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Old 07-26-2015, 05:36 PM   #15
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Since the shower stall is reasonably generic and used in most if not all A/S, I'm sure i"ve seen the water heater recessed under the shower seat. Of course all this is dependent of the age and floor plan of the trailer.
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:01 PM   #16
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no need to dry out/clean shower stall afterwards
One thing that helps with that, wax your shower stall, all but the floor (textured floors are hard to wax). Automotive spray wax is easiest. Water beads up and runs to the floor rather than clinging to the walls. If water beads up but doesn't run to the floor, a tap on the wall is usually all it takes to knock the water droplets loose. I picked up that idea years ago from a book on sailboat maintenance, and I've used it ever since. I usually wax mine twice a year.

I've just about decided to start waxing the inside of the fridge to make it easier to clean, too.
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:29 PM   #17
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No full seat--please!

I our 28' 2009 International, the shower seat goes all the way across the back. This effectively cuts the shower size in half. It is almost impossible to shower without banging elbows. For those who need the seat, half seat should be enough, but for those of us who don't, oh please get rid of the full bench! Not strong enough to wash one foot at a time without a bench? Gently lean into the side of the shower to take much of your weight that way balancing against your grounded foot, bend the other leg at the hip and knee and--no problem!

Oh well--that's what makes all of this so much fun!
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:29 PM   #18
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:57 PM   #19
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Hi, if my shower didn't have the seat, I would have to use twice as much water in the tub to give Dusty a bath. And that's just wasteful.
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:33 PM   #20
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I'm surprised more like the shower seat then don't. I just want to be able to spread my legs out in a normal stance to face the shower head. None of the houses I've lived since I can remember had seats in the shower stall.

I wonder if a fiberglass expert could cut the seat down by half and then patch it and blend it in to match the rest of the pan.

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Old 07-26-2015, 07:50 PM   #21
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In my Safari the black tank is above the floor and is partially included in that space beneath the shower seat. In my Excella the wheel well is in that space.

All showers are not the same size or construction. The fiberglass shower in my Excella has a lot more space in front of the seat than the shower in my Safari. Some of the older models I have owned had vinyl covered wall panels above a plastic pan with a built in seat.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:34 PM   #22
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I love my shower and bench seat. The first two years we didn't use the shower in the trailer only campground showers - guess we were paranoid about any leaks etc. but now it's all we use. Had it tested and caulked at JC - all good to go. Another thing was that the Shub disappearing shower door seemed too fragile but surprisingly if you treat it gently it performs beautifully. Storing stuff in the shower makes me crazy. Have two towel hooks and a squeegee- used Gel -Gloss to clean and protect the fiberglass and it stays shiny and clean! Love my shower ... Think I'll take one right now....
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:58 PM   #23
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One thing that helps with that, wax your shower stall, all but the floor (textured floors are hard to wax).

I've just about decided to start waxing the inside of the fridge to make it easier to clean, too.
We have used Walbernize for years on our shower stall (except for the floor) and it really does make it much easier to keep clean. Our shower floor is not so textured that it could not be Walbernized, but we do not want it to be slippery.

We also use Walbernize on the inside of the refrigerator after any longer trip. It gets all of the plastic and painted surfaces very clean for the next trip. We do let it air out after the polish job and no odor remains.

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Old 07-26-2015, 09:12 PM   #24
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On my 25 foot excella the space under the shower seat is used for the water heater.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:35 PM   #25
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Since the shower stall is reasonably generic and used in most if not all A/S, I'm sure i"ve seen the water heater recessed under the shower seat. Of course all this is dependent of the age and floor plan of the trailer.

My 2006 23 Safari water heater is located on the opposite side of the trailer underneath the bed.
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I don't sit down, but I put my foot on the seat to wash my legs, feet, toes-
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:18 PM   #27
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For all you young-uns the shower seat may not make any difference. For the rest of us the seat is useful for aging joints. Probably why nearly every other SOB has a shower seat too. You won't find a seat in any generously sized shower, so the comments such as..."I can't stand upright next to the inward curved wall anyway, and I like the seat for washing my feet" are right on the money given that call AS showers in single bath models are on the small side!
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:56 PM   #28
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On cleaning: If you have a fiberglas shower stall like my 2014 FC 20, just spray it down with a product called "Clean Shower" after each use. Then you will never have any soap scum build up, and your shower will always look like new along with the chrome faucet. You will never have to clean it. If your shower is dingy and covered with film now, use the Clean Shower for about 2 weeks and then scrub it lightly with a rough cloth and it will come to look like new. Continue to use it and you will never see any more film build up. Much easier than waxing, or walburnizing or anything else.

Works just as well in your home too. Available at virtually every super market in the country. About $2.75. A wonderful product.
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