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Old 08-22-2015, 07:22 AM   #1
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Shower - interesting minor issue.

Anyone have this same issue. I currently have both a 5th wheel and a smaller TT. A typical shower is turn water on. Get wet, use the water stop valve on the shower head to turn the water off. Soap up good. Then use the showerhead valve to turn the water back on.

On the 5th wheel when I do this the water is too hot for a second or two. On the TT the water is cold for only a second or two.

Why is the water not comfy warm like when I shut it off?

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Any RV I've ever had did the same. My solution is after soaping up to rinse off is to take the shower head and rinse the shower walls off before rinsing me. LOL

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RV shower heads are like women, some are too hot, some are too cold, but if you keep looking you will find one just right.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:22 AM   #4
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Don't turn it all the way off, let it trickle. That helps to keep the temp the way you originally set it.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:58 AM   #5
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You've probably never done the same thing at home, where the same thing will happen.
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happens to me also...so I just hit the water control valve off and turn it on when done and the temp is stable...wouldn't think it any different but it does work...
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This is very very common, you either get hot or cold when you turn it back on.. Switch to an oxygenics Shower Head with what they call the pulse techonology cut off valve.. Basically it dribbles.

I got a cut off valve from, I think Mennards (one of the big box home improvement stores with indoor lumberyard) It too dribbles when off.

problem solved.
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Depending on how your RV is plumbed one or the other(either hot or cold) will always take over due to one being at a higher pressure than the other.
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Originally Posted by Happy Prospector View Post
RV shower heads are like women, some are too hot, some are too cold, but if you keep looking you will find one just right.
If you use the correct knob, you can adjust them.
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that's a little out there !!!!

But FUNNY and true on SO many levels

And coming from a Nawlins guy !
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Smile Worst problem of the day!

This happens to me as well and it always makes me smile. I'm retired and this is the worst thing that will happen to me that day.
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Upgrade to an Oxygenics shower head.. Now. in truth the shower head makes absolutely NO difference Not one bit, to this complaint.

But the "Smart Pulse" Cut off valve allows just a little water to dribble through when cut off, it is not a 100% cut off... And that.. WILL make a big difference..

Don't want to spend that much? Well I got a shower cut off valve (Specifically a shower cutoff valve) at Mennards (Competitor of Lowes and Home Depot) and it does exactly the same thing.

And again it solves the problem.
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Our Shower Head Cutoff Valve in our new Nash 23d allows a bit of dribbling when 'Off'. I was wondering what was up with that? Thanks to yet another informative Thread here, I think I've got my answer. The Water temp still fluctuates 'too' much.

When building our Solar Retirement house, I put in 2 kinda-pricey Shower Controls. Bi-metallic Coils inside instantly adjust passively for Water temp changes, and keep the Shower Water temp extremely stable. So, no worries anymore about a simultaneous Toilet Flush, or Kitchen Sink rinse-off.

These >$200- Controls might be more of a Big Rig Upgrade, since they take a 2"x4" Wall to fit into.

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