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Old 03-16-2015, 02:33 PM   #11
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Main issues for me are ability to refill on an extended trip, or in places with no hose, i.e. lake, stream or pump. That is what makes the Solar shower bags more attractive.
.....you forgot....."and lifting the PH roof with 5 gallons of water in the rack".......
I wouldn't try it with a pop top! I thought I might get away with that with a single tube (4" tube) homemade shower on a pop-top. Definitely not for pop tops.

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Old 03-16-2015, 03:46 PM   #12
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Main issues for me are ability to refill on an extended trip, or in places with no hose, i.e. lake, stream or pump. That is what makes the Solar shower bags more attractive.
.....you forgot....."and lifting the PH roof with 5 gallons of water in the rack".......
I wouldn't try it with a pop top! I thought I might get away with that with a single tube (4" tube) homemade shower on a pop-top. Definitely not for pop tops.

Oh, yes, that is also a bit of an issue !
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:21 AM   #13
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That's a great example of how you can always find a little air space in any vehicle that can be used to store something useful. I'm impressed. I'd like to see some more pics of that.
Here y'a go, scroll through p.1
http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showt ... p?t=133049

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Re: Roof rack solar shower

I'm again looking at the roadshower, they are now made out of aluminum, when I had first seen them a few years ago they were being made from pvc. Local shop carries them, one of the employees said it warms up water pretty nicely.
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Aluminum is an
exceedingly better thermal conductor than PVC .I have seen homemade aluminum solar water heaters constructed from salvaged aluminum drive shafts. simply remove the U-joints and drill and tap the thick end caps paint black and you're good to go.
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Aluminum is an
exceedingly better thermal conductor than PVC .I have seen homemade aluminum solar water heaters constructed from salvaged aluminum drive shafts. simply remove the U-joints and drill and tap the thick end caps paint black and you're good to go.
True, but aluminum and water make nasty white corrosion byproducts over time.........
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:18 AM   #18
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Nemo Helio Portable Pressure Solar Shower

Placing it on the ladder uses both gravity and the pressure for an acceptable flow, at least to us. Packs down fairly small for storage in the Aluminess box, probably fits in the rear bumper.

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