In Vehicle Shower Opinions

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 20:11
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Hi Im trying to get opinions on In vehicle showers, currently looking at the Bushranger or Twine as both of these are metal and %100 copper heat exchange units. Apparently some ie Glind are now plastic???

first hand advice appreciated, also if pump says rated at 12Ltrs per min, would that be through the shower rose or just what the pump can push??

cheers Aaron
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 20:22

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 20:22
Glind has always been plastic.

I have a copper HELTON type. The big advantage of this brand is that you can choose various options as to where the pipes are located on the heat exchanger. This is important if you want to be able (for example) place the exchanger up against an inner guard or firewall, where the hoses all need to go in/out of the same end of the exchanger.
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Reply By: madcow - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 12:28

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 12:28
I've had a Twine for over 10 years now and it is also copper. They are all good in their own way depending on your needs.

some installation examples here

The pump rate would be without back pressure. Generally 12lpm would be fine with good pressure from the rose.

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Reply By: catmandoo - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 13:32

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 13:32
Hi Aaron,

I have a Glind shower in my Patrol. Have had no problems with it. The Twine and Bushranger showers are very good units also.

I am aware that the plastic casing of the Glind models is seen as a weakness by many, but I think the key is to ensure they are mounted correctly (i.e. clear of any objects which may put pressure on the outer casings e.g. bonnets pushing down on the heat exchanger and and using rubber mounts on the to fix the heat exchanger).

I am pretty sure the pressure rating you refer to is at the pump. Mine is rated at 11 lpm (Sureflow). There will obviously be some loss in flow depending on the restriction from the shower head and the length of the plumbing in your outfit i.e. the longer the water pipes, the more resistance. 12 lpm is more than adequate for the shower.

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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 03:50

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 03:50
Hi Aaron, There is a good plumbing set up to use with any of the in car showers and rather than bore people with the details again just MM if you want to know the safe way. Ian
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 03:55

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 03:55
Aaron, Look at post 70580 for the details. Ian
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Follow Up By: Member - Aaron L (NSW) - Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 20:20

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 20:20
Hi Ian, thank you very much. That is such a top idea and have incorporated that into tomorrows plan for the install :))) Love Saturdays playing with the car
cheers Aaron
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