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Old 03-11-2015, 12:02 AM   #1
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Roof rack solar shower

Anyone ever make a roof rack shower that works off hearing from the sun and drains off gravity with a hose? Or has anyone used this?
http://www.roadshower.com
Otherwise might as well just get a couple solar shower camp bags and hang those as needed.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:39 AM   #2
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Re: Roof rack solar shower

Yes, the roadshower and some similar home-brewed stuff has been discussed here.

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Old 03-11-2015, 11:53 AM   #3
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Re: Roof rack solar shower

Here is a simple solution. http://www.simple-shower.com/
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:38 AM   #4
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Re: Roof rack solar shower

Here's another option. A custom made roofrack that doubles as a water holding tank. Made of 2" plumbing tubes found everywhere (Lowe's...)
Simple to build, cheap, and stronger than it looks. Add a screw-on fill cap, a pressure nozzle (just a tire valve) and a hose size valve to connect your shower kit, voila!
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:44 AM   #5
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Re: Roof rack solar shower

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Here's another option. A custom made roofrack that doubles as a water holding tank. Made of 2" plumbing tubes found everywhere (Lowe's...)
Simple to build, cheap, and stronger than it looks. Add a screw-on fill cap, a pressure nozzle (just a tire valve) and a hose size valve to connect your shower kit, voila!

.....Now there is an interesting idea......cheap too!
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:03 AM   #6
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Re: Roof rack solar shower

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.

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Old 03-16-2015, 10:42 AM   #7
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Re: Roof rack solar shower

Yep, Black PVC 2" is very interesting idea.

For anyone who is wondering , looks like about .15 gals per foot is capacity for the 2" diam. Sch 80
4" diam takes it up to around .6 gals per foot. boywonder can correct me if I am off

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.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:25 AM   #8
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Re: Roof rack solar shower

On occasion set our Sunshower on the roof.
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Much information can be found here concerning volume / capacity of many types and sizes of pipe. ...gallons per foot etc. http://www.harvel.com/technical-support ... le-80-cpvc
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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".......
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