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  • Robin
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    I used mine on holiday last week. For rinsing mud and muck off the front of the caravan.

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  • NomadSue
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    Ok folks, you have me convinced. The hints have worked...am off to buy my flower shower, using the special card B&Q gave me!

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  • Tentpeg
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    I have a 12V maplin hot submersable pump that I bought for £10. Similar idea but you just submerse the pump in a bucket and then tie the shower head up in the corner of your tent and away you go.... it works off batteries or you can plug it in to a car cigarette plug. Used it very successfully for a fortnight in the new forest it gave a very reasonable shower.

    Jay Jay's Flower power one looks good too.

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  • jayjay
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    Glad it suited, Pam!

    At least you don't have to hoick them over your head to make them work, eh?

    We both had a shower with mine at the recent festival we went to, so refreshing and really no trouble at all to fill and use - they just stand on the floor next to you. We used a box out of the little plastic three tier set of drawers to stand in, with a large flannel on the bottom to prevent slipping. Much easier to empty than a paddling pool!

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  • pamsicle
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    Just back from Beal temp site and for the first time used my hozelock flower shower. Imcan definitely say it worked a treat I filled with cold water first just under half of maximum fill and then added a kettle of hot water.
    I had a lovely hotnshower standing in the middle of my utility tent and felt very refreshed afterwards. Thanks to jay jay for the initial idea:so happy:

    Pam

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  • Robin
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    I have the same idea as Jayjay's but not hozelock, its meant for camping so it was probably more money but no better. I bought it years ago when I had a folding camper. It's fine in an emergency just fill it half hot half cold and give it a few pumps. I have never used it LOL well only in the bath at home to try it out.

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  • Twolitre
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    Hot or not - after lifting 20 litres of water (20kg or 44lbs) above your head for a gravity feed I would think a shower would be needed! Whatever state anyone was in before.
    jayjay's sprinkler sounds much more practical.
    And anyway, if the container was painted matt black it would collect just as much heat as a bag if left in the Sun.
    Jim.
    Last edited by Twolitre; 16-08-2011, 17:13.

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  • karenw
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    Originally posted by jayjay View Post
    And it's draughty in the awning or loo tent as well!
    - and even more draughty when you don't have either of these!!

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  • jayjay
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    Originally posted by cesky2000 View Post
    Mmm, yes, MUCH cheaper - but out of stock
    here's the one I have. It works on pressure - no batteries or 12v system needed! You can get the same thing for less in a car accessories shop and it does exactly the same thing!
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hozelock-Ltd....3506211&sr=8-1

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  • cesky2000
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    Mmm, yes, MUCH cheaper - but out of stock

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  • peterholden
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    Good idea but shop around because that price is very expensive.

    See this http://www.campervanaccessories.co.u...wer-p-636.html

    Peter

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  • cesky2000
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    This one
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROYAL-PORT...item2310d56a02

    looks quite practical

    Sheila

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  • NomadSue
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    Hmm. Suppose one could always take a watering can?

    Back to our children's childhoods - playing in the paddling pool with watering cans.

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  • jayjay
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    Yes I would only use mine if there were no showers at all for the same reason, Neil! And it's draughty in the awning or loo tent as well!

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  • 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)
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    Originally posted by rogerw8 View Post
    These solar showers sound good as lately I been to campsites where the showers have been a bit iffy.
    It's a nice option to have and doesn't take up too much room when packed away, but the showers would have to be pretty grim for me to use one instead, because it is a hassle. Not least because first thing in the morning in the UK you're not going to get much solar heating - I've always had to do the boil-the-kettle-and-fill-the shower routine, which takes a while and not to be done when half-asleep stumbling around a Handi first thing

    I was at Ebury Hill C&CC for a few days last week and there were no toilets/showers, so the solar shower had to be used.

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