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Old 02-11-2021, 09:18 PM   #1
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Change the shower

My shower is 24x30. Any experience in changing out for a wider one? Only thing wed change on our 17 Jayco Prestige 35S that hasnt been modified,
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:47 PM   #2
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Gus, if you have the room to expand your basin and don't mind sacrificing the space - sure you can do this. Of course, the costs could be pretty high - that is, unless you have the ability to accomplish this work yourself.

Now as a disclaimer; I don't know the structure, or layout of your coach and I am only providing an opinion. But I have performed major mods on motorhomes in the past and know that anything is possible!
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Old 02-12-2021, 05:39 AM   #3
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That's the one thing I didn't want to tackle when I renovated my old 32' gasser.

Several questions --

1. What are the space constraints? Easy enough to expand into a closet or bank of drawers I guess, gotta be careful going through bulkheads. This is something you worry about on boats, the bulkheads are structural. I imagine it must apply to RV's too in terms of preventing excessive flex in the coach structure.
2. How are you going to handle the pan? I laid a concrete/tile pan in my house once, pretty sure I don't want to haul that weight around in an RV. You can find fiberglass pans on the internet, it's kind of a crapshoot whether you can find one that'll fit. Then becomes a question of your comfort fabbing one up.

I was kicking around the idea of cutting down an old wine barrel for the pan, and putting corrugated metal on the walls (a tiny house thing) which would have been cool

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Old 02-18-2021, 09:05 PM   #4
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Going to try and source a Pan and walls in that size. There are 2 local RV places that could tackle the job. Need to get estimates. Even if its a couple of $Ks, cheaper than trading in a 4 yr old MH w/22K miles. Will continue to pursue. Thanks for the feedback
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Old 02-18-2021, 09:29 PM   #5
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I thought about doing that with my 2017 Jayco Greyhawk. Most of the trim at the bottom is brad nailed. If your real careful you can gently remove it then reapply after you expand. A larger shower stall and pan could be found, but look carefully under the pan to see if you can re-route the drain, or you might be able to leave the drain and have it offset perhaps. I suppose the expanded shower won't interfere with your legs if the toilet is there?
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:28 PM   #6
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Change the shower

So.... removing the top cross frame member and the glass sliding doors. leaving the rest of the frame installed initially. After finding studs, will install an Extend-A-Shower chrome rod, with roller hooks and a commercial curtain as a first step. Also changing shower head to Oxygenics Fury. Will provide before and after pics. Stall is 24x42 not 24x30. Adaptation could add 6-9 while using to width. It is a reversible experiment for not too much money or work.
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Old 03-15-2021, 03:41 PM   #7
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I am the proverbial Happy Camper

Finally done! Removed the three glass panes and upper frame from the shower stall and installed the extend a shower. Added a higher end shower curtain and liner, hanging on nice chrome hooks with the little beads. Using a bungee cord and command hook to hold in place when underway. Tied curtain with a nice piece of cord and has really opened up the bathroom. Really like it and, most importantly, it has added about an additional 8" to my shoulder width. Can't wait to use it!

We also installed an Oxygenics Fury in place of the one that came with our unit that was nice but we expect this one will be even better. If you click on the photos that come out sideways, they will be right side up!

I removed the faucet that came with our unit and replaced it with a high arch one that reaches deeper into the bowl so the water output is not as close to the rim as it was before. It also swings out of the way if you want more access to the bowl. Complements nicely with the original tile I had purchased and installed on that wall. Added picture of the kitchen area that I had previously installed as well.

Finally, took out the original extractor and put in a Hengs Vortex with three exhaust speeds and two coming in that looks so much better in our opinion. Photos to follow:
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