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Old 11-20-2014, 02:44 PM   #131
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Steve, my thought is that most folks who do use the shower in their Escape don't shower twice a day. My guess it that when they do use it, it is most probably like GBaglo and I have described - essentially using the shower head to make a sponge bath easier- a quick wet down, turn off the shower and use a wash cloth, etc to wash off, then a quick rinse off of the soap.

Unless, of course, you are at a campground with full hookups.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:12 PM   #132
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Steve, my thought is that most folks who do use the shower in their Escape don't shower twice a day. My guess it that when they do use it, it is most probably like GBaglo and I have described - essentially using the shower head to make a sponge bath easier- a quick wet down, turn off the shower and use a wash cloth, etc to wash off, then a quick rinse off of the soap.

Unless, of course, you are at a campground with full hookups.
We are part of a camping group of 5 couples . We have a small 17 ft trailer ,the rest of the group have trailer starting at 32 ft and going up from there . The women in the group shower twice a day in their trailers and even with their 80 gallon grey tanks have to dump every other day. The group seldom if ever camps at sites without full hookups . We end up going to KOA' s ,.We would rather camp at State / County Parks but since they want the home shower experience ,that never happens . I agree with you that if one took a Navy shower , the shower in our trailers would be fine . I am not sure that taking a Navy shower satisfies most people
or meets their definition of a shower. There is definitely a different mindset between fiberglass trailer owners and the owners of a $250,000 motorhome
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:27 PM   #133
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There is definitely a different mindset between fiberglass trailer owners and the owners of a $250,000 motorhome
THAT's for sure!
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:52 PM   #134
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I do not think the shower in our trailers will ever approach the luxury of a long ,hot shower at home
It may if you have hookups, and a tankless water heater.
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:47 PM   #135
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:59 PM   #136
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I agree with Eric - while the average home shower is not reasonably sustainable when operating from tankage, there is no need to use the same method.

I think it's well established that if a resource is not limited or expensive, it will be wasted, and that when the same resource becomes limited, people are motivated to use much less... and are capable of doing so without unreasonable sacrifice.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:02 PM   #137
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There is definitely a different mindset between fiberglass trailer owners and the owners of a $250,000 motorhome
Perhaps, and obviously the choice of RV reflects the expectations of the owner, but neither group can be fairly represented by a single stereotype.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:58 PM   #138
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I've taken about 235 showers since this thread started...probably about 30 in my trailer...
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I've taken about 235 showers since this thread started...probably about 30 in my trailer...
Yea, but who's counting!
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:54 PM   #140
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8 minutes for a shower? Goodness, I'm surprised they don't drown! I live on a small island. Any whisper of someone taking a "long, hot shower" is likely to find a very angry community on the doorstep! Not to mention a "snarl" in the local paper :-)
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