Hi!! Have been following your travels and entire thread. Awesome photos and writeups!! Day dreaming about a route like yours has definitely happened more than once!! Had some questions about day-to-day life on the trip...If I remember right the Hallmark camper had a shower facility. Was wondering if the shower facility was used often in the camper or if many of the campsites you used had decent showers so you ended up using those instead. Was also wondering if use of the shower caused any undue condensation in the camper? Or if there were reasons other than condensation that kept you from using the shower (like conservation of fresh water or fuel to heat the water). Sorry about these rather mundane questions...any thoughts about your experience with the shower in the camper and on the road would be great!!
Seems like having a shower is great for long term trips but are sometimes a compromise in campers where space/water/and heat are in limited supply. Would be great to hear about your experience!!
Best wishes in the new year!!
Hi, thanks for the reply and sharing your experience! Agreed, water and space are definitely at a premium in truck campers and is good to hear that a dedicated shower may not be necessary. It's always great to hear from practical experience!Hi Nyon,
Happy new year. Thanks for your kind words. Our Hallmark does not have wet bath option. We do have hot water outside shower and we used it not more than handful of times. I opted out of the wet bath because of several reasons. It condenses the living space in the camper, it raises the floor several inches thus raises the center of gravity and finally did not want to deal with condensation. We have been on the road almost 2.5 years and I have no regrets. Finding a shower has not been a problem. Most campsites have some sort of shower, although finding a great shower with really hot water and water pressure is a treat. When we wild camp, and we do as much as we can, we manage by using the hot water and wash clothes. Even if we had a bath inside, while we are wild camping water is precious, I would not want to waste it by taking showers. Sometimes we get lucky and find a hot spring pool with a view in a freezing weather.