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Old 05-17-2005, 02:56 PM   #15
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We use ours every time we go camping. Never considered anything else.
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Old 05-17-2005, 03:05 PM   #16
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We use the shower/tub in our Globetrotter exclusively. When stopping at rest areas during our travels, we use the airstream only. Some rest areas, along some interstates, are gross. Its doesn't matter how tiny our bathroom is, there is nothing like using your own.
A bad roadtrip where we ate too much fast food and encountered too many disgusting bathrooms was one of the main reasons we switched to trailer travel. Never bothered my husband as much as me, of course! Now we can cook our own little meals and enjoy them in a rest stop or at some nice pull-off along the way, and have our own facilities as well.

But I can see how some would find the shower optional. It's easy to use the campground showers instead, and makes less of a mess in the trailer.
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Old 05-17-2005, 04:02 PM   #17
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A bad roadtrip where we ate too much fast food and encountered too many disgusting bathrooms was one of the main reasons we switched to trailer travel. Never bothered my husband as much as me, of course! Now we can cook our own little meals and enjoy them in a rest stop or at some nice pull-off along the way, and have our own facilities as well.

But I can see how some would find the shower optional. It's easy to use the campground showers instead, and makes less of a mess in the trailer.
My dad use to always say, "My rest stop is always right behind me!".
After I graduated from college I started travelling for work. I never stayed in a motel or motel until then. I sure missed my trailer then!
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Old 05-17-2005, 04:09 PM   #18
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We always use our shower. And ours is a wet bath so it's a little more hassel.

But it sure beats walking to the campground shower carrying your supplies and wearing your shower shoes!

It's much easier to bath the little ones in the trailer shower too.
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:40 PM   #19
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We also have a wet bath. My child takes a shower in it every day while I use the campground showers.
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:49 PM   #20
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Guess it's split somewhere in the middle...

I't just seems easy to shower in the TT. I find that the hot water heater has enough for 2 showers and doing the dishes when running it for only 10 minutes or so.

I'd rather greet the public after a shower and a cup 'o java.

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Old 05-17-2005, 10:02 PM   #21
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Like many of you, our shower is used mostly for those hard to store items... the ironing board, some folding chairs, the patio lights, the folding outside garbage cans and a bin of miscellanious items. Also kept in the shower is a flat sided two quart pail, and a one gallon jug of distilled water for the dogs.... no more slinging water all over after a drink! It all comes out easily if we want to shower.
However, during most of our travels, we shower at truck stops... pays our money, use their towels, all the hot water in the world, and someone to clean up after me! LOL!! Of course, we both trucked for many years, running single or double as required, so it is no big deal for us to request a shower. Most truckstops now have no problem with mom-and-pop showering, they take it in stride, give me an extra towel when asked, and get on with life.... that way we only pay one shower fee. They also provide soap, and sometimes shampoo. Did I mention I was cheap?

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Old 05-17-2005, 10:15 PM   #22
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Let me count the ways

I want to sleep in my bed.
I want to cook my food.
I want to use by bathroom and shower.

NOT someone else's! That is why I bought a RV.

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Old 05-17-2005, 11:10 PM   #23
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Exclamation Use the shower

Thats why I got a trailer with all the ammenities. I like using my own shower. You never know what goes on in those campground showers, (but I do) its not pretty . Besides you never know JANET could be camping there too and the hot water could be all used up.
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:11 AM   #24
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Priorities................

#1 A bed
#2 A heater
#3 A shower

If my camper didn't have a shower, I would probably just take my van.
I can do without a toilet and fridge. A Porta Potti and a cooler are almost
easier to deal with. I would love to have an outdoor shower, but in
some places draining greywater all over the place would be a no no.
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:09 PM   #25
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We also mostly keep the bulky items in the shower. I think the holding tank is only 14 gallons and it fills quick enough with just the sink and toilet.
Pre Airstream I had a "Canned Ham" with porta pottie and no shower of water heater. I found a device called a Solar Shower which was a clear plastic, 2 gallon bag with a black backside. I would fill it with water in the morning when we were out in the boonies, flip it up on the top of the trailer, and have hot water when we came back from hiking.
Shower curtain? We don't need no stinking shower curtain. There were always towels to hang on a line to block the view. Things were a little looser back then.
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:19 PM   #26
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Having a shower with a bathtub was a big attraction to us when we were looking to buy a trailer. Then again, we've never used it, mostly because we've had a leak in our water inlet point. Presently, we are adding in a greywater tank--probably not as big as we'd wish, but a size we can fit in next to our watertank in our side gaucho. Given the size restriction of the tank, I can't see long, leisurely showers--but a good hot soak will be really nice. We plan to use the trailer to attend reenactments--those can get really dirty, a bubble bath at these places would be the ultimate luxury...

Ultimately, though, it's your trailer. I'd think, however, removing the shower would remove a fair amount of its resale value, even if you never use it.

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Old 05-19-2005, 11:39 AM   #27
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I have never used the showers in a campground. I love the convience of my stuff just right where I need it.
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:00 PM   #28
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After doing all my prior camping in a pop-up with no facilities whatsoever, using my shower everywhere I stay not only is a must, but a matter of principle!
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