I was drying off from my long luxurious hot shower at the RV park when I heard singing coming from the stall next to me. It wasn’t the best singing I’d ever heard, but it was pleasant enough and it was a sign of a happy camper. So why wasn’t I in my own RV shower? Most modern RV bathrooms come complete with showers.
Sometimes they’re combined with the toilet, shower and sink in one small space like you’ll find in most truck campers.
Other showers are luxurious sporting built-in seats and large enough for two and a half people.
In my view there’s a two-fold problem with RV bathrooms. First, hot water heaters are usually only six to ten gallons and are rapidly depleted by the first person to shower leaving the next person out in the cold. Second, since the majority of RVs only have one bathroom it’s difficult for two people to share at the same time.
This is why I prefer to use the RV park or campground shower facilities. Some park facilities are modest but clean.
Whether they are top of the line or modest, I prefer to use them. I can take a long hot shower and have plenty of room to shave and groom and sometimes you get free entertainment.
I keep my shaving kit and shower supplies in a plastic tub I carry to the shower. If we’re camped at a WalMart parking lot I just wait my turn for the shower but still operate using the same plastic tub.
The reason I like the plastic tub is because sometimes the RV shower facilities where I set the tub are wet from a previous shower. I also keep a clean pair of underwear in my tub and my rolled-up towel as well. The tub keeps everything nice and dry. To prevent picking up a fungus from the shower floor I wear a pair of shower shoes. Some people even carry a small spray bottle of bleach to “sanitize” the shower floor before they step in (they’ve also been known to use this on public toilet seats as well). I think it’s a bit of overkill, but hey, if it makes you feel better why not. So, let’s take an informal survey.
How many of you prefer to use your RV shower and how many of you prefer to use the RV park or campground showers? Click on the light blue word "comments" below and tell us your thoughts. Keeping it clean - Jim Twamley, Professor of RVing and Road Scholar
Labels: Bathroom, RV Parks