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Easy hot water for wash racks

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  • Easy hot water for wash racks

    I was tired of having to rinse my horses with the freezing cold water out of the hose at the wash rack this winter, so I did some research and found a camping portable hot water shower at Camping World. It runs on propane and 2 "D" batteries, and is a continuous flow (meaning instant hot water and no holding tank). It works great, and only cost me less than $170 including the tax. It has adapters so you can attach a hose for the output in place of the hand held shower head that is included.

  • #2
    Oooo, cool... I want one.


    • #3
      is this the one you bought?

      save lives...spay/neuter/geld


      • Original Poster

        Originally posted by fivehorses View Post
        That's the one. Sorry I forgot to include the name.


        • #5
          wow, glad to hear how well you like it. I think I am going to go get me one!
          save lives...spay/neuter/geld


          • #6
            That looks cool, I don't have hot water in my barn and would love to have an easy way to get it. Where/how do you mount it and how far away is the propane tank?


            • #7
              I've used this also. I bought a hand trolley normally used for moving furniture and attached the propane tank and shower unit to it. I purchased an extra, longer hose from Home Depot in order to reach around my horse easier.

              One thing I learned is that these are not heavy duty. Always drain all the water out after every use. Freezing temps and water left in the shower unit destroyed my first one. Also, on windy days my flame kept going out.


              • #8
                I bought the one from Schneiders - it is run by propane. It works great. I used it in the barn for the wash rack because our water heater doesn't work and need to do a bath for a show. Very easy to use and nice hot water. I just put it on a two wheel cart so I can move it around and it is wonderful!


                • #9
                  OMG, this is perfect! I'm so getting one...

                  I live right next to Camping World so I may just go pick one up.

                  I've always wanted hot water at my wash rack, and this seems like a great way to go at only $134?

                  Glad to hear it works okay. There are so many different models/types....I want one that is horse-friendly (sounds like I may need to get a longer hose?)

                  More feedback from others who use these please

                  EDIT: Same exact model on Amazon.com (appears to be about the same price, factoring free shipping from CW)
                  Equine & Pet Portrait Artist
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                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by tnscvaga View Post
                    I've used this also. I bought a hand trolley normally used for moving furniture and attached the propane tank and shower unit to it. I purchased an extra, longer hose from Home Depot in order to reach around my horse easier.

                    One thing I learned is that these are not heavy duty. Always drain all the water out after every use. Freezing temps and water left in the shower unit destroyed my first one. Also, on windy days my flame kept going out.
                    The hand trolly is a great idea! We just hung ours on the wash rack bar. The wash rack was wide enough to be away from the horse. But I think I'll get a hand trolly!


                    • #11
                      Great idea. I got a Hott Wash for X-mas but I would not have spent that money on my own ( A luxury a single mom won't pay for...)

                      I have electric by my rack so it works.

                      I will keep that one in mind for my lower barn!!!!
                      Come to the dark side, we have cookies


                      • #12
                        A wash rack should have hot water. They are relatively easy to install and are one way to save barn space.


                        • #13
                          Looks interesting.

                          I find it strange that they do not give you an actual temperature rise available.


                          • #14
                            Im getting one! Yay!! Thanks for the info!


                            • #15
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                              • #16
                                Do they offer enough pressure?
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                                • #17
                                  Well, crap. I ordered the hot water wash from Camping World and its backordered until May 15th. Was kind of hoping to have it now while it's still chilly for baths....but oh well, it will be great in the fall and winter.


                                  • #18
                                    I want to get a tankless hot water system. They are super small and work great for what is needed in the barn. My girlfriend has one in her barn but also has a large system for her house with no complaints.

                                    I have to have a unit that runs on 120v as that is all the box on the electric pole to the barn can handle. Luckily, I have found units that can do that for around $200.

                                    Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!


                                    • #19
                                      I have to have a unit that runs on 120v as that is all the box on the electric pole to the barn can handle. Luckily, I have found units that can do that for around $200.
                                      Tankless/endless hot water systems are wonderful, but VERY heavy amperage is required if you want high flow and/or high temps. The voltage is one thing, but you need to know how many amps your barn's service can handle! The really skimpy/low power units will give you a little bit of warm water. Better off with propane if the electrical service is not up to the job.
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                                      • #20
                                        Interesting...guess I know what will be on my anniversary wish list this year So much better than jewelry...