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Old 08-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #15
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we've run into them---not often, but i don't mind them. i always keep a number of quarters in my shower bag, just in case. i don't like to be surprised after i walk all the way there, only to discover they are paid.
but, i do agree that paying $40 or more for a campsite and then learning that their showers will require coins does seem a bit "tight".
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #16
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The pay showers I have met in Canadian parks have been either $1 or $2 - and gave varying amounts of water at varying heat. I remember showering once at a provincial park and being amused by the voices of some young women who were also showering.
Voice 1 - Oh wow - the water is hot.
Voice 2 - Its hot in mine too.
Voice 3 - It is so great to get hot water. I love it. I love it.
Voice 4 - Must be because we not in a national park any more. They are SO rabid about conservation!
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:02 PM   #17
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I stayed at a $38 per week campground in Why, Arizona (known locally as the town without an answer) and they had $.25 showers. Certainly not a bad deal.
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For home, check water bug.
We've run across pay showers in many places. Notably, (and memorably) a state park in VT, where the coin op didn't work when I was undressed and ready. Not a "happy camper."
Personally, I think pay showers will become the norm, as water becomes more scarce.
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We have pay showers everywhere that we pay for hook-ups.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:10 PM   #19
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Have run into pay showers at a lot of state and provincial and most national parks as well as at many private parks. I keep a container of Canadian & US quarters in the trailer along with loonies and toonies just for showers. I seem to think a shower at Death Valley was $4? In Washington State Parks they sell you tokens for 25 cents that are good for 3 min. Only problem is they often dont have anyone in the hut selling them until after 9Am so if arrived after 6pm and no one is in the hut to sell you tokens and you are looking for an early shower you are out of luck.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:08 AM   #20
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Most of where we camp - California state parks- have pay showers. It's about $.25 for 2 minutes. I keep quarters in my toiletry bag. I don't mind it - it helps conserve water.
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Beats showering in the "broom closet".
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:02 AM   #22
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The first thing I do when using the bathroom facilities is check out the showers to see if quarters are needed. Don't mind paying, but it is annoying to see a bunch of teenage girls hogging the sinks (using hairdryers, chitchatting, applying makeup, etc.). I try to use the shower early to avoid this.
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Beats showering in the "broom closet".
Hey, when you camp in a portapotti.... A broom closet is plenty of room for a shower!
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They charge .50 cents to use the shower. Has anyone else run into this? They are right on Hwy 2. Non campers were using the facility.
I think that's your answer. The 1st rule of business is to recover your costs.
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Beats showering in the "broom closet".
Thankfully the Fiber Stream's shower is plenty roomy.
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**Hey, when you camp in a portapotti.... **

Floyd, I HOPE you are not campin *IN* a portapotti!

In my truck i keep a small bottle from vitamins or such and just chuck my loose quarters in there... ALWAYS have a ton. (Also a steady supply between camping trips for McDonalds Sweet Tea.... YUM!)
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In my truck i keep a small bottle from vitamins or such and just chuck my loose quarters in there... ALWAYS have a ton.
Good idea. When on long vacation trips, we pack only enough clothes for a portion, and keep laundry soap and quarters in the trailer. I like your pill-bottle approach.
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**Hey, when you camp in a portapotti.... **

Floyd, I HOPE you are not campin *IN* a portapotti!
Not really, but I'm not showering in a broom closet either!

I remember the first time I saw a 13ft Scamp type trailer.
It was 95 degrees outside and the thing had been closed up for days in the sun. We went aboard to check it out and I told my wife...
"This thing is like a cross between an Airstream and a porta-potty!"
We passed it up, and that mistake haunted me for years until I found my 1973 LoveBug Shown below after much work.
We eventually sold the LoveBug in favor of our Scamp 13. We did so in large part to get a broomclo...Uh... shower and flush toilet.
We have used the shower about 600 times now and are still well satisfied with the choice.
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