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Old 08-02-2019, 01:32 PM   #1
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How to choose new shower head

The ones that come OEM are intended to conserve water. Many RVers need that. For the ones of us that travel RVpark to RVpark with FHUs, we want a shower head that lets a full stream of water through. What do I need to know to replace my OEM shower head? For example, are there ones specifically for RVs that have great flow? If not, are ones for residential use compatible with the plumbing on a motorhome? Can I just choose one at Home Depot for example? Thanks.
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You can get any shower head you like. There's residential ones in our Phaeton. Although we've got the largest grey capacity we've ever had in an RV (100 gal), I can fill ours up quickly with that OEM head.

The OEM heads that came with any of the RV's we owned were too high GPM & filled up our grey tanks too fast (even with taking "navy" showers) when we were in sites without sewer hook ups. They were in the 2.5GPM range. I've always replaced them with Oxygenics heads. They are under 2GPM but also have some sort of oxygenating (is that a word?) technology that allows a firm spray with less water usage. I've always been happy with their product.

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I agree with Lori's comment about using one of the Body Spa Oxygenics models. We've used them on just about every RV we've owned through the years.

Take a look at these recommendations in the link below and specifically at #1, #4, and #5 as those are very popular among RVers and there have been multiple threads here on iRV2 and other forums about Body Spa Oxygenics shower heads.

They conserve water but feel like your getting a lot more than volume than is actually happening.

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The recommendations have some other suggestions if you don't want to use a Body Spa model but you can read through the descriptions to see if one of the others may be better for you.
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Oxygenics for us also. Had them in the last coach also.
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Another vote for the Oxygenics, it may not save water in gallons per minute, but it certainly feels better and quicker when showering.
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People mention going from full hookup to full hookup. We often do when traveling. What is really nice is pulling in for an overnight, plugging in a power cord and relaxing. Having a water conserving shower really helps. We can go 3-5 days only hooking up power. By then we are usually at site site where we will be for a few days. I will also add my vote for Oxygenics.

I will also add that our 10 gallon gas/electric water heater can keep up with the Oxygenics.
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OP here. Thanks everyone. It looks like Oxygenics dominates this market. Can any of you tell us which model Oxygenics you have. They have so many on their website. 2.0 gpm or 1.8? Larger head or small? Thanks.
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In the prior 3 RV's, we had the Body Spa. For our Phaeton, I'm going to get the Fury because it's closest to the residential one we have in there now.

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OP here. Thanks everyone. It looks like Oxygenics dominates this market. Can any of you tell us which model Oxygenics you have. They have so many on their website. 2.0 gpm or 1.8? Larger head or small? Thanks.
We have had both, prefer the large but the small works fine
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