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Old 11-18-2014, 12:36 AM   #71
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My sentiments exactly !
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:29 AM   #72
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Have never used indoor shower in the 17 or 21- the wife has a few times. Now that we have an outdoor one we use it regularly as we almost always dry camp. If campground has shower we use it.
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:08 AM   #73
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I must either be camping in nicer places (though I really doubt that), or just have a lower level of accepted cleanliness (I am not a low-life, really! ), but I have only once ever seen campground facilities that I thought were not acceptable (still used them). Most of them I have stayed at keep the showers, toilets, sinks, and surfaces quite clean.

If you pay for these services in your fees, why not use them?
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:24 AM   #74
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We had gang showers in high school ,the military and in most of the places I have worked
They were the only showers available and you learned to accept them . I don't understand people who say they would rather not bathe than use a public shower . Just because they are public does not mean they are unsanitary . After 40 years in construction , I was thrilled when they put portable toilets on the job site so we didn't have to drive to the closest gas station.
Maybe I just have low expectations or am easily pleased
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:43 AM   #75
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Welcome to the brotherhood, fellow bottom-feeder.

I only have to go back 40 some years to my mid teens, to when my grandparents (and many others), first got running water in their farmhouses. Before that it was heating the water on the stove for washing, or a bath. Toilet facilities were an outhouse with side-by-side holes, for those busy times. Though, we did get to use chamber pots during the night, rather than head outside in the middle of winter.

Using campground facilities by comparison, makes one feel like royalty.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #76
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Welcome to the brotherhood, fellow bottom-feeder.

I only have to go back 40 some years to my mid teens, to when my grandparents (and many others), first got running water in their farmhouses. Before that it was heating the water on the stove for washing, or a bath. Toilet facilities were an outhouse with side-by-side holes, for those busy times. Though, we did get to use chamber pots during the night, rather than head outside in the middle of winter.

Using campground facilities by comparison, makes one feel like royalty.
Jim, that was my life until I was 18 years old and moved from the farm to University. Our side by side holes were big and small. One for the kids and one for the adults. I never remember there being more than one in there at a time. The chamber pot rule was that the one who filled it had to take it out. As you can imagine, with 4 kids it got pretty close to the brim. Ironically, we had a dairy farm so we had running hot water in the milk house (a regulation for clean up of milking machines) but not in our house.
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:30 PM   #77
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I remember those days well. Also while being overseas in the military, every evening if you pulled the detail you had to yank out the sawed in half 55 gal barrels of waste, pour in diesel fuel, mix it up and burn it. Nothing surprises me now. You do what we must. Carl
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:37 PM   #78
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We don't currently have a shower in our camper and wondered how often folks with showers use them.

Still want to move up to a larger camper with shower. We always use the campground showers.

Last January while camping in SC the restroom with shower about 25 yards from the camper was not heated, but hot water still operational. There was a heated restroom shower about 100 yards from the camper that everyone else was using. Decided to try the unheated shower and was the only person using that shower all week, never encountered a line.
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Like many we prefer to use the CG showers, mostly for the space and unlimited water use, sometimes it's even hot. On our last trip we spent a good bit of time in National Parks and Forests where there were no showers, at those times we used the on board. Worked pretty well, a tad small for me, kept whacking my elbows, a bit of a hassle to dry, but not bad at all. Filling up the grey tank wasn't an issue in the 5th wheel at 28 gallons.

So for a 5 week trip we probably used the on board shower maybe half a dozen times. I wouldn't do without.
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Welcome to the brotherhood, fellow bottom-feeder.

I only have to go back 40 some years to my mid teens, to when my grandparents (and many others), first got running water in their farmhouses. Before that it was heating the water on the stove for washing, or a bath. Toilet facilities were an outhouse with side-by-side holes, for those busy times. Though, we did get to use chamber pots during the night, rather than head outside in the middle of winter.

Using campground facilities by comparison, makes one feel like royalty.
We live in a lake cabin in Northern Wisconsin . We still have an outhouse (one holer ) and a outdoor shower which utilizes,lake water (cold showers only) The cabin is heated with wood which we cut ,split and stack. We only got the internet / cable TV in our area about a year ago.Thank you for allowing me to join the Brotherhood of Bottom Feeders ,I am sure I am in Good Company .
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