How to Shower While Living in a Campervan

One of the most common questions we get asked is, "Where do you shower while in your campervan?"

Good question.

We're bringing you through the whole process (except we won't take you into the shower with us... because, umm that would be weird). 

We'll show you how we get clean while living in our van. And you know what?! It's a lot easier than you think.

Where do we shower while living in a campervan

There are tons of places to shower when you are on the road, you just have to know where to look. While living in in our campervan, we would typically shower at various national and state park campsites. Some are coin operated, others you have to buy a token, and then there were some that were free, which was really nice!

There are plenty of other places to shower in different towns, like a public pool bathrooms, fitness centers, or guesthouses. One time we even showered on an alpaca farm!

We never did it, but there is always the option of showering at truck stops and big highways rest area. With a wide variety of places to shower, we would typically shower every 2-3 days.

Products highlighted in the video

There are many products that made our lives easier while living in the campervan. Here are some of the products we talked about in the video:

  • Lush Solid Shampoo Bar - I usually wash my hair every 3 days and this bar lasts me about 3 months. Lush always uses natural ingredients and they smell great! (This is also available at Lush stores for a cheaper price, but when you don't live near a store, it's good to know you can also order online!)
  • Korean Bath Towel - Great exfoliator that lathers up like a luffa, but dries much faster.
  • Microfiber Towel - These towels pack up really small and dry super fast, perfect for on the road.
  • Toiletry Case - Keep everything you need for the bathroom in one place.
  • Dr. Bronner's Biodegradable Liquid Soap - 18-in-one uses, this soap can do everything. I like to wash a few pieces of clothing in the shower to reduce the need to stop at a laundromat. This soap works great on clothes or you can even use it as shampoo.

If you want to see what other gear we have, check out how we pack for long term travel.


Want to know more about #vanlife?! Check out our series of articles on campervaning and how to make your own campervan.