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Old 09-27-2012, 11:22 AM   #15
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I always use the shower in the camper. It is a royal pain to haul everything to the campground showers and I know who has done what in the camper shower.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:30 AM   #16
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Shower on board. No problems so far. Home-away-from-home, nice fuzzy robe within easy reach, short walk to the coffee.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #17
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Live in my airstream 3 months of the year in a fairly humid enviroment. We use the shower in the camper. I do the wet, soap, rinse thing. I run the exhaust fan in the bathroom. Leave the vent open all the time anyway. We have a fantastic fan that runs a lot too. Looks to me like the excess humidity clears out in 5 or 10 min. usually. When we travel we use the shower in the camper also.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #18
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When I first bought my Sport 16 I used the onboard shower a number of times, to be sure everything worked. Since it is a wet bathroom and I only have around 20 gallons of onboard water and dump space, I now usually try to park in the vicinity of the camp bath facilities and use those, even with full hookups. My aim is to relax as much as possible.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #19
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We almost always use campground showers.

Ours is fine when nothing else is available, or the campground facilities are inhospitable for whatever reason.

We're not too hard to please in this regard----hot running water is what we want and need. We really, really appreciate well appointed shower facilities that are as clean as ours at home, but settle for less without much issue.



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Old 09-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #20
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Trailer, that's why I have it. But to each their own. I just like my privacy etc. That plus tales from camp hosts about what goes on in there......is a enough for me.....LOL
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #21
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we're not having a huge humidity problem. In fact, could use a little more of it. We're accustomed to living within sight of a warm tropical ocean. The dry air up here in the Rockies is quite a bit of a change for us. Spent Sunday running an ATV around all day up above 9500 ft. That was different too.

The mucus in my nose feels like old epoxy.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #22
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I believe that as this thread progresses you will find the percentage tipping more and more in favor of those showering in their trailer. It is my opinion that this trend can be attributed to the lower survival rate among those using the public facilities.

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:28 PM   #23
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We always (with one exception) use the trailer shower. We open the shower vent and turn on the fan. Maybe in more humid parts of the country, humidity is more of a problem, but turning on more fans can solve that. This way I don't ever have to get dressed. But if I had to choose between a lake with alligators and a campground shower, I'd take a sponge bath.

I have found that public showers can lead to athlete's foot, so I avoid them. They can look fine, but the floor is only as clean as the last guy who walked on it in bare feet.

The one time we used a campground shower was when we stayed longer than anticipated at a campground without a sewer hookup. The shower was hot, but the air was really cold—between the walls and the roof were lots of open spaces letting in the air. This was in northern Minnesota in early "spring".

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #24
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Quote:
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The mucus in my nose feels like old epoxy.
Perhaps you should just shower in your trailer.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #25
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Doesn't anyone use the outdoor shower? The dog and I love it. If you're parked in a secluded spot, you don't need a privacy screen. Let the body breathe a bit. It feels really nice.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #26
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #27
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Another reason to stay out of public showers.

An Example of many threads to be found in many places:

Is peeing in the shower normal? - Yahoo! Answers

For Flyatnight:

The answer is yes. Bears do poop in the woods. So watch where you step in the outdoor shower as well.

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #28
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L'ours Bon Vivant!

I suppose those outdoor showers come with some risk of steaming up the "wildlife." Beats steaming-up the Airstream, IMO.

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