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Old 02-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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DIY Curved Shower Rod Mod

I added perhaps the most beneficial bath mod a big guy like me can possibly add this morning. A curved shower rod. I've wanted to add on for some time but have been to cheap to buy one. I stopped by Lowes, picked up a few pieces of 1/2" PVC, two galvanized 1/2" flanges, and in 15 minutes, I'd assembled the rod pictured. Makes all the difference in the world!

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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You are my hero! I wanted to do that before but chickened out of removing the glass walls....

Did you remove the glass walls and door? How did you do it?

Mine is like this....
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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Does your shower curtain stay inside? DH is a big guy too, but we have been afraid to change out to the curved one and possibly get wet floors.
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My TT did not have glass doors. Just curtain. I haven't tested it yet but I have a full size home shower curtain on it and it seems to have plenty hanging down and plenty on the sides to stop the water.
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Most of those for the s&b extend out over the edges and
just have a long enough shower curtain to redirect the water back into the shower basin....
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One can purchase longer shower curtains. I converted mine a while back. I put ss screws in where all the little mounting holes for fhe sdoor system was. Used clear silicone first then set screws etc. More room less weight. I purchased the pre curved rod for looks as my system was just the tub shwr not the corner unit. Last touch was velcro dots to contain water at sides.
When not in use we tie the curtain back. Oh and its a non plastic curtain. Something about plastic makes me cringe :-)
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Does your shower curtain stay inside? DH is a big guy too, but we have been afraid to change out to the curved one and possibly get wet floors.
I was in a friend of a friend's trailer years ago who did a similar mod and I figured I'd mention it due to the comment about the curtain staying inside the shower pan area.


His mod consisted of something similar as far as the curtain rod goes but he also added a second one with a slightly tighter / less curve at the bottom that followed the curve of the shower pan. If I remember correctly, this lower one had a pivot on the one side at the wall bracket so you could lift it (almost like a lift gate) and clip it to the wall, out of the way, when it wasn't in use. (maybe a velco strap or something, I don't remember) When it was lowered for use, it dropped into a bracket on the opposite wall and the rod went on the outside of the curtain, roughly 3-4 inches above the shower pan, just to keep the curtain inside and the water from spilling out in the event that an elbow (or something) accidently touched the side and moved the bottom of the curtain out of the shower. (thus spilling water all over the floor)

(EDIT) - he also wieghted the bottom of his curtain with a few fishing weights to help keep it from moving. It's all coming back to me now.

Essentially, all this did was keep the curtain tight at the bottom for drainage and "flared" at the top for elbow room. I recall seeing it and not taking much notice since I didn't have a trailer back then; but now I'm thinking "what a good idea that was".


I also remember looking at the bathroom and thinking "maybe you should remove the shower curtain and let the water clean this place" (He had the biggest cooler of icy beer outside and I was thirsty so I just kept my mouth shut)
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Looks great. I've been wondering about such a mod in recent weeks!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:35 PM   #9
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I had the first shower today! Worked exactly as planned! Love not having the curtain stick to my body!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:21 AM   #10
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How did you put the curve into the curved piece of shower curtain rod? My wife is begging me for this mod. I see how the ends are put together but my eyes are older and can't quite make out how the curve is put together. Also how did you support the center of the rod so that the curtain slides to the side when done showering?
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