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Old 11-25-2015, 04:35 AM   #1
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Showering in your Egg?

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Jennifer,

CONGRATS! Getting one of Randy's trailers. I don't think you could have started out any better way. I personally think a Trillium 4500 is my favourite trailer.
I hope this is not too personal, but how do you plan to shower? I have some ideas, but I would like to hear yours.
Hi,
Thank you I am very glad.

There are a couple different ways to shower and places too. However if I don't want to leave the trailer there are ways I learned when I rented a dry cabin in Alaska. Easy one is to use a plastic tub as the shower floor, use the coffee pot to heat water, mix that with room temp water and a squirt bottle. Any bottle that squeezes and that you can put holes in the cap will work. That is the quickie extreme. The other is, since I'm a nurse, there are showers at the locker room and also, since I'm Military, there are also showers at the gym on post too. !

I'd like to get a 5 lb shower bag though and a shower tent for a longer shower outside too though.

What are your creative ways?!
Jen
p.s. although any of my friends who see the picture I am using in my avatar say, "it is so big?!" It is 8x15 and does feel big.
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:10 AM   #2
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We have used a shower tent and an outside shower panel with all three of our 13' FGRV's, with an inflatable "Kiddie Pool" for water catchment when needed. (Also works inside in 13' Eggs) We did have one shower tent with a catchment base, but it was much harder to pack when not needed.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:07 AM   #3
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Pump Sprayer

I've used a pump sprayer like you use to apply fertilizer/pesticides to your garden. Just buy a new one, dedicated to the shower. The wand can be shortened/modified if you find it too long. Works fine for me as it is. Cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage

Fill with warm/hot water, pump it up and shower away. Some may need to set the sprayer up on something to get the right height, or just bend over for washing upper body. I've only used it in the outdoors, behind a tarp, but no reason you could not use it in a kiddy pool with shower curtain surround.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:21 AM   #4
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I have a Coleman on demand portable water heater and a shower tent.
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Neither of which I have ever used.

I do like this idea:
Showering in a Trillium
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:23 PM   #5
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Nice,

Thank you Pam, for moving the topic drift to its own thread.

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Old 11-26-2015, 12:15 AM   #6
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I do like this idea:
Showering in a Trillium
I just looked at this and like it too. While we didn't have a bath in our 13' 1971 Boler I took out the kitchenette since we cook outdoors when camping and turned the front bunks 90 degrees to make room for a front bath to include a porta pottie toilet (Bass Pro Shop $45 on clearance) and a shower using a utility tub (Lowes $50 open box deal) along with a 16 gallon rv fresh water tank (ebay $29), a Seaflo water pump (ebay $23), and a Fastair (ebay $79) instant hot water heater mounted to the tongue, and all for well under $250. We have been using a shower curtain with sticky hooks on the front glass and walls but that isn't the best setup for the curtain, so I will probably try something similar to the above linked Trillium's PVC shower curtain rod for our shower curtain. Oh, and I did put in an accordion folding door I found at Lowe's (also on clearance) which I had to trim down a bit for the shorter height of the door using scissors and a jig saw...
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We also have used a shower tent, but found that in the high winds of OK the sides tend to wrap around one's body!

If water is scarce, a small spray bottle filled with apple vinegar, sprayed on one's body, and wiped off with paper or cloth towels, does a fair job of cleaning a person's body. Also works well as a soap-less hand cleaner.

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I use a product called "Fresh Bath".
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:05 AM   #9
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We also have used a shower tent, but found that in the high winds of OK the sides tend to wrap around one's body!

If water is scarce, a small spray bottle filled with apple vinegar, sprayed on one's body, and wiped off with paper or cloth towels, does a fair job of cleaning a person's body. Also works well as a soap-less hand cleaner.

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Awesome and easy!

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Old 11-26-2015, 10:56 AM   #10
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Every major truck stop has shower facilities if no equiped campgrounds are available.
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:55 PM   #11
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Showering???

For several years we have used "baby wipes" when showers were not available. It takes six or more to wipe your whole body.
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:30 PM   #12
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We use a product similar to Fresh Bath. Amazingly refreshing clean up after a day on the road, when you just want to freshen up to get into bed.

Get them on sale here... ReadyBath Basics Antibacterial Formula Total Body Cleansing System
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Heavyweight blue paper towels (available at gas station mini shops and auto repair stores) and liquid, environmentally friendly "Camp Soap" or "Dr. Bronner's Castille Soap" with a little water.
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Heavyweight blue paper towels (available at gas station mini shops and auto repair stores) and liquid, environmentally friendly "Camp Soap" or "Dr. Bronner's Castille Soap" with a little water.

That works too. We used something close to that while backpacking. Here's what use now in the trailer. Fresh Bath Outdoor Wipes - International Veterinary Science 300 - Camp Tools - Camping World
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