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Old 01-05-2014, 06:00 AM   #11
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I have yet to convince myself that an outside shower setup is worth the effort for us. Probably useful if you are at a beach location to hose off sand etc.

The fact you have to deal with the dirty water produced and the privacy part of it makes it more or less useless for us.. The only time I have ever used mine was to hose down some grille equipment during clean-up. I have squirted at a squirrel a few times.

It is much better for me to add a TEE at the city water connection on the CG pedestal and hookup an additional water hose with spigot to clean-up with and provide an easy source to fill my fresh water tank if needed...

Not knocking external showers just not our cup of tea... To each his own...
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We use our outside shower as a dishwashing station. Setup 3 dishpans with soap, rinse and sanitize. We collect the grey water into a bucket from washing. Our state parks have a lot of grey water dump areas throughout the loops, so it makes it really easy to dump out the bucket.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:45 PM   #13
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We use our outside shower as a dishwashing station. Setup 3 dishpans with soap, rinse and sanitize. We collect the grey water into a bucket from washing. Our state parks have a lot of grey water dump areas throughout the loops, so it makes it really easy to dump out the bucket.
Same here. Washing dishes, hand washing for kids, and the quick foot rinse when necessary. The pressure is terrible, and I haven't bothered to do anything about it.
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I bought the Cabela popup shower. The spring rod technique works too, but you need the right width. The one beef I have with the outside shower is that mine is on the side that is shared with my neighbors door side. If I am camped in a tight area and do not know my neighbor or feel that they might be offended by the shower being in their site I just make the extra trip with the blue tote. When I know my neighbor I use the shower and let them use it too. Then we take turns filling my tank. I put an extension hose on the faucet and use the shut off on the handle which allowed for it to go inside the tent.
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No privacy needed for our external shower as we use it to give the dog a quick bath, and she's naked!
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Question then for those of you that do use an outside shower. Do you bio-degradable soap or anything like that? I have another post here in regards to not filling up my gray tank as fast and thought that having an outside shower with bio-degradable soap would really help out with not filling the tanks up. Of course it would only be used in situations that your neighbor wasn't right next door and any runoff wouldn't effect any other sites. I have one of those port potty tents that we bought when we had our popup camper and that would be a perfect size for a shower. Amazon has them starting at around $45.00
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Question then for those of you that do use an outside shower. Do you bio-degradable soap or anything like that?
If I were to use it for actual cleaning, I would definitely be using the Campsuds!

I guess the more I think about it, the more I think it's just not worth the trouble...
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We have friends that like to camp with us but they still use tents. I don't mind them using our shower, but it sure would fill up the tanks awful quick.. We would let them sleep in the extra bunks but one of them snores so loud that he can be heard 3 sites away... (not kidding)... When we all go his wife hands out ear plugs for everyone...
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Curious if anyone has ever rigged up a shower curtain for your external shower. Seems a good way to get a shower close to the TT with no sewer hookup (especially if the CG showers are not so good). If so what have you used and how have you supported it.

One of the reasons I thought of this is our external shower is between the 2 slides so there is "cover" on 3 sides already. Just thinking about how I might hook up a shower curtain for a little extra privacy. Would still take a shower with a bathing suit on of course!!
I bought an outdoor shower tent from WalMart. It is great! I set it up right next to the external shower, bought an extended shower hose attachment and I have lots of privacy, and shower outside and save alot of water from the gray water tank.
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shower outside and save alot of water from the gray water tank.
I've been following this thread and have a question. What do you do with the grey water? Why don't you just open your grey tank valve a little and let the same amount of water dribble on the ground? I mean, it's basically the same thing when you shower outside with shampoo and soap, right? Just curious.
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