Nobody can deny that being able to take a hot shower anywhere you travel is one of the very best parts of RVing. The problem is, most RV are small and run out of hot water quickly. Besides, who likes dealing with all the toiletry bottles falling from the sides of the tub while driving, or using those little built-in shelves?
Fortunately, there are things you can do to improve your RV shower situation. By changing just a few things, you can make the fact that you can shower in the middle of the woods or in a Walmart parking lot even better than ever. Why not get started today?
Curved Curtain Rod
Let’s start by addressing the issue of size. Nobody likes turning around in a tiny shower only to have the curtain stick to them as they go. The solution to this annoying problem? A curved shower curtain rod. Curved shower curtain rods take the middle of the curtain out away from the side of the shower, giving you more room to move as you wash up.
Pressurized Shower Head
With your space problem solved, it’s time to tackle the problem of too little hot water. A pressurized shower head uses air to increase the water pressure without using as much water. This, in turn, empties your hot water tank much more slowly, resulting in more hot water for longer. Another major bonus is that you’ll use less of your fresh water, thus taking more time to fill your gray tank when boondocking.
Tankless Water Heater
If the new shower head doesn’t do the trick and you still find yourself running out of hot water, you’ll need to turn to the water heater itself. An on-demand tankless water heater can solve this problem for good, leaving you with hot water whenever and wherever you need it. Just be sure to invest in an RV-specific heater in order to ensure you can run the heater while off the grid.
Wall-Mounted Soap Dispensers
Tired of picking your shampoo bottle up off the bathroom floor? Want to be done with moving everything off the shower shelves for moving day? Wall-mounted soap dispensers are a great solution. Simply mount one for your shampoo, one for your conditioner, and one for body wash, and you’ll never have to deal with unwieldy bottles again.
Nobody likes drying off with a damp towel, and this becomes even more annoying when the towel isn’t even within reach of the shower when you’re ready to dry off. Command hooks are the quickest and easiest way to fix this issue. Simply hang one or two heavy-duty hooks on the wall nearest your shower and leave your towel on a hook to dry after each shower. Then, when it’s time to dry off the next time around, your towel will be dry and within reach.
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