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Old 05-25-2023, 11:52 AM   #1
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Outdoor Showers

I have a 40 foot Thomas bus with an indoor shower. I'm in the middle of the conversion. What are your experiences with having an outdoor shower in addition to the indoor one?

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Old 05-25-2023, 12:51 PM   #2
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They are great for bathing dogs and doing dishes.
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Old 05-25-2023, 04:17 PM   #3
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With an outdoor shower my concern would be that a leaking fixture might go unnoticed or that a vandal could drain your tanks.
Just be sure that installation prevents these two issues.

Great for rinsing off sand/dirt from your body or gear.
Also far preferable for any fur babies that need a bath.

Our build will have outdoor spigots on each side (and one on the roof), behind locked doors.
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Old 05-25-2023, 07:01 PM   #4
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My bus has an outdoor spigot next to the door. I also have air and propane quick attachments located there. All can be shut off from inside a storage compartment.

I have a clawfoot tub/shower inside. The shower wand goes out a window for outdoor showers. I need to rig up a curtain for outside.

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Old 05-25-2023, 08:56 PM   #5
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Snake the indoor shower head outside, hacker.
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Old 05-25-2023, 09:04 PM   #6
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I have one on my popup camper and will be putting one in the bus. I've never actually showered with it but it's very handy for cleaning up grilling tools, filling dog water dishes, and rinsing off sand before going inside.
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