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Old 06-22-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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Possible to add exterior shower?

Has anyone created an exterior shower system for washing sand off of feet, enjoying a summer refresher? Don't want to violate the integrity of the skin, but an outdoor shower when full-timing it seems like an attractive alternative.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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Don't you have one???

There should be an exterior faucet where you hook up your water.

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Old 06-22-2009, 09:12 AM   #3
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Just purchased the 34' classic and didn't notice a faucet or a hose bib for purposes of taking a shower.
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My 2005 classic has a hose bib right next to the fresh water inlet where a hose can be attached. It is cold water only, but I have seen a portable water heater that could be attached for warm water showers etc.

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Has anyone created an exterior shower system for washing sand off of feet, enjoying a summer refresher? Don't want to violate the integrity of the skin, but an outdoor shower when full-timing it seems like an attractive alternative.
When I replumbed the shower control valve was added inside the rear hatch. Outside showers and also good for cleaning dump parts etc.
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I put an exterior shower in and it works. I put it next to my line that I hook up to a camp ground hose. I use the orginal hand held shower head that came with the airstream out side. My hot and cold valves are marked off in the back of the airstream. I will send you a pretty poor picture of the area I installed it. You can see the line for water going in but you cannot see the other line that is comming out. You can catch a glimpse of it peeking out behind the inline. I was putting my bumper back together when I took this picture and my bannana wrap. It is the only one I have of that area.

I have only used it when we dry camp. Otherwise I use the camp ground showers.

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Maybe they've discontinued the outdoor shower. On ours, it is behind a locked door below and a little to the left of the other water connections.

I checked the Airstream website and couldn't find anything about standard or optional features, so I went to Colonial's website and under all the standard items on a 34' Classic, they do not list an outdoor shower.

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Old 06-22-2009, 01:58 PM   #8
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Brian,
From where does your hot water come? Did you put a t pipe on the line running from the hot water heater? I'm a girl that doesn't know plumbing, but I do love an outdoor shower!

Dennis, Perhaps my 2009 classic has a hose bib; I'll have to look when I pick it up. Any leads on where to look for a portable water heater?

Thanks for the help!
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On the roadside of your trailer, underneath a latched compartment is your city water hookup, black tank flush and outside water spicket. When you pick up your Airstream I will go over all the systems with you and show you the location of the water hookups.
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I did the plumbing in the back where the bathroom sink is. I will try to find a picture of my work. I just set up another hot and cold line back there, and set the temp I like. Once I have the temp set I just leave it and turn the shower on at the spicket outside.

The one picture shows me 75% finished. The plumbing you can see the two valves next to each other on the floor. Those are my hot and cold. You can see where I will put the pex pipe in the end of the fitting which will go outside. I drlled a hole in the floor at the corner and dropped the pex down it. I copied my design to the letter from another design I found on the airstream forums. That person used red and blue pex. I went with white because that was all I could get at the time. If you check the forums I am sure you can find the pictures I copied.

The only thing I do not like about any of my plumbing is my water pump. I went for the lowest pressure shurflow markets and it just does not do the job. When I am hooked up to a water line at a campground it works great.

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Outdoor shower sources

Camping world sells 2 portable outdoor shower units. Coleman and Zodi make portable shower units as well. They are all heated by propane. Amazon.com sells the Coleman product with good prices, no shipping charge and no sales tax.

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:12 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the replies/pictures and leads on the portable water heater. Special thanks to Pat for answering and putting this question on his list of things to show me when we take delivery!
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Why stop with just a shower?

Great if you have a lot of children.
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