The All Important Shower
Like many campers, our Airstream came equipped with both an indoor and outdoor shower. Weather permitting, I much prefer to shower outside. Not only is there more space, but I feel like I’m somehow more connected to nature.
Silly, I know.
Unfortunately, the showerhead Airstream provides is a total piece piece of shit. Pathetically, it is made of cheap plastic and offers no ability to control water flow – a feature critically important for water conservation when dry camping.
Knowing something had to give, I devised a simple DIY hack, which has been serving me well. First, I removed the worthless showerhead, replacing it with a $10 metal (ie – heavy duty) garden nozzle offering a “shower” setting, in addition to a few other selections (mist, soak, stream pray etc.).
Instead of permanently connecting the replacement nozzle to the hose, I installed a simple brass quick connect, and in the process, freeing up already tight space in the shower nook. I store the nozzle in a bin and simply quick-connect to the hose when desired.
This set-up has been serving me well for about a year with no issues. More, the entire hack cost less than $20.
Not as easily impressed, Lilly hates how quick and convenient the set-up is to deploy.