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Old 03-05-2021, 12:39 PM   #1
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Showering Al Fresco?

Just wondering if anyone could share their experiences using the outdoor shower for bathing.

We just purchased a beautiful 22FB Carvel and plan on mostly camping in State and Natíl Parks. Iím 6í8Ē and I believe the interior of the Caravel is exactly 6í8Ē - the inside shower is a little more challenging though I can get it to work : )

The bigger problem is on our shakedown cruise I filled the grey tank about 20% with what I thought was a quick shower (the new ASís have an on-demand water heater that canít be turned on and off for a navy shower).

So I was thinking Ö why not let the wife use the inside shower while I rinse off outside? Is anyone on the forum using it this way? Hereís my questions:

* Has anyone rigged up a simple screen? Most of the shower tents look like they would take up too much space in a campsite/take too long to set up ... and we donít have an awning on that side to just hang something off of.
* Will shower water/soap splashing hurt the ASís aluminum skin?
* Would this be considered grey water and is it even generally allowed in state parks?

I searched the forums and found a couple of discussions on this issue from years past, mostly before the outside shower was a standard issue. Would love any feedback you can give me. Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2021, 03:36 PM   #2
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I know that in National Parks, this would be considered grey water, meaning you canít do it.

Every Florida State Park I have visited prohibited the release of grey water as well but they also provide showers so it would be a non-issue.

Canít speak for anywhere else. I have heard that a lot of desert BLM areas have no problem with dumping grey water but donít take my word for it.
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Old 03-05-2021, 03:42 PM   #3
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I am sure you can turn the water off when ever you want. No different from turning your kitchen faucet on then off, then on again to rinse dishes.
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