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Old 05-26-2024, 06:15 PM   #1
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Installed an outdoor shower....

This is our 25 year old camper...a true labor of love....
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Being that old, it didn't come with an outdoor shower. we decided that it would be good to have one, so I figured something out..


I tapped into the low point drains, but wanted to be able to remove the apparatus while on the road, and have the low point drains remain intact.





I made up these stainless plates. then bought this set of faucets, which are of excellent quality!







Made up a little spacer bracket for the drain pipes..




Made up this bracket to screw to the frame, permanently..





It goes together like this...
















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Old 05-26-2024, 06:19 PM   #2
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Made up a plate to mount the shower head bracket...







Works pretty well!..





It breaks down in about 5 minutes.


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Old 05-26-2024, 06:42 PM   #3
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Very nice work!
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isn't the shower curtain a bit transparent?
I'd get kicked out of the campground and probably arrested if I tried that!


BUT.... good idea using the low points like that
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Old 05-26-2024, 09:14 PM   #5
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I’ve been a fan of yours since you first started posting about this trailer. Once again, what a great job. I wish I had your talent.
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Old 05-27-2024, 06:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for the kudos!


To address Aussieguy's point, there's a back story as to why I did this...


We just bought some land (in the woods) in New Hampshire. After installing a driveway and clearing some of it, we are going to build an off-grid getaway.


During the construction, we will be living in the camper. So, showering outdoors seemed like a good idea. If anyone happens to see us showering, they would be trespassing...


But....I do plan on building a privacy screen setup.


I'm thinking of a pallet, with some socket flanges screwed in at the 4 corners. Then erect a simple, shoulder height, 3-sided structure out of PVC pipe (not glued). Add some curtains, and one of those thick restaurant kitchen rubber mats (with the drain holes in it) to stand on.


Set it about 2 feet away from the camper, and walk in....


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As an aside....last week I de-winterized the camper. There's always a new adventure awaiting.


I was looking in the cabinet under the kitchen sink and discovered a new bait for my mousetraps....SOS Pads!!



That's right, folks...mice seem to love steel wool pads! (and plastic bags, apparently..).





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Great work!
As for the privacy curtain, I've seen pop-up, outdoor shower tents for $20.
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Rich, you have some mad skills! Real nice upgrade! Seeing all the work you did, makes me happy my unit came with one already installed, I use it frequently, especially washing up pots and pans that don't fit in my sink real well.
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Great work!
As for the privacy curtain, I've seen pop-up, outdoor shower tents for $20.
I don't even bother. I'll just wear swim trunks. The hand shower still gets in the tight places, lol. But THIS! This is what I need to stand on.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Can't believe it went up 20 bucks in price since I bought it 7 years ago.
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Hmmm...good info, folks..thanks!


I didn't even think about a pop-up privacy curtain/tent. That would be a lot easier! (and cheaper)..


NJKris...I take it you don't wear Speedos??!....


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$30 shower tent and a section pallet worked for us during our popup camper adventures. (Outside shower was built into the camper.)

Also, since this was a popup with no bathroom the porta-pottie lived in the tent most of the time. Just pull it out to use the shower.

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Hmmm...good info, folks..thanks!


I didn't even think about a pop-up privacy curtain/tent. That would be a lot easier! (and cheaper)..


NJKris...I take it you don't wear Speedos??!....


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I'm afraid my current physique will not allow it. I have the portable pop up, a cheapo from Amazon. Rarely use it. If you get one, practice taking it back down. It goes up easy enough, but without a youtube video to take it down, good luck! It's a little tricky just looking at Chinese instructions.
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isn't the shower curtain a bit transparent?
I'd get kicked out of the campground and probably arrested if I tried that!


BUT.... good idea using the low points like that
I don't see any problem. Never had that issue.
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Rich, gorgeous work. You have great fabrication skills.

Just one question: Instead of using elbows to tap into the low-point drains, did you consider using tees? That way you could put ball-valves or threaded caps on the third leg and retain the drain function.
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Shower setup looks great! For your base, you might want to put the rubber mat on a pallet, to give the water some drainage.
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$30 shower tent and a section pallet worked for us during our popup camper adventures. (Outside shower was built into the camper.)

Also, since this was a popup with no bathroom the porta-pottie lived in the tent most of the time. Just pull it out to use the shower.

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Nice...doubles as a bidet?..


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Very nice

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I'm afraid my current physique will not allow it. I have the portable pop up, a cheapo from Amazon. Rarely use it. If you get one, practice taking it back down. It goes up easy enough, but without a youtube video to take it down, good luck! It's a little tricky just looking at Chinese instructions.

That doesn't stop the Rubenesque European guys from wearing them!


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I don't see any problem. Never had that issue.

Well...this is one of our favorite places...only 1/2 hour away. No problem here, for sure!....


https://dyerwoodscampgrounds.com/wp/


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Rich, gorgeous work. You have great fabrication skills.

Just one question: Instead of using elbows to tap into the low-point drains, did you consider using tees? That way you could put ball-valves or threaded caps on the third leg and retain the drain function.

I just want to remove the whole setup when not camping. I don't want to travel with even just the faucets hooked up. It disassembles in just a few minutes.


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Shower setup looks great! For your base, you might want to put the rubber mat on a pallet, to give the water some drainage.

Thanks....see Post #6.


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Well executed. a nice upgrade.

For remote locations I have had good success with portable solar showers. They are cheap and easily portable to a place like a stand of trees for some privacy even if there are people around. Fill em up, keep em in the sun and take a shower in the late afternoon. they are a pleasant surprise even in cool weather.
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Well executed. a nice upgrade.

For remote locations I have had good success with portable solar showers. They are cheap and easily portable to a place like a stand of trees for some privacy even if there are people around. Fill em up, keep em in the sun and take a shower in the late afternoon. they are a pleasant surprise even in cool weather.
Good to know. We just got one but haven't used it yet. Looking forward to it...thanks for the review.

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