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Old 11-19-2014, 09:00 PM   #121
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:23 PM   #122
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Not so fast sir! A hotdog in a bun with mayonnaise is just plain wrong!!!
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But mayo on a hot dog.......yuk. Might as well have a BLP (bacon, lettuce, and peanut butter).
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:35 PM   #123
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Getting back to showers, just how much water or what kind of pressure does the pump put out? I spent most of October in a motel with one of those water saving showerheads and was thinking to myself that this is probably about how the shower will be in the trailer.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:21 PM   #124
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When boon docking and using the pump you're thinking about conserving water, not water pressure. You just get wet, shut off the shower head, soap down, and rinse.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:42 PM   #125
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When boon docking and using the pump you're thinking about conserving water, not water pressure. You just get wet, shut off the shower head, soap down, and rinse.
I've gotten nuts enough to time how long I run the shower head to see how little water I can use. Less than 2 gallons I think ......maybe.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:43 PM   #126
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Getting back to showers, just how much water or what kind of pressure does the pump put out? I spent most of October in a motel with one of those water saving showerheads and was thinking to myself that this is probably about how the shower will be in the trailer.
Loren, I agree with Glenn that it's not so much about the pressure of the shower as it is the amount of water you use. But, some folks here have replaced the stock showerhead with the Oxygenics one (or had ETI install it at the factory), which is supposed to make it feel like there's more water volume/pressure without actually using any more. Here's a couple of links on the forum that discuss it:

Oxygenics Body Spa RV Showerhead - a quick review

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Camco makes a nice replacement one too. It's smaller than the Oxygenics which we liked about it.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:59 AM   #128
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My wife has long thick hair, and for rinsing it where water savings are wanted. I will hold the spray nozzle close to her head, while she uses two hands to rinse. Same will sponge baths where she washes her hair outside. I will slowly pour the rinse water out of the pot. Works great.

For myself..........a wee wipe with a cloth on my hairless dome works great, and makes me feel great.
I can still remember the days of having long hair....those days are gone.

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Looks like you're still rockin' the mutton chops though, Jim.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:23 PM   #130
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The average home shower in the US lasts 8.2 minutes and consumes 17.3 gallons of water
The average American consumes between 80 and 100 gallons of water per day
Between 17% and 30% of the water we use per day is for showering
Taking a typical home shower in my estimation is not practical in a small fiberglass trailer .I have often wondered how 2 people can shower twice a day ( Information from past posts on several fiberglass RV sites) in their trailer without full hookups or filling their water tank and dumping their grey tank daily. I am NOT criticizing anyone for using their onboard facilities but in my estimation showering in your trailer daily may create as many problems as it solves . I must admit that I have used our trailers outdoor shower (Rinsed Off) and let the water drain on the ground ,which again has it's'own set of issues
I do not think the shower in our trailers will ever approach the luxury of a long ,hot shower at home
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