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Old 01-24-2014, 12:19 PM   #61
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I pee in the sink too....most of the time I take the dishes out first.
Hudlow, you owe me some hot chocolate, since I spit a bunch out reading your post. Too funny.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:40 PM   #62
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Most use what everyone is calling a navy shower but you could take old hot water tank out and put in an on demand tank. Just remember you have to fill up water tank more often and empty grey water more often. I would use the campground facilities for my self and the wife and use the trailer shower for the little kids. When you live in the country on a well and septic system you really learn to conserve water usage.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:03 PM   #63
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5 minute shower is a "Navy Shower". with the 4 of us we can get 4 showers in with the water heater on elec./propane. the 4th person (ususally me) gets a luke warm shower. it can be done, it just takes practice!
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:52 PM   #64
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PS My wife takes 30-45 minute showers at home and quick showers in the RV. It can be done.

Dare I ask..... What in the world could you do in the shower for 30-45 mins??
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:58 PM   #65
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I've taken a navy shower in our camper once when we were off the grid, I won't do it again if I can help it. We always use the bath houses at the camp ground except for giving my 3 year old a bath in the camper, the tub is just her size. My next camper will have a corner shower that I can actually stand up in, in the even that I have to use it...
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:29 PM   #66
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Dare I ask..... What in the world could you do in the shower for 30-45 mins??
The only thing that comes to mind is; It's mine I can wash it as long as I want!
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:46 PM   #67
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Ha!

You think showers in RV's are a trial?...at least you usually have access to additional water. Try sailboats...your dilemma reminds me of a time a few years back when we were anchored in the Dry Tortugas (Florida...no supplies of any kind available...you pack your stuff in and you pack it out). Our then 14 year old niece, who was cruising with us for the first time and a complete newbie to boats decided to shave her legs while letting the water run as she always did at home...she went through a hundred gallons before I was able to stop her and then throw her overboard...
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Twenty four years -------------

Twenty four years of Navy showers, I can tell you it works. Took a little of time to train my dear wife about Navy showers.

I have to agree with OC " wash my mouth out with soap" SHEESH! But I did change my thermostats from 120 to 140 as the first mod I did to my Rockwood fifth wheel and a little of training of the DW for Navy showers. Plenty of hot water.
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Something else to consider is changing out the water heater's 2 thermostats (1-120v & 1-12V) normally 120 with 140 thermostats. It takes less hot water.

We just did the change and really like it.
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Do you have part numbers for the 140 Thermostats? Do you have to change the high limit thermostats also?

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All right "OC" put the info on him!
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