A hot shower for Vanlife or Overlanding is more than just a nice gadget. We have been traveling for 9 years with a heat exchanger that is integrated into the engine cooling circuit. This solution requires a major intervention in the technology of the base vehicle and was not a bargain in terms of purchase price at the time. What has happened in the meantime - how do we get a hot shower in 2021 if we are not heading to a campsite?
The following solutions are all suitable, but have their own advantages / disadvantages in terms of transport and use. Sometimes the equipment is a little heavy, a little bulky or your hunger for energy is enormous.
|Vanlife Outdoor "Hot-Shower" Setup|
There are different kinds of hot water tansk and boilers out there, heated by sun, gas, diesel, electricity (12v, 110v/220v) heat exchanger (engine, park heating).
Size: 18.1 x 7.9 inch
Net weight: 1.89 lb
Pressure, manual foot pump included
If you like to keep it simple, you will love that piece of gear. You can use the sun to heat the water, or you can fill in hot water. It is lightweigt, has a small package size, perfect for vanlife. hiking or hunting!
Item Weight: 10 pounds, Dimensions 11.42 x 4.33 x 14.8 inches
Batteries: 2 D batteries required.
Flow Rate 1.32 Gallons Per Minute
I love these tankless endless hot water makers. But this still needs water with pressure or additional a waterpump and fittings, so package size and weight isnt final here.
Do you want the luxury of instant and continuous hot water when camping or fishing? Make it a certainty with a Helton heat exchanger fitted to your vehicle. Enjoy hot water for showers, washing dishes and parts or just washing dirty hands after a long day on the trail.
Available here: http://www.cruiseroutfitters.com/helton.html