Originally Posted by jage
How often will you want to rinse inside the van as opposed to outside?
If it's cold enough to have to be inside the van, is it not going to be worth the cramped shower to be inside?
SMB has an inside shower that attaches to the top and is basically a conical shower curtain that ends in a tray. Surfgeek33 (ray) modified the tray: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2682
to drain instead of just collect- I'd think something like that drained to the outside solely for rinsing would be a good solution.
Thanks for your input jage.
rinsing inside vs outside will be weather dependent. hard to say on the ratio and frequency.
I've used a solar shower many years by myself just wearing swim trunks but my wife wouldn't be comfortable going this route. I wish I had more answers on how we're going to use it but won't know until we take some trips. That's why I was wondering what others do for showers. I realize that everyone is different on how often they shower, at home or while camping.
With the 75" high ceiling of the Sprinter I think there will be ample room to stand for me being in the middle aisle. With the shower stalls against the side of the van, the curvature of the van really reduces the head room so sitting is the only option for showering for me, but those stalls would be too small for me even in that mode.
Thanks for directing me to surfgeeks thread. I think I checked that out once before but had forgotten about it. Will add it to my design notebook I'm keeping. Too many ideas and notes for my feeble brain to remember. I like what surfgeek did. Very clever design.
I understand that SMB can add a shower pan into the floor of the van that has a cover that is level with the surface of the floor. Don't know how evasive that is but it's sure a slick idea. Would just have to work out a shower curtain option. I could add the shower later too after we've take a few trips to see what we really require.