Stainless steel pressure shower

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:39
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Anyone tried these? Looks a pretty decent idea. Rays have them on special at $119. Even an in-built


thermometer.http://www.anaconda.com.au/Product/Brands/Companion/10l-Pressure-Shower---Hand

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Reply By: Ray 3 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:04

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:04
That looks a very interesting and feasable piece of equipment.
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Reply By: tg123 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:18

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:18
Had the Rainman shower which is made locally in Victoria. Same concept etc etc and pretty bulletproof (and more expensive!). Used it for several years but sold it with my campertrailer (moved to a van with ensuite). Main issue was getting water temp right but once sorted (ie ratio of boiling water to cold water) it was brilliant. No electric pumps, no leads etc. Manufacturer says you can heat it next to a fire or on a gas cooker and utilise the temp gauge. Pretty risky IMHO as the gauge is indicative only and could result in scalding, esp. with children. Did it once - not fun at all so resorted to boiling/ cold ratio method.
Not sure of quality of the Companion model - have only done a walk past but can vouch for the Rainman.
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TG
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:22

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:22
hi steve m
have only looked at them online yes they will work but i thougt they were expensive compared to mine
i made one out of a old weed sprayer holds 6 ltrs and i put 4psi constant pressure through it via an old oxy pressure regulator from my 4x4 compressor and a shower rose with water flow control inline tap the old hardie bottle has an inbuilt pressure relief valve which is a gard against any over pressure works a treat together with the flip out shower recess
i even made a lite duty grate to stand on while showering i also made a shower rose/hose bracket that slides into a square tube that is bolted to the top of the center combing rail between the cabs and on the side of ute where i set up the flipout recess
i usually use just cold water but if its really cold can mix with hot billy
4psi i hav found is the ideal water pressure its enough to get a spray shower and i have achieved a thorough wash with as little as 3ltrs of water by wetting down then soaping up then washing off
i turn the water flow off using inline tap beween these above shower procedures the 6 lts container is also used to carry water during the trip for general washing of hands and face the days travel
i realize not everybody has access to the items that i made mine out ofbut thats recyling for you at its best
cheers
barry
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Follow Up By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Monday, Oct 08, 2012 at 19:43

Monday, Oct 08, 2012 at 19:43
Hi Barry,
We have some of that gear available.Would love to see some pics of your set up,
Cheers ,
Mary
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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:55

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:55
probably overlooking something here, but isn't that Raninman the same thing and 3 x the cost ????

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Follow Up By: tg123 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 13:14

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 13:14
As stated previously, they are essentially the same but I don't know if build quality of the Companion unit is up to scratch - have only had a cursory look - up to you to determine if it's good enough for your needs

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TG
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 20:02

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 20:02
3 x the "quality"??? - must be Aussie made.

...think I'll stick with a spongedown on the road and shower on arrival with my current setup. Enough crap in the garage as it is....and the shed...and the loft and that's apart from the obstacle course I've set the missus between the back door and washing line. I smell lovely anyway.
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Follow Up By: Leanne AM - Sunday, Oct 07, 2012 at 22:22

Sunday, Oct 07, 2012 at 22:22
Bought one and used it on the weekend - works great & no trouble with heating it straight on the cooker and using the thermostat to get the right temperature. Lots of comments on the rainman suggested people mix kettle water in as they couldn't get the thermostat to work accurately. Just don't expect Ray's Outdoors to know what you are talking about when you go in looking for one - despite it being in their brochure!
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