Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-06-2013, 07:46 PM   #11
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 8,850
Re: Portable shower shelter

Quote:
Originally Posted by daveb
So Herb, since you've had both do you mind doing a comparison?
Trekker Fold-A-Privy
Pros
lightweight
easy to set up
easy to carry
relatively simple to pack up, once you get the hang of it
comes with four bags that can be filled with rocks, sand or dirt when you can't use stakes
guy-lines attached to tent
nice set up for a shower (removable fabric floor, easy routing of shower hose through roof)
mesh vented 'skylight'
very thin when packed up
roomy
fairly inexpensive

Cons
stakes are light-duty at best
tent frame easily flexes in the wind
no windows
large diameter when packed up
door opening a little small
material seems thin (not see-thru thin, but longevity thin)


PETT
Pros
study frame
secure in the wind
decent stakes (but not great)
windows (that you can close)
relatively easy to carry with the optional backpack (which also carries the PETT toilet and WAG bags)

Cons
heavy
bulky when packed
pinched fingers when setting up the tent
no floor
can be frustrating to set up and take down
fairly pricey


Herb
__________________

__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: East Bay CA
Posts: 1,022
Re: Portable shower shelter

I just had occasion to visit the Texsport Deluxe shower shelter. It's two rooms, divisible with a screen. Removable floor, and you can hang a shower bag. 4.5 x 4.5'. Same as the Cabelas one... But $65 @ Walmart. Rather nice, but sorta flimsy and not fast to set up. You could probably beef it up.
__________________

__________________
2001 Ford E250 Sportsmobile with Salem-Kroger 4x4 conversion
rob_gendreau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,191
Re: Portable shower shelter

Quote:
Originally Posted by rob_gendreau
I just had occasion to visit the Texsport Deluxe shower shelter. It's two rooms, divisible with a screen. Removable floor, and you can hang a shower bag. 4.5 x 4.5'. Same as the Cabelas one... But $65 @ Walmart. Rather nice, but sorta flimsy and not fast to set up. You could probably beef it up.
Poles like a tent or a quicker setup?
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: East Bay CA
Posts: 1,022
Re: Portable shower shelter

Tent like. Needs guys in any significant breeze.
__________________
2001 Ford E250 Sportsmobile with Salem-Kroger 4x4 conversion
rob_gendreau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 03:59 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
twogone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Taylor, Mississippi
Posts: 1,648
Re: Portable shower shelter

... sounds like my ex-wife
__________________
'95 SMB E350 Quigley 7.3
http://www.taylorarts.com
... If you have to ask, you'll never understand...
"... torpedo'd, because we don't generally cotton to bullshit around here." -jage
"... do they ooch apart in the night?" -Dia
twogone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,191
Re: Portable shower shelter

Quote:
Originally Posted by twogone
... sounds like my ex-wife
Nice one.......and quick!
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 02:55 PM   #17
REF
Senior Member
 
REF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boulder, CO.
Posts: 1,786
Send a message via MSN to REF
Re: Portable shower shelter

Whoa, price jump on that privy shelter. Looking at getting one, but not at that price! Assuming a typo, wonder how many they've sold for that!
__________________
'03 Ford E350 7.3L Diesel
(de)SMB'd Custom RB-50
Quigley 4X4 w/Deavers & Agile Offroad's R.I.P. package
CCV High Profile Pop Top
REF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 05:39 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,191
Re: Portable shower shelter

Quote:
Originally Posted by REF
Whoa, price jump on that privy shelter. Looking at getting one, but not at that price! Assuming a typo, wonder how many they've sold for that!
Whoa, no joke! Obviously a typo. I payed 37 shipped.

__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 07:15 PM   #19
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 8,850
Re: Portable shower shelter

$54.99 @ Cabelas

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Trekker- ... 746435.uts


Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2014, 08:42 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,191
Re: Portable shower shelter

Herb, that looks like the same exact one.

Just for kicks, I'm posting my response from the Ebay seller with the $37 shelter that is now $328. This is not a joke, but a direct quote.

Dear Sir or Madam,
Thanks for your question,
The price is not wrong. Just because there are not so many products in stock now, we write the high price.
And don't sell it now. It will be in stock about a month later. Would you please kindly wait some days for it, or
please buy from other store. Fully sorry for the inconvenience to you.

May you and your family have a nice day.
Mary
Customer service manager

I scratched my head for awhile. I may not understand how some cultures do things, but perhaps they should learn how we do.

__________________

__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.