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Old 08-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #29
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I can say though that our Scamp has a better "toilet" then that thing I lived out in North Dakota. In order to get enough water in the bowl to get enough pressure to get it down the pooh pipe you had to stand up bend over the toilet (you know what that means) to pull the lever or sit on the toilet and wait till you felt the water getting close. Not to mention the shower was like standing in a large dishpan.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #30
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This was a private camp. They started doing it because of AT'ers & X country cyclers abusing it.
I dug up enough quarters with my metal detector to more than cover all the showers!
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #31
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The campground I wintered at had tokens for showers. Free for paid campers, but you have to go ask for them, about 6 at a time (when full timing). The campground is on a private well in a very dry desert climate. The short nature of those showers, with no way to pause the timing even with the water turned off encouraged me to get my shower set up in the Scamp. When you have to pour your shower out when your done, (plastic tub, no drain) it's amazing how little water you can get by with. And not being able to completely stand up straight certainly doesn't lead to long lingering wash ups.


I'd actually prefer to pay a small amount if I get steady hot water and a clean facility. I've paid $15 or so for a shower at a truck stop. But with those you get plenty of time, clean towels, private bathroom with soaps and stuff. Some are like nice little hotel bathrooms.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #32
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This was a private camp. They started doing it because of AT'ers & X country cyclers abusing it.
I dug up enough quarters with my metal detector to more than cover all the showers!
The showers at Lake Arbutus Park in Jackson County Wisconsin are pay showers also and for the same reason . The ATVers made cleaning the showers a full time job and expensive for the county to maintain
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:10 PM   #33
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I have seen pay showers in California parks. Luckily, none in RV parks.

And when I check into a RV Park, one of the first things I do is scope out the bathrooms and showers. I just want to know what is available and not be surprised.

Early into my search for a Fiberglass Trailer, several people suggested that I would not need to buy a trailer with a shower. But, I have come to prefer using my very own shower - even with a full hook up. Reason: it is in my trailer, I do not have to pack up my toilet articles and put on clothes to walk/drive to the shower area. I keep my shower clean, I don't have to worry about foot infections. I am use to the lay out of the bathroom, so it is more efficient for me to stay in my cabin. I can get ready for the day in peace. Marine baths (even small Bigfoot ones) are good . As long as the water heater works, life is good.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:32 AM   #34
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well, as a trucker,,, i always got free showers with a fillup at the truck stop, or could pay two bucks for a shower, but that comes with a nice clean towel too so...
i like the idea of a pay shower for those not camping, recently i camped for a week dry on the black river working with the dnr, michigan state, and sturgeon for tommorrow guarding the spawning run. was very pleased to give a couple bucks a day to a nearby camp ground for a nice shower.

as to saving water, the last campground we went to had pushbutton showers that shut off after so many seconds, you got wet, soaped up, hit the button again to rinse off. worked real fine and no cold water warning which would have been a bummer.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:37 AM   #35
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ohhh cool idea we came up with for toting your shower stuff.

old lunch boxes. keep watch for one you like at yard sales and flea markets for the old ones. doesn't matter if the thermos is missing.

mines a hop-a-long cassidy. fits all my toiletries and i think gives showering a little extra fun.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #36
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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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hey,,,for 25 cents i'll throw buckets of water on you,,,just trying to be helpfull you understand.
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I was recently at Green Pont camp ground in the Pacific Rim park on Vancouver Island. Nice place, almost magical in a way.

I don't mind pay showers, but they did not have any showers. We had to pack the seven of us up and head down to Wya Point Surfshop, about 20km down the way to Ucluelet. The cold shower was free, you only pay for the hot water.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:52 AM   #38
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I was recently at Green Pont camp ground in the Pacific Rim park on Vancouver Island. Nice place, almost magical in a way.

I don't mind pay showers, but they did not have any showers. We had to pack the seven of us up and head down to Wya Point Surfshop, about 20km down the way to Ucluelet.
Welcome to Super Natural British Columbia! Camping with power and showers is considered a luxury and not real camping
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Real camping smells bad.
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Real camping smells bad.
LOL yup it does thats why you need to carry a solar shower bag or have a shower in your trailer.
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Hi: All... In case of coin-op showers we have two in our Escape!!! One inside and one outside. I just haven't had the nerve to use the outside one tho!!!
Nothing worse than running out of change before the "Job is done".
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Real camping smells bad.
Sponge baths are an option.
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