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Old 04-08-2011, 09:56 AM   #57
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One of my goals on any camping trip is to never enter the campground bathrooms! That is one of the main reasons I started RVing years ago. Otherwise I could have kept sleeping in my Eureka tent and put my money towards something else.

Heck I have even heard of folks who after using the john put the TP into a garbage pail cause they don't want to "clog" the tanks. HUH. No thanks. Maybe if I am visiting some 3rd world country, but not in my RV.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:03 AM   #58
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I've never used the shower, toilet of either sinks. I've never opened any of the windows, walked on the floor or used the door. The bed has never even been made and I've never turned on the radio, heat or AC.

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Old 04-08-2011, 10:23 AM   #59
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Just in case someone else is interested, I saved pics of how someone used aluminum slat/bar to make a curved shower rod. The article from the associated RV forum is no longer available - glad I saved the pics.

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Old 04-08-2011, 12:54 PM   #60
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Shower bed...

Growing up traveling in my parents' 1972 31' Sovereign, we boys used the shower sparingly. Mom used it religiously, and when my sister was born and grew up- so did she. We boys tended to want to go use the shower houses at the campgrounds...more room to spread out.

We never stored anything in the tub- it was always ready to use. BUT- when my sister was tiny, we made a plywood bed- with a little bumper wall to keep her in- that sat on top of the tub side. Add her baby bed mattress, and voila- sleeping for five in a four person trailer.

She used that bed until she was too long to sleep in it. In transit, the bed platform slid under one of the twin mattresses in the middle of the trailer. Dad said he got the idea from another Airstreamer with an expanding family.

After Courtney was too big to sleep back there, my brother moved out into a tent or slept on one of those cheap "flip and fold" chair/beds. It was lightweight and served its purpose as well.

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Old 04-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #61
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I remember my first encounter with a pay shower at a camp ground in the Wisconsin Dells during our pop-up camper days. I walked to the shower house and found that it costed a quarter. I dug in the pocket and found one.

Okay the quarter went in and here came the water. I had it full on hot and I think the water heater wasn't in the building itself. Well it eventually got hot, I stepped in and soaped up. I'm sure you all know what happened next. Clunk! And I had no more money.

I've also been at campgrounds where kids have left the showers on and exhausted the tanks. So after those learning experiences I made sure that my travel trailers all had showers and have used them!

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #62
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Going on our first camping trip this weekend. Water heater doesn't work. I can't afford a new Atwood. I'm thinking about a point of use water heater. Anyway, we will be using the campground showers for a while. Do they really cost money??
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:20 PM   #63
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Going on our first camping trip this weekend. Water heater doesn't work. I can't afford a new Atwood. I'm thinking about a point of use water heater. Anyway, we will be using the campground showers for a while. Do they really cost money??
Generally, the showers at campgrounds are included in the the site fee.

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:38 PM   #64
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Generally, the showers at campgrounds are included in the the site fee.

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Sadly, ours is 25c for 5 minutes. Take a few quarters with you...
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:26 PM   #65
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Generally, the showers at campgrounds are included in the the site fee.

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Colorado state parks charge for showers in addition to anything else they can think of. You also pay entry fee plus camping fee.

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Of course. It's one of the wonderful luxuries of having an Airstream and not a tent.
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In our 800+ nights of camping in Lucy, I have not run into a single pay shower at a campground. Even though I generally don't use the CG shower, I usually check out their facilities for future reference.

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:01 PM   #68
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Shower tokens or quarters are required for showers in our favorite campgrounds in Southern California: South Carlsbad State Beach, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Agua Caliente County Park.

South Carlsbad State Beach Campground has no hookups, and I don't mind paying for the token to enjoy a leisurely hot shower, while not using up my fresh water or filing the gray water tank. (I had enough "Navy showers" aboard Navy ships!)

I actually enjoy a morning hike, then a relaxing noon time shower while the temperatures are mild and the showers are readily available.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:04 PM   #69
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The shower is my favorite part of the Sovereign. I LOVE it & hope to never go in a campground shower ever again! No foreign germs, no sand, and best of all, HOT water.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:10 PM   #70
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