Showers in Motorhomes

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    Why do people use the showers in their Motorhomes,??i just cant understand it.
    The showers on the camp sites are excellent,as much hot water as you want to use, and i love to use those rather than my own.We have been doing this for over 2 years now and have never felt the urge to shower in the Motorhome.I guess i will get a bit of stick from you all but i really am happy using showers on sites.I dont do wild camping, so perhaps thats what i ought to try.Does any-one else out there NOT use their Motorhome Shower???
    just thought i would ask,hope you dont mind.Its great to get other peoples ideas and thoughts on different subjects.

    Mo :Eek!:
     
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    I can't understand why people use site showers when they have one in the van.. makes no sense to me.. but we are all different ..

    We have a full size domestic shower, tons of hot water and good pressure.. with no chance of catching a nasty bug from the floor ..

    For me, site showers are like hotel beds.. don't know who was there before you and what they left behind :Eeek:

    Nor do I want to pay for a facility I don't need or want, so we avoid high priced sites and either use CLs or Aires.. with no facilities.. that's why I bought a motorhome.. to be independent.. :Wink:
     
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    We only use the M/H shower. Half the time we are away we have no facilities on site and the rest of the time I could'nt be bothered to walk to the shower block.

    Andy
     
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    Hi Mo
    I use my shower all the time makes a great place to store the silverscreens.

    John.
     
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    There's nothing better that having a shower drying of then jumping into bed, the thought of getting dressed again and walking back to the van just does not appeal to me, but then I'm a wild camper and I don't go onto camping site so I'm not likely to try it.

    Horses for courses.....

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    hi no way do we use the shower in the motorhome you pay your site fees to make use of the free showers etc why shower in the motorhome dont matter how careful you are you only want a small pin prick hole at the bottom of the wall inline with the shower tray and thats when your proplems start with rot and smelling damp etc plus the steam from showering tony and marlene
     
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    Quote From tony:
    thats when your proplems start with rot and smelling damp etc plus the steam from showering tony and marlene

    You shower tony and marlene? can't they shower themselves or is it a roleplay thing :Wink:

    I use the free onsite showers and washing up sinks as they are nice and free............if they were crap I'd move or use my shower.

    I do use my shower for filling the washing machine and washing my hair some mornings when i'm late for work :thumb:


    Boo
     
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    whats a campsite? oh yes its one of those places where vans are that close you almost have to walk in each others vans with doors open .like a boat marina. then pay amonths value of groceries to stay . cant let your dog out or make lots of noise. read about them some where.
     
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    if thats your opinion of all campsites you need to look harder. Not all sites are like that and you know it. why o why this wild camp v campsite thing keeps emerging, god knows.

    we wild camp, we also use selected sites and cl type sites. each to their own an each to enjoy what they choose.

    as for the original poster? we just dop neither, why shower when you can just be dirty for a couple of weeks? plenty of good deodrants on the market.:thumb:
     
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    If staying at a site where there are showers then we use them. At rallies or ECWS events (which count for about half of our trips) then we use the shower in the van.

    I agree with Doug (horses for courses) and Jim (we are all different).

    Do what you are happy with.

    Graham
     
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    don't know if you have ever stayed on a campsite, but if you have you have been unlucky if thats the way you perceive the majority of them, not been our experience at all, don't mind paying reasonable prices, have more time away than we would if we didn't have a motorhome, you can let your pets out but on a lead, which is what a reponsible owner should always do anyway, we do make noise during he dayand into the night (you should try a funsters meet sometime) but why would you want to make a lot of noise outside after 12 midnight.

    as haganap says each to their own, wildcamp or campsites we all have the choice, and some mix and match, some only campsite, some only wildcamp, but hey isn't that what motorhoming is all about freedom of choice.

    Wherever you traevel and wherever you stay just enjoy it.:BigGrin:
     
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    as it says on the top of the page .motormome fun. we ,re only having a laugh. share a shower save water. :thumb:
     
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    confused....

    I notice that this post has been put on the tv and satellite forum.....so perhaps it is really about dirty movies....:Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    Looking at he threads most of you have BIG rigs with BIG showers and carry BIG amounts of water etc and have BIG attitudes to site users!. My panal van has a small shower and we have used it when off site but when on a site we do use the site showers! No big deal, so why the critism of those who go on sites. It's as if we were some sort of aliens.I've had more fun on sites than I have sitting on an empty beach lovely tho it was!!! It's called ""personal choice"" :thumb: and I've met some miserable opionated "Freedom Campers":Eeek:
     
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    We use the MH shower on the aires and CLs but on campsites if they are clean we use them, but most of the time its too much hassle to go to the camp showers.
    Plus if you use the MH shower you only stay in for a short time we only carry 75 litres
    but we can get 2 showers, then muggins has to go and fill up the tank and empty the grey waste but hey its what its all about!!!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    its called friendly rivalry. the original post knocks people who dont use site showers , have fun, pass a few remarks dont get upset . we,ve all used sites at some time ,the question was loaded ready for remarks. alot of sites dont want large campers on them so i wild camp. shower no probs. washing machine , spin drier, luxury without sites , but dont worry i dont object to others using sites. its what choice is all about. its only a game we play.:thumb:
     
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    One of our favourite things in our 5er is the shower :thumb:

    We previously had a 14ft touring caravan which had no shower, so we had no choice but to go through the tedious task of dressing, walking to the shower block and undressing again to shower - in whatever conditions were available.

    It's sheer luxury to us to be able to get out of bed and straight into the shower in perfect conditions. :BigGrin:

    We know which we prefer. :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    Guess at the end of the day .... those of us who like to use our onboard showers :thumb: help keep the queue shorter & the water hotter, for all you folk who like to use the site showers :Wink:
     
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    Its a pretty simple decision for me. I don't have a shower in my van because there isn't enough room to fit one! So when i go on site one of the first things i do is check out the shower/toilet block.

    Most are generally clean and ok but i stayed on a site last year near Berlin and the shower and toilet block there was absolutely amazing......best i've ever seen anywhere. Huge double sized showers, fully tiled throughout, all sinks set in marble tops. No matter how plush or well fitted your rv or mh may be, it would never match what i found at this site.

    O4 Campingplatz "Am Liepnitzsee"

    I shall be going back there again this year.
     
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