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Old 07-09-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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Exterior Shower!!!

Im about to add my own exterior shower. Im not going to cut a hole in the aluminum but I have figured out a way to run a hot water line from behind the shower to the same compartment where you tie in your main water supply. Once Im done you wont be able to tell Ive got an exterior shower until its rigged. Anyone ever done this before?
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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I've considered it, my rear/wet bath shower is a little small. I'd be interested in photos when you're done.
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
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We have the facory installed outside shower. At first, we thought that we would never need it. We have found that we use it all the time for all kinds of things. It's really nice to have hot water available on the outside.
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I'll be interested in seeing your end results. We'd love to have an outdoor shower connection (but will not cut into our Airstream for it).
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:24 PM   #5
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Guess this only works where "grey on the ground" is acceptable, right?

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Guess this only works where "grey on the ground" is acceptable, right?

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You can go out in the woods to urinate. Dig a cathole to deficate. But heaven forbid anyone rinse off and let the water have any contact with the ground. We've got our priorities messed up. (pun intended)
As with anything, things can be abused or overdone. But please...
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:04 PM   #7
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I cut a hole no big deal
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:10 PM   #8
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You can go out in the woods to urinate. Dig a cathole to deficate. But heaven forbid anyone rinse off and let the water have any contact with the ground. We've got our priorities messed up. (pun intended)
As with anything, things can be abused or overdone. But please...
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I'm not saying no grey on the ground...but some areas it IS regulated, silly as it sounds. In Salem it was a huge deal...people got reprimanded for emptying their ice chests on the ground.

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Shari, I re-read my post, it was not meant as a rant aimed at you. Just some of our current enviro-attitudes.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:53 PM   #10
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We just returned from camping (dry) at Wright's Lake (forest service) in the Sierra. I noticed a couple of SOB's with those outside 'canvas' shower stalls. Double hoses were connected to the rigs. A nice idea. Our daughter used our shower (grey stuff went into the blu-boy) As we did in turn. Our grandsons are small now but a shower outside will be a necessity soon so I think I will add an outside water hookup. When we family camp almost all activity is outside including cooking and eventual dishwashing. That water is carried in the dish pan to nearby brush as what we have done the past 20 years visiting that campground. This time (first) I wheeled the blu-boy with it's shower tainted water to the same bushes. As I returned to the coach with it a ranger cruised by and waved a hello. The forest is just as green as it has aways been.

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Old 07-09-2007, 06:59 PM   #11
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Sure sounds like those thirsty plants appreciate a little extra moisture . Especially in a place as hot and dry as Placerville. But as you know.......it's a 'dry heat'
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:06 PM   #12
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hi resorts...

there are a dozen threads here on outdoor showers...

here are a few with ideas and issues and pictures...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...wer-31234.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...ower-9490.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...wer-20565.html

i regularly use the existing outside water outlet...

in the summer this tank water is warm/cool enough to use without heating.

IF i wanted a hot shower outdoors i'd use a 'sun shower' bag...

they work very nicely.

the big issue (apart from privacy and 'ground water') is drainage...

almost any ground site is going to erode, and quickly become a mess.

do you really wanna deal with this right next to the trailer?

again i use the pump/tank and external outlet with a 25 ft hose...

for dog washing and feet washing and other campsite issues...

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Old 07-09-2007, 07:11 PM   #13
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This link lists the airstream parts required to install an outside shower. Three years ago when it was posted it was just over $100 in parts.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...ers-10732.html
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:16 PM   #14
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I've been contiplating the outdoor shower also . I have a rear bath with a trunk , so all the plumbing is right there , no need for more holes. Looking for the right fixture so a hose can be connected to get away from the trailer.
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