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Old 03-15-2004, 03:43 PM   #15
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Camping world has an addition you can add to your trailer on the outside that allows both hot and cold water. silver suz

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Old 04-03-2004, 10:07 PM   #16
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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

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Old 04-11-2004, 06:24 PM   #17
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I use a "WalMart" tee with a faucet when I connect to the campground watersupply. 50' of green garden hose exposed to the sun will give you a nice warm shower anytime you want it.
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:42 PM   #18
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Several of my friends have these and they work great. This thing has a battery operated pump. It's dropped into a stream or a 5 gallon water jug. No reaso you could just stick the hose down the water fill.
There is a redialy avalable "stall" that is sold for use with portable toilets that a couple of the folks I know have.

A few of my friends have built heat exchangers for showers on their trucks. Pretty slick set up.

I have put some thought to a set up for our coach last year. I plan to weld a bracket to the frame next to the bumper. A pole will slide into it. It will have a hoop for a shower curtain.
I was going to use the water system drains and adapt them so I can tap them for the shower. Set of control valves mounted on the suport pole for the shower stall ring.
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Old 04-11-2004, 08:07 PM   #19
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Tarheel, That is what we used when I worked in the oil field in Texas, we had a couple hundred feet of water hose strung out, that was enough water for the whole crew to shower. Marvin
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:48 AM   #20
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If you need more water than the hose will provide you can always put a tank, 2-10 gallon waterpump tank, on top of your trailer. Paint the tank black or forrest green and let the sun warm it. We used a 50 gallon hotwater heater at the beach and had to use cool water mix because the water got too hot. The 5-10 gallon sunshower bags hung will do an excellent job given enough time. Several hundred feet of water hose is cheap and easy to store.

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