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Old 07-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #11
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And on a side note, I can only find one drain underneath and that is for my fresh water tank. Do some trailer not have them?
Walk around your TT and read the stickers on it - all the ones I've seen have a small decal that says "low point drain" on the side where it is underneath.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:03 PM   #12
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I think Ruben has an idea here. A 3-way valved tee with a couple of quick-disconnects on the low point drains, add 2 valved flex hoses when set-up going to a wye, and you have an outside shower.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:05 PM   #13
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You stated in post #8, "I have a cold and hot (red and blue with seal plugs not valves) water connections under my trailer which I assume are for a shower connection???"

Bad assumption. These are your low point drains. Yes they have pressure when the trailer has pressure, that is why they are capped. The other drain you have found is for the fresh water tank. Outside showers should be mounted in the wall, and plumbed inside. Otherwise, if you camp in freezing temps, all that exposed plumbing may freeze. I just put one in a Wildwood for someone. Make sure you find the studs, and don't cut through one when picking a location. Once you cut a hole in the side of the camper, you are pretty much committed.
Thanks for the info. Now how do I use the low point drains if the are capped. Just pry the caps out every time or better yet replace plugs with valves?

I actually built my own outdoor shower out of PVC and wrapped a tarp around for privacy ( worked great rinsing sand from daughters while at the beach) and used the hose. The PVC is not glued together so I when I put it up I put two of the vertical bars behind the bumper to hold it in place.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:06 PM   #14
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I have had my trailer for a few months and I just noticed I have a cold and hot (red and blue with seal plugs not valves) water connections under my trailer which I assume are for a shower connection??? I have an enclosed underbelly and they pipes sit b/w the skirt and underbelly. I didn't order the outdoor shower but it came plumbed for it. If may want ti check and see if you already have connections
No those are your low point drains. When you winterize your camper open those up (unscrew caps), pump in your RV antifreeze, and close up when you see the pink RV antifreeze flowing. I guess you can just drain but running a little antifreeze through wouldn't hurt.

Did you dealer give you a walk through with the unit?
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:10 PM   #15
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I think Ruben has an idea here. A 3-way valved tee with a couple of quick-disconnects on the low point drains, add 2 valved flex hoses when set-up going to a wye, and you have an outside shower.

Ya the more I think about it, the more thats what I will do. I don't need hot water. This is for rinsing only. And what I'll do is maybe mount a little box to under side to hold hose etc.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:21 PM   #16
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If you only wanted an outdoor shower when you had city water, an easy solution would be putting a Y valve on your water supply hose. Then one side to the camper, the other to a short length of hose and a garden nozzle. Although I guess even easier would just be disconnecting the hose from the camper and using that. Ha.
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I guess. But thats too easy and not fun and doesn't have the cool factor of saying my TT has a DIY outdoor shower LOL
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:35 PM   #18
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This is what Willis did:


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Old 07-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #19
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No those are your low point drains. When you winterize your camper open those up (unscrew caps), pump in your RV antifreeze, and close up when you see the pink RV antifreeze flowing. I guess you can just drain but running a little antifreeze through wouldn't hurt.

Did you dealer give you a walk through with the unit?
Yes they did but they use the blowout method as I do as well. We dint get many below freezing days where I am at so not really a need for antifreeze in the entire system. Just blow out and put antifreeze in p-traps and toilet. Worked great last winter.
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This is what Willis did:

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NICE, so that's the shore water coming into the Filter that goes to a faucet thats attached to where shore water connection is. That seems actually very easy to do.
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