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Old 08-14-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hot shower while boondocking?

It just so happens that my maiden voyage in my 75 Airstream is going to be without hook-ups. Can I use the battery powered water pump and gas water heater to supply hot water?
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Navy showers. wet down,water off, soap up, water on, rinse.
Actually you can manage with a lot less than the 6 gallons in your hot water heater. Just dont run out with shampoo in your eyes
Feels really great on a cold morning.
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We use ours a lot......but it takes some ear bending on my part to get my dear wife to remove the 'stuff' that she stores in there. .......

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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Thank you. Just wanted to be sure with new water heater.
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If it's a new water heater, make sure you fill it before turning it on!
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We installed a flow meter inside our shower since we have to be very careful with water at Burning Man, boondocking in the desert. It is possible to take a comfortable 2 gallon navy shower. When you figure that you aren't using pure hot water in your shower, that means our family of four could all shower on one 6 gallon hot water tank.
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We installed a flow meter inside our shower since we have to be very careful with water at Burning Man, boondocking in the desert. It is possible to take a comfortable 2 gallon navy shower. When you figure that you aren't using pure hot water in your shower, that means our family of four could all shower on one 6 gallon hot water tank.
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Could you please post info on your flowmeter- maybe like cost, source and a photo?


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I boondock almost exclusively and the weak link seems to be the size of the water tank- 30 gal for me. I use my old tank to refill my trailer tank if needed, see photo below. Battery life is not a problem at all (LED light helps a lot).

Good luck and have fun.

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We installed a flow meter inside our shower since we have to be very careful with water at Burning Man, boondocking in the desert. It is possible to take a comfortable 2 gallon navy shower. When you figure that you aren't using pure hot water in your shower, that means our family of four could all shower on one 6 gallon hot water tank.
Being bald and not needing extra water to wash my hair, I can get by on less than two gallons, by virtue of that old hospital staple, the sponge bath. I didn't enjoy sponge baths at all when I was forced to do it after surgery, but now that I can do it by choice, it's a different story. It's also much more fun if you have the right person to help…
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #11
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Could you please post info on your flowmeter- maybe like cost, source and a photo?
We bought the smallest one, which was $40 at the time and is now $55. Here

Another thing that helps is the very low flow shower head that we got from Amazon. The Oxygenics head gives a nice shower with not a lot of water.
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We bought the smallest one, which was $40 at the time and is now $55. Here

Another thing that helps is the very low flow shower head that we got from Amazon. The Oxygenics head gives a nice shower with not a lot of water.
X2 on the Qxygenics shower head. We camp with teens aboard and they do not yet know the meaning of a short shower. This head saves a lot of water. -brad
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5 gallon bucket and Zodi "Hot Tap"

For our boondocking I bring a shower enclosure (the Copper River Fold-A-Privy from Cabelas folds up small but needs some practice folding up again), a 5-gallon bucket, and a Zodi "Hot Tap". You have to camp near a water source (lake or stream), and then you can fill the bucket and use it as the Zodi's water source. We all enjoy hot showers independent of our AS tanks (albeit, my wife gets a little squeamish about the stream/lake water, but we boys don't care...save the showers for her in the AS.) This is the only way we can stay out in the woods for long periods of time without getting 'gamey'.
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I boil a small pot of water on the stove. Pour that into an empty plastic coffee container. Add cold water to get the right temperature. Then I get into the shower and wash off with minimum soap using a washrag. Just as good as a shower and uses less than a gallon of water.
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