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Old 04-07-2011, 02:12 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by DKB_SATX View Post
The seller of my Argosy said they don't use the shower or the furnace because his wife doesn't like the shower and distrusts gas heat. The used the stove all the time though, go figure! They've never filled the fresh water tank either, drinking bottled water and using freshwater hookups at campgrounds.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #44
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Brian, it looks like you only put on the new head and reused the existing hose and mount from the factory shower. I noticed that this model from Oxygenics comes with its own hose, but not a mount (sold separately). Their mount looks different. Am I correct on my assumptions?

As with the majority who replied, we use our shower all the time.

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Old 04-07-2011, 04:19 PM   #45
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:19 PM   #46
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:01 PM   #47
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We use the shower in our trailer. We put in an Oxygenics shower head which works very well. It has a different style mount than the former shower head so we had to change mounts. We were able to use the existing screw holes. We also use the toilet, stove and oven, furnace, air conditioner, and water tank. While we are in it, the trailer is our home and therefore we use all of the facilities.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:34 PM   #48
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We use our shower often. It a 79 center bath, so it's a little tight. Not a big deal though.... The biggest problem is that the shower door has a continual leak at the bottom, which I cannot seam to fix. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #49
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The trick in finding a new shower head is to find one with a shut off or something that lowers the flow on the head. One way is to go to an RV store, but figuring that most RV stores are better named "The Arm and a Leg Store"*, we went to Lowe's

We found a shower head with 5 or 6 different settings and one was trickle. I replaced the holder because it fit the shower head and the old one didn't. I mounted it over the old holes and the new shower head is right up against the ceiling, but the higher the better for tall people. I don't remember the brand name.

There are separate shut off valves that fit shower heads and that may work with some installations, but you would have to check to see if the fittings match for yours.

We love the new one—lots of choices in types of spray and no sag. The last OEM one split from tightening it so it didn't sag. That's how cheap the metal is. I expect Airstream pays a few dollars for it as befits a premium trailer.


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Old 04-07-2011, 07:58 PM   #50
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:32 PM   #51
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What would be the point of having a a/s (or any trailer for that matter) and not use what has been put in them????? ie - shower, oven, a/c, toliet, kitchen sink and shower and on and on. Of course we use all of the things that came in the a/s and other things we added.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:34 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by Scott J-24 View Post
We are about to take delivery on our 2009 27' FB Cool Breeze this Sunday. When we were checking out our new AS before we made our offer, the previous owner proudly stated "we have never used the shower, not even once". I though this was interesting and let the comment pass. When I was talking to another friend who owns a 2005 25' AS and mentioned this he said "We have never used our shower once since we purchased our AS. We use the space for storage." Is this normal? is there a reason not to use our shower? Please let a newbe know.

When we are using the Airstream we are using the shower.

We have a 2008 28' International, Ocean Breeze, and we found a small dark blue pillow that now sits on the settee that says, "An Ocean Breeze Puts the Mind at Ease". How cool is that.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:21 PM   #53
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We use the shower in our Argosy all the time, as well as the toilet, stove, oven, fresh water, etc. We modified & installed an expandable shower rod, which gives us that extra bit of elbow room that really makes a difference. As others have mentioned, these amenities were installed so they would be used - so go camping, and enjoy all the comforts your trailer has to offer!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:42 PM   #54
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We love our shower and use it! Our trailer is 20 years old and still has a good clean- looking shower. If there are really nice campground showers, we may use them for a long, hot, luxurous hose down, but mostly, we use our own facilities. All of them. Bought the thing to use and enjoy. Can't imagine why anyone wouldn't use the AS's nice showers.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:17 AM   #55
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I've never used the shower, toilet of either sinks. I've never opened any of the windows, walked on the floor or used the door. The bed has never even been made and I've never turned on the radio, heat or AC.

I love my Airstream! The resale value will be amazing!
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:53 AM   #56
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