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blimthepixie

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hello all
« on: April 06, 2017, 09:26:19 AM »
Just wanted to say a quick hello.

I've just bought an Iveco with the intention of doing it up. Stumbled across this place and theres loads of interesting stuff on here.

I'm a tree planter and the idea will be to kit my van out so I can live on or at least near to the worksite. At the very least I'll be wanting to install a shower/toilet, kitchen area, bed. If theres enough room I'll be throwing in a woodburner too (unlimited free fuel from work you see).

Anyone done owt similar?

Cheers

kryten

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Re: hello all
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 07:46:03 PM »
Hello and welcome. A shower in a van is always a nice to have but they use a lot of water and gas so many vanners go for the sponge bath approach or join a gym just so they have access to a shower.

There are different options for toilets. A Thetford or some other similar make work well or a bucket with a toilet eat attached is a cheaper option. Keeping 1's and 2's separate is the ideal way to do it. Some vanners pee into something like a laundry detergent bottle which they can empty every day or so..

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Re: hello all
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 03:47:15 AM »
I have to disagree a little bit, I love my shower, and use under a gallon of water per shower.  I use a weed sprayer, painted black, for free solar hot water, and have a kitchen sink type sprayer attached to it.  If you get wet, turn it off, soap up, then rinse off and turn  it off again, you'll use very little water. 

Long showers are a little more difficult of course.

I use a camp stove, and dishpans with spray bottles for sinks, rather than built ins, so I can use them outside in good weather too. 
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