do u prepare backup batteries or stuff like that?
for shower, how can we have backup hot water? not so important in summer, but probably a must in cold weather
If solar hot water isn’t available, I just heat water on my campstove. Simple, easy, cheap, and effective.
hmmm what abt the rest of the forum?
pls share more on showering habits and styles in your traveling lifestyle!
Having a cold shower isn’t terrible. Being clean is such a nice feeling. Once I install a shower I will post the details.
heh heh. ok! heres to some motivation to your installation project!
Hi Thomas, you can check rvingshower on instagram. They have a perfect portable hot water shower for Vanlife and travel. You can shower inside or outside & good use for any van. Setting up in just 2 minutes.
oh dear. i don’t really instagram on my phone…
not even sure if my account is still active after so many years of not logging on
Got a link? I don’t do instagram, but I tried and couldn’t find you.
ditch the heater
icy cold water refresh you and give you the jolt no coffee can give. heh heh.
lol. looks like no one is a fan of cold water showering
Definitely not, unless it’s terribly hot out.
By pure accident I came across this one today. Or maybe it was in my youtube’s recommended list based on my previous views. Who knows…
This is a good concept especially if water is not “available” easily and also lets your water supply last longer. There has been worse ways to spend 20 minutes, so take a look.
Recirculating showers have been around forever, ranging from stupidly simple to overly complex. I had one when I first started out over 40 years ago. The origins date back to the gypsy wagons and the wagon trains, maybe earlier. I use under half a gallon of water for my showers anyway, and I get my water for free, so there isn’t much advantage for me. But I’m mainly a city dweller, so water is plentiful and easy to find.
Even if the filter works, which I find questionable, without an inline water heater, those showers are going to turn cold quickly. That’s the reason I quit using mine until I eventually acquired a water heater that worked with it. Today, I’m happier with my weed sprayer shower, and even though I take navy showers, it uses no more water. I’ve never been one to linger in the shower anyway.
hmm recirculating water showers.
sounds more eco friendly!
I am going to be using a combination of things. Firstly, I bought a solar shower bag, which you fill up with water and sit in the sun to heat. I also purchased a cheap pop-up privacy tent for only $20 on Amazon. Truck stops offer pay showers as well. Lastly, to cover all my bases, I purchased a Gym membership at Planet Fitness (black card) for $22 a month. This will allow you 10 showers at each location nationwide. Hope this helps!
I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the reply
oooo solar shower bag.
is it able to store the water to be warm till nightfall?
See David at Gone Boondocking’s 2.0 design in ‘Hour Shower 2.0 - The Heated Hour Shower!’ published 7 November.
Complex but does have mix-valve controlled shower temperature.
Sorry, I can’t provide the link because I’m a “new member”. Search YouTube or look at my Twitter @VanCognition to find.
Merry Xmas everyone!
keep thinking of this thread when I am showering with cold water…