Smarttek6 Camping Outdoor Hot Shower

Submitted: Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 13:52
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Hi all.

Last weekend i packed up the family and the Gear and headed to Straddie, we hadnt taken the kids there before so they were excited. the Wifes number one complaint about coming away camping is showering. so a few weeks ago, knowing that i wanted to take them away on this trip, i went bought a Smarttek6, came with pump and 3 year Warranty .

Now im not real bothered about a showering im happy enough just jump in the ocean or whatever.
But this Smarttek6 is brilliant!! and i will not head out without it. had no issue using it and fired straight away.

the wife was over the moon, now she doesn't have an excuse not to come away camping with me, in fact she wants to go out again next weekend!! it also makes washing the kids alot easier as well.

Great idea, Excellent System, real light and really easy to use.

Check it out Smar Hot Water System
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Reply By: Member - Munji - Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 16:52

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 16:52
I checked one out at the Perth show last year and was impressed by what I saw.
Nice to read some feedback on this unit.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 18:18

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 18:18
Here is another option that does not require a gas bottle. It is excellent, would not be without one ever again.
http://www.ausj.com.au/water-heaters/duoetto-10l/product-detail.aspx

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 22:29

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 22:29
Here's another option that doesn't even require 12/240. This is my ensuite.

Note:

Hot water service on left ($20 at Field day). It requires timber and matches to operate. I shall call it...FIRE! Apparently you can also cook dinner on it as well (the fire that is).

Hot and cold running bucket at front - adjustable shower rose on standard 12V pressure pump mounted inside guard.

Having watched "The Block" I'm fully aware what's trendy in bathrooms which is why I spared no expense on fitting an ARB colour coded soap and shampoo niche (Zoom in...you'll see what I mean). It comes with multiple mood lighting options including HID for quick tanning! Some may call it a bullbar but to me it's an option loaded ensuite!

By the way, the 'conditioner" and moisturiser aren't mine. It was Rusty's first trip so we're still trying to man him up. One day he'll be able to replace soap with a dry sand rub like the rest of us..pussy!!!


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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:02

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:02
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And here's one that doesn't even require nuthin'. Even water is laid on nearby.
Many of you would have gratefully used it.

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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:22

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:22
Yeo what a great shower. Your having a nice shower and all your friends are sitting around the fire not 5 metres away poking fun at you. Talk about friendly. Had a few showers there it's great fun.
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:35

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 15:35
"Here's another option that doesn't even require 12/240"

"adjustable shower rose on standard 12V pressure pump mounted inside guard."

What are you on about Mick, this is not up to your usual standard of posting.

With my previous rig my bull bar (un colour code) doubled up as my ensuite too, but with my new rig and a duoetto heater I have moved up market a little.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 18:17

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 18:17
It actually uses a Hudson brand 8 litre spray pump bottle now. So no power needed. Couldn't find a photo of that though. That bathroom modelling was sooo last year Chris ;-)
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Follow Up By: Tim F3 - Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 07:21

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 07:21
Chris that electrical heating set up looks ok , But i note the pump is only rated to a maximum temp of 43 deg c, the heater has the potential to heat well above that,is this a problem in practice ?? The unit is expensive at $400 plus pump.
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 09:26

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 09:26
The pump only pumps cold water so thats not a problem. I will be travelling this year alone from the end of May till the end of Oct. Thats well over 100 showers this year alone, so I would say good value as it is so convenient use. When travelling with others and we stop for the day I will park a few hundred metres away and have a shower before joining them. Its so quick most of the time they don't realise I am missing.
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Reply By: OBJ - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 14:12

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 14:12
Great shower/bathroom/ensuite setup, but the dry sandrub on the pussy may not go down with the other half. Might not mention that, or she will want the 12v jobbie.
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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 18:24

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 18:24
I'd been trying to find these photos which are of a set-up we used in 2010. Our Canadian friends bought the heater unit in their luggage. Worked well but it was a lot of trouble and effort to set up.

From what I've seen, the units are more streamlined now. In my travel situation, probably not something I'd take due to weight, size and gas requirements. However, if plenty of room, a young family or even setting up for a couple of weeks by the river, then yes, well worth it.



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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 23:08

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 23:08
Interesting "Jerry can" your using in that setup Mick!

What is the story with them?

40 ltrs? Where do you get them? They look like they would fit in the back of the LC a bit better...

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