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Old 09-19-2015, 09:49 AM   #31
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I have ZERO problems with coin-operated showers. Just got back from camping in California. It keeps people from wasting water. 50 cents gave me a great 10 minute shower.

Oregon State Parks have no-fee showers. There are people that will stay under the water for 30 minutes or more. Especially when it's cold and they're trying to warm up.

And I never take a shower in a public place without wearing flip-flops, no matter how clean it looks.

What's the problem, really... in the grand scheme of things. I'm just grateful I'm not the one needing to wipe down the walls and clean it!
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:05 AM   #32
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I have never seen a shower at a campground I would not use.....yet! Some are nicer than others, and I certainly would want at least warm water. I have used some that certainly could use some updating, but the water is clean, and other than the the handle and the curtain, that is all I touch anyway.

Like Donna, I am not concerned with paying a bit for a shower, it makes it a user pay system as well as curbs people from taking long showers. This way, the folks that use it pay, and if you prefer to use the shower in your trailer, you are not covering the costs.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:21 AM   #33
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I have ZERO problems with coin-operated showers. Just got back from camping in California. It keeps people from wasting water. 50 cents gave me a great 10 minute shower...

...And I never take a shower in a public place without wearing flip-flops, no matter how clean it looks.
I cannot imagine taking a shower in a public facility and not using flip-flops (remember what they used to be called??). And I don't mind paying either. But what a good deal in California! Ten minutes for 50 cents? Fifty cents gets you only three minutes in a Washington State shower. I find that adequate.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:34 AM   #34
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I cannot imagine taking a shower in a public facility and not using flip-flops (remember what they used to be called??).
Every once in a while I slip up and call them thongs. My 23 y/o daughter rolls her eyes and says Mommmmm. But hey, flip-flops were thongs when I was a kid rather than dental floss underwear!
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:41 AM   #35
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Some of the Washington State Park showers are as much as $1.00 for 3 minutes, but that doesn't match those at the Miller's Landing Campground in Steward, Alaska - Non refundable $1.00 tokens for 2 minutes. I think that was the most expensive I've found, but the view from the campground was great:
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:59 AM   #36
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The shower in Death Valley, Ranch at Furnace Creek campground? It's directly across from the no facilities Sunset campground. Five Bucks.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:00 AM   #37
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Generators at anytime. Usually the owner places it as far away from their set-up as possible. This means it's closer to mine, then it is to theirs. jerks.

I also find certain diesel trucks very loud. So loud I can't hear. Obnoxious.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:05 AM   #38
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Barking, howling dogs! They don't even shut up during "quiet" times. It's not the dogs really... it's the dang owners. The ones where the dog is sitting right next to the owner and the owner ignores it... like if I don't pay attention the dog will stop. Instead the dog keeps barking as if to say... pay attention to me... which the owner isn't. GRRRRRR. In July I had a three-day trip ruined due to a hound dog! Double GRRRRRRR.
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If it's water savings they are after, then the campground should give you token for each person for a 5 minute shower every night you have registered. As I said, you already paid enough for the sight. And as far as taking showers in the trailer, some of the large rigs have tankless heaters, laundry facilities, etc. They can waste a lot of water and take excessively long showers and they do not pay an additional penny. Yet those of us who use the campground facilities get charged extra for the power to heat the water and the water itself, while the big rigs are using power and water provided from the same source as the bath house. It's not equitable.
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The shower in Death Valley, Ranch at Furnace Creek campground? It's directly across from the no facilities Sunset campground. Five Bucks.
You would think they would go with tokens, and only allow their registered guests to buy them at a much reduced rate. Maybe charge anyone not registered triple for tokens. Something like that.
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I also find certain diesel trucks very loud. So loud I can't hear. Obnoxious.
I have driven diesels for 30 years, and granted some of the older ones were a bit noisier, but none I had so noisy you couldn't hear. There are those macho guys that chip and modify them for performance, and as a result are often louder, and this I don't like listening too either. I absolutely love my new Ford diesel, that came out in 2012, it is so quite, nobody ever hears me coming, and everyone comments on how it doesn't even sound like a diesel. A lot of diesel cars are quite quiet too.

I think the biggest issue with them, is the folks that think they need to idle them a lot, to either warm them up, or think that it is cheaper and easier on the engine to leave it idling for a while, rather than stop and restart them. Both of these things are myths. I have been to a class led by a diesel manufacturer, that said that once the oil pressure is good (usually seconds), it is fine to drive the vehicle, as it warms up better being used than just idling. He also said that even for short stops, it is better to shut down the engine, as it saves fuel and that starters these days very rarely wear out due to use.
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