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Old 05-24-2015, 09:53 AM   #57
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Quote: "As mentioned before, most folks shower WAY too much anyway."


I don't think that it is appropriate to be critical of others personal hygiene beliefs and practices. Unless there is a severe water shortage, how often one wants to bath is, basically, no one else business.....


The question was asking about FGRV shower use, not evaluating personal habits.....
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:09 AM   #58
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using shower

We do occasionally use shower. We also take advantage of CG baths. We otherwise use the ReadiBath towelets that are used in hospitals for bathing patients in place of sponge bath. One reason I want a private bathroom is for privacy! when cleaning up! People inevitably come by for a tour of our UNIK when I'm in a compromising position! But we love the company
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:02 AM   #59
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Add us to the "Shower". I agree...if people want to take a shower everyday.... for God's sake...it's American freedom...sheesh.

But we have one in our Scamp and wouldnt be without it. My wife and I fall in the category that if we're staying somewhere with nice showers/rest room facilities...then we use those. But it is VERY nice having our Scamp fully self-contained so if we want- especially if it's pouring rain- we never have to leave to go out in the elements.

Having both wake up and go out at 3 in the morning?? That's enjoyable?

To each his own. We enjoy our fully-loaded Scamp. I wouldnt want or have any less.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:14 AM   #60
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Add us to the "Shower". I agree...if people want to take a shower everyday.... for God's sake...it's American freedom...sheesh.
The right to bare arms, right?

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Old 05-24-2015, 11:21 AM   #61
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Haha. Good one Glenn.

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Old 05-24-2015, 12:48 PM   #62
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Is there a problem? I missed it, if there is.

What we have here is a collection of different folks with different requirements for their own personal styles. No one style is wrong, and as long as folks are getting out camping, AND finding enjoyment with it, that is all that really matters.

For me, the trailer is just a piece of equipment to be used as best fits our needs and desires. These needs an desires are to use it as little as possible, in that it means we are using our 'living room', being the great outdoors, more.

As mentioned before, most folks shower WAY too much anyway. Some just so they can fix their hair. As someone mentioned above, baths were a weekly thing, and this was in farming families that worked hard. They survived great, so could we. Not saying we should go to those extremes at all, just that we could go way longer. I have been on 2 week backcountry trips, with no shower facilities within days of travel, and survived just fine.

BUT....... To each, their own. None of us is wrong.
So... how do you reconcile paragraph three with paragraph one?
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:20 PM   #63
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We use our shower when the CG facilities don't look clean or are not convenient. We have the THETFORD cassette toilet and love the convenience. The main reason we bought the Snoozy is the bath and toilet.



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Old 05-26-2015, 02:33 PM   #64
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I have a shower and have never used it. You could say I sort of disabled it since I removed the hot water heater, but a cold water rinse off would still be possible. The gray tank would fill up too fast if I used it which means I'd have to move the trailer to dump the tanks. So I would need hookups to really use my shower. But if I have hookups, then there is likely a campground shower.
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:23 PM   #65
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I won't speak to the subject of how often one does or should shower.

The shower facilities at a few of the places we've camped are simply gross. If they've got a nice shower house, we use that. If not, having a hot shower in our trailer is super. We used ours only about 3 times during our 5 1/2 week trip last month, but we are very glad we have it. As others have said, it's all about options. We like having the choice.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:09 PM   #66
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I pack a Coleman, portable, outdoor, on demand water heater and a Broadstone shower tent for when the facilities are too gross. I have yet to use it for a shower, but the heater is good for hot chocolate.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:31 PM   #67
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My wife: We need a camper with a bathroom and shower.
Everyone else we asked: You need a camper with a bathroom and shower.
Me: I don't want one, I don't need one. I may use the bathroom in the middle of the night but I won't ever be using that shower.

Flash forward 1 year: They were right. I use both and am glad we have them.

Seems those advocating against the bathroom and shower idea are men - This is understandable, we're slobs who can pee standing up
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I don't think hardly anyone is advocating against having a shower, For a few in their small trailers the space it would take up is preferred other uses, is all. The OP asked who used them, not whether you think you should have a shower, or not. The fact we rarely use ours is just a factor in how we camp, and who knows, this may change in the future.

If the question was "Do you think having a shower is worthwhile", I would have to say, most definitely. Like others, it is great to have that option. I hear from others of campground shower facilities that are no clean. Fortunately, I have never seen on myself yet.

We have to remember that we all have differing needs and desires, as well as tolerance levels. Yet, we all seek to have fun.
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Flash forward 1 year: They were right. I use both and am glad we have them.
That was my thinking before I got the trailer. Both are must have. Camper is not a tent.
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I don't think hardly anyone is advocating against having a shower.

What? of course they are. Didn't you see all the posts regarding how we shower too much and I can make due with a sponge bath or use the facility showers?


For a few in their small trailers the space it would take up is preferred other uses, is all.

I understand completely and if I had a 13' trailer I would do the same.

The OP asked who used them, not whether you think you should have a shower, or not.

That was my point. I didn't think I would ever use one. We got it and I did. People are free to make their own decision but this has been my experience.

We have to remember that we all have differing needs and desires, as well as tolerance levels. Yet, we all seek to have fun.
Good point. Some would never use it for a variety of reasons, some would prefer the storage. There's no right answer here, it's an individual choice.

Just this weekend I went to use the camping facility shower, we had family stopping by that I hadn't seen in decades, it was cool and raining and guess what, the hot water was out. Only bone chilling water to be had. I went back and used the shower in the camper. Although I didn't want the shower initially I was sure glad I had it. The point being whether you think you need a shower or not, situations may arise where it is very much appreciated.

Lastly, and I'm even hesitant to bring this up, If and when you go to sell your trailer the majority of potential buyers will expect a bathroom and will desire a shower.
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