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Old 02-12-2015, 11:55 AM   #15
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We often camp at primitive sites with no dump station for miles. So to avoid filling the gray water tank with shower water we added a short piece of garden hose to the outdoor shower control and ran it into a portable shower Tepee . Unfortunately there was a lot of wasted water trying to adjust the temperature due do the added length of the new hose. Now we just fill a solar shower bag inside and carry it out to the shower.

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Old 02-12-2015, 12:27 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Elexwiz View Post
We use it anytime we have to wash or rinse something off outside, which is always at least once a trip, especially the dogs.
Pretty much the same here - good for rinsing out the dutch ovens. Although, the wife keeps saying that she wants to use it in camp sometime. I'm sure the neighbors would find that fairly interesting (I know, most parks don't allow outdoor shower use, but she's got in her head to use the thing sometime...)

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Old 02-12-2015, 03:33 PM   #17
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I removed the hose and the DW uses it inside the S&B for washing the dog. It was too short, plus it was under a slide.

I may do the mod to it later on for water hose connections.
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Old 02-12-2015, 03:58 PM   #18
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Very useful to wash hands after dumping. Also gets a lot of use to rinse sand or dust off. If you are working outside and are overly hot, just rinse yourself off with that cool water. Nice!
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:17 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by larryjeans View Post
Yes, we specifically made sure we had one. We use it all the time to rinse our dogs off after a hike or time at the beach. Also to rinse our feet off after a day at the beach.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:26 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Elexwiz View Post
We use it anytime we have to wash or rinse something off outside, which is always at least once a trip, especially the dogs.
Rinsing off the dogs is a smart thing to do.
A friend said he thought he got a wood tic from his dog that resulted in Lime disease. He suffered for a long time as the doctors could not diagnose the problem at first.
If the dog cannot be rinsed it should be brushed after walking them in the woods.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:24 PM   #21
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I live a mile down a dirt road and after getting off the dirt road onto a payed road the rear of the RV is covered in dust. I attached a garden hose and have rinsed the dust off the rear/ It doesn't work all that well for that purpose but better than nothing.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:30 PM   #22
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I must be weird. I use it all the time. A good head soak after biking the trails, cleaning dishes and the grill, spraying down noisy neighbors at the track, and obviously during dumping.
I didn't regard it much at purchase. but wouldn't have one without it now.
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:22 PM   #23
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We use ours for many of the reasons mentioned above. We also visit a campground nearby that has 4-wheeler trails with lots of mud. Comes in real handy when we get back to the campsite.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:23 PM   #24
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About the only thing I use it for is when we stop for gas I'll fill a small tub and use it to clean the front windshield, although the low point valve works just as well.
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It does come in handy. Use ours to rinse off the dog after hiking or swimming. Once every so often when boondocking for us also.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:04 PM   #26
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Use ours all the time...it is identical to the shower inside.

Rinse the dump hose, clean anything needed outside, rinse the dogs or kids, fill a bucket to wash the windshield or anything else...very useful if you are inclined to wash anything outside.

Being on the opposite side of the coach from the door, it is perfect - keeps the door side dry and clean.

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Old 02-12-2015, 10:57 PM   #27
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You can use a shower hose and head with the outside shower, both use 1/2 fittings.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:47 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Sky_Boss View Post
About the only useful thing we do with it is to clean up after disconnecting the slinky and when some of the icky stuff drips out of the drain and into any part of the water bay.

Same here

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