Make A Removable Indoor RV Shower Stall For Your Van Or Camper
Boondockers — Why take up space in your camper with a permanent shower stall that you use once a day!
Watch to learn how singer-songwriter Laurie Jude Theodorou has used a few parts from Home Depot to make an easily removable indoor RV shower stall.
Besides the shower curtain, the key ingredient to this system is a water heater drain pan that you can buy for $12-15 and stow away when you’re not using it. The optional battery powered spray gun she uses is no longer available, but there are others available. Of course to make this system work, you don’t necessarily need the water heater drain pan. Any shallow tub that’s wide enough to stand in (but not too wide to fit through the door to drain it) would do the trick.
As for the hot water — the best tip I take from her video is that heating “shower water” doesn’t need to be any more complicated than boiling 1/2 cup of water on the stove and adding it to your container of cold shower water to warm it up. (Yes, of course, there are plenty of those black Solar Camping Showers, but they’re not much good for an early morning shower before the sun comes up.)
(And hey, besides the shower, check out her camper’s enchanting interior design!)
For a “shower” — How about the Simple Shower…?
The Simple Shower is a specially-made shower head that screws onto the end of not only any 1-Liter or 2-Liter bottle, but also to a Platypus-style flexible drinking bottle. (If you’re into the “solar shower bag” idea, then consider using a black Platypus or painting a water bottle black and leaving it in the sun to pre-heat your shower water.)
The price for the simple shower is about $12 plus shipping. It’s still only available at a few retailers, so the most convenient way to get is to Buy the Simple Shower on Amazon
Want something more complicated that, say, involves some DIY engineering? Then check out this thermosiphoning "on demand" warm-water system for camping hack.