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View Poll Results: If the Park has Facilities and sewer hookup
All the time 28 29.47%
Part of the time 32 33.68%
Send husband to the Public Shower 2 2.11%
Never use the trailer shower 33 34.74%
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:42 PM   #29
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I totally perfer to use our Casita bath and shower, and would really have to grumble if I had to use the cold, damp, dark campground showers, but the Mr. is about 50/50 for using cg showers. I can think of six or seven very strong reasons for using our own bathroom, but many have already been mentioned, by Gina and others.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:31 PM   #30
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I didn't think I would want to use the Portapotti at all- but my second weekend camping I was a fair distance from the big portapotties and in a hurry, so I pulled it out and discovered it wasn't that bad. Wasn't bad to clean, either- it has some kind of enzyme stuff in it to break things down, and it is the flush-type. No odor that I noticed.

I'd still use the camp potty if I was near it and it was daylight, and I don't have a shower so there is no alternative there, so far.

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Old 11-17-2007, 08:23 AM   #31
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My Compact II probably has the tiniest bathroom possible! Your impression my fellow Compact siblings with bathrooms, its kind of a glorified cupboard right? hehe BUT in the middle of the night, or in a pinch along the road somewhere, it's HEAVEN! I've done my years of tent camping and having to hike to the campground bathroom no matter what the time, or having to head out to a bush with a roll of TP when I've been boondocking, so the onboard bathroom is a WONDERFUL thing! I agree with a lot of you though, during the day the campground facilities are just fine, why fill up my tiny blackwater tank any faster than I have to? I LOVE going to the dumpstation too, when it's my TINY rig in line between these HUGE motorhomes and such! hehe
Sadly there's no shower, but with a sinkful of hot water, or a camping bag-shower, you can do quite a good enough job to get by. When I was shopping for a trailer that was one of my two MAJOR requirements: 1. a bathroom 2. A refrigerator My little Compact has both, and it fits in the garage next to my vehicle which equals no storage fees! YAY! hehe
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:14 AM   #32
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Yesterday, coming home in the herd of massive toy haulers and river rats, creeping at about 15 mph for 50 miles or more, I pulled to the side of the 10 freeway and used my facilities. I could wait no more, nature said NOW. The rest stops were impossible to get into due to the masses of portable garages taking upevery available parking spot.

There is something to be said for that ability LOL!
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:27 AM   #33
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Yesterday, coming home in the herd of massive toy haulers and river rats, creeping at about 15 mph for 50 miles or more, I pulled to the side of the 10 freeway and used my facilities. I could wait no more, nature said NOW. The rest stops were impossible to get into due to the masses of portable garages taking upevery available parking spot.

There is something to be said for that ability LOL!

And some of us are smart to stay of the freeways during holiday rush times.

Heading for my room.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:33 PM   #34
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So the trade off of the fuss, mess, additional weight, and additional space taken up by shower and toilet, even a porta-potty aren't worth it me. I wouldn't expect others to see things my way particularly since we live in such a fear driven society.
For me, Byron, it certainly isn't fear. With a wet bath, I have what to me is convenience and comfort, as well as ease of access (sometimes it's a rush to get to the toilet!). It is a great comfort to know I have everything near at hand that I need - one reason I choose the RV trailer life. I live alone with my dog, and this set-up gives me privacy to work when I need to, independence to boondoggle with the same convenience, and no need to worry that my sleep might be disturbed by a rush to get dressed, shoes on, flashlight found, TP in hand (sometimes necessary) for the trek to the toilet. Or shower! Much easier to shower. So I'm one of those who wouldn't choose to live in a trailer without at leas a wet bath (sufficient for me).
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:27 PM   #35
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My 2 cents worth-remember the years of backpacking with Florida Trail and almost 2 decades as an assistant scoutmaster:


I also enjoy looking at the sky as I trek to the latrine. -That is, if its not an EMERGENCY! I used to pack along an empty 2 liter bottle with the top cut off at the shoulder, for emergencies. You see, one time I crawled out of a tent on a MLK weekend backpacking trip with the troop and took 20 steps into the undergrowth to do what must be done, and then went back 20 feet the opposite way. No tents, no sight of the bonfire. Should I mention it always, always gets cold in FL for MLK weekend. Should I mention we later found out it 17*F about 60 miles south of us that night? And I was out there in silk longjohns and undershirt and no sox in my shoes. I think I spent about an hour casting back and forth, getting more and more panicked until I figured, I shou;d just calm down. Cassiopia rises in the east, we're backpacking up the west bank of the Kissimmee, so if I head for Cassiopea I should come to the river. The airbase had 4 miles of camping along the west bank of the Kissimmee, the Boy Scouts were in the most southern campground. I came out to the river at it's furthest north campsite. So I do appreciate the marine toilet for the night time use. But if it's NOT an emergency and the camping area is fairly open I'll head for the nearest privy or toilet.


Showering- We do it all the time in the Snoozy- if you are talking about our Backpacker's Showers. I have no intention of removing the tension rod with clothing hanging from it, replacing the shower curtain, and then wiping the walls and floors down so no mold grows. And there is NO WAY the hubby could limit himself to a 3 1/2 gallon shower. I make the Backpacking Showers that I've been using since 1984. But technology has rescued me from babywipes. Now I use the non woven Kleenex hand towels. Technically they're not PAPER towels, altho that's where most stores have them. I'll take 20, fold each ito quarters, stuff them in a ziplock, add a couple squirts baby oil, a couple squirts no rinse body wash and a little water. At the Casita rally this weekend it was too cold for either of us to even think!! about showering so I warmed dh's and mine backpackers showers in the microwave. If the weather had been warmer I would've used the campground facilities. If latrines and showers at Boy Scout Camps, Military Bases and KOAs hasn't given me the galloping crud once so far, I don't believe I'll fall victim at this age!!


So there is what I believe on the subject. Remember facts are optional
and changeable according to the positions of the sun, moon and Cassiapia
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:46 PM   #36
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Too much difference in folks preferences to give a meaningful answer. If it's just a poll, here's my feedback. We love the full wet bath.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:50 PM   #37
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People today answering posts from over ten years ago. Guess I should read through all of the old ones first but we use the campground when good enough which is almost all of the time, but occasionally use our own bath and shower.
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People today answering posts from over ten years ago.
Proof that there's nothing new under the sun.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:40 PM   #39
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I can't respond to this poll because you don't offer my response. When we bought the Scamp I didn't care one way or the other about the toilet but I did want my own shower. The toilet just kind of came with it. We have the front bath Scamp so even my 6'2" husband can shower comfortably. As it turns out we have never used the toilet. I don't get up at night and my husband says he prefers to use the campground (or Walmart or service center or whatever) bathroom. It seems that there is always a bathroom right there. I feel kind of creeped out by public showers and Don says he likes having the shower right there. So that's my two cents worth. Karin
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:57 PM   #40
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Have a toilet and shower at home and have a toilet and shower in the trailer. Stove and fridge too. And, a bed.
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The past several days, I've read on a Casita Facebook group about a solo traveler that came down with the three-day creeping crud. Could hardly get out of bed, let alone make it to the campground facilities. Sounds like he was VERY grateful to have a fully self-contained trailer. Illness does happen....
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