How much water for a MH shower?

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  1. oxoaps

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    Bit of a random question I guess. I've been looking at fresh and waste water capacities on various MH's and trying to reconcile how useful they are. Basically I expect that if the shower is used then water usage goes up and trips to get more fresh water and dump grey go up. Before I research this by taking an actual shower does anyone have any thoughts on how many litres of water might it take to do the necessary and have a half decent shower?
     
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    I find it depends if you are a teenager or a pensioner. :)
     
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    I find male or female ! I'm a squirt soap squirt rather than her wash away the sins of all humanity , so an average would be hard to guess :LOL:
     
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    How dirty are you really??
     
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    indoors 45 minutes, in the van I use 5 litres:LOL:
     
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    Don't know about an individual shower but with both of us having a shower, & everything else water is used for our daily useage is around 35Lt.
     
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    My fresh water is 80l and I recon I can get 4 showers and daily drinking water and toilet flushing from that by myself (4 days use) so I guess in the region of 15-18l per shower.

    Thats using the technique of getting it to the right temp. wetting me down well. Turn off and do the soap part then rinse off afterwards.
     
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    It also depends on whether you keep shower running for whole shower.
    Or whether you wet yourself all over. Turn shower off and lather up. When finished washing turn shower back on again to rinse off, save wasting water.
     
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    @oxoaps and don't use the bath it takes all your water ray xx lol still lol it's nice to be dirty in your m/h :whistle2::whistle2:
     
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    Depends on the boiler capacity and how hot you like the water.
    A 10ltr boiler may give you 15 litres of shower water....enough if you use the shower properly....you can't use it as you do at home as there just isn't enough hot water.
    1..get wet, turn shower off
    2..get soapy
    3..turn on and rinse off soap.
    Takes more than you think to do that.

    The same shower at home may use 40 or 50 litres of water.
     
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    Found this on a caravan ( sorry ) web site ..:sleep: may be a guide
    I use the shower in mine all the time. Use it for a quick wake up shower first thing in the morning. Although I now make sure there's plenty of water in the Aquaroll the night before. ......yes I did learn the hard way [​IMG] I only manage to use about 15-20 litres of water
     
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    Hmmm - I'm a pensioner who thinks he's a teenager! Lot's of good feedback here - thanks guys
     
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    Management will use a good half of an 85g tank, more if we are hair washing as well. She has to shower with Dermol and rinsing it off takes time. o_O
     
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    Can't give a guide about showers alone but we work on 40 Ltrs per day for two. That includes a showers each toilet flushing and all other incidentals such as washing up, pots of tea, cups of coffee, etc.

    PS. Our water pump delivers 7 Ltrs a minute and we both comfortably shower in less than three minutes.
     
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    we find we use about <10 ltrs per shower using the get wet then turn of the shower , lather up , then get shower / rinsed.
     
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    would agree with that, tank top up every two days
     
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    :eek: That's over 190 Ltrs per shower :Eeek:.
     
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    Got one on order now.
    Thanks CCC
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    We wildcamp/use Aires a LOT and so need to be careful with onboard water.
    I've done the trick of taking shower head apart and applied a bead of silicone to the inside face of the biggest 3 rings of holes, thus leaving just 2 rings of holes for water to pass through.
    Remarkably, that still really does leave easily enough jets to wet you/wash hair etc perfectly adequately.
    We also do the water on/off through the showering cycle: on to wet hair, stop whilst lathering, on to rinse and wet body then stop again whilst lathering, then on again to rinse.
    We both shower daily in the MH, but through these methods use only 2 or 3 litres of water per person per shower.
     
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