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Old 11-18-2014, 10:31 PM   #81
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My great grandma had a wasp nest in one corner of her outhouse. Advice was "just don't bother them." We didn't dally in there!
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:39 PM   #82
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Hummm. I don't think I've answered up on this thread.

Owning an all molded towable that is fully-self-contained (FSC), do I "usually" use the shower. Not a chance. I prefer to keep all the moisture out of my trailer.

I learned to swim in a cattle trough... true story. Don't touch the sides, and don't put your feet down!

No matter how gross the shower house is, if the water is plentiful and hot... I'm good to go. I have shower shoes!

But, it's nice to know I have everything I need to shower inside Ten Forward, if needed.

As is said, better to have it and not need it than not to have it and need it.

YMMV.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:07 PM   #83
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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 .
Sounds like our property, we have an outhouse to use there, and a 20x32 cookhouse with an old wood stove, and a propane heater (should we stay overnight during winter). We don't have internet or cable. There is a power line feeding a gas pump on the land, but we choose to use a gen set for the few times we want electricity. It is housed well away from the cookhouse, and we can't hear it, and barely when outside and nearer it.

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Old 11-18-2014, 11:26 PM   #84
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Bottom feeders are stellar. No expectations and happy with whatever hand is dealt. AND usually have a Plan B.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:53 PM   #85
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Hummm. I don't think I've answered up on this thread.

Owning an all molded towable that is fully-self-contained (FSC), do I "usually" use the shower. Not a chance. I prefer to keep all the moisture out of my trailer.

I learned to swim in a cattle trough... true story. Don't touch the sides, and don't put your feet down!

No matter how gross the shower house is, if the water is plentiful and hot... I'm good to go. I have shower shoes!

But, it's nice to know I have everything I need to shower inside Ten Forward, if needed.

As is said, better to have it and not need it than not to have it and need it.

YMMV.
I prefer to keep all the moisture out of my trailer. Danna I 100% agree with you on keeping out all the moisture you can. Like you said we too use shower shoes so don't have to worry about catching some kind of foot disease.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:50 AM   #86
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Nine pages and counting on taking showers. One thing you can say about Escape owners is we have to be the cleanest campers in the campground!
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:52 AM   #87
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Nine pages on taking showers and counting. One thing you can say about Escape owners is we have to be the cleanest campers in the campground!
Yep! Every 3 or 4 days whether it's needed or not!
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:56 AM   #88
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The shower is there because its designed to be used. If there are campground showers, I would probably use those because of the better supply of hot water. Either way, not a biggie.

Our trailer will not be a museum. It will get used.
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We do use the inside shower in our 19' and I am not at all concerned about moisture inside the trailer (the bathroom vent, windows, and Max-fan do a great job managing that). I do find that the bathroom is a bit small for a big guy, and I find it easier when showers are available at a campground to make use of those facilities. The outdoor shower on my 19' does provide more elbow room than the inside shower, but you do have to be a bit more daring to use it.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:25 PM   #90
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The shower is there because its designed to be used. If there are campground showers, I would probably use those because of the better supply of hot water. Either way, not a biggie.

Our trailer will not be a museum. It will get used.

I thoroughly agree with this. If you do not use the toilet, stove, or shower, you might as well just pull a box behind you to sleep in. With a little bigger trailer you have room to live in it. Ours is definitely going to be used as built, weeks at a time. And the way winters are getting, it might be longer than that where there are palm trees. Loren
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