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Old 03-24-2016, 06:53 AM   #1
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Inexpensive shower improvement!

I just installed a Camco 43713 Shower Head Kit and I find it to be a major improvement over the head and hose that came with our Winnebago Minnie. It's priced at less than $22 at Amazon.
1. The Camco has a larger head which provides more individual streams of water. Don't believe the info about different spray patterns. At best, there are 3 different patterns: rainfall, a narrow high pressure setting, and a combination of the two.
2. The hose (I ordered the chrome unit) is much more flexible and hangs nice and close to the back wall.
3. The on/off switch for water flow works fairly well.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NOUQSY/...co+shower+head

I also added the Camco 43719 Adjustable Shower Head Wall Mount (Chrome Colored). It does provide some adjustment, but it's a cheap mechanism and difficult to adjust. To adust the amount of tension on the slider mechanism, you have to take it off the wall and adjust a screw located inside the unit. I can't really recommend this mount.
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I switched out our standard issue shower head for an Oxygenics rv shower head. It mixes air into the stream and acts like more volume, but actually conserves water.
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I switched out our standard issue shower head for an Oxygenics rv shower head. It mixes air into the stream and acts like more volume, but actually conserves water.
I tried an Oxygenics head a few years ago and the DW didn't like it at all. I liked it.....but, if the wife's happy, everyone's happy (which means me!).
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Probably not politically correct, but then I never was , but if the low flow associated with today's shower heads is not high on you list of likes, on most units that come apart, it is easy to just remove the flow constrictor and get a nice full pressure stream. I have never done it on an RV as I used to have a truck camper and the holding tanks was small. I did do it on my residential unit and I love it.

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I installed the same Camco shower head in my '02 Sightseer, and was very pleased with it. The only issue was that the included screws that held the wall mount on were not stainless, and they rusted to heck in short order. Easy fix though, and that really was the only bad thing I could say about it.
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Probably not politically correct, but then I never was , but if the low flow associated with today's shower heads is not high on you list of likes, on most units that come apart, it is easy to just remove the flow constrictor and get a nice full pressure stream. I have never done it on an RV as I used to have a truck camper and the holding tanks was small. I did do it on my residential unit and I love it.

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With the limited hot water and holding tank, it's not politics, it's just common sense. In fact, if you look at today's politics there is no common sense.
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If there was such a thing as "common sense", wouldn't it be much easier to witness???

But, I do see some stainless steel screws in my future!
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I did this last month after the OEM one split (hard freeze). Wish I'd done it from the get-go!
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I did this last month after the OEM one split (hard freeze). Wish I'd done it from the get-go!
u did what ?
got stainless steel screws or common sense or put in an Oxygenics or a camco or ?!? just ribbing ya !

I know YOU know what u meant, but some of us are slow learners
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Thanks! I have priced others and was underwhelmed.
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u did what ?
got stainless steel screws or common sense or put in an Oxygenics or a camco or ?!? just ribbing ya !

I know YOU know what u meant, but some of us are slow learners
Lol! Too true. I switched to the Camco.
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What's the water flow? I installed the new oxygenics and it's great.
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Camco doesn't give a GPM rating for the head. From my perspective, it has enough water flow to make a nice shower, but it doesn't cause any problems with using it with a 6 gallon water heater. I would suggest that you allow time between showers (unless "Navy") and if use the propane/electric combo if you want to minimize any wait time.
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Well, i guess i should have DW comment on this, she uses the shower and i go up to the bath house for mine. Saves grey tank, and being a larger guy, nicer for me !!!

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