outside and I didn't look forward to 19 days on the ground. LOL
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After three days of tent camping in the mountains of Colorado, we drove 75 miles to the front range then rented a camp site at a KOA to take a shower. Shortly after this, we got the Scamp.
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OK, let's clarify. The question was, "Do you use the shower?" I have a Little Joe, not a Ponderosa, hence the answer. "Do you use the toilet.............?" We-e-e-e-ell
.............let's not go there.
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OK, let's clarify. The question was, "Do you use the shower?" I have a Little Joe, not a Ponderosa, hence the answer. "Do you use the toilet.............?" We-e-e-e-ell
.............let's not go there.
What I was trying to say in my post was showers are very important, and that availability is why I bought the trailer!!
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Wish I had a shower,, we are in Kootenays of BC Canada and all the really nice spots,,, provincial pks
their idea of facilities is an out house! they are the worst, but in the most beautiful places!
We end up in a private campground that has a shower but usually none of that "beauty".
We will probably end up selling our Boler and getting a sticky just to get our own shower.
Fred
Fred, with our 13' Scamp, I installed a water heater, and a kitchen faucet with a sprayer head. We used this to be able to wash our hair while doing a sponge bath, or we could pass the shower head out the window to use outdoors in a pop-up shower enclosure. Perhaps you could go that route instead of selling your Boler.
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No shower, no toilet, in my trailer. The idea that one must immerse oneself in water daily is a recent thing. Personnel hygiene can be accomplished in other ways. Our grandparents used the sponge bath method. I use a product called "Fresh Bath". It works quite nicely. When on the road for several days or months we can usually find a shower someplace every few days.

As for the toilet being needed, the campground facilities or backpacker style work just fine. That middle of the night thing, in a small trailer with a small bed and two people some things have to be kind of synchronized. If one needs to make the trip, both go. We've seen some beautiful night skys and a few night time animals. The walk in the fresh air is kind of refreshing too. We both keep a pair of sweat pants close by along with a zippered sweat shirt to be properly dressed for the night time excursion.
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:34 AM   #28
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TETO!

Owned our 2000 Scamp SB for six years. Never used the shower. Didn't put water in the water heater for the last two years. Only put water in the fresh water tank for the toilet. Hated waiting in line to dump the tanks. All that crap for tanks hanging underneath was wind resistance going down the road, added needless weight, cost us gas mileage, and lowered the ground clearance. Didn't want the higher step of a high lift axle.

Found a 17' Casita Spirit Standard with no bath, water heater, furnace, or AC. Will be removing the fresh water tank, pump, and faucet this June. Without these items we have much more storage and get at least 1 if not 2 miles more per gallon. You can tell our Odyssey pulls the Casita easier with less obstructions to interrupt the airflow.

The Dometic furnace in our Scamp popped and banged when it started and the fan was noisy. Others here have said the same thing and it's identical to the one Casita uses. In the cold seasons we carry an electric oil heater when in an electric site or a Little Buddy Heater when we know there will be no electric. We also have a sleeping bag that's easily good for 25 degrees. Just warm the camper up in the morning with the Little Buddy.

We each have no pride and can use the porta-potty in front of each other. Plus, I just take the cassette to the campground toilet to quickly empty, with less mess than dealing with the stinky slinky. Less is more for us.

Our friends have campers with all the amenities that they love as much as we love ours.

Again, To Each Their Own!

Enjoy,

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