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What will you do for a bathroom in your campervan?

Here’s everything you need to help you decide the best camper toilet and shower options for you.

5 Best 12v RV Water Pumps for your Campervan Conversion

Your RV water pump is one of those machines that you don’t fully appreciate until it decides to die on you. This isn’t a sexy device — but when you’re on the road with no way to take a shower, you’ll develop a whole new appreciation for one of these things in a hurry. Of …

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How to Sanitize Your RV Water Tank

Time to complete project: 10+ hours Project difficulty: 1/5 Supplies needed: Chlorine bleach Potable water Measuring cup Gallon-sized pitcher Funnel After a long day hiking, sightseeing, or just laying in your RV watching TV, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a big drink of water. But have you ever stopped to think about everything that’s …

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RV Toilet Leaking On Floor? – Here’s How to Fix it!

Time to complete project: 30 – 60 minutes Project difficulty: 3/5 Supplies You’ll Need: Hand mirror Flashlight Basin wrench Water valve kit Rags or towels New flange seal Putty knife Sealant A new toilet (possibly) Rubber gloves Safety glasses Watching your RV toilet leaking on the floor is never a welcome sight, but when you’re …

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RV Water Pump Keeps Running? Here’s How to Fix It?

15 to 60 minutes, depending on issue Difficulty: 2 out of 5, depending on issue Depending on what’s causing your RV water pump to keep running, you may need the following tools and supplies: Screwdriver Wrench Replacement water line or pipe (if necessary) Saw (if necessary) Pipe primer and adhesive (if necessary) Allen key (if …

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RV Water Filters for Clean Drinking Water in Your Camper

In 1834, the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge famously wrote the line, “Water, water everywhere, but the stuff in my RV tastes funny and kinda smells, too.” Okay, so that might be a bit of a paraphrase, but the fact remains that many RV enthusiasts deal with stinky, possibly contaminated water while out on the road. …

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The Most Comfy Cassette Toilets for RVs, Campervans & Van Living

Finding a suitable, comfortable toilet for your RV or campervan is crucial.  While some people are quite happy managing with public restrooms or the great outdoors, others want a functioning toilet they can use in the comfort of their RV. One option is a cassette toilet, sometimes called a cartridge toilet. It’s not entirely portable, …

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DIY Campervan Water Tanks for Van Conversions

Campervan water tanks are central to a campervan conversion’s water system. They provide a means to store fresh water, collect waste water from showering and washing up and even waste from your toilet. The entire plumbing system needs to be built around them, so choosing the right tanks for your lifestyle at the design stage …

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The Best Campervan Sinks for RV Kitchens & Water Systems

Our campervan sink probably gets more use than any other accessory installed in our Sprinter conversion. We use it washing up, preparing meals, making coffee and even as a kettle store when we’re driving. Space in most campers is pretty limited, and sinks can be fairly large components.  A campervan sink is an integral part …

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A Complete Guide to Portable Composting Toilets for Van Conversions

For a couple of years, we had a Thetford cassette toilet in our Unimog camper. The emptying experience was far from pleasant. We hated it. Chemicals are expensive, and finding places to empty them responsibly was often difficult when we were off-grid. Because we live in our van full-time, it was a compromise too far for us.  So when we were …

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Showers for Campervans | Off-Grid Living & Keeping Clean

One of the major decisions when planning a camper van conversion, is whether to install a shower or not. There’s plenty of ways to maintain personal hygiene on the road without a shower so they’re not essential. Take a look at our van life hacks for more advice too. If you do want a shower …

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Campervan Water Systems Explained | The Basics, Design & Installation

Most of us don’t worry about water at home. We get a mains supply with enough pressure so when we turn a tap, fresh drinking water flows. It’s all different in a campervan. Having a supply of fresh water is key, so we need to be sure that we’re storing it and carrying a fresh …

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