camping showers for 4wd

Submitted: Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 11:14
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can you tell me about 4wd hot water systems for showers which are best value for $$$ and quality
thanks in adv
paul
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Reply By: MikeyS - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 13:19

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 13:19
Paul, I've just installed a Twine (which I purchased through Exploroz) and it is faaaantastic. More than happy to give this baby a plug. High quality components - certainly not the cheapest around but I'm very happy with the value for money. Takes a bit of thought to install in terms of mounting positions and access in squeezy engine bay but the effort is well worth it.

Nothing better than a cold beer under a hot shower in the middle of the bush. Except perhaps being there with a wife who's just had her hot shower.

Highly recommended!

MikeyS
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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 18:46

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 18:46
Hi MikeyS, Have you thought about having a shower together? Much more fun than by yourself, just a thought, after all, you are Married!!!!

Regards Michael.

Ps just joking
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Follow Up By: Mikeys - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 08:53

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 08:53
No, stuff that. I'd rather hog the whole shower for myself!
MikeyS
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 13:54

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 13:54
Hey Paul,

Enter the latest competition on ExplorOz you may win one of these babies. Entry button and feature article should be to the left of this forum reply. It is a flashing thing saying WIN Twine Vehicle Shower. You will also find a write up from Michelle about the same unit. You can only enter once per session (each visit to the site).

Remember that you can get your shower right here in the Adventure Shop (Shop in the menu at the top) and Members will earn 5% member money discount with the purchase so buy the $440 Delux Shower and get back $22.

All the best David
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 15:31

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 15:31
Win A Deluxe Twine Vehicle Shower Kit to suit your vehicle
The competition closes 5PM - 2/27/2002


Hey David, come on!! Aussie Date Format!!! We dont have 27 months!
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Follow Up By: Exploroz Team - David - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 16:52

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 16:52
Thanks the bloody server dates are set to US and every time I show one I have to remember to turn it around. It is now fixed.

Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Feetup - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 06:25

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 06:25
Is the US also 12 months behind? Or did this competition end 11 months ago? ;-)
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Follow Up By: Exploroz Team - David - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 21:33

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 21:33
Gee you guys are picky. Thanks for that I have corrected it however I do suspect that you still entered.

David
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 21:59

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 21:59
We both expect to win for being picky and I thought that was how to win ;)
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Follow Up By: Exploroz Team - David - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 10:52

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 10:52
Well lets see what name the computer comes up with on the day. In fact the draw is done automatically using a random number selection across all entries.

Enter a few times if you like. All the best and thanks.
David
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Follow Up By: Wazza - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 17:44

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 17:44
David,

Have tried over the last week to enter and all I get is:

FirstName Wazza

LastName

Microsoft JScript runtime error '800a000d'

Type mismatch

E:\INETPUB\VS149015\COMPS\../_ScriptLibrary/TextBox.ASP, line 214

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Follow Up By: Exploroz Team - David - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 17:49

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 17:49
Wazza,

It is to do with the setup of your account on the site. In the Email validation process you were asked to enter your first and lastname, screenname and password. Looking at the error you are getting and what is setup as your firstname, it appears that you do not have a real first and lastname setup in the account.

In the orange visitor bar - were it is showing you your email address and screenname hit the EDIT button, this will take you to the screen with your validation details, update to your correct first and last names then hit UPDATE, then go to the comp it should work fine.

David

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Reply By: helton - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 09:55

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 09:55
Paul
check out the helton heat exchanger if you want to build your own system. full copper construction heat exchanger for $99au

cheers
tony
www.helton.com.au
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Reply By: diamond - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 18:26

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 18:26
i am waiting for my helton heat exchanger to arive and all im going to use is a $25 shower kit from super cheap been using it with a 20litre water bottle that we heat in the sun and top up with hot kettle water but to much trouble so ill give the helton a go and also super cheap shower/ pump still going strong after about 100 showers
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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 19:11

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 19:11
Hi Diamond, I made a similar unit to the Twine, mounted it on my GU Patrol (4.2) diesel, removed the shower head from the Supa cheap shower ands connected the pump and hose to one side of the exchange, Bought 4metres of that pvc 10mm ID clear for about a buck a metre connected it to the shower head and then to the other end of the exchange, It only pumps 2.5 LPM so the shower is hot at idle, no revving engines out in the bush. The supa cheap shower head itself is great when you pump about 6 LPM through it BUT as the pump only pumps 2.5 LMP, its a bit sad. BUT for about 30 bucks you can buy a hand held one with a better spray pattern.. The whole thing works great. Michael
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Follow Up By: Diamond - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 21:59

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 21:59
thanks mate but what is it you buy for about 30 bucks a hand held pump is it
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 13:27

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 13:27
Hi Michael,

Can you please clarify something for me? Are you just using the pump that came with the SupaCheap shower? If so, is your water source from a bucket?

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Michael - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 18:05

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 18:05
Hi Diamond and Melissa, Ibought a better hand held shower head,its a household unit with 1500mm of hose, it is made to screw on to a normal shower outlet after you remove the shower rose. The new hand held is unscrewed from the hose and used the orange connector from the supa cheap and 4 metres of that clear pvc tubing, it all goes together with no problems. Its called an Interbath, from Bunnings or Hardware House for $30. Also available from Caravan Accessories if you live in Sydney for about $50. Its a much better spray pattern for the low flow from the original Supa cheap shower. Dick Smith sells the same shower only with his name plastered all over it. I got mine on special a few days before xmas for $20, a real bargain. And yes Melissa , using the same pump and switch, actually using the lot except for the shower head itself.
It really is a great stopgap till i buy a proper mounted pump, Cheers Michael.
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Follow Up By: Michael - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 22:37

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 22:37
Sorry Melissa, yes a bucket but i also made a hose and connection for an ordinary garden hose then we can regulate the flow via the garden tap. Regards Michael
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Reply By: Member - Alan - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 10:56

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 10:56
A rectangle plastic bucket with a 12v plastic bilge pump fitted to the base and switch on rose handle, using water heated by the sun on your cheap black solar bag, means two can shower using 5 litres (important if water is precious) and yes - do all the important bits. Use a cheap shower tent if needed. Works great and a lot cheaper........mind you if I win the Twine....................
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Follow Up By: Joc45 - Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 01:42

Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 01:42
Jaycar sell an excellent 12v submersible pump with shower head for less than $30.
http://www1.jaycar.com.au/
Just empty the solar shower into the bucket (or boil the billy), dunk the pump into the bucket and voila! What really makes this one good is the supple hose (some are too stiff), a waterproof on/off switch, and an adustable flow shower head. Even comes with a suction cup to attach it to the side of the wagon. Who needs a screen?
Ours has even survived weeks of salt-water showers.
They also sell some good 12v high efficiency flouro lights.
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 18:13

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 18:13
Been using the solar plastic bag for years. 4 litres of water plus another 2 litres hot water from the billy and you will have a shower for two. Stand on a plastic tarp if in dusty areas. Cost $20. Usually lasts for a couple of years of frequent camping. If there are other campers around shower in your undies and wash them at the same time :-) Cheers, W
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