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Old 02-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Outdoor shower mod

Here's a simple way to add an outdoor shower to the back of your van. It came out pretty nice so I thought I would share.

My wife sewed 3 standard size shower curtains together to form a loop which keeps water from splashing inside.


[Edit] Plastic clamps broke, changed to 1/2" rubber insulated metal clamps.


Shower curtain rod is an aluminum tent pole.


Found these S shaped carabiners at Home Depot


The whole setup fits in the rear door compartment


I had some old redwood that I used to make a shower mat. The slats are strung together with marine grade shock cord and copper spacers.

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Old 02-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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Re: Outdoor shower mod

That's really cool! If you want to go a step further, I have had great luck with this item. It's great for times when you don't want to leave a big puddle behind your van! It packs down to about the size of a sleeping bag.

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:10 AM   #3
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Re: Outdoor shower mod

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Here's a simple way to add an outdoor shower to the back of your van. It came out pretty nice so I thought I would share.

My wife sewed 3 standard size shower curtains together to form a loop which keeps water from splashing inside.
The whole setup fits in the rear door compartment


I did the same thing...used an old tent pole. I stow it in a breathable bag so it dries fast
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
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Re: Outdoor shower mod

Very nice! Great idea!
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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You should sell them as kits!
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #6
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You should sell them as kits!
Now your talkin, I can quit my daytime job and get a vendor tag.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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Re: Outdoor shower mod

Nice! We want to try something like this.
Does the shower curtain cross over to cover the opening into the interior of the van?
Did you take a tent pole from your tent or buy it separately?
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:21 AM   #8
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Re: Outdoor shower mod

The curtain wraps around to cover the doors and the inside. I'll take some more detailed pictures of it the next time I set it up. The pole I used was from an old North Face tent that we rarely use anymore. It measures 11 feet and is about 3/8" thick. Any pole that is flexible enough to make a half loop between the doors should work. I saw a bunch on Amazon for around $20, search "replacement tent pole".
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