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Old 02-20-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
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Outdoor shower

I haven't heard of an Airstream outdoor shower before (thanks to Jack for providing a pic of it on the new Safari 30'), but I think it's a great idea.

I'd like to see Airstream put this shower unit next to the entrance so we can quickly wash our sandy feet (or dog's muddy feet) before leaping back into the coach. (I think the shower is located streetside on the 30' Safari)

But why limit it to just the Safari 30'? Wouldn't this be a good feature for all of the Airstreams?

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Old 02-20-2004, 04:01 PM   #2
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The are a goodly number of outdoor showers sold for campers and marine use....do a yahoo, etc. search and you will have good reading...jem
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It's a nice convenience, but.....

Wouldn't a garden hose attached to the water outlet serve the same purpose? No warm water of course but how often are we going to stand outside and take a full shower?
I wouldn't want it to become standard issue on all new AS's and raise the already high cost even higher.
Just my opinion, thanks for the info.

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Old 02-20-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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One thing that I liked about the 16CCD is the opening curbside for the shower head pass through. It'll be handy for us, though using it so close to the door could cause an additional muddy mess.
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:36 PM   #5
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Cool

To me conveniance isn't the issue, I just really enjoy
having a blue sky has my ceiling when I am taking a shower.
The kids say it reminds them of the outdoor showers at the beach house. My camping club has a portable shower system
made from the guts of a couple of ill fated SOBs. We also hooked up a double utility sink for doing dishes.
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Old 02-21-2004, 11:48 AM   #6
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Ralph Lauren's Nautical and Utility Airstreams (and probably the other two, but they aren't shown) feature outdoor showers, most likely to make those little Bambis feel a bit more roomy inside. I'm all about the warm, indoor showers - if I'm dragging around 2700 lbs all over creation, it'd better have a nice bathroom in it - but for what they are, they appear to be very well done.

There aren't too many photos, and none showing how it's constructed or gets it's water, but could serve as an inspiration if making your own.






Kind of a pain in the butt setting up and breaking down the whole thing every time you want to rinse off, but I suppose if you were staying put in warm weather for several days this would fit the bill. Looks like 3 or 4 telescoping legs with a steel ring, which holds another ring with the curtain on it. A solar-heated camping shower (with the big canvas dromedary) would work well with this, too.
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REI (recreational equiptment Inc and Camper's World catalogueshave portable outdoor showers and various size bag bags to heat water, with a faucet head attached. Even at 10,000 ft. the 5 gal hot water bag got impressively hot! silversuz. we have a shower rig by the pool on tripods to attach to a water source so kids can rinse off before/ after swimming. It's made by the same company that does water sprinklers and connectors in bright orange. Brain fatigue today cant remember the name but home depot sells them. I got mine from a garden catalogue. silversuz
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It's the campmor catalogue that has products for outside showering silversuz
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:16 PM   #9
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I was planning on installing an exterior shower on the curbside mid-area of my tradewind. I was looking at installing the CampingWorld one, part# 22260, which is $60. It is shown below, and has to be painted to make it silver. I know it will just chip off.

I really like the A/S grey one, and I assume it has an aluminum door.

I don't see the A/S one in the 2004 Safari 30', is it in new for 2005? Anyone have a part number yet?

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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.
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O.k. , finally got it together, www.campmor.com or in their catalogue on pps 114-115, are a bunch of sunshowers, and a sunshower enclosure. for wet feet find a wood pallet or planks or stones and a way to have the water drain away.

The small one is great to use backpacking. silver suz
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I had Toscano install an outside shower on the streetside on my old Safari. They had never done one before but it came out great. I really miss it on the Classic.

Having access to hot water without going into the trailer is great. When people need to wash their hands or plates or pots, I send them to the side of my trailer. No more having people trample through the trailer to get some hot water. I also used it for washing my dog after trips to the beach. Never did take a shower with it.
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I really like the A/S grey one, and I assume it has an aluminum door.

I don't see the A/S one in the 2004 Safari 30', is it in new for 2005? Anyone have a part number yet?

Thanks,

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The door is grey plastic. The one I took the picture of was mounted on a 30' 2004 Safari. I'm sure A/S will give you a part number if you call them. Note that it is set up for hot and cold water.
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...our SOB had one, and we mostly used it for doing dishes in parallel, and also hosing off after swimming in a pool...
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