$8.88 12v Camp Shower - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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$8.88 12v Camp Shower

I was wandering around XS Cargo today and came across this 12 Volt Portable Car Wash System priced at only $8.88!

What you get is a 25 litre bucket that has a small 12 volt pump in it, 25 feet of garden hose with quick connects, a hose nozzle, a waterproof on/off switch and the 12v cigarette lighter plug. The idea behind it is that you can wash your car with this set up. I was a little skeptical on the power it would spray the water out at for a car wash, but thought it might be good enough for a portable camp shower.

So I picked one up. After setting it up, my thoughts were correct, not really good for a car wash, but for a shower, it had lots of pressure!! More pressure than some of the campground showers I've used over the years. As soon as you turn the power switch on a few seconds later the water starts to shoot out. I set the spray nozzle at a medium rate and the shower lasted 8 minutes and 30 seconds.

I have a shower tent I picked up late last fall for $25 and will incorporate this unit with it. I set it up and clamped the nozzle inside the shower, about 6.5 feet high and with the full length of 25 feet of hose. The pressure was still the same.

A few years back I installed a 12 volt plug on the frame of my Boler, so I will set up the shower tent behind the Boler and plug in for power. I was also thinking of using a 12v-14v cordless drill battery for a power source, this will let me set up the shower tent anywhere on my site then.

It looks like the pump system can easily be separated from the bucket if you only wanted to use the pumping setup. I could see a few different ways someone might want to customize this into their camper.

I think I might do away with the 25 feet of garden hose and get some lighter gauge clear 1/2 inch tubing and a cheap hand held shower head to use with the setup.

Here is the link to the XS Cargo Website:
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Here are a few pics and I will upload a Youtube video shortly:

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25 Litre Pail


Pump inside the pail




The rubberized on/off switch which leads to the 12v cigarette plug


The complete unit


Shower Tent. You can see the hose and on/off switch coming in through the back flap.


The back of the shower tent. I used my RV battery for the test run, but will plug it into my Boler or a cordless drill battery when camping.


Here is the nozzle with the water spraying out. It ran for 8 and a half minutes before it ran out of water. With the on/off switch in the tent, you could turn it off when lathering up, thus making your shower longer.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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OMG...this is so great for all us Boonedockers!!! WOW can't beat the costs!
Thanks!
I have tried a number of things or ways, many did not work to good, this one has real potential.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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Okay, went to the site and can't find the product. Maybe a store special. So disapointed. I wonder if anyone is selling these things in US. Will be searching...
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That could also double to fill your freshwater tank from jugs, something like Gina posted a few years back.

Where was the XScargo you picked it up in Jayson? city/ town your profile gives no indicaton of where you are.
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I think the sale starts tomorrow officially, as i was in the store and there was ni price on it, so i asked a store worker to check the price.

The link I posted has the item.on there for $8.88, just no.information on it yet. Check it again in the next few days.

There's a logo on the bottom of the bucket called " Save A Drop Products Australia ". So Im guessing its made in Australia
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I picked it up in Winnipeg. Im assuming they will be available chain wide
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
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Just in case you can't find a portable shower

Jayson you gave me an idea incase I can't find what you have for 8.88
Thankyou Jason

I will use my little pond pump that we use in our little barrel in the back yard .
Just need an inverter 12v to 120v and a plastic bucket

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Then use fusion plastic paint and paint the bucket black, or get a black bucket, solar heated water!!!
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These things cost $31.99, found it by Googling "Mantis"
They seem to make a varity of products...
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I picked it up in Winnipeg. Im assuming they will be available chain wide
Great tip. I picked one up in Edmonton at XS Cargo for $8 back in July after reading your post, but they were hidden in a corner and I had to search for it. As you said, the feeble water pressure is perfect for a shower when you want to save water, as I do. I have taken the system out of the bucket and cut the hose length by a lot, and will be attaching a shower head with an off switch and installing it in a corner shower stall in my trailer. That is currently in process. For us, not having a shower is a much more pressing issue than not having a toilet in the trailer. We have tried shower tents, but donít feel comfortable using them in some of the places we camp. However, I would not have bothered without finding this little pump.

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Here's something from Harbor Freight

12v Marine Utility Water Pump
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Here's something from Harbor Freight

12v Marine Utility Water Pump
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Here's something from Harbor Freight

12v Marine Utility Water Pump
That is kind of overkill. I use this same pump to water trees from 55 gallon barrels. You can use a much smaller pump for a shower.

I use this one for a shower.

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