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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought sex causes recreation? Rolling Eyes I've heard of people believing that their parents got them in a cabbage patch BUT sex causes curtains Question Rolling Eyes omg Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People, people!!! What with all the Curtains= Sex= Love= Cuddles= Snuggles or = none of the above talk.

Yes the Model in the original post is the co-pilot of this ship. Laughing

She and the Pilot= Me Cool enjoy a shower at the end of a long hot day on the Lake, Stream, River, Snow, Woods...etc...From MT. Biking to fishing to hiking.

To have a simple method to cleanse one's body "COMPLETELY" is always a plus at the end of said day. Once a method has been executed, it's all over,,, Shower Time!!! Very Happy

Clean bodies might = a bit more closeness yes,, ok, ok... go build those shower rigs!!! She said....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I just found this: http://www.roadshower.com/

I think I have a new design coming to mind Question
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE. and that's all I'm gonna say BUT I could say something but I won't Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John_slider wrote:
lets not put the cart before the horse, it only works if you bring shower curtains, and a partner


A shower/changing room curtain is in the works for the hatch. Wink Bring a partner? Hmmm, I don't know about that one... Think Razz

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Oh I just found this: http://www.roadshower.com/


That's a great invention! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeh, who says you can't enjoy a shower alone. I think that is quite some rig and it would simplify any inside the van dampness problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW - got an old style zodi (kind that fits on the 2 westy burners with pump in water tank or bucket, nozzle out drivers window [pvc lantern holder can hold nozzle]) and I find I like using the 1/4" plywood I have underneath the back cushion (cut to fit lays flat takes up no room and has more than one use) for a portable floor.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always filled 2 gallons of water and left them in the sun. Used 1/2 gallon to get wet and wet my washcloth. Use other 1.5 gallons to rinse..
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce Wayne wrote:
we bought the Zodi from Costco for $99 and a shower/utility room from Wally World for $40. bought them last year,yet to use either for showering though. the Zodi works great for heating water and the utility room is,well just that. it works for the shower,the latrine ,changing room. see how happy Mrs. Wayne is with it!

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JC Whitney has a similar product for $118.

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http://www.jcwhitney.com/deluxe-camp-shower/shelter-combo/p2019138.jcwx?filterid=c50801j6#
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JC's look like you shower with a friend and save water Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Women are angels. When someone breaks our wings, we use broomsticks. I've been riding my broomstick for so long I'd forgotten I once had wings.

I heard a preacher once say, "My wife is an angel. She's always up in the air and harping about something." Dancing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, I'm missing the point ?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:43 am    Post subject: Another shower idea Reply with quote

I came a cross this mod the other day, fits right in with this thread.
http://vanagoncamper.com/vanagon-camper-hot-water-shower-addition/
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

> I just found this: http://www.roadshower.com/

clever! Especially the pressurized option.. The clear window is clever too.

I did a quick search for clear PVC, I found it for $40 per 10 feet of 4" clear schedule 80

http://tinyurl.com/3akjsus
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've now joined the shower brigade.
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(It actually hangs straight; there was a breeze blowing when I took the above pics.)

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Plastic shower curtain holders across the back and two inside. I also took advantage of hatch curtain and rear screen snap posts. It overlaps about 6 inches; pull the inner flap back and the towel is waiting.

Now, I just have to test-run the Zodi shower to make sure it still works. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Plastic shower curtain holders across the back and two inside. I also took advantage of hatch curtain and rear screen snap posts. It overlaps about 6 inches; pull the inner flap back and the towel is waiting.

Now, I just have to test-run the Zodi shower to make sure it still works. Laughing


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a shower (yet to install) that is based on a heat exchanger using engine coolant water. Works rain or shine and you don't need propane although taking a shower behind a running diesel Vanagon like mine does not sound that appealing.

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Here is a DIY version:
http://biobug.org/jeep/zj/shower/

Here is an Australian company that makes them:
http://www.glind.com.au/index.php/PRODUCTS.html

Here is the kit I have that I still need to hook up:These guys have a lot of interesting shower and toilet stuff to look at.
http://www.hotcampshowers.com/vehicle_mounted_shower

I was planning on adding a hot water holding tank and circulate the water through it while I dive so that it's nice and hot when I get to where I'm going. That way I don't need to have the engine running while taking a shower.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi kamzcab - this looks pretty slick! how do the curtain holders work along that bottom edge of the tailgate there?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Lots of uses too!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VanWilder wrote:

I am so damn proud! Dancing


I'll dedicate my first wilderness shower to you.
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j8 wrote:
hi kamzcab - this looks pretty slick! how do the curtain holders work along that bottom edge of the tailgate there?


They're regular plastic shower curtain holders, so they slip through the curtain holes as normal and then hook into the rectangular slots that run across the bottom of the hatch (do all Vanagons have those slots?). If you'd like a close-up, let me know. Wink

Oh, if anyone is interested in the same idea (running a curtain all the way around the hatch so that water won't splash into the interior), it'll take 3 regular-sized shower curtains sewn together.
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