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Old 11-15-2014, 03:57 PM   #51
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I use camp showers if they are reasonably clean and not too far away. Otherwise, I take 2-gallon showers in the fiver.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:25 PM   #52
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WE use the outside shower the most, washing our hair, filling up large pots, buckets to wash the vehicle etc, washing dishes outside, washing the dog.
We mostly use the CG showers but, if they are dirty, or it is too cold out we use the one in the trailer.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:52 PM   #53
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We use the outside showers when weather is good and not too many others are in close vicinity. Other times, we use the inside shower.

It is actually surprising how little water you actually need to take a shower if you are trying to conserve.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:58 PM   #54
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In our 19 we used our shower all the time, if the tank filled we drained it. The one thing we found was that we never used our outside shower, when we ordered our 5.0TA we dropped the that option. We never really found that the gray tank filled to fast showering but as others have mentioned you don't need that much water to shower with. BUT if one has full hookups then thats another story.

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Old 11-15-2014, 05:12 PM   #55
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We have a very active Australian Shepard and we love to go camping at the beach. The outside shower gets used often and the dog will actually stand still with warm warm water. Standing still is something she is not good at!
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:51 PM   #57
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In our 19 we used our shower all the time, if the tank filled we drained it. The one thing we found was that we never used our outside shower, when we ordered our 5.0TA we dropped the that option. We never really found that the gray tank filled to fast showering but as others have mentioned you don't need that much water to shower with. BUT if one has full hookups then thats another story.

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I used the outside showers on my campers that had them, but not for "showering." I find the outside shower useful for rinsing sand off my feet if I've been in the water, and also used it for dishwashing, which we don't do often due to the convenience of disposable plates and plasticware. My 5.0TA build list currently specifies the outside shower to be on the door side (essentially under the cook stove). Moving it to this location is easy because the water supply is nearby (sink) and it allows for an inside shut-off. And when dishwashing is necessary, it can be done under cover of the awning.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:16 AM   #58
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why not? sure CG showers work, if convenient, if not the shower inside works well. we lived in a 27' boat fo a number of years and the head in the 19 is way bigger and more comfy!

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We use ours all the time and love having it.
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why not?
The reasons I don't use it are many, the reasons I do are few.

- Number one reason is conserving water. If it needs to last for 5 days, then one quick shower might (though very rarely) be had. Don't really want to bring lots of extra water cans along.
- If in a campground facilities are available (which is rare in most we use), they are usually roomier, better spray head (though not always), and I don't have to wipe down afterwards.
- Most of my camping trips are 4 nights max, so a shower is usually not needed in that time. Everyone else all smells the same anyway. After all, we are camping, right?
- Sponge baths by your SO can be way more fun. Two cannot fit in the trailer shower.

- It is convenient should we be boondocking and from exertion get sweaty and dirty. Sometimes when real dirty, it can take even less water to shower, than to sponge bath.

Don't get me wrong, if one has a toilet anyway (a wifely requirement), it might as well be a wet bath with a shower, for those times you do need it.
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