Originally Posted by luckydc
If AS had an outside shower, won't you have to go in with your muddy feet and turn on the water pump to use it? Assuming you didn't leave it on while you were out getting muddy, which I hear is a no-no.
I like the idea of using the hose for a quick rinse.
An additional switch could be easily added close to the location of the shower to turn the pump on. While i have my AS all apart i think i will install one but im thinking of putting it where i already have a hole........the storage compartment on the roadside of my 31' Excalla II.
That location already has a door, its close to the water heater and water pump, and is away from the entry door so that area wont get soggy. I have dogs who for some reason love to roll in whatever poop they can find especially GOOSE POOP MAN ITS THE WORST!!!
One could easily build the shower itself or buy one. I dont like the idea of cutting a hole in the skin but of one wanted to do it , just find a AS door from salvage along with the trim, build a box and rivet the box to the skin from the inside using olympic rivets so it matches.
Build a box like this ("Tarheel" gets credit for this) "get some 3/8" plywood, a pint of west system epoxy with hardner, fiberglass tape and some micro wood filler.cut out the wood to the desired measurements,
mix the epoxy and coat both sides of the plywood using a foam roller. 3 coats light sanding between coats.
using brads tack the box together
mix epoxy and wood filler to a consistency of peanut butter
make a fillet on all of the inside corners including the bottom using a tool similar to a tongue depressor
after making the fillet remove excess epoxy
when the epoxy has set but before it has hardened cover the outside edges with glass tape and wet it with epoxy using a squeege and getting all air bubbles out
when the outside tape has set cover all inside joints in a similar fashion.
when the epoxy has cured coat the box inside and out with two or three additional coats of epoxy using a foam roller."
Make the box with a good flange around the edge so it can be attached to the skin. You could then install a shower fixture in the back wall of the box. I like the idea of the box also being large enuff to put wet muddy shoes in/whatever.
perhaps it will not look "factory installed" but you will have a factory AS door covering it so...??????
Just some ideas rolling around in my Tin Can Head