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What about ventilation?

Here is another question for the forum veterans. One thing I like about this site is that the members are fearless when it comes to cutting gaping holes in shiny brand new vans. Matt Ford should just offer a free angle grinder with each purchase. Our members also like to engineer the coolest electrical systems, LED lighting, bluetooth doodads, ventilation systems for inverters and fridges, etc. With that being the case, why haven't I seen a shower setup with a ventilation fan or small window? How about designing a small fan to pull moisture from the bath area and vent it out the bottom of the van?

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That vanupgrades setup is an insanely expensive version of mine, which cost less than $100 and weighs about five pounds. Their price is simply unjustifiable for what you get.
Our setup is similar except we hang two shower curtains from the ceiling (the cheapest we could find), clip them together, and tuck them into a 18 qt. Sterilite dish basin (slightly larger than the famous TURD for the air filter nightmare). The basin is also used for washing dishes and other things. The shower curtains are stored under the seat, so it takes up zero room except when in use. The setup is fast, works great, and pretty much all the water ends up in the basin. We have electric hot water. Wet-wash-rinse and we use less than 2 gallons per person. With the 130 WB, space is too valuable for a dedicated shower stall.

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Here is another question for the forum veterans. One thing I like about this site is that the members are fearless when it comes to cutting gaping holes in shiny brand new vans. Matt Ford should just offer a free angle grinder with each purchase<img src="https://www.fordtransitusaforum.com/images/smilies/tango_face_wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />. Our members also like to engineer the coolest electrical systems, LED lighting, bluetooth doodads, ventilation systems for inverters and fridges, etc. With that being the case, why haven't I seen a shower setup with a ventilation fan or small window? How about designing a small fan to pull moisture from the bath area and vent it out the bottom of the van?
I've seen a van that put a vent coming from their heater at the bottom of the shower and a small fan at the top as exhaust. That way the shower acts as a drying room for wet gear as well.

That said if you already have a Maxxair or Fantastic fan in the main space having the fan in the shower room is redundant I think.
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Search amazon for 'Helios 48x48x80 grow tent' $85+Prime You'll find a (mostly) pre-assembled, 2 person, Mylar shower that can easily be resized and then collapsed and stored to the size of a pillow, if desired. Search youtube for the same tent to watch an owner clean it and NOT spray through it.

Hang it, think about it, apply some MsNomer engineering and enjoy it.

For the shower/plumbing components, search Northern Tool for their 12v, 16 gal, ATV mount tree sprayer (26 gal option available). You'll want the 35' hose model for the correct sprayer and onboard van wash option. Your local hose shop can T/Y off a suitable hose length for your dedicated shower application. Hein's seat warming battery keeper can be configured to warm the water, when necessary.

Alternatively, the vanupgrade $850 UNPLUMBED solution equates to 57 truck stop showers.

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truck stop showers.
I gagged reading this.

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I gagged reading this.
which is funny because there's a lot of gagging going on there
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which is funny because there's a lot of gagging going on there
Na, they don't gag, they're professionals!
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That could work well. You might be able locate the mounts outside the door and then pull it out whenever you plan to use a shower and leave the door open.
@Inkog , is this similar to the shower door you used? http://www.newlinebathroom.com/shub-...-62h-p-64.html

Is it a flexible material that follows a track around the inside of the shower space when you open the door, or did you have to provide space outside like a pocket door?
Sounds similar, but hard to tell from the crappy pictures.

I have a Nautilus retractable:
https://www.stoett.com/product/nauti...-plain-nickel/

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I gagged reading this.
I have been told from others online that truck stop showers are some of the cleanest, FWIW.
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