What's the minimum vehicle type that can provide a shower?

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What's the minimum vehicle type that can provide a shower?

A conversion van is inexpensive and readily available but a shower is going to be a must.
I also don't need one of those enormous camper things that require a heavy duty pickup to pull.
What I'm looking for is the smallest (read cheapest) thing that is either self-driven or can be hauled via my 3.7L V6 pickup that can provide a shower.
What do you recommend I be searching for?
 
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There are all sorts of options. I've seen showers in tiny tear drop trailers and I've even seen them in conversion vans. Some pop-up trailers also have showers. You'll just have to look until you find what you want. Whatever you choose buying used will save a lot of money as RV's loose a lot of value the minute they are titled and driven off the dealers lot.

How much will you be using this camper? If not very often I would look for a trailer. If a vehicle is not used often all sorts of maintenance problems crop up. You don't want to be maintaining an engine, brakes... on something that only gets driven once or twice a year. If you will be using it frequently then I would put self powered vehicles into consideration.
 
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Why not an outside shower? Plenty of ways to add that to ANY camping vehicle.
 
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Give us more info. Must the shower have both hot and cold water or cold only?

What is the towing capacity of your pickup?
 
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Give us more info. Must the shower have both hot and cold water or cold only?

What is the towing capacity of your pickup?
Towing capacity is 8700 lbs.
Must have hot and cold water.

Outside shower could be an option, never heard of it though.
 
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I never like to tow at or near a vehicle's maximum capacity so I would limit your search to trailers around 4'000 pounds maybe 5k or 6k at the maximum.
 
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would also be looking at smaller camp or travel trailers for the features you want.
 
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Outside showers are common. If the trailer/camper is not already equipped with one, they are a simple addition. They range from black plastic bladders warmed by the sun, to temporary quick-connects that snap onto the sink, to units that are plumbed in to the hot and cold lines on the RV and are contained in a covered box on the exterior. Put up the curtain, open the access panel, adjust your temp and clean up. Just do a few searches for "outside shower parts for RV" and "installing an outside shower on RV".

Actually, it seems like deciding on the curtain attachment method can be more problematic.
 
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What do you recommend I be searching for?
A small travel trailer. The second choice would be a large pop-up trailer.
 
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What about a slide in truck camper?
 
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For me the only issue with the side in truck camper is how to store it when I need the truck itself sans the camper.
Price-wise, this looks like a decent option depending on amenities on the inside:
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...540969908.html
 
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