9 Van Camper Shower Options in Van Life

If you are looking for ways to clean yourself when living the van life, I have found 9 Van Camper Shower Options that may help you in any situation you are in. These van shower methods start from the most simple and cheapest ideas moving up into more convenient options.

Most of these showers methods do not require owner to build a structure, install plumbing or add wiring to enjoy a shower in your conversion van. Installing a simple shower in your camper van is some times a better option. If you are building a van camper installing a custom shower requires a lot of equipment requiring plumbing, water tanks and possible gray water tank. Having a full shower is a wonderful thing but also brings on more operational and up keep issues.

Some time simple is just better. But for me a way to get clean at the end of the day is a must even if it is just a simple camping solar shower or portable propane camping water heater.

9 Camper van shower ideas

  • Biodegradable toilet wipes, all natural baby/body wipes
  • DIY antibacterial body wash with essential oils
  • Best camping solar shower
  • Foot Pump Pressurized Portable Shower
  • Road Shower 4S roof top solar shower
  • 12 volt portable shower, Rechargeable Camping Shower head 
  • Portable propane camping water heater
  • Van life shower kit Instant hot water
  • Build a Custom van shower

1) Biodegradable toilet wipes

Alcala Deodorizing Body Wipes 100% Pure Bamboo with Tea Tree, Individually Wrapped Biodegradable Shower Wipes

Shower wipes provide a quick and easy wipe down shower when there is no other options.

2) DIY antibacterial body wash with essential oils

DIY antibacterial body wash with essential oils

Having body wash spray bottle on hand allows you to spay your entire body with a antibacterial body spray, wiping down with a hand towel then dry off leaving you nice and clean.

3) Best camping solar shower

KIPIDA Solar Shower Bag,5 gallons/20L Solar Heating Camping Shower Bag with Removable Hose and On-Off Switchable Shower 

Camping solar shower give you a portable shower option with the option of heated shower by placing the bag in the summer sun. Providing a warm shower at the end of the day.

4) Nemo Helio pressure Shower

River & Ridge – AQUATREK: Portable Camping Shower 3

The pressure camp shower is the next step up from the solar shower. Water can be headed by the heat from the sun and with a foot pump provides a pressurized shower more like a home experience.

5) Road Shower 4S

Road Shower 4S

Installing a roof top solar shower provides perinate mounted roof shower with pressurized shower solutions.

6) Rechargeable camping shower

Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower, Battery Powered – Compact Handheld Rechargeable Camping Shower head

The USB portable rechargeable shower head provides a van owner with a portable shower option. Place warm water in a bucket submerge the pump end, turn on and you have a flowing shower.

7) Portable hot water heater for camping


Mr. Heater BOSS-XW18 Basecamp Battery Operated Shower System

Portable hot water shower for camping will heat the water using propane providing you with hot water for showers or washing dishes. Multiple use portable water heater camp shower.

8) Portable hot water heater shower

Tankless Water Heater, GASLAND Outdoors BE158B 1.58GPM 6L Portable Gas Water Heater

This tank less propane water heater provide hot water on demand. This unit can be permanently installed on the back door of a van camper. Opening the doors, placing a shower curtain up and you have an instant outdoor private shower enclosed.

9) Campervan shower

Build a Custom van shower

The last options in installing a custom Permanent van shower inside the camper van. This will require a water tank, water pump, shower stall, gray water tank.

How do you shower when you live in Van life?

Having a shower in a camper van can be done by either wiping down with simple body wipes, using a solar camp shower, USB recharge camp shower head or a portable propane water heater camp shower.

How do you shower in a camper van?

You can shower inside your camper van either wiping down with simple body wipes, Gravity solar shower or a USB rechargeable shower head will provide a simple shower inside the van camper. The Nemo Helio Portable Pressure Camp Shower could be used as well.

How do I shower outside my van?

Having a shower out side your van camper can be done by using a portable pressurized camp solar shower, hanging a solar camp shower in a tree or on the camper van door or us a portable hot water propane camping water heater.

Camp shower Tent

WolfWise Pop-up Shower Tent

Have a look at my blog on Portable water tank with pump for camping

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