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    Cheaping out on shower heads (in '17 Starcraft)??

    Whats with the new trailers and putting in cheap hand held shower heads without a shut off?
    They are fully aware that they have limited hot water due to the size of the tank.....even with propane and electric running together.
    When you drop 20-60 G on a new unit you don't expect to be replacing brand new equipment with new proper equipment.

    Rant over lol

    Don't get me going on the screen door and lack of a place to pull it shut when inside hahahaha!

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    Re: Cheaping out on shower heads??

    I don't know what brand or style your shower head is but all of the ones that I have seen in the past have a twist shut off on the end of the hose that attaches to the shower head.
    Having said that, I don't care for that type of shut off so I removed it and added a simple turn shut off near the faucet.

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    Re: Cheaping out on shower heads??

    The screen door was a PITA...then we got this neat handle. We love this...easy to open and close screen door now.

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    Re: Cheaping out on shower heads??

    Quote Originally Posted by Oregon_Camper View Post
    The screen door was a PITA...then we got this neat handle. We love this...easy to open and close screen door now.

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    That is the exact unit I installed last weekend
    Simple to install and works great

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie View Post
    I don't know what brand or style your shower head is but all of the ones that I have seen in the past have a twist shut off on the end of the hose that attaches to the shower head.
    Having said that, I don't care for that type of shut off so I removed it and added a simple turn shut off near the faucet.

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    Our brand new unit came with a generic looking hand held shower head with no shut off other than the taps. (2017 starcraft 346RESA)
    The previous trailrunner had a shut off on the shower head that worked ok
    I went to the dealer and purchased a camco replacement with a shut off.....it works but is pretty stiff to operate and I hope it will loosen up a little with use.

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    Re: Cheaping out on shower heads??

    Everyone seems to buy RV shower heads. I bought a Waterpik and added a water saver turn-off switch and like it much better than any RV shower wand we've had. It's the same with kitchen or bathroom faucets. My kitchen replacement faucet is 100 percent better quality and strangely even lighter in weight...the bathroom replacements are heavier.

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    Re: Cheaping out on shower heads??

    I put an Oxygenics shower head on ours. It came with a twist water cut off if you want to shut off water flow. I don't use it but my wife does.
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    Re: Cheaping out on shower heads??

    Quote Originally Posted by eddylives View Post
    Whats with the new trailers and putting in cheap hand held shower heads without a shut off?
    They are fully aware that they have limited hot water due to the size of the tank.....even with propane and electric running together.
    When you drop 20-60 G on a new unit you don't expect to be replacing brand new equipment with new proper equipment.

    Rant over lol

    Don't get me going on the screen door and lack of a place to pull it shut when inside hahahaha!
    Just to be clear, you are saying your new STARCRAFT is cheapening out on the shower head, not a Heartland?


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    Re: Cheaping out on shower heads??

    Quote Originally Posted by TravelTiger View Post
    Just to be clear, you are saying your new STARCRAFT is cheapening out on the shower head, not a Heartland?


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    Yes the new 2017 starcraft autumn ridge 346RESA
    But i like the info on this site so much I'm going to stay lol.....I have yet to find a site that is even 1/3 as good as this one.
    Don't get me wrong
    We really liked our 2012 trail runner but we decided to upgrade in size with slides and the dealer we have a good relationship with no longer carries heartland units.
    This new rig fit our needs almost perfectly and they bent over backwards to make the trade happen.

    For the record the previous heartland unit had the shut off shower head

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    Re: Cheaping out on shower heads??

    Quote Originally Posted by eddylives View Post
    Yes the new 2017 starcraft autumn ridge 346RESA
    But i like the info on this site so much I'm going to stay lol.....I have yet to find a site that is even 1/3 as good as this one.
    Don't get me wrong
    We really liked our 2012 trail runner but we decided to upgrade in size with slides and the dealer we have a good relationship with no longer carries heartland units.
    This new rig fit our needs almost perfectly and they bent over backwards to make the trade happen.

    For the record the previous heartland unit had the shut off shower head
    Thanks for clarifying, sad to see you leave the Heartland family, but glad you found what suits your needs.

    It brings to light that other brands have issues too, we are not alone in the occasional frustrations with what ends up in our rigs.

    This is the best forum, and any discussion that can help fellow RVers is a good one.


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    Re: Cheaping out on shower heads??

    Quote Originally Posted by eddylives View Post
    Yes the new 2017 starcraft autumn ridge 346RESA
    But i like the info on this site so much I'm going to stay lol.....I have yet to find a site that is even 1/3 as good as this one.
    Don't get me wrong
    We really liked our 2012 trail runner but we decided to upgrade in size with slides and the dealer we have a good relationship with no longer carries heartland units.
    This new rig fit our needs almost perfectly and they bent over backwards to make the trade happen.

    For the record the previous heartland unit had the shut off shower head
    Thank you for the kind words about this forum. While we can't speak to any Starcraft-specific issues, most systems and materials are very similar and I'm sure you'll continue to find this forum useful. You're more than welcome to hang out here
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