What price a hot shower ??

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We recently called into the Perenjori Caravan Park and were charged $10 EACH for a hot shower - I had a figure of $5 in my mind as being a fair price - What say you ????

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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:08

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:08
Is there a reason that you didn't book in for a night?
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Reply By: renegade - Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:10

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:10
Sounds like you've been burned !
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 09:45

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 09:45
When you see the condition some people leave the showers in ..... I think not!
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Follow Up By: renegade - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:44

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:44
It was a joke Joyce - hot shower, burned . . . . .
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Reply By: Aussi Traveller - Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:31

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:31
Sounds reasonable to me.

Phil
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Reply By: Ross M - Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:43

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:43
They are relying on you to spread the word, "don't come here just for a shower"!

It seems to be working.

If you stay they throw the shower in free.
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Reply By: TTTSA - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 05:55

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 05:55
Seems like the right price because people are obviously paying that price. I didn't think bananas were WORTH $12 a kilo a few years back, but many people paid that price. Not me though.

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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 06:15

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 06:15
Does not cost a lot more to stay the night. Cost $17 a couple of years ago to stay the night. There is a good mechanic in Perenjori which is why I stay a couple of days.

Neil
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 09:05

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 09:05
Was that $10 EACH for just ONE shower???? Could be worth it. LOL

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Reply By: toffytrailertrash - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 09:59

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 09:59
Now what was that old saying.........Ah yes, "Shower with a friend and save water" Could have been appropriate in this instance, and money..


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Reply By: Member - Fab72 (Paradise SA) - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 14:09

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 14:09
You paid the $10 so I guess in your mind it was worth it too.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 14:53

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 14:53
Perenjori is one of those towns that has been rejuvenated by nearby mines.

While that's generally a good thing, I think you experienced one of the negative aspects.

Maybe they can see the writing on the wall with a general downturn happening and are making hay etc.

Nevertheless, I agree, $10 is too much for a hot shower.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 15:36

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 15:36
Why should people be able to blow in for a cheap hot shower?
Book a site like everybody else, as I said earlier when you see the state some people leave the showers in, $10.00 is nothing.

Go to a motel & see if you can get just a cheap shower!


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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 16:24

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 16:24
Shaker, direct your question to the OP.

I have a shower in my van.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 17:30

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 17:30
I asked you because you agreed that $10.00 was too much.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 18:29

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 18:29
$10 is too much, I agree with you both as well
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Follow Up By: TTTSA - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 21:52

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 21:52
Then go without.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 22:05

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 22:05
or just sneak over the fence at the back!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 23:06

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 23:06
It's people like you that are causing parks to lock up like Fort Knox!
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 23:11

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 23:11
no its not. Its the ones who get caught...!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 08:30

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 08:30
Theft is theft!
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:30

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:30
Borrowing without paying isnt really theft is it?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:37

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:37
It is also trespass & stooping to backpacker behaviour!
What would you think if somebody jumped your fence, entered your premises & used your facilities without your knowledge or permission???


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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:45

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:45
I think its normal if you live in a council house house in some of those towns like Roebourne etc isnt it?
Come on mate it was a joke and not even a subtle one-cool down a little and dont things so personally!
Nice Rodeo youve got for sale BTW
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:50

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:50
I guess what annoys me is, that it is people jumping fences that have caused these damn push button locks that we have grope around with in the semi darkness.
Yes, the Rodeo is a great vehicle.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 15:50

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 15:50
I've found a number of places that don't have permanent camping to offer a shower via a donation to the RFDS. You're usually happy to throw $5 or $10 bucks into the tin for that.

Generally when you've been out in the 'boondooks' for a few days or a week without a shower, $10 doesn't seem unreasonable.......
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Follow Up By: Honky - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 17:24

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 17:24
What does it average out per day?
If you have a shower every second day it works out an average of $5 per day.

Honky
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 20:53

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 20:53
Hi Neil

Powered sites $20 - two showers $20. Unpowered site $15. Cheaper to have paid that one, showered, and moved on out.

I applaud caravan parks who allow non guests to use the showers, and expect to pay $3 - $5. Charging that sort of fee is like caravan parks who say you can use their dump point for the same price as a site overnight. Unusual for a Shire run caravan park to charge that much for a shower.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 17:31

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 17:31
To update, this could only have been set by a "committee". Perenjori Council set the caravan park fees at $20 powered and $15 unpowered. This of course includes use of showers, and as well covers the laundry at no further charge.

The Shire have set the fees for a shower at $10 each and $10 for the laundry facilities which are free to people staying in the Park. (The Council has also set Ablution Facility fees for $40 per week per person or $60 per month per person.)

So paying for two showers and using the laundry comes to $30, whereas you could pay $15 for an unpowered site, use the lot, and stay on or not as you chose.

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 18:51

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 18:51
Definition of a camel - "a horse designed by a committee". This fee structure is definitely another "camel". And I say that as someone who has spent more hours than I care to remember working in committees.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:34

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:34
I love it Val

LOL

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Reply By: Candace S. - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:52

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:52
LOL, I guess prices have gone up since 2008: I paid $5 at Stuart Wells Roadhouse and I think only $2 for the Alice Springs public showers. Inflation? Location?

If I were paying $10 every day I agree, that would seem expensive. But if it were my first opportunity in a week to have a shower, I'd be happy to pay! :)
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Reply By: Hunjy100 - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 15:28

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 15:28
Yes it is too much!
a 12v camping shower is only $18.00 all you have to do is heat a bucket of water.
The way I see it a fair price for a fair service. They obviously don't want blow ins using their showers but if they can get $10 a shower and people are willing to pay that much then why not.
Its not unlike our power bills at the present.

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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 15:40

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 15:40
I agree with Motherhens maths, however I'm sure the OP had their reasons for not staying the night, maybe they wanted to move on through Perenjori, we are just assuming it was night time coz they wanted a shower.
I personally was surprised at the cost for the shower and I would have expected around the $5 mark, if we need a shower we usually stay the night and make use of the laundry as well, but we're not all the same are we?
I'm a bit disappointed with some of the remarks on here, the OP just asked the question if we thought he paid too much for a shower, (assuming they paid it) a simple Yes or No could have sufficed lol....


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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 17:05

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 17:05
If you post & try to name & shame on a public forum, you have to expect answers & opinions.
You could ask was it worth it over $10.00?

Exploroz seems to be losing its way a bit, it used to be a fantastic resource for travel & 4WD information, now it's becoming more & more a platform for people to whinge & whine about products & prices.
There is a site called 'Not Good Enough' specifically for that purpose.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 18:03

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 18:03
Shaker, I agree with you that the forum has changed from a few years back, but so has many of the people who use to post on here, a lot of them have moved on which brings in a new group. I feel that the forum only mirrors what the people/ members are and what interests them. Society has become less tolerant of others and others views and I wonder if that is flowing over into places like this forum. Just my opinion.


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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:07

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:07
Sadly have to agree with you, Dunworkin, about a decline in the tone of the forum lately. Some of the exchanges are bordering on angry and abusive for no real reason. It takes the same effort to type something constructive as it does to post something aggressive so I wonder why people bother when it is they who put their less better characteristics on display.

Whatever the reason we have pulled back from posting so often, when theres a fair chance of getting a less than pleasant reply.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:20

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:20
I think it has been influenced by Facebook, it is slowly transitioning into a chat room, the OT rule appears to have gone out the window.

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Reply By: brownie - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 22:47

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 22:47
Thanks to all of you for your various thoughts.

We had been camping about 40 k east of Perenjori, for a few days ,and came into town to pickup a few supplies. So we planned to shower, shop and have lunch at the pub.

The last time we blew in somewhere for a shower was about 15 years ago - price then was $2, hence my guesstimate of $5 in 2013.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 23:10

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 23:10
Was the campsite Camel Soak?

Great spot.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:32

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:32
Ill be back that way in sept. With all the dec owned stations now theres a heck of alot of exploring to be done out there now
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Follow Up By: brownie - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 00:05

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 00:05
I agree that its a nice area, but access is becoming more limited wth the various mines opening up.
We were camped towards Rothsay this time, Camel Soak isn't a bad spot either.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:55

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 20:55
You must have gone to a different spot to me. Still by far and away the active stations are the biggest obstactle for access . The minesites such as karara are tiny in comparrison. . Theres still plenty of access around there
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 09:32

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 09:32
$10 for a shower ? Reminds me of a C/van park on the Daley river who wanted $10 per child extra per night on unpowered site because " Kids use too much toilet paper " ,,,
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:12

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:12
I suspect it is kids that throw handfuls of wet toilet paper & stick it to the ceiling.
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Reply By: The Landy - Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 12:22

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 at 12:22
Is it too much? Depends on how badly you want it, I guess.

But here is my take on the cost of travelling and exploring this great country of ours.

Some things will be more expensive in some places and less expensive in others. Some things will be available, some things won’t be. It all becomes a bit of an averaging process; on average what do you end up paying for something...if you can get it.

Like food and beverages, try not to think about what you pay each and every time, but what do you pay on average. Keeping in mind the cost of providing services or goods will be different right across the country and will be influenced by many factors.

Whilst there is nothing wrong with conditioning yourself to what you think you should pay for something, it still is dependent on someone willing to give it to you at that price. By and larger I don’t think the gap is too wide, but usually prices tend to reflect the willingness of someone paying the price asked.

Why is an umbrella more expensive on a wet day – because it usually reflects the willingness of the price people will pay to stay dry! Fair or otherwise, that is how it seems to work out these days...

Ps: Hoped you hogged the hot water at that price!
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