There’s nothing quite like a hot shower at the end of the day… especially when you’ve spent the day exploring in your RV. But let’s face it: RV showers aren’t always, well, the most refreshing. Stalls may feel cramped and dark. Many RV showers suffer from low water pressure. And all too often, showering on the go fills your grey water tank quickly while draining your freshwater. Fortunately, there are easy RV shower upgrades that may provide solutions to your on-the-road bathing woes. From easy fixes to innovative upgrades, read on for some inspiration.

More Pressure, Less Waste

Let’s start with a simple — yet impactful —RV shower upgrade: a new shower head. This may be one of the easiest DIY RV upgrades out there, but it can make a big difference.

Often, the shower head that came with your RV causes your freshwater to run out very quickly. At the same time, your grey water — the tank that holds wastewater from your shower and kitchen and bathroom sinks — fills quickly, too. This means more trips to the dumping station.

There’s a simple DIY solution to this common issue. Replace the showerhead with a low-flow, water-conserving option. This change means your water lasts longer, while creating less wastewater for a greener RV experience. Just be sure to choose a low-flow shower head that’s high pressure. Some models introduce air into the flow to increase water pressure, ensuring a more satisfying and less wasteful shower.

Room to Move

It’s no secret that RV bathrooms can be a bit cramped. After all, there’s a limited amount of space to work with. But when that (cold, clammy) shower curtain sticks to your skin every time you turn, you know it’s time for an upgrade.

Luckily, the solution is relatively simple. Install a curved shower curtain rod. As their name suggests, this type of rod curves outward in the middle, creating a bit more space so you can move a bit more freely and avoid that sticky, icky shower curtain.

Not enough room for a curved rod? Consider an expanding shower rod. These clever contraptions pivot to create custom shapes to fit your RV’s bathroom specs, affording you more space for your ablutions.

Relieve Storage Woes

As every RV owner knows, storage space is precious. Many RV bathrooms have inadequate (a.k.a. non-existent) shelf space inside the shower area, leaving you grasping at bath time.

Wall-mounted soap dispensers solve the problem. These convenient units save space and stop those shampoo bottles from rolling around when you’re on the go. Bonus: Wall-mounted dispensers also help reduce waste; purchase larger-size bottles of soap and shampoo and simply empty them into the dispensers. Make sure they are installed with an adhesive rather than drilling into the actual shower.

Looking for RV shower upgrades that increase space? Try installing a tension rod. Not only can it hold your towel, but it’s the perfect place to hang wet items when the shower’s not in use.

After a fun day full of exploration and activity, nothing feels quite as nice as a hot shower. These DIY RV shower upgrades will help you enjoy that wonderful experience, no matter where you are.

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