Friday, June 2, 2023


Do you prefer your RV’s shower or the campground’s?

When you have full hookups, will you use your RV’s shower or the campground’s?

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Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


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5 years ago

When we saw the bathroom in our 36ft Crusader fifth wheel it was a done deal! Big and comfy, no need to wander over to the campground facilities. We always stay with full hookups and so no problem with keeping the holding tanks clean. Of course, we aren’t camping, we’re sightseeing in our condo and loving every minute of it. But on those rare occasions when we just pull it over for the night we can still take a shower and use our own bathroom. Life is good.

5 years ago

Retired from Naval Air [30 years] and was in many friendly countries and thought I saw the worst of the worst however, American campgrounds have no excuse and mostly have failed terribly..The unsanitary showers & toilets are part of their fee and by not attaining decent clean facilities is dishonest in their representation of their facility and it seems the rates are increasing endlessly thus we don’t feel comfortable using the dirty, smelly bacteria ridden areas..Very sad that the guilty campgrounds don’t feel guilty..I would rather pass up a shower than to expose oneself to an unknown disease..

5 years ago

One look at many RV park shower stalls will determine if you use it or not…some look like South of the Border water troughs for wild donkeys…others are cleaned daily.At any rate prudence rules and shower shoes are a must…along with Lysol. Same with their toilets.

5 years ago
Reply to  JB

We only use the coach shower and toilet facilities. Didn’t buy it to not use it. We know who has sat on our toilet and who has what in our shower.

5 years ago

if the shower house is a good one i will use it and the wife also but have used the camper shower many times also.

5 years ago

I shower in camper all the time and hubby always uses the campground shower.

5 years ago

Forgot my shower shoes once when tent camping in Green river Wyoming campground. That was 25 years ago, I have carried, treated and battled that foot fungus ever since. Now that we have the 5er, I will use a clean camp shower but never without Mr rafting shoes which I use for shower shoes. I don’t need a new case and no one else needs the Green river plague.

Al & Sharon
5 years ago

Always use our shower & toilet even if we don’t have sewer connections.

5 years ago
Reply to  Al & Sharon

My wife and I like to shower together, which we cannot do in our RV shower, too small for two adults. So she sneaks into the men’s shower and we shower together. In all the years we have never had any men complain that have caught us in there together.

5 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Do you have any pictures

RV Staff
5 years ago
Reply to  Larry

Do we need to put a rating on our website, Larry? 😯 Maybe RV-13? 😀 —Diane at

5 years ago
Reply to  RV Staff

We use our own shower and would never consider using the CG restroom facilities. I generally wonder if the RV shower is too small for those people that I see going to the showers.

Jay French
5 years ago

We generally use our own facilities unless camping at a motorcycle rally in the camping section where part of the fun is co-ed group late night & morning showers.
I always carry a 32 gallon Tote-N-Stor wheeled portable waste tank.
The problem with these $175 portable containers is cheap axles & plastic wheels which I solved by purchasing a wider axle rod & far superior wheels which makes visits to a dumping station a breeze. Reason for this is it becomes heavy to pick up a storage tank containing 25 gallons or more of water to place on the back of the truck. Clean water weight is 8.3 lbs per gallon x 25 gallons equals 207 lbs plus 10 for the container = 217 lbs which is significant to pick up & place in a truck bed.

5 years ago

Use motorhome only. As we tell everyone who can’t understand why we travel this way….we have our own bed, kitchen and most important, bathroom! We have 100 gallons of water and have dry camped for 10 days at Daytona with one pump out. So, unless there was a major issue, no plans using public services.

5 years ago

We bought our RV because we like to travel and not stay in hotels. Hotels are nasty. Have you ever looked at your feet when you’ve walked across the floor a few times. I know my shower is clean. I’m safe and don’t have to worry about anyone coming in or bothering my things.

Chuck B.
5 years ago

We always use our Motorhome facilities with hookups or dry camping

5 years ago

I hate public restrooms, period!

5 years ago

Yes showers. Toilet off limits. No one uses the toilet. Period. You use the comfort station. Unless extreme emergency. We do use full hook ups for shower and washing dishes. Thats it.

5 years ago

We prefer our coach facilities. No worries about whose been in the bed and whose been on the loo seat! It helps that we have 1.5 baths in our rig. The only time we used shower houses was during winter camping when our lines were filled with antifreeze!

5 years ago

I’ll echo others: I bought and towed a toilet and shower to use them!

I think most folks who dont use onboard equipment are afraid of the dreaded dump station. I dump easily and 100% odorlessly at home 90% of the time, making the prospect of fungal public showers and peed-on public pots 0% appealing. That’s when boondocking and (usually) having to move to dump tanks – with site hookups, public waterworks are even LESS appealing YET.

Diane M
5 years ago

Our RV shower is tiny and we only have a 30-gallon tank. Plus, I like long, leisurely showers. So we have never used the RV shower – always the campground shower.

John Koenig
5 years ago

I started RVing in 2010. I bought an RV so I’d have my own bed, bathroom, and kitchen. To date, I’ve only used a campground shower ONCE and, that was when I had NO hookups and my gray tank was full.

Randy leBlanc
5 years ago

If we are parked close and the restroom is clean then yes,can take a longer shower as well, I prefer to shave while showering That being said, definitely use ours if the weather is nasty or have to walk pretty far to camp showers.

5 years ago

We owned a Roadtrek class B Sprinter van with a tiny and wet bathroom and when we had that, we usually used the campground shower. The problem with our rig’s shower was that there was no space. The shower curtain essentially wrapped around you, but so close it would touch. And the shower head was so low it would blast water into your ear if you weren’t careful. That small bathroom was one of the reasons we upgraded to a Lazy Daze class C and in it, the shower is huge by comparison and way better than a public campground shower.

5 years ago

We paid the big bucks so that we would have our own bed, kitchen, and bathroom with us no matter where we go and wouldn’t even consider traveling any other way. If we can’t get there via motorhome we just don’t go. Besides, we have bidet toilets in our home and our coach and I don’t believe that’s a luxury that you would ever find in any RV park restroom outside of Japan. As a matter of fact I have never sat on a public toilet or used a public shower since I got out of the Navy in 1966 and don’t intend to ever do so.

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