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Old 10-18-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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First shower in the 21fbrs

Took our first showers in the camper today. Not even sure I know how to describe it.

I think it's like taking a shower with a sunburn, you have to do it but you are glad when it's over since it's painful.

Thankfully due to advice from here I added a shower liner and splash guards so the water stayed in the enclosure. I also upgraded the shower head to an Oxygenics. With that said, pretty sure that the shower liner may have taken liberties with me

The only complaint I have is the stupid plastic molded shelves hold your travel size stuff until water hits it, then it's on the floor. Which may have led to my comments about the shower liner above

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Old 10-18-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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Shower liner got a little "grabby", did it?
My condolences.
My Sunseeker shower is just large enough for me to bang elbows and knees around.
You will get the hang of things.

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Old 10-18-2014, 11:02 PM   #3
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"The only complaint I have is the stupid plastic molded shelves hold your travel size stuff until water hits it, then it's on the floor"

Those "shelves" are worthless. I bought a shower curtain with pockets at K-Mart. Works pretty well.

PS Don't even think about bending over to wash your feet.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:30 PM   #4
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My wife says she feels like buddy the elf in the shower lol


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Old 10-19-2014, 03:30 AM   #5
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I worked out of my 21FBRS, nuclear powerhouses, government nuclear projects, paper mills and oil projects. I get very dirty and completely understand complaints about the 21FBRS shower!!! I wish who ever designed it had to use it daily. That said I have my solution which works most of the time. Weather permitting I use the outside shower. Camping Supply sells a shower head holder that goes on the side of the trailer. Also shower curtain circle can be installed....works except in cold weather.
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:44 AM   #6
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My son in law uses the outside shower when boondocking. He bought a hula hoop, hangs it from a tree branch next to his trailer and got hooks and a shower curtain. Stands on a wooden platform to keep tootsies from touching the ground. Works for him.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:35 AM   #7
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The only complaint I have is the stupid plastic molded shelves hold your travel size stuff until water hits it, then it's on the floor. Which may have led to my comments about the shower liner above
OK here is my advice (for whatever it is worth) seeing that aside from size which is what you would have known from the start, you have made the right upgrades (especially the Oxygenics).

Get a shower caddy like this one. It, along with the Oxygenics, is an automatic mod in my last 2 RVs.



The shelves in the liner typically only has a bar of soap or someother inconsequential thing, or is not used at all.
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I think it's like taking a shower with a sunburn, you have to do it but you are glad when it's over since it's painful....

...pretty sure that the shower liner may have taken liberties with me
Thanks for the laugh! I've had exactly the same experience with my shower. That's why I always investigate a park's shower facilities before booking.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:17 AM   #9
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I just put my shower supplies on the vanity.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:31 AM   #10
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I guess that's the advantage to being bald. My shower supplies consist of the following:

Bar of soap
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:17 AM   #11
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Yup... Sounds like my shower kit too.
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:42 AM   #12
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You have the same shower we had for five years. After 4 or 5 days camping, the bathroom would have MANY towels on the floor as we just used them to soak up all the spillage from the shower. (I would just keep the shampoo/soap in the sink.)

Good memories, though....and maybe someday you'll want to upgrade to something bigger with shower doors and more room!
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Thanks for the laugh! I've had exactly the same experience with my shower. That's why I always investigate a park's shower facilities before booking.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:15 AM   #14
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We use the park facilities. I can use all the water I want without thinking about the grey tank, and someone else cleans it. The shower in the trailer is where we leave the cat litter box.

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Old 10-23-2014, 11:48 AM   #15
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I'm going to change out the shower walls to flat material, and line the side of the cabinet with it too, and move the shower controls to the top back part of the cabinet so it sits more flush.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:17 AM   #16
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We had bought a little basket with suction cups at Walmart, but the suction cups don't work on the shower walls. 3 command hooks later, we have a much more useable shower!!!


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Old 10-25-2014, 05:53 PM   #17
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I bought the 23 Murphy bed over the 21 simply for the fully enclosed shower. Loved the layout of the 21 but after only 2 nights, I do love my shower
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:07 PM   #18
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I just brought my used 2014 21FBRS home yesterday. I can see what you all are talking about. Luckily the former owners had done some mods in there and should help out. Long shower guard by the commode, extended shower curtain hooks, Velcro along the sides to attach curtain to, plexiglass covering side of sink cabinet and a homemade shower curtain holder that acts as a hoop inside the shower to keep curtain from billowing in. I'm hoping it all works well to enhance the shower. I won't be testing till next spring.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:33 AM   #19
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Nothing worse than a shower curtain clinging to one's arse.
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