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(CNN)   The legend lives on from the Dakota on down / Of the boom town they called 'Williston' / The town, it is said, never cleans up a worker / Until a teen brought a shower truck to the town   (cnn.com) divider line 15
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2012-08-19 12:55:08 AM
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Chariset: Wow... the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald's meter.


Another twelve verses of that and I'd be looking for the scuttling cocks.
2012-08-19 12:54:36 AM
2 votes:
Dude woulda made more money with a vagina cart
2012-08-19 12:52:28 AM
2 votes:

Chariset: Wow... the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald's meter.


Although the nature of the article may lend itself more to "The Rectum of Edmund Fits Gerald".
2012-08-19 12:34:12 AM
2 votes:
Wow... the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald's meter.
2012-08-19 01:07:59 PM
1 votes:

Whatthefark: Shower trailers are nothing new. You can rent one if you want.

Not busting on the kid or anything. He's got initiative and that's good. I'm just saying these have been around for a while.


Glad somebody finally pointed this out. They're a common sight on fire camps here in the west. Given the current situation, they are probably renting for a premium right now.
2012-08-19 02:33:03 AM
1 votes:

ladyfortuna: Actually if this could be done a lot cheaper, I would love to see these parked outside every major national park and national forest. I camped at Glacier National Park last summer on the east side. There was ONE female shower for the two camping areas (~50 sites in each I think) closest to the east entrance. It was $2.50 for I think four minutes which is difficult to do if you have long hair. I didn't even mind that though, since the money was going to the park - what I minded was how crowded it was. I showered twice in six days because of the crowding; we got lucky and only had to wait for 2-3 people on those days.

If there had been a privately owned, comparably priced shower outside the park where the waits were short, I would have showered every day. Thank god it was cold most of our stay there, let's just put it that way...


There's a technical problem with fresh water/sewage.
If you can't get a city water and sewage hookup, you'll be majorly screwed by the weight of the water.

Water weighs 8lb/gal, and a low-flow showhead uses 1.5 gal/min. If you give people 10-min showers, that's 15 gal and 120 lbs of mass to transport. Your army "water buffalo" M149 trailer is 400 gal, or 26.7 10-min showers. Sewage of course weighs the same.

If you have a city water hookup, fine, but they don't let you just use the fire hydrant and dump the drain into the storm sewer. The hydrant isn't metered and is reserved for fire use only. If there WAS a line out there, you might as well build a regular building. The water supply is the important part, building or trailer is a minor detail.
2012-08-19 01:38:16 AM
1 votes:
One of my godsons has been making a nice living in Williston over the past couple of years. He's fortunate enough to have a one-bedroom apartment directly over his place of business. He told me that McDonald's workers in that city make $15.00 an hour.
2012-08-19 01:27:37 AM
1 votes:

fragMasterFlash: [img163.imageshack.us image 320x294]

Rub her down, scrub her back, turn her inside out.


I bet she hasn't had a bath in a year...
2012-08-19 01:15:10 AM
1 votes:
As mentioned above, it's not so much a business as a social experiment doomed to financial failure. It doesn't take much effort to lose money on an idea. And instead of refining his idea to make it profitable, he instead decided to walk away and focus on his 'music' career. Must be nice to have rich parents to finance your stupid ideas.
2012-08-19 01:12:10 AM
1 votes:

nike_bud: ///I thought Edmund Fitzgerald was the ship?


I thought Gordon Lightfoot was the boat?
2012-08-19 01:00:49 AM
1 votes:

aerojockey: However, as a failed business owner he'll have a leg up on most of his peers in the job hunt, so it might have been a worthwhile investment after all, and who's to say losing a few thousand dollars on an adventure isn't worthwhile.


According to the article he's going to be a music major; so not so much on the resume builder for a useful career.
2012-08-19 12:56:30 AM
1 votes:
No one's going to buy it for $95,000 if you only gross $200 per day, especially when the limited housing situation is only temporary. Nice try, though.

However, as a failed business owner he'll have a leg up on most of his peers in the job hunt, so it might have been a worthwhile investment after all, and who's to say losing a few thousand dollars on an adventure isn't worthwhile.
2012-08-19 12:56:23 AM
1 votes:

gopher321: I'd drive down there with a power washer and hose and undercut the punk by selling a shower for $3.


Judging by the prices mentioned in the Rolling Stone article this past summer you could charge $30 and the line would be about as long.
2012-08-19 12:05:36 AM
1 votes:
I'd drive down there with a power washer and hose and undercut the punk by selling a shower for $3.
2012-08-19 12:00:07 AM
1 votes:
Appropriate use of the spiffy tag, plus 1.
 
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