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Old 02-05-2016, 09:47 AM   #1
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Big Kahuna shower

I saw this product posted by someone on instagram. Anyone on here have any experience with it? Seems like a pretty good solution for a portable shower for someone who doesn't want a mounted water tank in their vehicle. It doesn't give any info on the water pump being used though.

https://bigkahunashowers.com/
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:43 PM   #2
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Looks like a reasonable unit but I suppose you have to dump warm water into it.
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:17 AM   #3
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I have one and have used it (the original blue, 6 gallon one). Like Dave mentioned, you have to place warm water into it. That said, it's very simple and reliable. Its basically a bucket with a submersible 12V bilge pump in it.

It does take a fair amount of room, but I've also used it empty, and dry, to store small items.

I also have the Helio solar shower, which I'm kind of favoring.


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Me just being cheap...

A 5 gallon bucket, hose and a small pump = $30
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I have one and it worked great until I installed a permanent setup.....
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Me just being cheap...

A 5 gallon bucket, hose and a small pump = $30
Which pump are you using?
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Sorry just goofing around, I actually have a surflow pump built into the van for my water needs.
But, I was eyeballing the solar pond pump from harbor freight for a cheap and effective water system.
http://m.harborfreight.com/catalogse...t?q=Solar+pump
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Sorry just goofing around, I actually have a surflow pump built into the van for my water needs.
But, I was eyeballing the solar pond pump from harbor freight for a cheap and effective water system.
Search results for: 'Solar pump'
I used one the solar pond pumps but the one I had couldn't produce enough power for a shower. But they have others.

If you search my posts you can find my Scepter/LCI water can shower. Basically you attach a Ĺ" spigot, garden hose, a PVC downspout inside the cap to pick up water from the bottom of the can, and a tire valve to insert air. Bingo: shower. Useful for moving water from the can into the SMB tank too, hosing off dogs, washing crap off the van, and oh...storing water.

Another way to go is a cheap garden pump sprayer. I spray painted a HF one black, left it in sun, and after a few pumps nice little shower. For about $10.

But my fav is still a shower bag. Although having the LCI can and the bag aren't mutually exclusive. No power to worry about either.
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