Alternate Shower Option for Roadtrek
The shower in the Roadtrek seems to cause a love hate
relationship. Some people love it and some people hate it.
Rather than take sides this web page shows a simple way to take a
outside and still have a private shower stall. It has a few
obvious advantages and probably at least one disadvantage. The
advantages realate to cleaning up the floor and curtain after the
shower is finished. The major disadvantage is this really only works in
The inspiration for this came from walking around the camp ground in
Southern Baja last Christmas. I noticed that many of the large
motor homes had chosen to build an outside shower. These were
most often made from long poles stuck in the ground with a shower
curtain wrapped around it. Most of these showers would never fit
in a RT so it was time for a new type of design.
I had seen a external shower head holder on the internet and had made
my own copy.
After thinking about this design it became obvious that some
modifications could be made to hold up a shower curtain. Two of
the following items were built.
This is just a small piece of plywood with a piece of bent piece of
sheet metal added at the top to fit into the gutter. This
was cut from a joice hanger as the thickness of the metal seemed about
right. In the lower portion, a 3/8 X 3 inch carriage bolt was
added . The head was covered with tape so it would not scratch
the metal surface of the RT. A nut was added to hold the bolt
into the plywood. A piece of 7/16 gas line hose was placed over
the bolt and a nut
was added at the end to keep the tubing from sliding off.
The curtain rod was made from 1/2 inch PVC. Each side was 32
inches and the curtain shown is 6 foot. Another curtain will be
added on the open side to close this up completly. A dodge floor
mat will be used as the floor so that you do not get your feet
Here is a picture taken from the top.
Here is a picture of what this looks like in storage mode. The
PVC was not glued so it just pulls apart for storage.
The three pieces of PVC are held together with a rubber band made from
a bicycle intertube. This does not take up very much room for