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Old December 31st, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Zodi Hot Shower

Have any of you guys seen or used one of these things? Seems like a great thing to have for a multi-day trip out.

http://www.amazon.com/ZODI-Outback-G...8511022&sr=8-1

Reviews on it aren't bad... but looking for first hand knowledge.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 12:32 PM
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never seen that one, but the one justin uses is pretty nice, the cube from cabellas or something.


edit: this one http://www.cabelas.com/product/Mr-He...er/1322159.uts
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Old December 31st, 2013, 12:38 PM
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I have one. It works quite well.
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I have one. It works quite well.
Any problems with the water pressure? That seems to be the #1 complaint.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Reading some of the reviews.... You need to figure out how to use it and adjust properly first. The people complaining are not doing things right. Once you learn all that, you can have a nice hot comfortable shower.

Stick the showerhead into the bucket and recirculate until the water is up to room temperature. Turn down the burner to get the water temperature you want. The burner has more power than needed. Have shower. Stick the head in the bucket while lathering to save water. You can get a couple of man showers out of the bucket or one woman shower.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 12:49 PM
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Any problems with the water pressure? That seems to be the #1 complaint.
Water pressure is good enough, IMO.

If you are fussy...they make a two burner version that will heat enough in one pass. Add an RV water pump and you have a "like home" shower.

But, IMO, the one burner is fine and you get a hot shower in the bush. It is nice and compact as everything stores inside the bucket.
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Have any of you guys seen or used one of these things?
No. We nook up a flat plate HE to the engine coolant, run the engine, and take a hot shower that way. Less gear to tote around.
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I quite like this idea ...

http://www.roadshower.com/

I've seen a few homemade versions using black PVC pipe ... probably has about $20 of components ,,,
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never seen that one, but the one justin uses is pretty nice, the cube from cabellas or something.


edit: this one http://www.cabelas.com/product/Mr-He...er/1322159.uts
Having experienced this one first hand, I can say it works fantastic. It was the first time in 15 years in the Army that I was in the woods and had a shower that was to hot.
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I've had a Zodi single burner for about 11 years, works great. You can get a 12v pump for them also.
The higher you raise the shower head, the lower the pressure, but it's still fine.
The nice thing about a Zodi, as opposed to a vehicle mounted one, is that you aren't limited to your vehicle. I've used it next to a creek (that only had a small shallow pool) to rinse off. I've used it in a house when the power went off so the electric water heater wasn't working, etc.

Shop around, you can find them cheaper than $144.
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Having experienced this one first hand, I can say it works fantastic. It was the first time in 15 years in the Army that I was in the woods and had a shower that was to hot.
A bit apples and oranges comparing to something that is twice the cost.
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Seems like a lot of crap to haul around just for a shower. Grand Master wizard Marc Olivares built an onboard shower for his D1 back when he still had a truck. He built it for less than $200 and it drew water from a jerry can or any other source using a hose and a pump:

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...231-Got-Shower

More pics: http://www.discoweb.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49189

That's what I'm going to build after I get more pressing projects done.
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Seems like a lot of crap to haul around just for a shower. Grand Master wizard Marc Olivares built an onboard shower for his D1 back when he still had a truck. He built it for less than $200 and it drew water from a jerry can or any other source using a hose and a pump: http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...231-Got-Shower That's what I'm going to build after I get more pressing projects done.
Well my problem is I have 3 trucks (The D, the LR3, and the Series). Both the 90 and LR3 have ridiculously long warm up times at idle, so I would be burning gas just to work the thing up. But the LR3 usually has to be started each day to recharge the split charge batteries that have been powering the fridge, USB charger outlets, lights, and whatever else. So I guess I could kill 2 birds with one stone there. But then it's hard plumbed on the LR3 and doesn't move from truck to truck.
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The zodi all packs into the box. Box and compact and durable. With an on board heat exchanger, you still need the bucket, pump, hoses and showerhead.
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Seems like a lot of crap to haul around just for a shower. Grand Master wizard Marc Olivares built an onboard shower for his D1 back when he still had a truck. He built it for less than $200 and it drew water from a jerry can or any other source using a hose and a pump:

Chris, that sounds really cool. If only someone we knew had one of these mystical Olivares showers installed in a vehicle. I'd love to see it.
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A bit apples and oranges comparing to something that is twice the cost.
I'm not comparing just saying that one I know works well
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I have about 10' of copper pipe coiled inside of a charcoal starter then hooked up the plumbing from my zodi with hose clamps. I set the starter on the camp stove and crank it up. Heats faster and works better for me.

Forgot...you can stick it in a camp fire, too.
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I have about 10' of copper pipe coiled inside of a charcoal starter then hooked up the plumbing from my zodi with hose clamps. I set the starter on the camp stove and crank it up. Heats faster and works better for me.

Forgot...you can stick it in a camp fire, too.
That's actually a really good idea. I guess you have some copper running away from the fire to keep the rest of the tubing from melting on the coals? How big is this setup? Can you post pics?
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I have about 10' of copper pipe coiled inside of a charcoal starter then hooked up the plumbing from my zodi with hose clamps. I set the starter on the camp stove and crank it up. Heats faster and works better for me.

Forgot...you can stick it in a camp fire, too.
And when your done with the shower you can make some tasty libations!
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Chris, that sounds really cool. If only someone we knew had one of these mystical Olivares showers installed in a vehicle. I'd love to see it.
I have the original. I'll put it in my 110 - then I won't have to deal with your funky smell when we're cuddling.
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