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Ozark Shower Tent

Postby Oldragbaggers » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:15 pm

Was just over to Walmart on my lunch hour and noticed an Ozark shower tent for $43. That's a lot cheaper than the one's at Cabelas, so I am wondering if anyone has had experience with it and what you think of it.

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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby JeremiahO » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:35 pm

I've been looking at these types of shelters too and wondered the same thing. My biggest issue would be how easy is each one to assemble each time. I'd be willing to pay a little more for one that's huh yuengling proof. :beer:
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby KCStudly » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:19 pm

At that price it looks like it is worth trying. The reviews posted at the bottom of the link were positive, too.

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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby desertmoose » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:26 pm

Kat and I have one.
Only used it on two trips, but it works fine.
Fairly easy to set up, seems durable enough.
Has enough room for the potty, and when you take the potty out, our homemade shower works great with it.
Packs up fairly small also.

Do stake it down, doesn't take too much of a breeze to push it over, with it being so skinny and tall.

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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby dmckruit » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:57 am

I have one too. Been using it for 2 years for the porta potty. Takes a little time on the initial setup to figure out how it goes up, but after that it takes about 10 minutes and one person can do it alone.

I really like it.
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby Oldragbaggers » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:19 am

Thanks folks. At that price I think I'll have to try it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby jjjonz » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:57 pm

Tried one of those and carried it back....to much time to set up.We now have this one and love it...well my wife does ,she usually set it up and takes it down...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icxy2Ig3-hI
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby Oldragbaggers » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:31 pm

jjjonz wrote:Tried one of those and carried it back....to much time to set up.We now have this one and love it...well my wife does ,she usually set it up and takes it down...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icxy2Ig3-hI


Looks great, but how do you keep it standing in a breeze?? I don't see any place to attach guy lines?
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby nevadatear » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:22 pm

Oldragbaggers wrote:
jjjonz wrote:Tried one of those and carried it back....to much time to set up.We now have this one and love it...well my wife does ,she usually set it up and takes it down...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icxy2Ig3-hI


Looks great, but how do you keep it standing in a breeze?? I don't see any place to attach guy lines?



We have a similar but different brand. Ours has pockets on the side for sand bags, and also loops for stakes. In the wind it will blow over, but it is no big deal.
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby Lonnie Mac » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:35 pm

jjjonz wrote:Tried one of those and carried it back....to much time to set up.We now have this one and love it...well my wife does ,she usually set it up and takes it down...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icxy2Ig3-hI


We have this one too. We call it the "poop" pod. We love it, but I don't use it as a shower. Just a place to put the potty, and change in. The thing is hilariously easy to set up, stake it down. The last time it was windy, and it was fun to watch the thing. It would blow completely flat to the ground and then just pop right back up. It was a VERY windy day though. For us, it is too easy to set up to "not" use it.
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby jjjonz » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:49 pm

Oldragbaggers wrote:
jjjonz wrote:Tried one of those and carried it back....to much time to set up.We now have this one and love it...well my wife does ,she usually set it up and takes it down...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icxy2Ig3-hI


Looks great, but how do you keep it standing in a breeze?? I don't see any place to attach guy lines?


It has loops at each corner for tent pegs or sand bags for concrete ....we have had it in some pretty stiff winds with no problem...the potta potti stting inside helps to..ha ha .
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby jjjonz » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:54 pm

biziedizie wrote:
jjjonz wrote:Tried one of those and carried it back....to much time to set up.We now have this one and love it...well my wife does ,she usually set it up and takes it down...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icxy2Ig3-hI


I was under the impression that when one camps time is irrelevant :roll:


We all have had times when we might be in a hurry to get things all loaded up in a hurry ....I know I have. :D
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby S. Heisley » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:57 pm

The set-up instructions are sewn onto the outside of the carry bag and another set is sewn into the inside of the bag. It seems to be well-made and reasonably easy to set up. I was able to roughly scan in the instructions that are on the outside of the bag for you and post them here as a picture:

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Last summer, I took everything out of the bag and set it up in my living room (didn't stake it). It seemed good to me; but, I never needed to use it. Maybe this year....

It may depend on what you plan to use the unit for. If it is just for a changing room and porta potti, most any unit will do. But, If you want to be able to take a shower inside, hanging your sun shower and towel, clothes, shampoo, etc, then you something that is made for that purpose. The Ozark Shower Tent has specific places to put your towel, shampoo and soap and sun shower bag and it has a step-out ground flap.
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby Vedette » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:32 am

Love the ease of set up of that "POPOD" :thumbsup:
Where can I get one and how much are they?
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Re: Ozark Shower Tent

Postby Maureenm » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:44 am

Brian, I don't know about the POPOD brand, but Cabelas also has a pop up type Privy and it only cost me around $50 when I bought it last year. Sooooo easy once you watch a YouTube video a few times about how to get it back in the bag :lol:
It has the pockets for sand bag weights and tabs for staking. The floor is removable if one wanted to use it for a shower (there is an opening up on one side so you can hang a shower from something sturdy)
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