For you Boondockers who want to save water. My FF16 has the Shower/Toilet in the back and the Water Heater in the front. I am one who want's his shower every night before I go to bed. It just irked me when I had to run water waiting for the Hot Water to get to the shower, wasting water and filling up my Grey Tank. Again on Bob Wells Cheap RVing site I saw a guy who had made a shower for his Van from a battery powered Garden Sprayer. A light went on in this 70 year old head. "Being as how" I am a thrifty sort I thought why not do this with a Hand Pump Bug Sprayer in my existing Shower? IT WORKS! And it's so simple!
Here's how: I bought a Lowes Generic 2Gal (now I'm going to get a one Gal)bug sprayer , I think it was $15. I cut short the wand as much as I could and still have the system usable. I used an Ice Pick to gouge out the plastic water outlet holes so more water would come out but not to much.
I filled up my Whistling Tea Kettle. which holds about 1/2Gal before overflowing from the Whistler, with tap water and dumped it in to the Sprayer. I filled it up again and put it on the Burner, heated it to boiling and dumped it into the sprayer to mix with the cold. Pumped the Sprayer up Stepped into the Shower and set it on the Commode. Wet down, soaped up, rinsed off. Nice long rinse too.
-This process had the added advantage of heating up the Cabin while heating the water. (make sure you have good ventilation) Nice during cool evenings.
-Washing your hair takes the most water so shorter hair means less water used.
-Hose isn't really long enough so you will have to pick up the sprayer to get water where you want it but you have to hold it anyway since it's a bit unstable.
- 1 to 1, cold to boiling water mix may be to hot for some, so be careful!
-I'm thinking of removing the Hot Water Tanks since the shower was all I used it for.
I am really happy with this set up. I just used it 3 times in Yosemite. HH