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Old 04-06-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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Do you use your shower?

We are about to take delivery on our 2009 27' FB Cool Breeze this Sunday. When we were checking out our new AS before we made our offer, the previous owner proudly stated "we have never used the shower, not even once". I though this was interesting and let the comment pass. When I was talking to another friend who owns a 2005 25' AS and mentioned this he said "We have never used our shower once since we purchased our AS. We use the space for storage." Is this normal? is there a reason not to use our shower? Please let a newbe know.


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Old 04-06-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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I use my shower almost daily when I'm in the trailer. When I'm though I wipe it down with a towel to keep it from getting water spots. It looks brand new on a '05.
My only suggestion is not to use harsh abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on these showers. I've found automotive cleaner wax (for car paint) works well on stubborn spots and doesn't scratch.

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Old 04-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #3
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We use the shower in both trailers. Very nice to have your own facilities. Can't understand why some others don't.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:17 PM   #4
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Of course we use the shower! Especially when we have full hookups. When we don't have full hookups and there is a shower in the campground we're more likely to use the campground's shower just because showering fills up the grey water tank more quickly. It IS nice to have your own facilities.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:26 PM   #5
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Glad to hear that there isn't a reason not to use the shower. I thought is was strange to have the shower to use, but not use it. Being a newbe, just wanted to check with the pros!
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:28 PM   #6
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Hi, no, I don't think it is normal for anyone not to use the shower that their trailer was built with. Maybe they can't conserve water, maybe they don't like to empty their tanks, and maybe they are just too big to use it. Or maybe they bring too much stuff and the only place to carry it is in the shower and too much trouble to remove everything so they can use the shower. My trailer's shower door has an opening of about 14"s wide, so I could see where someone could be too large to get into and out of it. The only thing that has hardly been used in our trailer is the oven, but we precook most of our food at home before we go on a trip, and seldom use our oven at home either. But I wouldn't want my trailer to be without an oven. Maybe we should have a poll on whether you use your trailer's shower or not and why, if you don't.

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Old 04-06-2011, 11:49 PM   #7
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Where I live the state parks generally offer electric only sites with no water or sewer. There are shower buildings.

People who frequent these parks often use the park showers because they think it's an overall better deal than taking short showers in the trailer and monitoring water usage closely.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:47 AM   #8
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I use my shower frequently, usually every day when we are on the road. It has plenty of elbow room for a XXL (fat boy).

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Old 04-07-2011, 04:50 AM   #9
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You bet we use the shower. Apparently the factory wants clean, fresh smelling Airstreamers that's why they installed a shower
I know of some folks who have SOB's and they wouldn't think of using their showers or toilets, only the campground facilities. I guess there just smelly SOB's
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:52 AM   #10
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I use mine every day we camp. Sometimes "navy" showers when boon docking but when we have full hook ups I like a long hot shower.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:52 AM   #11
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:06 AM   #12
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Our dear Lucy is a 2005 25FB. We have used her shower thousands of times. We have spent over 820 nights in Lucy and have pulled her over 70,000 miles. I like Lucy's shower better than the one at home.

I can't imagine why someone would never use the shower in their Airstream. I have also heard an Airstreamer say that he has never used the toilet in his Airstream. Go figure.

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Old 04-07-2011, 07:15 AM   #13
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I use it all the time. My wife prefers long hot showers and prefers the RV Park showers if nice and clean.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:22 AM   #14
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We use the shower all the time, even when boondocking. We use the bathtub for the kids too. At least every other night we have two little boys splashing around having a good time in the tub.

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