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Old 08-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #57
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There's a huge difference between having and not using and using and not needing.

I have a full bath, but so far I haven't "needed" the shower. That's not to say... I never will. It depends on what I need/want every time I camp. I'm glad I have it, even if I haven't used it.

Just like the stove... the bathroom came with the trailer!

YMMV
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #58
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I just boon docked in my trailer for the first time a few weeks ago...and boy was it nice to have that bathroom onboard!!! I didn't have to worry about bears or cougars on my midnight run to the outhouse. I had a shower that was clean, all my stuff was on hand and no one in my dressing room. Now that I have experienced the difference, I wouldn't trade it for the world. Just my 2 cents worth! Marina
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:34 PM   #59
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We camped cross country to the Pacific Northwest this June and the ONLY place we found a pay shower was in a CG just out of Poulsbo, WA. Was extremely unhappy when our two kids went to the showers about 7 PM and found they were pay-to-bathe showers. Cost 50 cents (two quarters) and there was no place to get change as the offic e closed at 5:00 PM. Couldn't bathe and couldn't complain. We packed up and left bright and early the next morning.
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We have not come across any camp grounds with pay showers. We have been to a couple that you had to get the key(or code) from the office when you checked in.These camp grounds had full time(long term) spots as well as over night spots,they kept the restrooms and showers very clean and only overnighters or short term( a week or less) had free use of them. Full timers were charged extra for bathroom/shower keys. I ask about that because I would have thought it would be the other way around,I was told that overnight or short term guest always left them the way they wanted to find them.....but most people that lived there LONG term(full time)tended to take it for granted "the maid" would clean up after them no mater how nasty they left it.

We have a full bathroom in our camper....but we most often camp in parks that only offer elect/water and have free dump station.We use the camper for restroom,but use the camp ground showers....bigger space,more hot water and we all get done at once. When it is just the 2 of us we will use the shower in the camper.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #61
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Here's my shower rig - a Pahaque shower tent and a pump that feeds water from a 5 gallon jug to a heat exchanger under the hood of the Land Rover and out to a hand held shower head. 5 gallons is easily enough for 3 to 4 showers.



Back in 1974 a friend and I were on an extended camping trip out west towards mid-September and early October when it was starting to get pretty cold in the Colorado high country. We went a week without a shower and when we got to the campground at Grand Canyon we were more than happy to feed a stack of quarters into the pay showers to get warm - even for a little while.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #62
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I never pay for a shower,that is because I use the nice shower in my trailer. No walking across the camp ground getting cold.
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Back in 1974 a friend and I were on an extended camping trip out west towards mid-September and early October when it was starting to get pretty cold in the Colorado high country. We went a week without a shower and when we got to the campground at Grand Canyon we were more than happy to feed a stack of quarters into the pay showers to get warm - even for a little while.
First time I ever saw pay showers was on the north rim of the grand canyon. They said it cost a lot of money to pump the water all the way up so they charged for showers. That was about 20 years ago.

Frankenmuth Mi. campground had them and it was sort of annoying. Almost 100% pull through sites, with full hookups. So the "big rigs" got their shower included in the price. Especially if they had an electric element in their water heater.

Oh and the shower was not a hot shower by any stretch, one temp, no adjustment, just warm enough to not be cold. Nice park other than that.
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my wife Karen and I paid $2.00 ea. , for our last 2 showers of 8 minutes each. We used the shower together and the amount of time was OK.

TMI Kenny...
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #65
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Well there is the old saying: "Save water, shower with a friend"! (More fun too!!!)
On another note I am impressed with all the comments on this thread that I started. I never thought pay showers were that prolific. It has been a good and informative topic. Just one more reason to have on in my unit, which I intend to move into eventually.
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