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Old 09-07-2022, 10:30 AM   #41
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Threads like this are fun to see all of the creative ways fellow campers take advantage of features many or most RVs come equipped with and at the same time offer ideas such as the links to rubber matting etc.
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Old 09-07-2022, 11:00 AM   #42
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For those using the shower to wash cooking grates, dishes, etc., just remember that not all campsites will be happy with food-spillage around the campsite itself. Dump your water away from campers and be aware that washing the grates can leave a greasy mess behind.
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:19 PM   #43
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We carry these snap-lock rubber pads and use them when there's muddy spots or when at the beach.



EBAY-12" x 12" interlocking pads.



Those look like a good solution and not overly $
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:30 PM   #44
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Threads like this are fun to see all of the creative ways fellow campers take advantage of features many or most RVs come equipped with and at the same time offer ideas such as the links to rubber matting etc.
Yeah, it was just my way to get a fun topic going. DW was wondering "why not take a shower outside? Why would that not be acceptable?" So I said "let me ask em". We are enjoying all the responses. I think I would hide behind a curtain
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Old 09-07-2022, 01:30 PM   #45
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Yeah, it was just my way to get a fun topic going. DW was wondering "why not take a shower outside? Why would that not be acceptable?" So I said "let me ask em". We are enjoying all the responses. I think I would hide behind a curtain
This is what we used back in our pop-up camper era for both showers and portable toilet. It won't break your bank either.

Portable Pop Up Pod- Instant Privacy, Shower & Changing Tent

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Use it to get water in a bucket to clean fish after a good day of fishing!!
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:17 AM   #47
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PoppySteve is that curtain number 1,2, or, 3?
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Old 09-12-2022, 01:07 PM   #48
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So from what I'm reading, if you have an outdoor shower, it's ok to wash/rinse pots/pans/dishes/etc and ok to wash the dog, wash/rinse feet, a quick shower, etc.
But if you don't have an outdoor shower, then if you do any of the things mentioned above with just a water hose, you are considered "dumping grey water ".
I've done all the above (except shower) with a water hose.
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Old 09-12-2022, 01:21 PM   #49
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So from what I'm reading, if you have an outdoor shower, it's ok to wash/rinse pots/pans/dishes/etc and ok to wash the dog, wash/rinse feet, a quick shower, etc.
But if you don't have an outdoor shower, then if you do any of the things mentioned above with just a water hose, you are considered "dumping grey water ".
I've done all the above (except shower) with a water hose.
Now you've opened that can of worms!

Yes... some folks believe any form of putting water on a site is considered taboo and will tell you it erodes the site. Others use outside tables/sinks/dishpans and outside showers to wash... well... whatever... and are just as content with their decision.

Ask what the rules are and to each their own.
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Old 09-12-2022, 02:32 PM   #50
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I'm always mindful about which way the water runs, as to not flood the campsite. I wipe all food/grease off of pots/pans/plates with paper towel (and dispose of it in the trash) before washing.
I do water the trees occasionally, but I'm considerate as to where and when.
We don't camp at KOAs, resorts or places that have campsites right next to each other (trailer stacking as DW says..). I always make sure my site has plenty of trees/bushes/plants/woods in between the sites and on the back side of our site. We tend to stay at the same site as previous when we re-vist campgrounds, that way I know what the site will be like.
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Old 09-12-2022, 06:21 PM   #51
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There is a locking compartment door on the outside wall of my RV with hot and cold water, water hose and a nice shower head inside. The word
"SHOWER" is molded into the door. I see a lot of them on various RV brands.
Seems like RV manufacturers are providing a way to shower outdoors.

Sure might be better than trying to fit in some of the dinky inside showers.
It’s multi-function.
To cool down in hot weather.
To rinse off after swimming (pool, River, lake).
To clean off your feet in you where flip flops around camp.
To rinse off equipment (shovels, buckets, etc)
To fill buckets for cleaning windows, putting out campfire, etc.
You can actually use it to pump water into a friend’s RV if they need water and you have extra (I’ve done it twice).

I’m sure there are other uses that I’m forgetting at the moment.
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Mine is just an extra line to dewinterize and then winterized again. I don’t think I’ve used it otherwise.
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Old 09-12-2022, 06:39 PM   #53
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I have never found them very useful. I wish they were an option. I wouldn't have one.

Agree 100%

However, I do use mine twice a year .... in the fall when winterizing and, in the spring, to flush out the RV antifreeze.

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Old 09-12-2022, 06:41 PM   #54
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Great for dirty dogs, shoes, bikes, kids, etc. i don’t use it much, but it’s great when you need it.
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Old 09-12-2022, 06:41 PM   #55
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I use it to scrub my cast iron.
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Old 09-12-2022, 07:06 PM   #56
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It’s multi-function.
To cool down in hot weather.
To rinse off after swimming (pool, River, lake).
To clean off your feet in you where flip flops around camp.
To rinse off equipment (shovels, buckets, etc)
To fill buckets for cleaning windows, putting out campfire, etc.
You can actually use it to pump water into a friend’s RV if they need water and you have extra (I’ve done it twice).

I’m sure there are other uses that I’m forgetting at the moment.
Here's one more:
To rinse off hands and feet if you get splashed while emptying the tanks.
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We started with a tent like 5picker posted, now we've got a neat pop-up one. with pass-through, handheld showerhead holder in the roof, etc. We bought it for cassette toilet use while tailgating, but it fits our MiniLite very well. We do still need to figure out the mat situation, we've resorted to a pallet, or anything available. We sometimes casually 'workcamp', so a 'pre-rinse' of hands/forearms, etc in camp after a dusty day is a welcome relief before entering our trailer.

We're rarely in "campgrounds", we just follow NPS/USFS, state recreation area, whatever other rules/guidelines on dispersing grey/soapy water, just like we learned in Boy Scouts oh so long ago!!!
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We had one of those. I kept getting complaints from campground owners about me showering outside. They kept saying something about no nudity permitted. So how is one supposed to shower?

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I shower outside in my bathing suit and Sandals . Shower normally then soap up my bathing suit rub around like it’s w wash cloth. Hay it works for me.
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So from what I'm reading, if you have an outdoor shower, it's ok to wash/rinse pots/pans/dishes/etc and ok to wash the dog, wash/rinse feet, a quick shower, etc.
But if you don't have an outdoor shower, then if you do any of the things mentioned above with just a water hose, you are considered "dumping grey water ".
I've done all the above (except shower) with a water hose.
What do people in tents do? They use water directly from the spigot on their site to do everything that RVs with outside showers do.
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Old 09-12-2022, 09:25 PM   #60
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I shower outside in my bathing suit and Sandals . Shower normally then soap up my bathing suit rub around like it’s w wash cloth. Hay it works for me.
I was out in the Idaho desert in the National Guard during summer training. We made a supply run into base once a day and always took a cook with us to take showers while at the base. One cook just walked into the shower, fully in uniform, washed it all off, and then stripped and took the "traditional" shower. At first I thought that he was really weird. Then I realized - wow, that guy really just did laundry and a shower at the same time.
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