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Old 05-26-2015, 06:11 PM   #71
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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?
As one of these people whose opinion/belief/thinking is that as a society in general we shower too much, AND as one who prefers a larger shower often provided by campgrounds and does not mind conserving water by sponge bathing, I can definitely say that I do not in any way advocate against having a shower in the trailer, and also stated I would not have one without it. I love having the option, should I ever need to exercise it.

Everyone is free to do as they wish, and I hold nothing against their desires, just so long as they treat me reciprocally.

I think you might be reading this thread as you are either for, or against, having a shower in ones trailer, and that is not at all what I get as a general consensus from the posts here.

Lookit me, being a bad moderator by going on, and on, about the same thing. Any more of this, and I will have to discipline myself.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:30 PM   #72
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Well this has certainly been an interesting conversation. And for me the net effect was to change my mind on ordering a Scamp with a toilet but without a shower. Today I changed that order and added the shower and water heater.

I still expect I will almost never use the shower, and if I do, it will most likely be on a hot summer day when I will not even need to use hot water. However, a few other factors swayed me, in addition to the benefit of having a shower if I choose to use it.

1. Resale value. I was also told it would be harder to sell if there was no shower.
2. Wet room… a nice place to throw a wet swimsuit, or towel.
3. When ordering new from Scamp, the cost savings of deleting the shower is minimal.

While I might be one of the people who shower too often, I have been around enough people who shower too rarely and therefore I know I would rather be around people who err on the side of over cleanliness, rather than the other way around. Of course, if you are in the woods, alone or with others of like mind, it really does not matter if you take a shower every day or every third week. I’ll still share a beer with you even if you stink like a caveman, but it will be at a distance ; )
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:58 PM   #73
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:03 PM   #74
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Well, I have learned that it looks like the shower is usable enough which is what I was wondering. Having watched the classified here and there for some time, I do see the trailers without the bath/shower sitting a longer time but I have also seen some great mods, one just recently that was awesome so if one was creative and could get a good buy on a used one without bath/shower, it might be worth it.

Our situation is unique because my son with DS needs assistance and doesn't realize what to touch and not in a public bathroom/shower and can't control the water temperature................. We do have a tent shower with solar water bags that we have not used but I do wonder about the wind as we get wicked gusts.
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I use mine for the biffy and the shower in a need to basis. The bigger shower would have been nice in the 19' but the bunk offers luggage storage.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:58 PM   #76
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I bought a 16 foot scamp. At 6 foot, there was no way I could stand in the shower and sitting seemed awkward at best. I also no that the increased humidity is not for us. My wife is the good (for me anyway) low maintenance type who insisted having a front couch and more storage trumped the shower/head. I installed an outside shower for rinsing after a shampoo in the sink and a sponge bath when ther is no cg shower. For us, there just seemed to be a big daily sacrifice for something most of the places we go to already have. Obviously, we are right....ha!

to each his own!
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Obviously, we are right....ha!
This can't be. I have been told many, many times by my wife, that she is always right.
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I am a long time back packer and kayaker so know all about how to get by for days without a shower ;-) but I purchased a trailer for the extra comforts its offers which included a warm shower.

I use mine even though I can't stand up in it, beats a sponge bath. I don't use it on every trip but I will use it when dry camping (if I have enough water onboard) or at a quick road side rest stop with no facilities or when at a campground that the shower cleanliness is questionable.
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I bought a 16 foot scamp. At 6 foot, there was no way I could stand in the shower and sitting seemed awkward at best. ..... I installed an outside shower for rinsing after a shampoo in the sink and a sponge bath when ther is no cg shower.
Many elderly or physically challenged people HAVE to sit to take a shower.. heck, if they can do it every day of their lives I guess I can manage it while camping.
Also I have found that a number of camp sites prohibit outside showers, although that rule might not be enforced regularly. Do you wear a bathing suit while showering outside?

There is something to be said about added storage space. Come to think about it, there is also something to be said for packing less stuff
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I bought a 16 foot scamp. At 6 foot, there was no way I could stand in the shower and sitting seemed awkward at best. I also no that the increased humidity is not for us. My wife is the good (for me anyway) low maintenance type who insisted having a front couch and more storage trumped the shower/head. I installed an outside shower for rinsing after a shampoo in the sink and a sponge bath when ther is no cg shower. For us, there just seemed to be a big daily sacrifice for something most of the places we go to already have. Obviously, we are right....ha!

to each his own!
You must have a side bath? I too am 6 ft, and I stand to shower in my pre-fire Scamp13. I have never experienced increased humidity even in my smaller Scamp. Most of the places we go to already have motels, public restrooms and restaurants, but we chose to have a complete travel trailer instead of a camper.
It would just seem to be a big sacrifice to tow something all over the country, only to find it to be incomplete after a long day of driving or sightseeing.

When traveling...I often like to dine-in, I certainly like to sleep in my own bed, and I like having my own bathroom/shower. After a few years of having our own complete facility, even nice motels start to seem a little creepy.
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Truck stops have public showers. Because they cost, they are usually cleaned. No guarantee though.
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It would just seem to be a big sacrifice to tow something all over the country, only to find it to be incomplete after a long day of driving or sightseeing.
If we were all alike, the world would be boring. What I have gets me and my wife clean when necessary. I am one of those crazy people who likes the social aspect of the walk to the shower, shaving in the sink, etc. I've met a lot of nice people that way. We generally try to stay where the tenters stay, as I identify with them more than big RV guy, so our sites never have electric. We mostly camp in NYS parks, and the facilities are usually pretty well cared after.

A dunk in a fresh water lake suffices many times for a shower, and when it doesn't there is the outside shower. I do wear a bathing suit most of the time.I think some of this differing of opinion comes from previous experience. I've backpacked all over the place where no soap is allowed and I haven't washed for two weeks. Because of that, I've seen wild moose up close, watched baby loons riding there mothers back 15 feet away, saw a Bobcat in a branch that was so lazy from having just eaten I got real close and she acted like a housecat.

Anyway, believe it o not, there are a lot of pop-ups out there with no facilities and people get along just fine, even traveling the country. I may someday get to the point where the porta-potti and outside shower don't cut it for me anymore. I still backpack, often leaving the camper for a few days, but I don't sleep nearly as well.

It's all good.
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If we were all alike, the world would be boring. What I have gets me and my wife clean when necessary. I am one of those crazy people who likes the social aspect of the walk to the shower, shaving in the sink, etc. I've met a lot of nice people that way. We generally try to stay where the tenters stay, as I identify with them more than big RV guy, so our sites never have electric. We mostly camp in NYS parks, and the facilities are usually pretty well cared after.

A dunk in a fresh water lake suffices many times for a shower, and when it doesn't there is the outside shower. I do wear a bathing suit most of the time.I think some of this differing of opinion comes from previous experience. I've backpacked all over the place where no soap is allowed and I haven't washed for two weeks. Because of that, I've seen wild moose up close, watched baby loons riding there mothers back 15 feet away, saw a Bobcat in a branch that was so lazy from having just eaten I got real close and she acted like a housecat.

Anyway, believe it o not, there are a lot of pop-ups out there with no facilities and people get along just fine, even traveling the country. I may someday get to the point where the porta-potti and outside shower don't cut it for me anymore. I still backpack, often leaving the camper for a few days, but I don't sleep nearly as well.

It's all good.
It sounds like you think that the bathroom blocks the exit!
On my Scamp I can still go outside and take a walk, a bike ride, or just sit by the lake and watch the wildlife. As you say, not much of that stuff actually happens between the trailer and the shower house anyway.
Well... maybe a skunk, raccoon, or a hungry bear digging in the dumpster looking for a snack.
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Floyd, I know it doesn't. But in the 16 foot side bathroom model, it takes a lot of room. The front couch/bed gets cut off and shortened significantly. I am an early riser, while my wife sleeps in. Having a spot for me at the other end of the trailer to spread out and read the paper and eat breakfast while she's sleeping, or to have a few people sit down when its a couch is sweet. I guess what I'm trying to say is I've seen many people horrified at the idea of not having a bathroom/shower, but there is another side to the story.
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