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Old 02-07-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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The wife and I along with 5 friends are going to a 3 day concert this summer. We paid the extra $$ for a campsite with water and electric but unfortunately they do not have sewer. Showers are available but for a fee. My biggest concern is filling up the gray tank because of showers. Considering its July and we will be outside all day/night, taking showers is a MUST!! I'd like to build some sort of enclosure for the outside shower so we don't have to pay $50 to have the camper pumped out. I'm not looking to do anything real intricate but just something that provides privacy for taking a quick shower. Has anyone built something like this or have pictures? I'm thinking I can use 1" PVC and a couple shower curtains, but would appreciate some input from anyone with knowledge about doing this. Thanks!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
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Check the venue- you may not be allowed to let your shower water just fall to the ground (ie, all gray water must be disposed of properly).

As for the enclosure- I've seen a couple of pictures where people had space between 2 slides that was pretty slick.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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Check the venue- you may not be allowed to let your shower water just fall to the ground (ie, all gray water must be disposed of properly).

As for the enclosure- I've seen a couple of pictures where people had space between 2 slides that was pretty slick.

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Usually outside showers on campers or just for rinsing off (sand etc. after going to the beach etc.)

Need to teach the water conservation methods of showering etc. We can take our 5 adults showiung / everything camping & not empty the tanks all weekend..........
(Our tanks are probably bigger though with a toyhauler as we can carry 100 gal or fresh water).........................
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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How much can the cost of cg showers really be?

I've only camped once where the showers were pay.
It cost 2.00 a day per person
I take that back dw and I shared a shower.

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The use of the outside shower is not an issue with the campground. It's not your typical rv park campground. And the cost of the showers aren't the issue as much as the wait and cleanliness are. Last year some people drove into town and showered at a car wash because they don't have enough at the campground. This concert draws around 75,000 people so its a little crowded. Pretty much small scale Woodstock for country music.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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If gray water is no problem at your camping spot you might look at this.
I don't recommend it if there is a gray water prohibition (which there may be if they have "for fee" showers.
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The wife and I along with 5 friends are going to a 3 day concert this summer. We paid the extra $$ for a campsite with water and electric but unfortunately they do not have sewer. Showers are available but for a fee. My biggest concern is filling up the gray tank because of showers. Considering its July and we will be outside all day/night, taking showers is a MUST!! I'd like to build some sort of enclosure for the outside shower so we don't have to pay $50 to have the camper pumped out. I'm not looking to do anything real intricate but just something that provides privacy for taking a quick shower. Has anyone built something like this or have pictures? I'm thinking I can use 1" PVC and a couple shower curtains, but would appreciate some input from anyone with knowledge about doing this. Thanks!!
Would this 3 day concert you speak of, be in Fort Laramie, OH? If so, I may have some tips for you.
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Yes, it's Country Concert in Fort Loramie. Any advice/tips would be much appreciated.
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Where is your camping site? I'm assuming S7, most of S8 is taken before tickets go on sale to general public. Couple tips. The water is HIGH in iron. Get an inline filter, even if you have a filter built in. People do shower outside, in enclosed portable showers, out in the open in swimsuits, and butt ass naked at certain times. They do have a pumping service that comes around daily, that will pump out black and gray. Last year it was about $30. Last year had temps in the 105 range and the power was knocked out in half the county, which also means that water was out to the campground. FILL YOUR FW TANK! The stage has it's own power, so the show goes on. Plan on going up on Wed. for the camper only concert, 12-2pm seems to be good time. Parmalee is a fun band. If you have general admission tickets, you can line up early in morning before gates open and get "Gold Circle" passes, which is special area directly behind reserved seating. It can get a little crazy in there. Lock everything up, while I've never had a problem there, some have. There is quite a bit of security! I did find a guy passed out in the bed of my truck last year, though. We're not camping this year, but will probably go up a night or 2.
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Where is your camping site? I'm assuming S7, most of S8 is taken before tickets go on sale to general public. Couple tips. The water is HIGH in iron. Get an inline filter, even if you have a filter built in. People do shower outside, in enclosed portable showers, out in the open in swimsuits, and butt ass naked at certain times. They do have a pumping service that comes around daily, that will pump out black and gray. Last year it was about $30. Last year had temps in the 105 range and the power was knocked out in half the county, which also means that water was out to the campground. FILL YOUR FW TANK! The stage has it's own power, so the show goes on. Plan on going up on Wed. for the camper only concert, 12-2pm seems to be good time. Parmalee is a fun band. If you have general admission tickets, you can line up early in morning before gates open and get "Gold Circle" passes, which is special area directly behind reserved seating. It can get a little crazy in there. Lock everything up, while I've never had a problem there, some have. There is quite a bit of security! I did find a guy passed out in the bed of my truck last year, though. We're not camping this year, but will probably go up a night or 2.
Was the Guy who was passed out in the bed of your truck waiting to use the shower or was he drying? Youroo!!
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