How to Replace Your RV Shower Head and Hose
Could your RV Shower use an upgrade? Does the water pressure suck or are you looking for something more eco-friendly?
Our RV shower head and hose were in rough shape, so we finally decided it was time for an upgrade.
In our case the water pressure was good, but the shower head and hose started to break down. Our hose would leak and the settings on the shower head quit working one at a time until the only one left was a single jet. Yeah, definitely time for an upgrade.
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How to Replace Your RV Shower Head and Hose
If you're looking to replace the shower head or hose in your RV, the good news is this is an easy upgrade anyone can do. Check out the video below where I walk through the process of replacing our RV shower head and hose with the EcoCamel Jetstorm:
Switching to the EcoCamel Jetstorm
The previous owner of our RV had installed an Oxygenics shower head, one of the most highly recommended companies to purchase from when it comes to RV shower heads, mainly because of the water pressure and ability to shut the water off during the shower to conserve water. If you google RV shower heads or read up on them in RV forums or groups, chances are, you'll hear mostly good things about Oxygenics and not much else about other brands.
While we liked the shower head (back when it was actually functioning correctly) the hose sucked. It was made of cheap plastic, really stiff, and mostly got in the way. Since we would need to replace both the shower head and the hose we started looking at other options. Sure, we could go with an Oxygenics kit, but we wanted to see what other options were out there. That's when we came across EcoCamel and really loved their design and pricing so we decided to give them a try. In case you're wondering, their shower heads can also be used in a sticks and bricks home.
We're in no way affiliated with EcoCamel, we just did our research and liked what they had to offer so we elected to go this route.
Our New Setup
We purchased the Jetstorm Handheld option because it's what they recommend for RV's, but later realized the Jetstorm Plus is also recommended for RVs and has multiple stream settings, whereas the Handheld only has one. Now that we’ve used this shower head I can say the pressure is awesome and we have no complaints, but had we realized it at the time, we probably would have purchased the Plus since it’s only $10 more and includes 3 spray settings. Just something for you to consider.
As it turns out, EcoCamel uses what’s called AirCore technology where pressurized air mixes with the water to give you more pressure using less water. Pretty cool.
Along with purchasing the Jetstorm shower head, we also purchased the stainless steel chrome-plated flexi hose, shutoff valve, and super power suction cup shower head holder.
What’s awesome about the suction cup is we can install it anywhere in our shower, and have the option to easily move it later on if we want without drilling any holes. I do want to mention that we added this to our cart directly from the “RV Owners” page, and thought we were ordering the Adjustable Shower Head Holder, but it's not. So if you want to have your suction cup holder be adjustable, be sure to add that from the Products page, and not the RV Owners Page.
Our setup cost $58.01, including a 25% off coupon they were offering at the time and free shipping, which we found is pretty comparable to the Oxygenics Shower Kits. One thing to note is EcoCamel is located in the UK and said shipping could take up to seven days. We're typically pretty impatient but decided it was worth the wait. Our package arrived in six which wasn't that big of a deal. Their customer support was also good at responding to our emails pretty quick.
Is the EcoCamel Jetstorm worth it?
Now that we've had a chance to use our new shower setup, we absolutely recommend going this route if you're looking to update your RV shower head and hose.
It's lightweight, the pressure is great, as is the coverage, and the shut-off valve is easy to use.
To be honest, the pressure and wide stream is so awesome that I was nervous to test how much water it was using. After running a test, it came out to using just 1.5 gallons of water per minute. Not too bad. I'm guessing this is a mixture of the low flow regulator, along with the AirCore Technology that they use. We were definitely happy to see that we could have an amazing shower and conserve water at the same time. It doesn't hurt that install was a breeze and it looks much better than out outdated shower setup.
We also updated our RV Shower Faucet – check out that post and video here!
If you have a shower head setup that you absolutely love we'd love to hear about it in the comments below!