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Old 07-04-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Has anybody found a replacement for the very high quality plastic outside shower? The door on the compartment won't stay shut on my 2011 23fb, and I'm not sure I can afford the genuine Airstream parts.

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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Has anybody found a replacement for the very high quality plastic outside shower? The door on the compartment won't stay shut on my 2011 23fb, and I'm not sure I can afford the genuine Airstream parts.
You can get the white version from any RV supply place, and paint it yourself.
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Maybe some people didn't get it, possibly you can notch it up a little more.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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You can get the white version from any RV supply place, and paint it yourself.
Maybe some people didn't get it, possibly you can notch it up a little more.
Terry, most of the shower replacement kits you mention, are NOT the same as the AS.

I honestly don't know where they source theirs, but it IS a bit better.

Years ago, I installed an outside shower in my Casita, and searched high and low for the best quality, and yes, all the RV sources had them, but they were worse than what AS uses.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
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Terry, most of the shower replacement kits you mention, are NOT the same as the AS.

I honestly don't know where they source theirs, but it IS a bit better.

Years ago, I installed an outside shower in my Casita, and searched high and low for the best quality, and yes, all the RV sources had them, but they were worse than what AS uses.
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Has anybody found a replacement for the very high quality plastic outside shower? The door on the compartment won't stay shut on my 2011 23fb, and I'm not sure I can afford the genuine Airstream parts.

Looking around the internet it looks like they are all about the same. If you could find a metal one you'd have to ensure that it didn't come in contact with the aluminum and start corrosion. Buy and pain as previous poster suggested.

(Was that too much sarcasm?)
Instead of "very high quality" try "awesome and superbly crafted" that might help move the sarcasm meter.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:04 AM   #6
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Instead of "very high quality" try "awesome and superbly crafted" that might help move the sarcasm meter.
"State of the art, high quality, ultimate in fine Chinese craftsmanship" should just about peg out the sarcasm-o-meter.
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this is very funny. thanks for the sarcasm, it kinda made my day. good 4th to all.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:08 AM   #8
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this is very funny. thanks for the sarcasm, it kinda made my day. good 4th to all.
Sarcasm is just one of the many services we offer here at Air forums. Glad we could help.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:22 PM   #9
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I didn't think about painting it which is strange since I just painted our vent hood cover. The paint was peeling off the equally well designed plastic vent cover so I pulled it off and painted it bright red. My biggest issue with the shower compartment door is the fact that it warps and won't fit flat in the box. Of course I'm sure this is by design.......I'm just not sophisticated enough to appreciate the detail
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FWIW, Airstream Inc now makes a stainless steel outside shower (as opposed to the plastic boxes/doors most of us have). I guess it's an option like the other stainless products Airstream sells (think of the furnace outside vent and the hot water heater outside vent). I saw one installed on a trailer recently. It looked good. The owner had it installed at the Alumapalooza a month ago. I didn't ask how much it cost. Russ
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There is also a stainless steel range vent, when you get tired of viewing the red vent cover.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #12
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That's great. I've seen the SS water heater, range vent, etc but I didn't realize they were making a SS shower door. I've been putting off upgrading the other items, but I will definitely upgrade the shower.
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The stainless steel outside shower "package" that Airstream sells includes the box, door, knobs, and shower hose/head, not just the door. Maybe they have a separate door they sell. Russ
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It's not on the AS store yet. I'll have to call. Do you happen to know if they will sell it direct from AS or do you have to order from a dealer?
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Man I didn't even know these existed... That is one other thing that these forums are good at, making me spend more money.

Do you guys use this option very often? Seems like a great way to rinse off dirt and grime after a day hiking and swimming and whatnot... Maybe a good place to wash the dog too!
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It's not on the AS store yet. I'll have to call. Do you happen to know if they will sell it direct from AS or do you have to order from a dealer?
Capt, I don't know how you can get it. Maybe call the AS store in Jackson Center and if they won't sell it to you directly, get the stock number for when you call a dealer. The guy who has the trailer I saw the upgrade on, said he had AS install it while he was at the Alumapalooza. The guy also said that AS was going to do the fresh water fill door/assembly next in stainless steel. Russ
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Man I didn't even know these existed... That is one other thing that these forums are good at, making me spend more money.

Do you guys use this option very often? Seems like a great way to rinse off dirt and grime after a day hiking and swimming and whatnot... Maybe a good place to wash the dog too!
They are really great for washing off the remains of black tank malfunctions when dumping. A liberal dousing of soap, hot water, and your shoes will be as good as new, almost.
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Or for hosing off the kids which can be just about as dirty.
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I have never seen this outside shower option. Our trailer does have an outside faucet down in the space for the water hookup. Seems to me that a short section of hose with a spray nozzle will accomplish the same thing. Maybe not so cool as the shower option but just as functional. Appreciate your thoughts on this.
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Anyone here know anything about the assembly of these outside showers? We have a problem with the cold water knob on ours, which seems to have come apart causing water to rush forth.

Can't figure out how to take it apart to fix it. See related thread.

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