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Old 03-10-2015, 08:16 PM   #1
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Replacing the Shower Head

I like my shower in my new class A much better than in my TT as the shower itself is larger. The shower head is still pretty bad with very little flow. I realize that I only have a 6 gallon WH (or thereabouts) so a greater water flow would use up my hot water faster, but I think I'd make that trade for better pressure.

What restricts the water flow in the cheap RV shower heads? Is there a restrictor in the head? If I put a home shower head on will that solve the problem, or do I have to replace the hose too? What about the mixing valve? Would a upgraded home unit help regulate the temperature better when you shut the head off while washing off?

Looking to start experimenting soon
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Replacing the Shower Head

Well on my winnebago if you remove the hose from the controls you will see the opening is only half way. I installed a 2 gallon accumulator on the pump output and problem fixed


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Unscrew the shower head and see if it has a tiny restricter in it. If so remove it.

I replaced my shower head with one I bought at Lowes.
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Shower Spa by Oxinygenetics, Definitely. We have had one in the last two rigs. Love it. Saves water and increases pressure. I think about $40 with the hose. 5 min install.
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Put those in the stick house as well as our previous Dutch Star. Thinking about doing the same in the Magna now but need to wait till the money comes in first.
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New to this whole thing. I note everyone talking about low flow and low pressure etc. I bought a new shower faucet to replace the existing ugly one in my shower and I see there is a restrictor in it. There is just a rather small hole in the outlet to the shower head. Has anyone experimented with drilling or removing this restrictor?
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I concur with MR D, the Oxygenics is good, if you click on the link I provided it will take you to another thread from months ago evaluating the Oxygenics Shower Head Review pro and cons for the Oxygenics, I have one, the DW loves it, (so what she loves, I guess I do too), I don't like that it leaks at the button to shut off & turn on water. I have fixed the problem by continually squeezing the button back together each time I use the shower.
When we have had low water pressure, I turn on my water pump during her shower, and she's "A Happy Camper", (I am NOT referring to the Black Tank Treatment!)...
The thread gives a few other shower head options. You should not have to drill, the water restrictor it should be removable.

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I think many RV's have restrictors in the showerhead bases. Unscrew the head from the hose & you'll probably see a disc with a little hole in it. Most any showerhead labeled "low flow" will have one of these.

Lots of people put residential showerheads in their RV's. I've even read on iRV2 where someone put a multi-spray garden hose sprayer on the end. You can put on whatever works.

You'll need an in-line shut off valve to keep the hot/cold mix the same if you want to shut off the flow without doing it from the control valves.

I don't know how it works, but we, too, have an Oxygenics showerhead in our coach. It does a great job of providing great water flow without using up the hot water too fast.

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Once you remove the restricter your pump can not handle the flow that well. On city water no problem. This is why I installed an accumulator so I can have my pressure and volume. To keep my pump from over working.



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