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Old 05-27-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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First time out

On site for the first time out with our new 17z!
Every thing is going well except we ran out of water the second day. My wife and I both showered (fast I thought) but the fresh water tank drained fast and the gray water tank filled fast.

I am using the stock hand held shower head. I got a shut off valve from Home Depot and it worked for the first shower but seized up for the second.

Do the Oxgenetics heads use less water? I am a little disappointed with how much water we used. The black tank is only a third full and the gray is full so I know that it was the shower that used the most.

Thanks for your ideas!

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Old 05-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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Was just looking at your Fresh Water Tank spec and 28.5 Gal is about average for the smaller tailers.

Just fill it back up with the water spiqot on site.

I always carry a couple of 5-gallon fresh water totes if I have to go find water camping off hookups and the power grid...

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Old 05-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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Glad to hear you enjoyed your 17Z. We love ours. We always use the bath house for our showers. The shower usually serves basically as a closet. In 10 years with our old motorhome I only used the shower twice. Unless you have full hook ups you need to be really careful with showering.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #4
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Yeah, we usually use the camp showers also. Being the first time out, we wanted to try out everything the trailer has. We are dry camping this first weekend (non electric site). Also, the camp showers are really busy as one of the two is out of service for renovations.
This has been a good learning experience and the weather has been great. Hope the rest of you have had a great weekend!
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
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Yes the Oxygenetics shower heads work well but from any shower head in an RV dont expect the same pressure you get at home... I boondock 250 days a year so water conservation is a big thing to me...
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