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Old 05-15-2019, 12:59 PM   #1
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ShowerMiser - how difficult to install?

AQUA VIEW SMC001 Shower Miser

I noticed that new Rockwood trailers have this device. I like the Rockwood trailers but the Surveyor 200MBLE might be a more functional floorplan for me.

I don't see the showermiser as an option for the Surveyor trailers.
But having seen the showermisor I'm smitten and would want that. So I'm wondering how difficult it would be to get to the backside of the shower for owner installation?
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Hello,

I have thought about this myself adding to my Landmark. I do use a bucket in the shower to catch cool water and let this come to room temp, use for dishes or even when warm for showering.
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I have thought about this myself adding to my Landmark. I do use a bucket in the shower to catch cool water and let this come to room temp, use for dishes or even when warm for showering.
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Ugh, come on guys. B and B wasn't suggesting he was collecting *used* shower water. Just catching it until warmed up right out of the faucet.

This is actually a smart idea if boondocking. Also if you have a Rockwood Mini Lite because it might allow you to travel with less FW and we all know by the many posts in this forum about the Mini Lite tanks, the FW tank, is not very well supported and FALLS OUT ON THE GROUND if you travel with it full.
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Hi - I'm not familiar with the ShowerMiser, but I purchased an Oxygenics shower head thru Amazon (recommended by another site), & we lover it; water gets hot faster & we have a LOT more pressure, now. I installed this myself, in about five mins. Erinn

ALSO - I read somewhere, to turn on BOTH elec AND propane, about 15-20 mins before taking a shower - this works as well; I get a hotter & longer shower now!

amazon.com/gp/product/B00F5MUB66/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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...I purchased an Oxygenics shower head thru Amazon (recommended by another site), & we lover it; water gets hot faster & we have a LOT more pressure, now.
Exactly how does the Oxygenics shower head make the water hot faster?
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The shower head DOESN'T make the water hot faster.

I was saying that turning on BOTH the elec & propane (for water heater) at the same time helps water get hot faster, + makes for a longer shower.
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Hi - I'm not familiar with the ShowerMiser, but I purchased an Oxygenics shower head thru Amazon (recommended by another site), & we lover it; water gets hot faster & we have a LOT more pressure, now. I installed this myself, in about five mins. Erinn

ALSO - I read somewhere, to turn on BOTH elec AND propane, about 15-20 mins before taking a shower - this works as well; I get a hotter & longer shower now!

amazon.com/gp/product/B00F5MUB66/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Hi Erinn,

The ShowerMiser is quite a bit different than being an improved shower head. Even with the hot-water tank hotter, there is usually some unheated, cooled-off water in the pipe between the water heater and the shower stall. The ShowerMiser returns this clean water to the Fresh Water (FW) tanks so it isn't wasted down the sewer.

The ShowerMiser uses an extra factory-installed pipe/hose that runs back to the FW tank. Water runs in this first. When warm water starts appearing at the shower-head, one merely switches to the now warm water for that instant nice warm first wetting-down before soaping up. No precious water is wasted. In a campground with water hook-ups this wouldn't matter as much of course. But it also keeps the gray water from getting so full, if there is no sewer hook-up.

As I mentioned in another thread, I once imagined a modification by pumping, or allowing convection to force the cool water backwards down the cold water shower pipe to accomplish this. This eliminates trying to pull-or-pull another return pipe/hose through the RV frame structure in order to dribble it back into the FW tank non-pressurized filler hose.

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Old 05-18-2019, 01:16 PM   #10
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Hi Erinn,

The ShowerMiser is quite a bit different than being an improved shower head. Even with the hot-water tank hotter, there is usually some unheated, cooled-off water in the pipe between the water heater and the shower stall. The ShowerMiser returns this clean water to the Fresh Water (FW) tanks so it isn't wasted down the sewer.

The ShowerMiser uses an extra factory-installed pipe/hose that runs back to the FW tank. Water runs in this first. When warm water starts appearing at the shower-head, one merely switches to the now warm water for that instant nice warm first wetting-down before soaping up. No precious water is wasted. In a campground with water hook-ups this wouldn't matter as much of course. But it also keeps the gray water from getting so full, if there is no sewer hook-up.

As I mentioned in another thread, I once imagined a modification by pumping, or allowing convection to force the cool water backwards down the cold water shower pipe to accomplish this. This eliminates trying to pull-or-pull another return pipe/hose through the RV frame structure in order to dribble it back into the FW tank non-pressurized filler hose.

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A factory plumbing diagram posted in a thread a couple weeks ago confirmed they are doing just that... plumbing the return into the cold supply line and not clear back to the tank/filler.
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