How We Roll in our RV – Taking a shower

Written by on September 9, 2013 in How We Roll, Videos with 5 Comments

shower1In this edition of How We Roll in our RV, reader Jacob Matthews from Leesburg, GA asks us how we manage to shower in our 23-foot Class B Roadtrek eTrek motorhome (actually 22’9″).

So… we show him.

Sort of.

But people are often surprised that our RV has not one, but two showers.showr2

There’s a lot more room than you may think…until you see how well space is used.

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About the Author: Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, and Norweigian Elkhound, Tai, travels North America in a Type B motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and frustrations of RV life on the road. He is the official on-the-road reporter for the Family Motor Coach Association. a columnist with Family Motor Coaching Magazine and his Roadtreking reports appear in numerous newspapers and publications. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, video editing and all things dealing with technology. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations. .

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  1. Campskunk says:

    as fulltimers in a Chevy with 25 gallons water capacity, our shower drill is to find a place where we can fill up and dump, where we both take long hot showers, fill up and dump again, and then we’re ready to hit the road for a few more days all clean and with full freh water tanks. we can usually take a shower with about five gallons, so we get one shower apiece out in the boonies before we head back in for more water.

  2. Mike Wendland says:

    5 gallons? Wow. We shower Navy-style. Wet down quick. Turn water off. Lather up. Turn water on, quickly rinse. Dry. Maybe 1.5 gallons used. Unless we’re hooked up to water in a commercial campground or state park. Then, we linger, use maybe three gallons. And we shower every day.

  3. Pam Hicks says:

    I see the pup is loving it! :-)

    Nice article – thanks.

  4. Janet Arnold says:

    You know what amazes me? My floor outside the shower doesn’t get wet. Not at all.

  5. David says:

    We have had a 2013 RS about a year now. We’ve added a three soap (conditioner, shampoo and body wash) dispenser. We’ve learned when you first turn on the water a bit is wasted down the sink trying to get temp right and pressure enough to pull the sink diverter to get water to the showerhead. So set the sink plug in nice and tight, put some soap on a poof and lay in in the sink. After getting wet, you shut off the shower and use all the soapy water in the sink to lather. We’re not too frugal with water, but its so efficient you can allow the rinse to be a little longer.

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