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Old 03-07-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Outdoor shower

We enjoyed our first experience boondocking but realized we wanted an outdoor shower option. We have a tiny wet bath with a shower but have never used it. Seems like the after shower clean up would hardly be worth it.

Our campsite was sunny, warm and private so I tried dumping sauce pans of water on myself. That sort of worked OK but no doubt wasted a lot of water and was a hassle.

I found this Rinse Ace 3037COM Sink Faucet Rinser - Amazon.com on amazon for $20, installed It today and it works great. Easy to attach and detach, no leaks and five minutes to install.
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Their special aerator fitting replaces the one your faucet came with and is machined to accept the shower hose with a quarter turn fitting. It fits the two most common types of faucet threads.

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The Snoozy has a swing up kitchen window which is perfect for this. You can reach in to adjust the temperature and hang the shower head from the gas strut.
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I could even see hanging the picnic tablecloth around the open window frame with clothespins to make a shower curtain of sorts.

This product has a 3' hose which is plenty for me but they also sell it with an 8' hose which might work better if you had pass the hose out of the door.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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Neat Idea, and just today I installed an outside shower panel in my Hunter... Nuts!
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:10 PM   #3
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I had the factory install this for me:

Outdoor Shower

Shower and Sink plumbing

I like the way you think.
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That's a nice neat installation. I'm curious though, where is the hot water tank?
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It's still under the bed.
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Here is the panel I used on my Hunter. The hose is on the brass quick disconnect mentioned and can be as long as you like it. Also, no crunched up hoses. When the hose is disconnected the water is cut off.

http://www.dwincorp.com/products/66/Hot-Cold-Spray-Port-
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It's still under the bed.

Mine (Build #127) is on the floor under the kitchen sink. That's pretty valuable real estate. Under the bed sounds better.
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Here is the panel I used on my Hunter. The hose is on the brass quick disconnect mentioned and can be as long as you like it. Also, no crunched up hoses. When the hose is disconnected the water is cut off.

http://www.dwincorp.com/products/66/Hot-Cold-Spray-Port-

That looks like a nice setup.

More versatile than mine, a little more money, a lot more installation work.
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I got mine for <$20 on eBay. Same amount of work to install (I've done both several times) uses less inside and wall space, you can make the hose any length you need and the hose doesn't get all kinked up when stored. Really handy when you want to use an outside shower tent
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Thanks Bob for the dwincorp link, they have very reasonable prices. I love their outdoor sinks!!!!
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:44 PM   #11
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Here's a pic with the shower curtain (aka plastic table cloth) deployed. Four clothes pins worked fine. Click image for larger version

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Can see it for a shower,
but may be a little short for
an outdoor potty.........LOL
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I'm a newbie wanting to buy a FGRV and have been researching outdoor and makeshift showers, because we'll need to get a very small trailer. I saw a blog where a women used a plastic hot water heater drain pan for an indoor shower.

Camco 24 in. ID Plastic Drain Pan-15829 at The Home Depot

She used very little water and just capped the hole, but you could also hook up a hose to divert water outside, or if using outside, to divert water away from your trailer.
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I replaced my shower head recently with an Oxygenator head. The original shower head was never used. It includes a hose.

Free for the cost of shipping to whoever wants it.
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