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Old 05-25-2023, 11:52 AM   #1
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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. [emoji50][emoji50]

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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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Old 05-31-2023, 03:12 PM   #7
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I installed one, I still need to insulate the pipes and seal the exit from the floor,

https://www.instagram.com/p/CsLqOMhOWk5/

This is the one I got.

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Old 05-31-2023, 04:47 PM   #8
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i have a hose hookup and a spring coiled hose that just barely reaches the radiator.
its come in handy more than once
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Old 06-06-2023, 12:17 PM   #9
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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?
I installed a shower inside and simply installed a shower caddy on the outside.cut a square in my side panel to recess the caddy box and has a wand and hot/cold handles.great for quick shower,rinsing,cleaning,etc.
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Old 06-07-2023, 09:52 AM   #10
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... What are your experiences with...an outdoor shower...
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https://vanlivingforum.com/threads/e...8/#post-576110
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After a half-century of make-do camping in lesser rigs...
We engineered our ExpeditionVehicle with our shower on the elevated porch.
Our experience:
* moisture is outside our quarters
* humidity is outside our quarters
* zero opportunity for mold
* that area has multiple simultaneous/concurrent uses
* automatic ventilation, zero need for fan or opening skylight aka Hole! In! The! Roof!
* that area is already there, so no modification nor loss to the interior to create a dedicated cubic space...
... and lastly
* zero silly doors and walls attempting to duplicate a stand-still house in a vehicle.
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Our system is simple, rarely requiring more than a few seconds for set-up and take-down.
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And, with our new shower gizmo -- as explained in our introduction -- we can shower away from the rig, someplace with a great view perhaps.
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