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Old 05-05-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Inside vs Outside shower?

We are about to order our camper but are on the fence about inside vs outside showers....

They can do either.

What do most people do?

We will be in campgrounds probably about 65% of the time, and out in remote areas the rest of the time.

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Old 05-05-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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We are about to order our camper but are on the fence about inside vs outside showers....
They can do either.
What do most people do?
We will be in campgrounds probably about 65% of the time, and out in remote areas the rest of the time.

Thanks

Aimee, we have both and use each often for different purposes. The outside shower isn't used so much as a shower, but rather to get dish water, clean off the shoes or the dog. Stuff like that.
Other people omit the outside shower and simply pass the inside shower head out the bath window.
Everything depends on how you anticipate using either.

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Old 05-05-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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Some campgrounds DO NOT allow outside showers.
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Some campgrounds DO NOT allow outside showers.
Do those campgrounds have their own showers, generally?

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Some do, some don't. I would ask, when you pull in to camp.
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For people washing I think you will find the inside shower used more - due to how often other people are within eye sight and the cold. I dont have an outside one but have used my brothers trailer prior to getting my own trailer and he had one. It did come in handy for washing off the dogs and cleaning off sand from shoes etc from the beach and once or twice on hot days for people if no one was looking. In a perfect world I would have both! :-)
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Do those campgrounds have their own showers, generally?

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The issue is usually around the fact that water is going directly onto the ground with the outside shower which is a no no at many parks and campgrounds.
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I would think, the outside showers were developed for people camping in a beach sitting; to rinse off sand and/or salt water.

But it could be used out in the boonies, dispersed campsite. Or shower & collect the water in a kid's wading pool, then use a bucket to transport the water to a toilet, etc. This might work in a forest campground, not so sure in a private one.

Would you like to be seeing some dude out showing........?

Never had one. Just thinking.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:39 PM   #9
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Some chic...
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #10
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A chic, would be better, depending on the chic.......of course........No?


I have been wondering about were and how one would use a shower privacy tent.....seems to be a simular question.
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We have a 13 foot trailer with an outside shower and a hot water tank, no inside bathroom or shower, but double bed / table at the back and single bed / dinette at the front, and Porta Potti with its own storage, and it works for us. It is great having running hot and cold water inside and also important to us to have two beds. We have used the outside shower very little (mainly for rinsing things off), but the main expense was getting the hot water tank, not the external shower. We have found campground showers are fine at any of the State Park campsites in Washington and Oregon we have visited. We are happy with our choices.

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Would you like to be seeing some dude out showing........?
which dude? George Clooney or Gerard Butler? I would not complain to the camp ground manager!
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I have a Bill Clinton question... What is a shower? It may seem like a silly question but...
I have a 13' Trillium with no indoor shower; range, fridge, furnace, Port-a-potti but... no shower. However, I love to camp and I especially like mountain hiking and camping in the boonies. A shower is needed. What I do have is a portable spray unit made by Nomad. It has 3.5 gallons of water, 20' of hose and an adjustable nozzle that I can hang up and turned on. It is powered by 110V house current, 12v auto or a portable 18V power tool power pack. Does a 'hose down' while wearing shorts count as a shower? Soap/no soap? Just curious. When I'm sweaty and dirty my 'shower' rig can clean me up. If I returned from the beach I could wash the sand off my legs. Is that a shower? How far up my legs do I have to go to transition from 'rinse off' to 'shower'... LOL It's getting late and maybe I'm just being a bit silly but... I make due with what I have. I travel light, use camp showers when I stay in a campground so equipped, but if I stand behind my trailer, in shorts, and hose myself down, am I likely to offend someone? I'm a guy and I know the 'rules' and comfort levels for women may be different but... this is how I handle the shower thing.
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Hi all, i'm new here and very much enjoy this site and the wealth of information. In our 1980 Boler 13' we have no shower, just a portie.. Like Barrie we enjoy hiking trips and require a shower upon return before sharing small spaces. So we use a zodi portable hot water system and a porta leau shelter with bio soap. We also do a lot of music festivals with no services and this peice of kit is essential for in this situation as well. Would I enjoy an indoor shower? Sure, but for now, the zodi and porta leau fits the bill..
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