The idea for the Big Kahuna portable shower was born 20 years ago on a camping trip in the Pennsylvania coal areas, where coal dust is a real pain in the @#%$ to get rid of. Jeff Stinchcomb, the inventor of the Big Kahuna, realized he needed some kind of portable washing system to deal with the coal dust problem and thought he might as well try and build one himself to his own specifications. So he did and the device he came up with was baptized “Frankenstein.”
Fast forward 10 years later to California, when Jeff showed his invention to a friend who thought it was really cool. He told Jeff that if they could get the product shelf ready and bring investors on board, “Frankenstein” could really take off. So they took it to the Wal-Mart headquarter in Arkansas, which immediately put in such a big order that Jeff and his friend weren’t able to make them fast enough. Realizing they needed to fine tune their operation, they turned instead to internet sales and to displaying their product at trade shows. Five years of hard work online and on the trade show circuit and they were finally on their way. They began making the Big Kahuna in a variety of sizes to better suit the needs of their customers. After a few years of breaking even, in 2011 they sold over 4,000 Big Kahunas with zero returns, a true testament to the quality of their product. That same year they partnered with Camping Shower World as one of the official online retailers of the Big Kahuna Portable Shower product line.
Family owned since 1990 and assembled in America, the Big Kahuna story is a simple one of perseverance and a belief in a rock solid product.