Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-16-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
Winnebago Owner
 
Kelm130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 144
Corner Shower - Door vs Curtain

Hi - We love our 2003 Journey (new to us 2 years ago) but I've never like the corner shower and the swing open door. I was wondering if anyone has ever taken the door off and just used a nice fabric curtain. It just always seems like a challenge to either adjust the water temp or get in and out without getting a lot of water on the floor.

Is it Spring yet? Looking forward to Camp Freightliner March 13 & 14!

Thanks
Ben
__________________
Ben & Miriam
2003 Journey 36DL 330 CAT -2005 Saturn Vue "Serenity Now!"
Kelm130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
trackman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 20
We changed ours out and are well pleased with the results. The amount of water was less that when the door opened
trackman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 07:32 PM   #3
Winnebago Watcher
 
sinnettc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1
That's funny. We were just at the Salem (OR) RV show and I was thinking I'd rather have a door. Guess I'll have to actually try out the shower and see how it does before I start thinking about adding a door.
sinnettc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:27 AM   #4
Winnebago Master
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 851
I am a fairly big guy (6'1 1/2" shower dressed by 300 pounds) so the door makes that telephone booth a tad small.. A curtain would make it easier to turn around.. But.. I think I like the door better.. I did add an aux latch which I can operate from INSIDE to keep it closed (It is at the top of the door) when I'm showering, A plastic disc screwed (Near the edge of the disc) turned one way the door operates normally, turned the other it blocks the door, Heaven forbid something bad happens, the plastic will either bend or break allowing the door to open with moderate force. (IE If I pass out or otherwise fall down).
__________________
Home is where I park it!
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 10:50 AM   #5
Winnebago Owner
 
Kelm130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 144
I agree I like the look of the door but having it swing out into our pass-thru bath is another issue I don't like. I just had another thought to used a curved shower curtain bar to give you just a little more room inside. The main downside to all this is if we don't watch the bottom of the curtain the floor would get soaked.
__________________
Ben & Miriam
2003 Journey 36DL 330 CAT -2005 Saturn Vue "Serenity Now!"
Kelm130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 11:05 AM   #6
Winnebago Watcher
 
Old Radios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Upstate (the other) New York
Posts: 2
We just picked up ours and the shower has a curtain but the bar is three bars (short on each end and longer one in the middle) attached together with joints that allow it to stick in the shower when not used and add an extra 8" to the depth when pulled out. Actually looks like a pretty good idea.

Link: RV Extend-a-Shower
Old Radios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 11:23 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 196
I like the door because when using ANY curtain your are never able to capture ALL of the water and trust me, it WILL go places you do NOT want it to.

I really don't see any advantage of removing the door and replacing it with a curtain.

We place a towel on the floor adjacent to the Bath Rug that sits under the main vanity to capture the water drips from the shower door when opened.

WRT adjusting water temperature, we step into the shower and close the door. Remove the Handheld and turn on the water to adjust the temp. Replace the Handheld and take your shower. It doesn't get any simpler than that.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0962.JPG
Views:	93
Size:	209.8 KB
ID:	56296   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0963.JPG
Views:	96
Size:	190.0 KB
ID:	56297  

Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 11:38 AM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
Kelm130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 144
DR4Film - That's pretty much what we do now. I noticed on your door you have 2 towel bars. Did it come that way or did you add them?

Thanks
Ben
__________________
Ben & Miriam
2003 Journey 36DL 330 CAT -2005 Saturn Vue "Serenity Now!"
Kelm130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 11:45 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 196
Ben,

I am positive the original owners ordered it that way from the Monaco factory.

The door to the toilet room and second vanity had only one towel holder so I added a second one up higher.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 12:01 PM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
bruceisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Land O Lakes, FL
Posts: 111
Trashed the old door and panels a few weeks ago. Now has a Recmar ceiling track, rollers, and a fabric shower curtain that complements the pattern in the wall paneling. Best thing I've done in awhile. We love it !! ... I'm 6'3" - ish and slammed my head into the crossbar for the last time !! We do have tile floors ...

and that was the last remaining item in "gold trim"....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1193783small.JPG
Views:	95
Size:	104.3 KB
ID:	56298  
__________________
2005 Newmar Essex 4502, 2013 Caddy SRX
1997 HR Endeavor 37, CAT, 1996 Geo Tracker
bruceisla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 12:44 PM   #11
Winnebago Owner
 
Kelm130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 144
bruceisla - That's awesome looking! I know what you mean about the gold trim. I just spend 2 hours replacing gold cabinet handles with nice brushed nickle ones in 21 degree temps this weekend. I had to cut every bolt since they were too long. I was that bored and disliked the gold that much Then I looked up and saw I hadn't thought about the hinges arrgh! One good upgrades always seems to lead to another. I'm thinking the gold hinges aren't soo bad but the gold shower stall ...now that would be something to see gone.

I now have a couple of good ideas, the folding bar and the track method.

Thanks everyone!
__________________
Ben & Miriam
2003 Journey 36DL 330 CAT -2005 Saturn Vue "Serenity Now!"
Kelm130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:54 PM   #12
Winnebago Owner
 
bruceisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Land O Lakes, FL
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelm130 View Post
bruceisla - That's awesome looking! I know what you mean about the gold trim. I just spend 2 hours replacing gold cabinet handles with nice brushed nickle ones in 21 degree temps this weekend. I had to cut every bolt since they were too long. I was that bored and disliked the gold that much Then I looked up and saw I hadn't thought about the hinges arrgh! One good upgrades always seems to lead to another. I'm thinking the gold hinges aren't soo bad but the gold shower stall ...now that would be something to see gone.

I now have a couple of good ideas, the folding bar and the track method.

Thanks everyone!
Thanks! Flexible track kit is available from Sailrite ... nice folks, reasonable prices, fast shipment. The track is little more expensive to ship because it comes in an 8 ft. tube. I used the spare tire on my Geo Tracker to form the bend in the track ... it's easy to bend ... just pick an appropriate radius ... a 5 gal. paint bucket is also close.

RECMAR 4372 Deluxe Shower Curtain Kit 72" Long

I replaced all the trim (lighting fixtures, drawer pulls, faucets, drains) with Oiled Bronze finish. The shower was the last ... yay !!

If the hinges are annoying you can paint them (and screws) with Krylon ... works pretty good and saves a bunch of money. Walmart/HomeDepot etc.

Krylon Brushed Metallic Paint - Walmart.com
__________________
2005 Newmar Essex 4502, 2013 Caddy SRX
1997 HR Endeavor 37, CAT, 1996 Geo Tracker
bruceisla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 04:45 PM   #13
Winnebago Owner
 
Kelm130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 144
Thats funny - We just got back from our walk around the neighborhood and I thought about painting them also since not much of the hinges shows. But I hadn't thought about spray paint and I forget now there are so many options in the spray can these days. Back when I would paint my motorcycle tank every few months all there was available was the basic colors.

Thanks again for the rail info and the paint link! Be gone all ye gold! although there 2 on the pull out pantry that I'm not sure how they are mounted, the backs of them are covered up. May be a candidate for paint in place.
__________________
Ben & Miriam
2003 Journey 36DL 330 CAT -2005 Saturn Vue "Serenity Now!"
Kelm130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 06:11 PM   #14
Winnebago Owner
 
bruceisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Land O Lakes, FL
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelm130 View Post
Thats funny - We just got back from our walk around the neighborhood and I thought about painting them also since not much of the hinges shows. But I hadn't thought about spray paint and I forget now there are so many options in the spray can these days. Back when I would paint my motorcycle tank every few months all there was available was the basic colors.

Thanks again for the rail info and the paint link! Be gone all ye gold! although there 2 on the pull out pantry that I'm not sure how they are mounted, the backs of them are covered up. May be a candidate for paint in place.
Gotta' be better than gold ... Uh Oh ... the gold people are gonna' be all over me
__________________
2005 Newmar Essex 4502, 2013 Caddy SRX
1997 HR Endeavor 37, CAT, 1996 Geo Tracker
bruceisla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 06:21 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruceisla View Post

Gotta' be better than gold ... Uh Oh ... the gold people are gonna' be all over me
I wouldn't be painting that "Gold" stuff as the price keeps going up and up. With paint all over it, you have just devalued all of that RICH looking Gold.

I think the correct term is Polished Brass which is worth only pennies on the dollar if that!



Dr4Film ----- Richard
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 06:26 PM   #16
Winnebago Owner
 
bruceisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Land O Lakes, FL
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr4Film View Post
I wouldn't be painting that "Gold" stuff as the price keeps going up and up. With paint all over it, you have just devalued all of that RICH looking Gold.

I think the correct term is Polished Brass which is worth only pennies on the dollar if that!



Dr4Film ----- Richard
Too funny !!! ... reminds me of other polished "stuff" ...

BTW, my stuff was "Antiqued" ... probably REALLY valuable
__________________
2005 Newmar Essex 4502, 2013 Caddy SRX
1997 HR Endeavor 37, CAT, 1996 Geo Tracker
bruceisla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 06:40 PM   #17
Winnebago Watcher
 
vanbuskirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kutztown, PA
Posts: 4
I on the other hand prefer the shower doors and to date had very little problems if any with water escaping. I place a bathmat outside the door when we use the shower of which traps any excess water. We typically dry ourselves off while still in the stall and then squeegee the inside prior to exiting.

The other reason we like the doors is that I use the shower stall as a dog pen for our small dog when we go out for extended periods of time. I have a mat that covers the entire stall to avoid her scratching the floor. We used to carry a crate but forgot it one time and found the shower to be a much better solution. More room to roam, ample light during the day and a night light does the job at night. She is now a happy camper...
__________________
Brian and Kim VanBuskirk
2008 Damon Tuscany 40 DP
Tow: 20" Trailer with Classic C3 Corvettes
Car Dolly: Mini Cooper Clubman
vanbuskirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 07:24 PM   #18
Winnebago Owner
 
Kelm130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 144
Hmmm - hadn't thought about the pet angle. We will be traveling with a cat whose never traveled (should be interesting) but he is family well thinks he is and I couldn't leave him behind. Having a place to leave him, food, his kitty condo and a litter box while away from the RV during the day for the first few weeks may come in handy. I can see some pros and cons for each option now. We'll be full timing workampers soon so maybe the best option will present itself then. I'll be the first to admit I've had a few ideas go astray after being put into practical use.
__________________
Ben & Miriam
2003 Journey 36DL 330 CAT -2005 Saturn Vue "Serenity Now!"
Kelm130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 07:34 PM   #19
Winnebago Owner
 
bruceisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Land O Lakes, FL
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelm130 View Post
Hmmm - hadn't thought about the pet angle. We will be traveling with a cat whose never traveled (should be interesting) but he is family well thinks he is and I couldn't leave him behind. Having a place to leave him, food, his kitty condo and a litter box while away from the RV during the day for the first few weeks may come in handy. I can see some pros and cons for each option now. We'll be full timing workampers soon so maybe the best option will present itself then. I'll be the first to admit I've had a few ideas go astray after being put into practical use.
I have a cat (actually the cat owns us). Charlotte (the kitty) has no issues with roaming the RV. They make there own decisions, you know. People are the one's with weird issues ... kitties adapt. However, I can guarantee you that your kitty will not like being confined in a shower stall. Don't believe me? Try it at home !!
__________________
2005 Newmar Essex 4502, 2013 Caddy SRX
1997 HR Endeavor 37, CAT, 1996 Geo Tracker
bruceisla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 08:24 PM   #20
Winnebago Owner
 
Kelm130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Crossville, TN
Posts: 144
Yeah I agree about cats. I'm sure he will adapt. He was a fierce outdoor cat before we downsized to our condo. Now he is the biggest lap cat and is happy to stare out the window. Maybe just the litter box in the shower when not in use will be a better solution.
__________________
Ben & Miriam
2003 Journey 36DL 330 CAT -2005 Saturn Vue "Serenity Now!"
Kelm130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
door, shower


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Curtain question badge2283 Winnebago General Discussions 10 10-03-2010 12:16 PM
Storage: blinds up or down, curtain open or closed? raskul General Maintenance and Repair 11 06-07-2007 09:15 PM
Curtain Rod behind driving seats FireStarter General Maintenance and Repair 12 04-15-2007 01:59 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×