showers which one to go for.

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 20:33
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Hi all, i am thinking of putting a shower system into my 1993 std diesel 80 Series.
i just started to look around and did not realize there where so many on the market. I am after any pro's or cons with out starting world war 3 about which way to go. Any help would be welcome. thanks David
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 20:40

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 20:40
Message numbers
32494 and 32557 will assist in your enquiry.

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Reply By: Jimbo - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:07

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:07
Don't fit it into, put it onto.

Get a Coleman.
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:10

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:10
$25 from jaycar......but I did have one from a coleman recently....it amost made me sway to the dark side!

Leroy
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Reply By: TUF80 - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:10

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:10
GIDDAY DAVE .YOU CANT GO PASS THE "TWINE" KIT ALREADY ABLE TO BE BOLTED IN
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:23

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:23
You sure can go past it.

Technology has moved. The once wonderful Twine is now a relic.

Sad but true.
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Follow Up By: madcow - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 07:38

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 07:38
It has changed hands! I was told this by the previous owners (Getabout 4wd Tours) at this years 4wd show held in Albury.
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Reply By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:23

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:23
I have a Twine which is a great performer - a lot of bad press about the Coleman's unless they have changed their design (read the archives) - The Dick Smith jobs ($25), get what you pay for - will work fine for the first trip or two, but seize up due to inferior components... Once again, read the archives on that one - plenty there..
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:28

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:28
Some, and I say some, of the early Coleman's had a few problems.

Amongst the villains I camp with there are many Colemans. The Bigfella had a flow problem which was fixed under warranty. Other than that, no issues.

They are an exceptionally versatile unit.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:34

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:34
I reackon mine was value for dollar, not adding the 80ltr water tank, had to have that anyway. but i just got myself a 12 pump from K&N in Perth m run a bit of garden hose to it and garden hose from the pump to a little tap with Nylex connector andthen more hose to a garden spray hanging over the rear door, that same bit of hose is used for filling the tank , bit rough but it works fine.
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:49

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 21:49
I have a 20-dollar pump-in-a-bucket type cheapie.. Had it 4 or 5 years, works just fine....
3 yrs ago at the Bris. Outdoor, Camping, 4wd & Fishing expo, I picked up another "on special" (about $15) as a spare, for when the 1st one failed...
Spare is still in the box, unused....

Yep, ya gets what ya pays for;-)))
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Reply By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 07:11

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 07:11
I have been using the engine style showers, Glind and now Twine, for the past 18 years and see no reason to change. The Twine and hoses are fitted under the bonnet, so no extra box to carry around. its always there when you want it just add water.

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 07:39

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 07:39
All fair and well if you like showering next to your car , Coleman unit leaves the inbuilt systems for dead in all aspects except water volume flow rates , and when water is a scarce commodity less flow is not such a bad thing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 09:35

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 09:35
Water flow can be adjusted on the inbuilt system, so all is not doom and gloom as far as water usage. Two of us can shower from a 10lt bucket.

On maximum flow I can use the pump to top up the water tank in the camper from a clean water source. I have used the shower to wash horses down after a days ride in the mountains, pumping straight out of a river or spring.

So for me the inbuilt shower is for more usefull.
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