Sorry, I'm not a 'Merican. I don't know all the intricacies of Cracker Barrel. Oddly enough he has a Chev 350 TBI laying around that he wants to put in. He builds trucks for a living so he has the know-how. He also mentioned mud terrain tires and a 12000lb winch. :huh I'm with you though; a 318 w/727 would be a drop in and much simpler. I was looking at water on demand showers as well. The easy ones are propane powered. The electric are much more expensive. This has me considering a normal water heater. Very cheap, small and 120V. Easy for a generator to power. Before I commit to any of this stuff, I'm still holding out for a deal on a camper. Ideally I'll just rob the appliances out of that. Have any thoughts on that?