If you’ve ever stayed in an RV, you know that the shower head is a tiny little thing with about as much pressure as one of those spray bottles for kids’ baths. That’s why I was so excited when I found out that there are actually shower heads designed specifically for RV bathrooms.
The difference is pretty dramatic: When you install one of these bad boys in your rig, it’ll feel like taking a shower at home.
Will Any Shower Head Work In RV?
The answer to this question is a resounding yes, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind. The first is that you need to know the size of your shower head. You can find this information on the sticker underneath or around your product, but it’s also usually printed on the outside of your box if you bought it online.
To be sure that an RV-sized showerhead will fit into your rig, check its dimensions against those listed in our reviews. If it’s small enough for both uses at home as well as camping trips, then go for it. However, if its diameter is too large or small for any given setup, then there may be problems with installation or flow rate.
What Size Shower Head Should I Get?
The larger the diameter, the more water comes out of it. The flow rate is the amount of water flowing through the shower head, but it’s not as important as the shower head size.
If you have a small camper like a pop-up trailer or tent trailer, go with 1½ or 2 inches in diameter. If you have an RV with a tub/shower combo, go with 2½ or 3 inches in diameter.
Do All Showerheads Fit The Same?
If you’re wondering if a showerhead is right for you, the easiest way to find out is by going to your local hardware store and grabbing one. If it fits perfectly into your existing shower arm, great. If not, you can either look around for a new one or call up the manufacturer of the previous model and ask them what size they make.
It’s important to know that not all showerheads are created equal. Some may fit easily into an RV but will require some elbow grease and maybe even some tools to install in someone else’s home.
Are All Showerhead Fittings The Same Size UK?
You might be wondering, “What is the size of the shower head fitting in my RV?” and you’ll be happy to know that all showerheads fit the same, regardless of whether they’re residential or commercial. That’s because all showerhead fittings are universal.
All of these things mean that your RV will come with a residential-sized fitting for its showerhead. You don’t have to worry about it being too small or too big.
Can You Use A Regular Shower Head In An RV?
If your shower head is too heavy, it will cause the RV to tip over. If the shower head is too big, it will take up valuable space in the RV. If your shower head is not made for an RV and is small, then you might get a little uncomfortable when showering.
In order to make sure that you have an enjoyable experience while camping, we recommend purchasing a light-weight but strong shower head that fits well in an RV without taking up too much space or damaging anything else in its proximity.
Are Showerheads Universal?
No, showerheads are not universal. That means they’re only compatible with certain models of RV or RV water systems. You must buy the correct one.
You should also make sure you get the right shower arm, the piece that connects the showerhead to your pipe for your particular RV. Most manufacturers have at least one different model for each type of motorhome, so make sure you select an arm that matches up with yours.
Can You Use a Residential Shower Head In An RV?
Yes, you can definitely use a residential shower head in an RV. However, it may not be the best option for you. If you have a low-flow shower arm and/or pipe, then a residential shower head will probably fit on it just fine but will flow more water than is needed for most campground showers. This means that some water will be wasted when using this type of combination.
If you have a standard shower arm and pipe on your rig, then there are two options: either replace your existing arm with one that has been designed to handle high-flow pressure like those sold by Shurflo or purchase another type of accessory hose, which allows you to hook up any kind of attachment that includes male threads on its end.
How Many Gpm Does An RV Shower Use?
One of the most common questions we receive is, “How much water does an RV use?”
The answer is: it depends. The amount of water used by an RV depends on the shower head and how long and how hot you run the shower. There are many variables involved in figuring out how much water your camper consumes, but here’s a quick reference guide to help you get started:
– Shower Head
Every shower head uses different amounts of water per minute. The higher-end models will use less than some lower-end units. You can also choose between handheld or fixed heads for your rig as well as handheld models that come with spray options like pulse massage or power spray options versus just one setting per-flow rate (e.g., low).
Each type has its own pros & cons so consider which would work best for your specific needs before making purchase decisions.
– Length Of Use
How long do you need to take showers at campsites? If they’re short then maybe this isn’t an issue but if they last longer than 30 minutes then think about whether there might be another option available within close proximity, like public park facilities where this isn’t necessary anymore.
We hope this article has provided you with the information and resources you need to choose the right showerhead for your RV. Whether you’re looking for a low-flow option, something that will save water but still give you great pressure and coverage, or want something high-end with all kinds of bells and whistles.
We’re sure there’s something here for everyone. We also suggest taking into account whether or not you have room on your tank for installation because some models require drilling into the walls which might be difficult depending on where exactly in your rig this will go.
Finally don’t forget about using a handheld shower head because they’re perfect for rinsing off after being outside all day long.