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Old 06-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #1
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Showering in your Airstream.

It next trip, we should have the bathroom fully functional so we will be showering in it for the first time. Does everyone shower like normal, or do you do more of a get wet, lather, turn water back on and rinse? I just wonder if there are issues with running the shower water for a full shower.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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I do the turn-on-squirt-turn-off-scrub-turn-on-squirt-turn-off-repeat routine. (Oh, gosh, the spell checker is just sure that I got the spelling wrong.)

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:08 AM   #3
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It next trip, we should have the bathroom fully functional so we will be showering in it for the first time. Does everyone shower like normal, or do you do more of a get wet, lather, turn water back on and rinse? I just wonder if there are issues with running the shower water for a full shower.
We have a six gallon water heater in our Bambi. If we use the wet-soap-rinse method, we can take showers back to back, and the grey tank lasts longer before we have to empty. When we shower normally, the grey tank fills up pretty quickly.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:11 AM   #4
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I do the turn-on-squirt-turn-off-scrub-turn-on-squirt-turn-off-repeat routine. (Oh, gosh, the spell checker is just sure that I got the spelling wrong.)

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I do the same except maybe add a couple more repeats. DW will not let me out until she is certain I have all that ole-man-smell off of me.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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We shower normally. We have a six gallon tank and wife and I shower back to back and all is well. When grey tank fills we just dump it- no big deal. Enjoy your shower!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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My wife and I are both retired Navy, water conservation a way of like at sea, or in our Airstream without hookups. I don't see it as a hardship at all, or less enjoyable. Just a matter of longer use of water supply and grey tank.

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:52 AM   #7
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I do the turn-on-squirt-turn-off-scrub-turn-on-squirt-turn-off-repeat routine. (Oh, gosh, the spell checker is just sure that I got the spelling wrong.)

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Yah, that's what we do when boondocking.
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I spent eight years in the Navy so it's no big deal to me. I take a Navy shower but the wife does whatever she wants when we're hooked up to shore water and a dump. As near as I can tell with my late model A/S that has both gas and electric water heater even with the water running it stays warm/hot.

If we're dry camping she's good about it and we both take Navy showers mostly to keep the gray tank from filling up and of course to not run out of fresh water.
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Depends if you have a dump at your campsite. Thats why I am adding another 30 gal grey tank. if you have a dump at your camp site go for broke. IF not, on and off is the way to go. I hate hooking up to go and dump the grey tanks...
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #10
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I take Navy showers. Mr. Mod hasn't used the shower in the AS. He is 6'4'' and 250 lbs. So he uses the showers at the campground. I was thinking of setting up some type of outdoor shower but haven't put much thought to it yet.
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This thread needs pictures!!. LOL
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We boondock so gray water isn't a concern, plus we have no gray water tank. Our fresh water tank is only 26 gallon's so we do the water on n off bit. I also carry 50 gallons of fresh water in the back of the truck.
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Since we rarely dry camp, I prefer to use the more commodious campground showers, while my wife prefers the coach showers. While we're 99.99% with hookups, it's not always full-hookups; consequently, when using the coach shower, it's always Navy shower in order to extend the gray water.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:26 AM   #14
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Be careful of what you wish for. ;-)

We pretty much camp at full service campgrounds and with the newer gas WH's, the recovery time is fast. We shower just like we do at home.
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