Road Shower-A Rack Mounted Shower
Here at Peculiar Presents we love curating the coolest inventions, we recently stumbled across one of the more fascinating yet simple ideas that allows you to take a warm shower anywhere on the go. The Road Shower is a black cylinder that mounts on the top of your car, SUV, or any other vehicle that supports a roof rack. Mounting the Road Shower is easy, each cylinder contains a T slot, just like a Yakima bike rack would have, which allows fast and convenient mounting.
Once mounted you can quickly add water by using a standard hose pipe or a gallon water jug. The best part about this product is that it requires no electricity or gas to heat up, simply leave the Road Shower in the sun for about 2 hours and watch the temperature climb to about 90 degrees. Once the water is at a desired temperature you can add pressure to the cylinder several different ways, you can use an air compressor, a tire pump or even a hand pump if needed.
What we love about the road shower is its versatility, it can be used as a shower, maybe to rinse off your pets or even clean your hiking boots. Right now you can find the Road Shower on their website http://roadshower.com/index.shtml or on Amazon http://amzn.to/2uRYdno
How the Road Shower Was Conceived
“The 120 mile White Rim Trail in Utah’s Canyon lands inspired the creation of Road Shower. On the White Rim trail, which is a vehicle supported mountain bike ride, we would ride into camp, dusty, dirty, and sweaty. We would fill up a solar shower, the plastic bag kind, and try to find a convenient place to hang it. This is not easy in the desert with few trees. Then, since it was already getting late, we would take a cold shower, since there was not enough time to heat the water.
The year before we tried tying the solar showers to the top of our cars, but you can imagine, they didn’t last long up there, and we lost one, and one got punctured. Even when you have it tied up somewhere, the pressure isn’t very good, and the nozzle is hard to work with soapy hands. Also filling them up by yourself is not easy.
So in 2007, I set out to make a better solar shower that heats up while you drive. I came up with a rack mounted pressurized solar shower. You mount it on your car rack. It is as sturdy as mounting a bike rack.”