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Old 07-23-2008, 03:27 PM   #57
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ok, i see a new rally theme...

"the mr bubbles swapping showers rally!

i have long wanted to use art's shower, now i wanna use gene's too...

this would be good for us and good for the trailers....

cross inoculation with other 'streamer germs is good!

and it would prompt us all (me) to clean the shower stall just once...

imagine how the 'open-house-trailer-tours' would go...

if we all showed up with in a shower cap and carrying a tooth brush...

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Old 07-23-2008, 04:13 PM   #58
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In our family, the dog is the only one that doesn't go pottie in the Airstream...well, there was that one time he was left in the trailer all day long. That's why we have a child gate to keep him corralled on the vinyl floor.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:20 PM   #59
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seen on the outside of an airstream near u...

nobodybutnobody...

usesmypoddy.

buttme.

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Old 07-23-2008, 07:08 PM   #60
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i have long wanted to use art's shower, now i wanna use gene's too...

this would be good for us and good for the trailers....

cross inoculation with other 'streamer germs is good!

cheers
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I was sure "inoculate" had 2 "n's" and was getting ready to chide you on your spelling, but luckily I checked, so now I must congratulate you for paying attention in school.

I'm not so sure about this shower-swapping thing, sounds kind of kinky to me. So that's what those rallies are really about.

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Old 07-23-2008, 07:38 PM   #61
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I was sure...
inoculate is literally from the latin for...

in your eye bud! no fooling.

inoculation date back to at least the 8th century in china and india as a means of dealing with the small pox...

and became popular with british royalty (the montagu clan) in the early 18th century...

the first known use of inoculation in the usawas around 1720, after cotton mather met some african slaves with the small pox...

cotton mather also invented the cotton ball that still comes in pill bottles...

these small pox vaccINations were initially done by taking PUS from a pox and putting it IN a freshly cut skin wound.

this inoculation (or variolation) resulted in a scar, that most of us over 35 still have.

really these were intended as minor exposures TO the disease in the hopes of NOT get a full blow case...

but as a vaccine, it didn't become safe and really effective until COW pox was substituted for small pox...

ed jenner (who had been variolated as a child) met a milkmaid who claimed she couldn't get the small pox...

because she had had cowpox, like a LOT of milkmaids at the time, she had had cowpox on her hands....

horses, btw, also got 'the pox' but it was referred to as "GREASE", no not the travolta/john musical.

btw, small pox was named 'small' to contrast it with the "GREAT" pox, which also could be found on the faces of royality...

the great pox was/is syphilis and it really WAS a kissing disease...

it is unclear IF dr jenner spent much time kissing the milk maids while doing his research...

which brings us back to "in your eye bud"s inoculation....

most of us think of a 'steam as a rolling accomidation for food, drink and sleep...

in other words an INN.

but the word inn derives (with english revisions) from the latin hospitium ...

which is of course the origIN of the words hospital, hospice and hospitality...

and hospice was once uses as the term for an INN for travelers....

SO if we DID SHARE SHOWERS, that would be in the spirit of hospitality and in a sense...

INN-oculation...

so my spelling was covered, either way!

or u can refer to my former forum tagline...

"I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way" m. twain.

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Old 07-23-2008, 07:46 PM   #62
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:19 PM   #63
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inoculate is literally from the latin for...

in your eye bud! no fooling.

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2air, you left out the comma 'tween "eye" and bud". Eye and bud were used as synonyms in the definition from the superbly authoritative Dashboard dictionary. Thus Latin for "into the bud" or "eye", i.e., grafting a shoot into a plant, but why quibble*, Bud?

After all, the riff was worthy of a lawyer or other humble wordsmith.

Eye wonder if the Cow Pox was responsible for those rebellious cows we suffered those many months ago?

Let's ask the bears which they prefer—the woods or the Airstream?

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I realize my post here is not on-topic with the OP (i.e., use of campground facilities). However, the thread title is extremely fitting as a reason why some of us prefer to travel/vacation in our 'streams over hotels in light of recent articles such as:

A microscopic look at hotel hygiene - CNN.com#

Now, if only I could figure out how to do my business related travel using my 'stream!

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Old 02-25-2011, 08:45 PM   #65
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i always use campground showers if there clean, usely right after they clean them.
love that hot water and don't have to rush.
anyway, talking about bath rooms. over the years wife and i sometimes stop and look at new rv's at different dealers here and there to see what was new and find sometimes that someone before us that was looking at them had used the toilet, no 1 and 2.
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:19 PM   #66
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Back to original poster and without reading all thirty of the replies, we love our shower (25'CCD INTERNATIONAL) but will use the hosted facilities to save on our propane. We don't keep our water heater on, only fire it if really greasy dishes (not usually) or for showers or, when dry-camping, for heat.

When in a state or national campgrd we opt for their showers almost every time. Oh, and so often we dont have three points hookups so lengthens time between dumping tanks.

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Old 02-26-2011, 04:28 PM   #67
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Okay, I've read the entire thread, thanks. 2air, great hx on inoculate. Never would have thought to look here but fits great. And kposey and the rest of you, who has ever run out of hot water in their two-person trailer. We take showers one after the other (would take them together if only the shower was half again larger) and in six years we never ever have come close to running out of hw. Has anyone else run their trailer's water heater cold after waiting for it to be heated completely?

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Old 02-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #68
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One reason not to use campground showers is athletes' foot. Using common facilities is a good way to get it.

I find the hot water heater uses very little propane. It's the inefficient furnace and heat distribution system that uses a lot. We always wait between showers because we fear running out of hot water in the middle of a shower—that's quite unpleasant. But the hot water heater (on propane, maybe not electric) heats water quite fast and probably could keep up.

Like Jim, I would like to take showers together to save water and propane. Expanding the shower size would eliminate the wardrobe. Taking them together in the present shower might mean getting distracted and forgetting to actually shower and that saves the most water and propane. That sounds pretty good—why even turn on the water?

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Okay, I've read the entire thread, thanks. 2air, great hx on inoculate. Never would have thought to look here but fits great. And kposey and the rest of you, who has ever run out of hot water in their two-person trailer. We take showers one after the other (would take them together if only the shower was half again larger) and in six years we never ever have come close to running out of hw. Has anyone else run their trailer's water heater cold after waiting for it to be heated completely?

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We have in the past when our daughters would travel with us. Not only can they run the water heater tank out but how about a 35 gallon fresh water tank too! But with that said I don't mind schlepping water in 5 gallon cans, showering in the Airstream beats any campground I have been in (and some hotels).

Just don't ask about the gray water disposal......................
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Just don't ask about the gray water disposal......................
Don't ask, don't tell. . .

Dang! Is that gray water valve leaking again?
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