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Here's What You Need to Know About Outdoor RV Showers

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Man Is Taking A Water Bag Outdoor Shower
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Showering Outside?

This article originally appeared on RVshare.com and was syndicated by Cheapism.com.


Outdoor showers can be a contentious topic among RVers. Some people swear by them, others swear at them. If you’re considering an outdoor shower, here are a few things to know that might help you make your choice.


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Man Is Taking A Water Bag Outdoor Shower
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Showering Outside?

This article originally appeared on RVshare.com and was syndicated by Cheapism.com.


Outdoor showers can be a contentious topic among RVers. Some people swear by them, others swear at them. If you’re considering an outdoor shower, here are a few things to know that might help you make your choice.


Related: Best Camping Gifts On Amazon

Mud Covered little boy smiling while standing outside the Camper Trailer in Summer
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Why Do I Need an Outside Shower for my RV?

There are several reasons you may want an RV exterior shower. Here are a few:

  • You travel frequently with kids, dogs, or other animals and pets who get their feet dirty frequently
  • You like to camp at the beach and often need to wash off sandy items
  • You get your rig dirty often and like to be able to hose it down quickly and immediately
  • You like to cook outside and want an extra source of water for washing
  • You camp often in good weather, like the idea of showering al fresco, and want to keep your indoor bathroom free and clean
  • You have a smaller camper that does not have an indoor shower available

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Mud Covered little boy smiling while standing outside the Camper Trailer in Summer
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Why Do I Need an Outside Shower for my RV?

There are several reasons you may want an RV exterior shower. Here are a few:

  • You travel frequently with kids, dogs, or other animals and pets who get their feet dirty frequently
  • You like to camp at the beach and often need to wash off sandy items
  • You get your rig dirty often and like to be able to hose it down quickly and immediately
  • You like to cook outside and want an extra source of water for washing
  • You camp often in good weather, like the idea of showering al fresco, and want to keep your indoor bathroom free and clean
  • You have a smaller camper that does not have an indoor shower available

Related: Outfitting Your New RV? Read This Before You Buy A Single Supply

Camper bathroom with shower, wc and sink
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Why Wouldn’t I Want an RV Shower Outside?

If you’re not going to use it for any of those reasons, and can’t think of any other reason you would use an outside shower for your RV, it may be a drawback. There’s a sad story of someone who never used their RV outdoor shower at all, then went to winterize their rig and discovered it had sprung a leak. It’s not for everyone and that’s okay.


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Camper bathroom with shower, wc and sink
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Why Wouldn’t I Want an RV Shower Outside?

If you’re not going to use it for any of those reasons, and can’t think of any other reason you would use an outside shower for your RV, it may be a drawback. There’s a sad story of someone who never used their RV outdoor shower at all, then went to winterize their rig and discovered it had sprung a leak. It’s not for everyone and that’s okay.


Related: 39 Easy RV Hacks: Awesome Tips to Improve Your RVing

close up view of an outdoor shower mounted with a suction cup on the side of a camper van
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Ideas for Outdoor Showers

In its most basic form, your RV exterior shower is just a hose, plugged into the outside of your RV. However, you can buy all sorts of attachments and make all sorts of things on your own to fancy it up. Some people fashion RV outdoor shower enclosures from PVC pipe and shower curtains so you can have an entire shower experience. Some people just fit it with an RV outside shower faucet. You can shop all kinds of RV outdoor shower parts and customize yours to fit your family and your needs. It helps to think first about what you’ll use it for. If you’re going to be hosing off your motorhome, your pets, or your kids, you may just want to keep it as a hose. If you want a more pleasant experience and have people actually showering out there, you may want to upgrade a bit.


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close up view of an outdoor shower mounted with a suction cup on the side of a camper van
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Ideas for Outdoor Showers

In its most basic form, your RV exterior shower is just a hose, plugged into the outside of your RV. However, you can buy all sorts of attachments and make all sorts of things on your own to fancy it up. Some people fashion RV outdoor shower enclosures from PVC pipe and shower curtains so you can have an entire shower experience. Some people just fit it with an RV outside shower faucet. You can shop all kinds of RV outdoor shower parts and customize yours to fit your family and your needs. It helps to think first about what you’ll use it for. If you’re going to be hosing off your motorhome, your pets, or your kids, you may just want to keep it as a hose. If you want a more pleasant experience and have people actually showering out there, you may want to upgrade a bit.


Related: Why RVing is the Best Family Vacation Option

RV picnic
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Perfecting Your RV Experience

Outside RV showers can be a game-changer for some travelers – allowing you one more way to clean off everything from shoes to dishes to animals and people. A little research into how to use them and how to make yours work for you can help you plan the perfect, fun accessory for your rig!


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This article originally appeared on RVshare.com and was syndicated by Cheapism.com.

RV picnic
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Perfecting Your RV Experience

Outside RV showers can be a game-changer for some travelers – allowing you one more way to clean off everything from shoes to dishes to animals and people. A little research into how to use them and how to make yours work for you can help you plan the perfect, fun accessory for your rig!


Related: Bucket List RV Trips for 2021


This article originally appeared on RVshare.com and was syndicated by Cheapism.com.

Close up of unrecognizable woman holding her hands under the shower in nature.
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Some Outdoor RV Shower Accessories to Consider

If you’re looking for an outdoor shower, these accessories may be helpful:

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Close up of unrecognizable woman holding her hands under the shower in nature.
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Some Outdoor RV Shower Accessories to Consider

If you’re looking for an outdoor shower, these accessories may be helpful:

Related: 100 Useful Products for the Ultimate Camping Trip