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Old 09-19-2017, 12:10 PM   #1
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Conserving Water

With a family of 5 and only a 44 gallon freshwater tank and a 40 gallon grey tank, I'm looking for a water conserving shower head. Does anyone have any recommendations or other suggestions for conserving water while dry camping?
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teach the family to take navy showers and normally there is no need to shower every day while camping. I have the oyxgenics (sp) shower head installed on my rig. Use paper plates and plastic utensils
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taking showers is not really a viable option given the size of your tanks and the size of your family

I recommend baby/ adult wipes
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somehow you posted this three times
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:18 PM   #6
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Family has been taught the boat shower technique and we already use paper products. Trying to stretch out the tank capacities a little more that's all.
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teach the family to take navy showers and normally there is no need to shower every day while camping. I have the oyxgenics (sp) shower head installed on my rig. Use paper plates and plastic utensils
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:21 PM   #8
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I think I posted in three different threads hoping to get a wider audience for more ideas/responses.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:31 PM   #9
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For how long dry camping?

This is what I do hand each person a 1 gallon of water per day, for what ever they want to do... if they save their water for 2 days then they can take a 2 gallon shower!!!

5 people per day 5 gallons times 5 days 25 gallons, that leaves you 19 gallons for toilet, dishes and washing hands for dinner!

A water conservation shower does no good, they will just stand there longer... Now put a timer on the water pump, that will limit the water.

You got 30 seconds of water if you can't wash rinse in that time too bad!
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:33 PM   #10
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The best as far as low flow is the oxygenics.
https://www.amazon.com/ETL-26781-Whi.../dp/B00F5MUB66
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:29 PM   #11
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Get a couple of 5 gallon water jugs that they sell at the store. That way you can top off the fresh tank because not all water will go into the grey tank. Do you have an outside shower? Jay
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I get three and a half days by myself. Fresh and gray could be a little bigger. Not showering is not an option at a show around a lot of people in the summer heat.
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I tried not showering. I avoided myself for days after that, made myself mad by doing that, and had to apologize.

Oxygenics is the brand of shower head most folks change to. I use it; it's not magic but better than the OEM.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:58 PM   #14
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They are great. That was my first mod, showerhead!
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I do have an outside shower. I was thinking that could be an option also to save space in the grey tank.
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Just install this in the Shower - you will save a BUNCH of water!
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Their claims of 40% water savings are pretty accurate. I know a couple of folks in the Berkshire club that have even installed them on their sinks


Some like Oxygenics - I feel the Ecocamel is a better head and gives a more forceful (therefore cleansing) shower stream.
http://www.ecocamel.com/
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Bucket off the gray water for the toilet water. Turn the pump off when using the toilet. Flush with the gray water.
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I bought the Niagara Earth. Only uses 1.5 GPM. Oxygenics that I saw uses 2.0 GPM.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Also added a cutoff valve to the hose.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Maybe this is obvious, but if you are boondocking, pee outside.
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