Orbital Systems’ Oas shower is now be available in a new partnership with U.S.-based firm Mobile Specialty Vehicles (MSV), a family-owned business with more than 40 years of experience in customizing and manufacturing RVs and commercial vehicles.
The new partnership means that the Oas shower, with its newly developed water recirculation and purification technology, will soon be available for installation in a variety of aftermarket vehicle conversions and as a factory option from manufacturers.
Self-containment is a defining factor for the RV industry, and water limitations can be a significant constraint, according to Orbital Systems. With old technology, a family of four taking daily showers will only have about three days of water use before having to return to the grid to refill. Showers consume a high percentage of the available water in a unit.
“If we can turn this statistic on its head, a new paradigm is possible. Take three days of water and turn it into 30 days,” said MSV President and CEO Daniel Ayres. “By reducing the amount of total water used in every shower cycle by up to 90 percent, our Orbital partnership is helping dry camping travelers go much longer before running out of water.”
“The Oas shower uses an average of 2.6 gallons of clean, recycled and purified water, for the entire duration of the shower,” said BG Weiss, vice president of U.S. operations for Orbital Systems. “But the best part is that the Oas not only reduces water and energy use, it provides the user with a comfortable, high flow shower experience, for as long as they want, without any concern about water limits.”
OSYS Mobile is most excited for the green movement and “toy hauler” crowd who truly embrace off-grid and outdoor adventure travel, according to the company.
“When water limitations go away, people can stay off-grid for longer periods, exploring and playing in remote places where nature should be the only thing on their mind,” said Ayres.