The RV Shower, in many ways is what differentiates TRUE roughing it camping from a more gentile experience. The #1 thing I never liked about camping in a tent or in the wild was the inability to get clean. Usually after a weekend of camping, the number one thing I did when I got back to my home was to take a long shower or bath.
So most RV's, even many camping trailers try to figure out how to get you a hot shower. Even the camping trailers have a little bathroom that is also a shower. You can actually pull a curtain around the toilet on these little camping trailers and then they have a little shower handle and you can take a shower and not get water everywhere. I think the idea of a camping trailer with a shower underscores how important this is to people.
In most RV's of any real size you'll get a normal shower. It will be smaller than a bricks and sticks shower, but still pretty darned nice compared to nothing. The shower head itself I've noticed is almost always mounted to 3 foot (approx) flexible hose which goes to a fitting which is pretty much like a bathroom sink faucet, except used in a shower.
I'm not exactly sure why the RVs seem to always use the flexible shower head except that I do believe it simplifies the behind the wall plumbing extensively. Also, I wonder if the target audience prefers this. I don't know, I'm only speculating.
One thing I can tell you is that if at all possible, try to get a shower where the show itself – the plastic shell you step into – is a single piece design. Ours is not and it provides lots of opportunities for problems. So single piece if you can.
Here are some useful Amazon links (disclosure) if you need replacement parts of similar:
- DF-SA130-WT – White RV Shower Head and Hose – Modern RV Shower Faucet Replacement Head and Hose
- Camco 43712 RV Off-White Shower Head with On/Off Switch
- DF-SA100S-WT – White RV Shower Faucet Valve Diverter – Smoked Acrylic Knobs – For: Recreational Vehicle, Motorhome, Travel Trailer, Camper, Fifth (5th) Wheel, Towable
- Oxygenics Body Spa Handheld Shower Kit, White
- Camco 43717 60″ White Shower Flexible Hose
- Phoenix USA R0477-I 4″ White Bath Faucet Shower Valve
Amazon listings having rv shower related items: