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I scuba dive and am building my 2016 350 XLT to support my horrible habit. This will be my second build. One thing I've always wanted is a fresh water rinse. Anyone do this as part of a camper solution? I don't need heated water, though that would be nice. I just need something to rinse off the salt or other crud after the dive.

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i saw one for sale earlier this year, i think it was on expedition portal? it was little more then a roof rack mounted large diameter piece of plastic pipe painted black with a radiator cap and a spray hose, heated and pressurized by the sun for washing mud off of vehicles http://expeditionportal.com/gear/
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How about something like this - a portable pressure washer/cleaning system.

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We use a Nemo Helio shower. Low tech human power for pressure, holds about 3 gallons of water.
Others on the forum have used a powered sprayer, like this one.

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I'm thinking a 10 gallon minimum with 20 being preferable.

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A 6 gallon shower water tank will give two showers. Can be refilled with a hose from the fresh water tank. Have a electric cartridge heater in the tank with a thermostat. All the water in the non-pressurized tank is the correct temperature. A small DC cylindrical submersible pump supplies the water to a garden hose and garden nozzle.

Not a shower like home but it works.

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Alternately, fill a stainless mixing bowl with warm bubbly water from a kettle, toss in a face cloth and say "ok, hon, I'm ready". Reactions vary, but you end up clean enough.

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I scuba dive and am building my 2016 350 XLT to support my horrible habit. This will be my second build. One thing I've always wanted is a fresh water rinse. Anyone do this as part of a camper solution? I don't need heated water, though that would be nice. I just need something to rinse off the salt or other crud after the dive.
i finally remembered the name of that company that makes that roof mount shower/hose off equipment set up: http://roadshower.com/
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Some of these comments are funny, but you obviously don't Scuba Dive. If I'm diving in the ocean, I have salt to rinse off my gear, myself and my buddy. Diving springs (caves) sounds cleaner, but there is still a lot of mud on dive boots and if that spring/cave is in the swamp, then it can really get messy with mud and duckweed up to my armpits. 10 would be minimum and I don't see me spending $400 for an eight gallon model I have to affix to the roof.

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