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Title: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: DWJoyce on June 20, 2017, 07:41:27 PM
Hey folks.

Any ideas about having a shower in an 8 foot cabover camper? It doesn't have room for a built-in shower and I don't want to take showers outside. Any thoughts other than "take showers outside"?

I saw a camper shower somewhere on the web that was a drain in the entry floor with a shower curtain enclosing that space and a hose to the kitchen sink for the shower head.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: Rene T on June 20, 2017, 07:52:08 PM
Hey folks.

Any ideas about having a shower in an 8 foot cabover camper? It doesn't have room for a built-in shower and I don't want to take showers outside. Any thoughts other than "take showers outside"?

I saw a camper shower somewhere on the web that was a drain in the entry floor with a shower curtain enclosing that space and a hose to the kitchen sink for the shower head.

Thanks in advance.

Take sponge baths.
Title: Re: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: Sun2Retire on June 20, 2017, 08:03:23 PM
Any ideas about having a shower in an 8 foot cabover camper? It doesn't have room for a built-in shower and I don't want to take showers outside.


You sorta answered your own question - there isn't room. Many years ago I had a 10 foot cabover and it had a dinky wet bath (and was two feet longer). Putting a drain in the floor dumps the water in the bed of your truck as there's no room to add pumbing under the floor.
Title: Re: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: tombillbob on June 20, 2017, 08:47:11 PM
For a short time we used a small plastic tub as a shower pan. We connected a short piece of hose in the side of the pan as close to the bottom as possible. The hose then went through a hole in the camper wall that was just above the camper floor. The tub was about 24 x 16 and used to mix concrete in available at Home Depot. It was a pain to use but it worked and we got our showers.

Tom
Title: Re: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: DWJoyce on June 21, 2017, 08:24:13 PM
Thanks, Folks.

OK, so I'll take a sponge bath while mixing concrete in a bucket with a hole in the bottom!

LOL ;-)

I spoke with a guy in the parking lot at work who had a short-bed 4-Wheel popup camper. He pointed out the outside shower head behind a tiny little door on the side of the camper. Then he said, "but it has a hot water heater and works great!" He also told me his camper doesn't have a grey water tank and pointed to a drain on the side of the camper. Then he opened the door a there was the porta potty, and I quote "for extreme cases only!" Turns out he uses his camper for overnights at yacht clubs, when he's racing his sailboat, and for off-road camping.

That was an awesome little camper, weighting in a 780 pounds empty with an aluminum frame, three source fridge, water heater and queen size bed in the cabover.
Title: Re: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: terryonor on August 21, 2017, 10:20:15 PM
Is there a photo of a sample build of this kind of shower?
Title: Re: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: Lou Schneider on August 22, 2017, 01:16:28 PM
How about something like This?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FC4nihIuKAM (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FC4nihIuKAM)
Title: Re: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: skyhammer on August 23, 2017, 04:08:49 PM

You sorta answered your own question - there isn't room. Many years ago I had a 10 foot cabover and it had a dinky wet bath (and was two feet longer). Putting a drain in the floor dumps the water in the bed of your truck as there's no room to add pumbing under the floor.

There are a lot of campers 8' and under with showers and toilets.
Truck Camper magazine lists and there are many more that they don't list.
Title: Re: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: blw2 on August 24, 2017, 10:08:10 AM
A common mod, at least it used to be....in popup campers was a dinette shower

Folks would cut down a laundry tub utility sink to fit in the space under the dinette bench.
Hang a shower curtain from the ceiling, and pipe in a handheld shower to the kitchen faucet with a hose long enough to reach.  If memory serves, the drain would use the sink's strainer piped through the floor to a bucket or an aquatainer or similar
The curtain and rod could unclip from the ceiling and store in the shower pan

Seems like a lot of the photo links are now dead, but at least this might point you in the direction of some ideas....
http://www.popupexplorer.com/forum/index.php?topic=76292.0
Title: Re: Shower in 8 foot cabover camper?
Post by: maddog348 on October 19, 2017, 02:22:14 PM
blw2  ~~ 4 wheel camper still has 'em.