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Road Shower 4

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by riverrat12, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Feb 4, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    riverrat12

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    Installed my Road Shower 4 this past weekend. Stoked on the placement and how easy it is to use. I had it on the roof prior, but it would clank around all the time because of the water inside / I couldn't fit in parking structures. So this is the new spot

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  2. Feb 4, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    That looks like a nice set-up. I might have to look into that.
     
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    with it mostly covered now it will obviously slow down the time it will take the sun to heat up the water considerably.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    Actually I had already tested it out a few weeks back and there isn't much difference since its pretty much all exposed. I thought the same at first
     
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    What brackets did you use to mount it under like that? I just picked one up and am looking for ideas on how to mount it under my rtt on my cab height bed rack.
     
  6. May 3, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    Is the fill cap completely covered up or would you be able to refill with a jug with a rubber hose attached if you run out of water and need to refill out on a trail?
     
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    I've thought about getting one of those but have hesitated because I've read some stuff about the sloshing water causing some weird issues whilst driving, or making emergency maneuvers.

    Also, I know its called the road "shower" but if you fill it with potable water, does it stay potable? (not all pvc is created equal and if you use the wrong stuff you can grow some nasty shit)
     
  8. May 3, 2019 at 12:07 PM
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    Do you want Legionnaires' Disease? Because this is how you get Legionnaires' Disease.
     
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    There's no way I'd even consider it without a little bleach or purification tabs. You do that and I'm sure it'll stay good enough for a while.

    Hell, I'd be doing bleach even on short uses just to keep the funk out.
     
  10. May 3, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    I know rite? This is why Im asking though cuz I'd like to figure out a solution to mass water storage whilst making it easily accessible. Water treatment is an entire industry I do suppose. :cheers:
     
  11. May 12, 2019 at 1:28 AM
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    Its aluminum so no PVC related issues to worry about. (Edit: Not that you can't get bad water in an aluminum tank too but the other PVC leaching issues are not present at least.)
    It isn't really meant for drinking but more for showers and cleaning. I'm sure it would be fine for drinking for a few days if you like drinking hot water but that's not its main purpose.
     
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  12. May 12, 2019 at 4:53 AM
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    Nice work! Perfect placement
     
  13. Aug 16, 2019 at 2:15 AM
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    What’s the height of your RCI bed rack?

    Also, any issues filling the road shower with water? I believe the cap is under the RTT towards the rear window
     

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