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Old 03-27-2014, 11:33 AM   #21
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We use ours all the time. We will use campground facilities occasionally but sometimes it is easier to just use the trailer. While boondocking last summer we used the outside shower as well.


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Old 03-27-2014, 11:39 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
Have people come across campground showers that posed any issues with safety before?
Safety - hmmm.

The most "interesting" shower we've ever "visited" was when we still had our Harley and Lee-sure Lite Tent trailer. On route to Nelson we kept hearing about this awesome campground called "Toad Rock" - specifically bike friendly.

Yikes - Not only was it Harley Biker Central (not that there's anything wrong with that), every campsite seemed to belong to everyone - what's yours is mine - free for the taking and here have another beer, toke, dance, hoot-n-holler.

We were really tired after a long day's ride. Glenn went for a shower while I sat and trembled inside our tiny tent. Freaked out by what was going on all around me I went to look for him. More yikes. There was some kind of, um, "communal" shower going on in the single showers which Glenn was oblivious to and I was invited to join.

Holy Smokes. We left as soon as was humanly possible.

We are really really really glad to have our own shower!

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Old 03-27-2014, 12:00 PM   #23
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We have not yet used the inside shower in our 19', but have used the external shower a number of times. I am sure that this year we will get the opportunity to use the inside shower. We do prefer to use campground showers when they are available, as there is usually more room and helps to conserve on fresh water and grey water tank usage. While at Okanagan Provincial Park last summer, I did have to share one campground shower with this very large spider (looked like a black widow) that was perched on top of the shower rod the entire time. Was a little unnerving, but managed to get clean without too much stress.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:37 PM   #24
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Rosemary, you and Glenn seem to find all the best places. I have never been invited into a communal shower at a campground before.

I have seen a sign for that campground, but never checked it out. Methinks that campround is in an element of its own. LOL
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:07 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by bryan View Post
There were a few trailers I would have bought had they had a toilet/shower but had to pass to wait for the right one.
It's just the opposite for us. We were offered the Escape 19 that we were refered to; but declined since we want one built without a bathroom. However, we did ask for the external shower (and that is possible).
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:52 PM   #26
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We use ours all the time, that said if there are nice ones at the campground we will use them or if its hot and there is a nice lake or river thats great too. Never really thought much about it before, we follow the if its there why not use it rule, this rule applies to indoor cooking and the toilet also. I guess for us it comes down to what ever is easiest or most convenient at the time. When our Escape was ordered we got things we wanted and would use as opposed to things for resale.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:45 PM   #27
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Last week we used the shower in our 17b for the first time. We were in the National Park Campground at Hot Springs, AR. A nice campground but no showers, Frankly, I was skeptical that it was possible to shower in such a small place, but it worked well. We prefer to use campground showers, but appreciate the flexibility. For us, much of the advantage of a trailer is avoiding the late night stumble to the campground rest rooms. As others have said, if you are going to have a toilet, you may as well have a shower.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:49 PM   #28
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I always use my trailers shower. I use the outdoor shower for washing pots and pans.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:06 AM   #29
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We've used showers in many of the parks we've camped in in our former lives and some were 'questionable', others very nice (Oregon State Parks get high marks in my book). Last night we camped in a park where we opted to bypass the camp showers because they were a little sketchy so I was glad I had the shower in our 19' as a backup. Was set to do it again; however, the park we're in in McMinnville has great showers ... and they're free!! Still, knowing we have the shower option in our trailer makes life a little easier in my book.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:49 AM   #30
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One experience that make me more likely to use our shower was picking up toenail fungus from a campground shower that otherwise seemed quite well maintained.

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