View Poll Results: How often do you use your trailer shower?
Never 18 8.49%
5 percent of nights camped 11 5.19%
25 percent of nights camped 14 6.60%
50 percent of nights camped 44 20.75%
100 percent 113 53.30%
Other (explanation please) 12 5.66%
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:44 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by KathleenBenk View Post
Trying to dry and balance while getting underwear and flip flops back on, I came up with a solution of using small hand towels, bought at a thrift shop, to stand on while doing the above.
I carry a two piece dirty floor solution to the public shower: an absorbent dish drying mat and a cut up folding windshield reflector to go under the mat to keep it clean. I rinse off the down side of the reflector before departing.

To solve the problem of not enough hooks in the shower area, I bring a few Ikea Grundtal "S" hooks with me.


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Old 02-04-2016, 10:24 AM   #72
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Good info here. A shower is needed but for us at least, a tub is not needed.

For those of you who have tubs, do you use them as a tub? In other words do you sit down in them, or put your kids or pets in them?

If you don't have a tub currently do you wish you did?

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Old 02-04-2016, 10:55 AM   #73
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There are times.....I have actually considered checking into a motel, just to have a soak in a tub, scrub my feet, etc.

If you have options, I would have a tub.

It only takes up vertical space, so why not.

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Old 02-04-2016, 10:59 AM   #74
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We do the every day due to water usage. We have run out of water a number of times. We use the wet ones on alternate days. We get the "large "ones at Wally.
If hooked to water, than almost every day.
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:00 PM   #75
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Not opposed to nice clean cg showers but seldom use them. Our classic shower is roomy and just more convenient so shower almost 100% in the AS. Have had many rv's over 40+ years and our AS classic has the best bath. Even better than the 5th wheels we had. But then we think almost everything is better in the AS.
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:54 PM   #76
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We both use the shower every day. Using a quick wet-down, then wash with the shower set to drip mode, then rinse, we can get three days use before the grey tank is full. On the last morning out, I wipe down the entire shower with a used towel. Only need to use a cleaner at the end of the season.
On the rare occasion that we are staying at a really nice campground with a high end bath house (like Yellowstone's Edge) , we'll use it to take a long hot shower.
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:54 PM   #77
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In one of my prior trailers with a rear bath there was a 4' tub. It was very difficult for me to set down in it since I am taller than average (I was 6'4" but I'm more than 1" shorter now). 99% of the time the tub was used as a shower.

Now, we live in our 34' around 5-6 months per year. It only has a shower. My wife would like to have a tub, though I prefer the shower. A 4' would be fine for her since she is only 5' tall. A tub will not fit where the shower is now so I've been considering adding a custom made tub under the rear queen bed, which would be in the inside the storage area but accessible from the bedroom by raising the mattress/bed platform.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:29 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by Janet View Post
Good info here. A shower is needed but for us at least, a tub is not needed.

For those of you who have tubs, do you use them as a tub? In other words do you sit down in them, or put your kids or pets in them?

If you don't have a tub currently do you wish you did?

Hi, our shower has a small tub area maybe 3' by 3' and about 6"s deep. [just guessing at the size] We use this as a bath tub for Dusty.

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Old 02-05-2016, 03:23 AM   #79
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I have used the tub for a bath instead of a shower when camped with full hookups. Also bathed grandkids in the tub when they were small.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:30 AM   #80
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Water pressure: Does anybody else have a lack luster water pressure in the shower or is it just mine? or is this just what we must deal with while camping.
I've done 2 things to provide for smooth stable shower water pressure:
1 - I installed an accumulator tank
2 - I use an Oxygenics shower head
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:40 PM   #81
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Most days would be the most accurate answer.
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:30 PM   #82
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It's There, Use It

Other - a few percentage points off 100 as more rarely encountered situations dictate. 1) Runs from very cold to warmer regions with water systems winterized mean we have done a couple of CG uses. 2) Boondocking has provided the occasional use of nearby waterways for a spritz as we saved precious water in the tank for a longer stay. 3) On occasion, overnight stays with far flung family provide the opportunity for a more luxurious waterfall in their residence.

I like to use a squeegee and microfiber cloth after a shower to dry the stall and minimize the clean up so it is always spotless for the missus Besides, I hate the thought of walking to/from the facilities as we never seem to be near it.
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:49 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by Stefrobrts View Post
I guess I'm the only one to vote never so far We have used it maybe twice in 13 years. Seems there is always a campground shower available somewhere. Using the shower in the trailer just fogs up the inside, everything needs to get wiped down when you're done, and fills up the blue boy.

we are the same on this. 4 Airstreams and 15 years in and we have used our shower maybe 3 times. In our 66 I redid the pex and have not yet hooked up the shower. It has a nice new hand held deal too.

I have no problem with the facilities at campgrounds and such. I think most people are too afraid of bacteria ..could be why the get sick a lot. I have terrific immunity, and work in a school with little kids.
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:31 PM   #84
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Thank you all for the very informative answers. We have never used our shower in the interstate, but are going to Utah in May, staying in the National Park campgrounds.Some do not have electricity or water, so I will have to "learn" how to use the wet shower and the generator. It will be an experience.

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