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Old 05-23-2015, 06:04 AM   #29
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Having a fully self-contained trailer gives you options. From places you can camp and the seasons you can camp as well. Just because you have a shower/toilet of some sort doesn't mean you have to use it. Just means you can if you want/need to. You can't use something if you don't have it. AND you can never miss something you've never had.

I like options. YMMV
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:49 AM   #30
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We use our shower every time we go out on a trip
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:56 AM   #31
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Can't find a FGRV with a shower that I can afford, been looking!!
Gotcha. Do remember though that FG trailers are a bit pricier, but value wise, win out due to longevity.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:59 AM   #32
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Can't find a FGRV with a shower that I can afford, been looking!!
Fred, do you belong to Facebook, the two boler groups? Seems like I've seen several 17' bolers for sale over there the past couple of months. I'm going to assume, they have showers...
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:18 AM   #33
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I installed water heaters and outside shower panels in all three 13'ers we have owned. We used a pop-up shower tent, and a play-pool to capture water, when necessary. Works great when you want to shower and none are otherwise available.
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:09 AM   #34
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We have a Bigfoot 21' and rarely use the shower for showering. i regged a removable shower bar and installed several plastic hooks on the walls. showering is still possible but we use the shower a lot for hanging wet towels and swim suits when an outside clothes line is not possible. we use the extra hooks for pajamas and odd pieces of clothing. the toilet is used nightly by both my wife an I, since we're both 70+.
Bottom line when we do shower like when no facilities are available or when boondocking it's great to have and it's a wet closet when needed. great for clothing when coming out of the rain after a hike.
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:19 AM   #35
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We have a 16' Deluxe and use the shower everyday. It works just fine.
It's used even when public facilities are available. I'm the water boy and keep the tank filled as it uses a lot of stuff. Don't forget to empty the gray.
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:46 AM   #36
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We use our shower about every other day when camping. In fact we are nearing the end of a two week trip...even in the nice Arizona, Utah campgrounds we prefer the convenience and cleanliness of our own.
With the shut off switch on the sprayer head you can use surprisingly little water.


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Old 05-23-2015, 11:56 AM   #37
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I enjoy analyzing data, so I took a look at all the responses to the original question. I detected six different categories. Some people related experiences with more than one trailer, so I tallied each "ownership experience" as a separate response.
  • I have an on-board shower and use it regularly: 10
  • I have an on-board shower and use it occasionally: 6
  • I have an on-board shower and never use it/removed it: 1
  • I don't have an on-board shower and rigged an alternative: 4
  • I don't have an on-board shower and wish I did/plan to trade: 1
  • I don't have an on-board shower and don't want one: 3
I included myself in the last category, though I could see that changing when it's just my wife and I.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:26 PM   #38
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Add us to the, we have a shower and use it regularly. This is why we bought our Oliver. My wife and I are very active while out camping and often, most often nowhere near anything other than primitive facilities. A shower was a must for us.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:08 PM   #39
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each and every night...

even if showers are available I use my own shower (hooked up to services I can make that shower longer than usual even)

after twenty odd years of cuising in small sailboats (showers on deck with sunshower)....a hot shower whenever/wherever I want, in my own space, feels like a real luxury and I love indulging in it.

My BF has a "wet bath"... Some people take a dim view of wet baths. I'm guessing those people have probably never used one. Super easy to keep clean, space is a bit at a premium, maybe, but you quickly adapt to a routine that works just fine. Last thing I do is spray all the walls/surfaces down, close the door and leave the fan on...after a while the whole thing is dry...and clean.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:23 PM   #40
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David B and Jennykatz, just wondering what kind of hassle---if at all---it is emptying the cassette toilet? Are there benefits over the flushable kind with actual plumbing? Asking these LilSnoozy owners, because we have considered buying one.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:43 PM   #41
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Love the shower. We camp without hookups and our system is:

Fill the sink half full with warm water and a dash of soap.

Clean up with a washcloth dipped in the sink. It's amazing how far that half sink of water goes.

Rinse with the shower head.

We use about 3/4 of a gallon per shower if we are careful. Whenever weather and privacy permit we use the outdoor shower. I like this stuff Amazon.com : Herbal Bath Oil 4 Ounces : Bath Oils : Beauty in the sink. It cleans well, smells good and it's not even necessary to rinse it off. If we are at a campground that has showers and they don't look too groady, we will occasionally treat ourselves to a LONG hot shower ant it's a treat!
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Cool Our experience

We use commercial RV park showers. We check them out shortly after arrival and skip showering if not attractive. Showering every day is a recent "need" as once a week was fine for our parents and for us. Besides, it dries your skin.

We avoid the "stinky slinky" by using a porta-potty for night time use and emptying it every morning. I found that letting it set even one day adds considerably to the aroma factor even with treatment. In five years, we have not had to use it for solids.

We will do dishes in Homelet. I have a large pot that I heat water in, pour some in the sink with detergent, wash the dishes in the sink, rinse in the pot. Our grey water tank is a 5 gallon bucket with a lid and a hole cut for the drain hose. The lid keeps the little critters out. This, also, being emptied soon after use, keeps the aroma down.

I could never see the sense in storing waste.
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