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Old 02-14-2003, 11:22 PM   #15
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Indoor Shower

A while back I found the info for making an indoor shower on the
pop-up camper board. He had a good idea of using a plastic utility/
laundry tub as the shower pan. You cut the high sides down about
half way so you can step in. You connect the built in drain in the
tub with a 90 degree elbow, flex hose and then tap into the drain
under the sink. That you have to figure out yourself because every
trailer is different.

Your idea about a hoola-hoop and two shower curtains will work with
this tub also. You connect a flex water hose to the kitchen sink
and into this tub area. Now I hope you have a hot water heater in
your trailer or brrrr....

He used pvc water pipe in a square (not a hoola-hoop) because it
was easier for him to connect to the ceiling. That is another
thing, how to connect the shower ring without ruining things. Hmmm
that is also a design as you go item because every trailer is
different.

He used the tub as a storage bucket during travel. Maybe this
will start a discussion anyway.... Thanks...
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Old 02-14-2003, 11:34 PM   #16
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That's right. I think I saw a picture. and a square created by self would be a lot better. could make it how ever big you wanted.
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Old 02-17-2003, 06:20 PM   #17
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Porta-Potty Alternative

We have also found the Porta-Potty very handy where public facilities are sometimes in bad need of cleaning, but the capacity of the P-P small and needed to be dumped every day or so. It is not a terrible task, but a bit unpleasant and it seems a few drips go astray.

As an alternative, I'm in the process of installing a composting toilet. Actually, it is installed, but there are a couple of details that need to be addressed. The unit is a Sun-Mar Compact Jr. that we used for field workers at our farm several years ago. It uses peat-moss and wood shavings as a compost medium. I plumbed the 2 in. vent downward and use a 12 v. computer fan instead of the built-in 110 vac fan. It works great except for one thing.

The unit was not intended to be used in a vehicle, so excess urine from the composting chamber that collects in the bottom of the unit for evaporation sloshes when underway. So I am adding shallow baffles to the bottom of the unit and a drain that will drain into a small holding tank under the trailer. For the holding tank, I'm using a stainless steel baking pan that will mount between the frame rail and the side of the trailer. Nothing will be visible from the outside except for the drain faucet. The plan is to get this all taken care of this week.
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That is very ambitious, Loren. sounds like you have it all figured out. Let us know how it works after your first camping trip. :yep
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Old 02-19-2003, 08:00 AM   #19
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What a great idea - a composting porta-potti! I think you could market that!

My family and I stick to state parks - we prefer the ones with the "plush" restrooms and showers, but have no problem with the "outhouses" placed at your convenience so you don't have to walk to the main restroom.

That said, we're never in a position to have to tow a shower and have gotten by without a porta-potti, but as we venture further from home - that porta-potti doesn't sound like a bad idea.
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Old 02-19-2003, 05:01 PM   #20
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Be sure when you buy your new PortaPotty, you get it somewhere with return privileges; when I got my used '91 Scamp 13, the PP from my old Jayco was about 1/2" too high to fit in the designated cabinet under the front bunk. Fortunately, I discovered that in time for the dealer to give me a new one that fit OK, taking my old one in exchange.

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Good to see you here.

Haven't seen you for a while. Assume you're on the road. Hope all is going well for you.
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