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Old 03-15-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Replacing Shower Head

I'm wondering if our shower head is filled with mineral deposits as water does not shoot out of all of the openings. I would like to replace the entire shower head but it is the hand-held wand type and I'm not sure if that is an easy fix. Does anyone have any experience with this? We have a 2005 19' Bambi (Christopher Deam designed) Airstream.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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Disassemble and let it soak in vinegar for 24 hours, then use a straight pin or paper clip and toothbrush to clean the softened minerals. I do mine every couple years.
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You can get a new handset at Home Depot for about $12. Also pick-up a shut off valve that fits between the hand wand and the hose if you don't already have one.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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Mojo is right about finding a replacement at Home Depot. You can also find any number by searching for "hand-held shower head" on Google. The latter might be helpful if you wish to get the same brand that came with your trailer. You can simply unscrew the head from the hose and nearly all shower heads have the same threads, so almost any replacement will fit.

Dznf0g's suggestion also works very well.

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The Body Spa RV shower kit is the best shower head you will ever find. Every one of our friends that have seen ours has gone out and bought one.Camping World has them for $32. It increases the water presure coming out of the shower head about 3 times--- you'll use less water also. Try it you'll like
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:59 PM   #6
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Disassemble and let it soak in vinegar for 24 hours, then use a straight pin or paper clip and toothbrush to clean the softened minerals. I do mine every couple years.
If stainless or chrome be careful be cause it makes black marks that will not come off, better to pur. new as several posted, If you have wallmart they have nice 1 that some A.S people have replaced with Bill
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We bought the Oxygenics from Camping World. Installed in minutes. Couldn't be happier with the upgrade. Worth the money.
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We got this Camco one. Better than original. Has on/off plus 3 spray modes.

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We bought the Oxygenics from Camping World. Installed in minutes. Couldn't be happier with the upgrade. Worth the money.
I had an Oxygenics shower head in my house for years until the bathroom remodel, so that is what I put in my moho to resolve similar mineral build-up issues.

The Oxygenics in the house never needed maintenance: there are no small orifices to clog up. Camping World, Home Depot, and others carry this. Since the water flow is relatively high for today's users (~2 gpm) I suggest a variable flow valve so you can reduce flow when needed if it doesn't come with one. Installation was straight-forward. I put the valve on the wall end of the hose rather than the head end.
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Thank you, all, for the information and great tips!
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Disassemble and let it soak in vinegar for 24 hours, then use a straight pin or paper clip and toothbrush to clean the softened minerals. I do mine every couple years.
Us too, even though we use a portable RV water softener. Not much buildup though.

We just put the vinegar in a plastic baggie then hang that on the shower head for 24 hours. Put the faucet strainers in the bag while you're at it.
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