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Posted: 11/27/06 11:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We like our outside shower but it is a bit limiting because of the short length of the hose, we like to rinse off Spot before he goes into the camper and sometimes a full blown bath.

Since I could not find longer hoses in stores I just modified mine, It now reaches well past the opposite side of the camper. It is now a bit over 20' long. Why so long? Spot behaves much better while getting a bath when he is on a bench and it also makes it easier for us not to have to bend down so far.

I forgot to get a photo while using it so the will have to do.


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And yes, all that hose does fit inside. With our camper you push the hose up into the opening at the top of the compartment, it's open inside with lots of room behind the shower.


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Posted: 11/27/06 11:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another modification I would suggest is to replace the shower handset with a cheap trigger operated garden spray head. Having one with a revolving stream modifier is useful for various stream applications. The trigger spray control conserves water better than the handset control.

To make the modification, all you need is a brass WATTS #A-663 male hose to MIP adapter (3/4" x 1/2"). This item is available in practically any hardware store.


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Posted: 11/27/06 11:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good job, think I'll modify mine.


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When we got ours the outside shower was nearly worthless. Took the spray head off to find a restrictor hole about 1/16 inch across molded in. A 3/8 drill opened it up and now it actually works.


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Posted: 11/27/06 12:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our outside shower seems to be fine. We don't need the added length of hose, but we do add privacy by erecting our Outback Porta Privy (about $40) adjacent to the shower door. It's got an opening for the shower head to come through, a couple of ties to tie up the shower head (like in a real shower), waterproof pockets for things one needs to keep dry, and it's "pop-up" style, so it's really easy to put up and to stow.


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Posted: 11/27/06 12:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My girlfriend is the same way. Misbehaves badly when you bathe her, scratches, claws, tries to get out of the tub. Gets water all over the place.

This might work better for me.

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I put a shower head holder (like the one on the inside) on the outside, above the back driver's side taillight. With an extended hose, I can stand on my back deck and shower. I also installed a shut-off valve because my OE shower head leaked, even when the little button was pushed to the off position. It works slick now.


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