Outdoor Shower

Heads up, folks!  I found out the hard way to REMOVE the outdoor shower hose even after you blow air through.  What can happen(and did with mine) is a bit of water, doesn't take much, will dribble back down into the mixer, freeze & crack the unit.  I found the leak as I was hooking up power on our first trip of the "spring" season when water was dripping from the floor.  The unit will need to be completely replaced.  My dealer is helping me out, and all will be good once the replacement comes in.

So... add to the "Airblow" process...Remove flexible hose THEN blow the lines!  Note to self! ;)
TV- '16 Chevy Colorado LT Crew Cab-DuraMax
2018 320S Outback

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  • BigGroverBigGrover Posts: 432Member
    Ihave had reservations about using the air blow method because I have heard too many stories similar to yours.  A lot of folks seem to have had residual water in various sites freeze and cause leaks.  When I run the antifreeze through I can see it and know I have displaced the water.
    BigGrover
    2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock Lite
    2018 Ram 1500 Quad Cab Hemi
    Central Alabama
  • 4ncar4ncar Posts: 542Member
    The fixtures are of definite concern being that they are plastic.  The hoses are of less concern being they are pex
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    2018 320S Outback
  • Fatman1966Fatman1966 Posts: 142Member
    The factory outside shower head is  kinda  junky. I would like to replace it with a better head

  • 4ncar4ncar Posts: 542Member
    Agreed, it’s is pretty flimsy. While argyle dealer...the options for a 4” spread replacement weren’t much better....
    TV- '16 Chevy Colorado LT Crew Cab-DuraMax
    2018 320S Outback
  • LuckyjLuckyj Posts: 279Member
    I own a [email protected], it could be different, but when I winterized lat fall for the fisrt time (new trailer for us), I started by using the air compressor methode after making sure that only few oz of water could not be removed from the water tank and opening all the outlet, including outside shower.  Then, I decided to undo the connection at the water pump.  Good thing, cause water was still prsent in the area.

    so, yep, it only take a couple more minutes to do it right.

    good luck.
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  • DalehelmanDalehelman Posts: 1,811Member
    The factory outside shower head is  kinda  junky. I would like to replace it with a better head

    I believe these are without a doubt the best shower heads for RVs.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F5MUB66/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_c_wbu3AbQ1XT4CQ
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  • 4ncar4ncar Posts: 542Member
    Does it fit in the outdoor shower cubby?
    TV- '16 Chevy Colorado LT Crew Cab-DuraMax
    2018 320S Outback
  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 4,511Moderator
    @Dalehelman, does the Tab shower hose just unscrew at the faucet?  That’s a good price on Prime.  I may be tempted.
    Sharon / 2017 [email protected] CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan / Cleveland Heights, Ohio
       
                                           
  • DalehelmanDalehelman Posts: 1,811Member
    Amazon has free easy returns. Most RV supply stores carry them and all Camping World stores do. Stop by and check one out.
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  • VernaVerna Posts: 5,259Administrator
    @SAM, yes it unscrews. I have the Oxygenics Fury in my shower (no outside shower) and I love it. It’s also great for giving the dog a bath/shower while she stand on the toilet lid. 
    Verna, Indianapolis, IN, living full time in my 2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock Lite white/red, towed by a white 2019 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab, 3.5L V6 Ecoboost; [email protected] Administrator




  • IslandJoIslandJo Posts: 56Member
    Can I just replace the existing shower head with the Oxygenics shower head or do I have to replace the whole unit, hose & mount as well?
    2018 [email protected] CS-S on an Outback axle 
    2017 Toyota Tacoma with tow package
    Pacific Northwest 
  • 4ncar4ncar Posts: 542Member
    Just the hose. What is unclear to me, at this point is whether the handle will fit in the outdoor shower cubby.
    TV- '16 Chevy Colorado LT Crew Cab-DuraMax
    2018 320S Outback
  • IslandJoIslandJo Posts: 56Member
    edited April 2018
    @4ncar If you've ordered one can you post once you've tried it out? The cubby for the shower head is pretty limited on the outdoor shower. The little shower head that's there is barely good enough to hose off the dogs. I have a shower tent from my camping days that I'd love to use with the outdoor shower head if I can get some pressure not that the old black bag was known for it's pressure. 

    For the inside shower I was hoping I could just unscrew the shower head and leave the old hose and holder in place. Anyone know the answer? 
    2018 [email protected] CS-S on an Outback axle 
    2017 Toyota Tacoma with tow package
    Pacific Northwest 
  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 4,511Moderator
    @IslandJo, I’ll bet the threads on the hand held piece are standard, so I don’t see why not.  I just checked the Tab inside shower and the hose unscrews from the faucet and the shower head also unscrews from the hose.The only thing that you may need to change is the holder on the wall in case it does not fit the new shower head.
    Sharon / 2017 [email protected] CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan / Cleveland Heights, Ohio
       
                                           
  • IslandJoIslandJo Posts: 56Member
    The Oxygenics shower head was delivered today. It's way to big too fit in the outdoor shower box. I'm going to try it for an indoor replacement. The mount does need to be switched out so will test drive it first to see if it's worth the effort.
    2018 [email protected] CS-S on an Outback axle 
    2017 Toyota Tacoma with tow package
    Pacific Northwest 
  • EmergencyKenEmergencyKen Posts: 24Member
    We installed the above mentioned oxygenics showerhead in our 2019 320 this weekend.  We love it, except for one thing:
    The hand on/off slider when set to “off” continues to allow a stream of water.  
    My question: is this normal, or do I have a faulty switch and need to return it?
    thanks in advance
    ken
    Cleveland, OH
    2019 Tab 320-S ([email protected])
    2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

  • VernaVerna Posts: 5,259Administrator
    @EmergencyKen, it is normal for the Oxygenics to continue dripping when shut off.  I do try not to shut it off at the Oxygenics when the shower is done so not as much water is left in the shower hose. 
    Verna, Indianapolis, IN, living full time in my 2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock Lite white/red, towed by a white 2019 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab, 3.5L V6 Ecoboost; [email protected] Administrator




  • BrianZBrianZ Posts: 913Member
    @4ncar, if one removes their outdoor shower hose before blowing out their water lines, wouldn't they be putting water inside the [email protected]?  If I remember correctly, our outdoor shower hose connects on the inside wall of the plumbing/Alde compartment under the back seat.  Maybe some connect on the outside?

    -Brian in Chester, Virginia
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  • 4ncar4ncar Posts: 542Member
    BrianZ said:
    @4ncar, if one removes their outdoor shower hose before blowing out their water lines, wouldn't they be putting water inside the [email protected]?  If I remember correctly, our outdoor shower hose connects on the inside wall of the plumbing/Alde compartment under the back seat.  Maybe some connect on the outside?

    You correct on all accounts. The hose connects inside the trailer in the Alde compartment.  The process I suggested(which worked for me this past winter) is to blow the lines with the hose attached, but to then remove the hose assembly, disallowing any residual water to flow back from the hose and into the faucet assembly...
    TV- '16 Chevy Colorado LT Crew Cab-DuraMax
    2018 320S Outback
  • MirasolMirasol Posts: 1Member
    After first season I tried air blow follow by antifreeze (with pink flowing from the ext. shower nozzle) and still had (repairable) cracks in the nozzle the following spring.  The suggestion for remove the ext. shower hose or at least the nozzle does seem like a prudent extra winterizing step.
  • rowanrowan Posts: 1Member
    is there a separate water cutoff valve for the outside shower faucet?   I've been a little nervous about this fixture for a number of reasons and would like to be able to cut it off when not using.   
  • 4ncar4ncar Posts: 542Member
    rowan said:
    is there a separate water cutoff valve for the outside shower faucet?   I've been a little nervous about this fixture for a number of reasons and would like to be able to cut it off when not using.   
    Simply... no. It’s tied into the rest of the plumbing loop.
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    2018 320S Outback
  • dragonsdoflydragonsdofly Posts: 1,066Member
    @rowan, welcome to the forum! What year and model of [email protected] do you have? Consider including that information in your signature line as it will help members to answer questions with info and expertise specific to your particular trailer. -Denise
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