Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-29-2017, 11:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
nemesisnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Sandy, Utah
Posts: 382
Garage
Outdoor Hot/Cold shower in rear license plate location

Finally got around to figuring out how to install a generic RV shower on my van. I will be happy to explain any questions the best I can but this will mostly be a step by step picture thread. It ended up being very easy to do and looks great, like it was meant to be there.

Here is the faucet I used, I am sure there are some slight size variances between different styles, this one worked for me and comes with 2 keys.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here is the process:
Remove 4 screws from behind panel and it pops out.


Cut back of faucet box off 2.5" at top kept, 1.75" at bottom


this saw worked better


I used the back portion to line up the faucet holes but the stock location didn't work, it sets it too low and in the shallow part of the box, I had to flip the faucet upside down and drill new holes higher so it would sit in the deeper part and that just barely fit to shut the door. (don't make the same mistake)


Back on, this pic shows the 4 bolts to remove the whole insert as well as the plastic I had to put to patch my lower messup holes


Tapping into hot water:



And cold water:



30" stainless lines with shutoff valves and push on pex connectors (easy and smooth to use) 1/2" connector on end of line for faucet, 3/8" for shutoff valve:


All hooked up front side and back:



Its Alive:

__________________

nemesisnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2017, 11:13 PM   #2
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,792
Garage
Nice job! Gotta love how do posts. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 07:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 8,160
Quote:
Originally Posted by daveb View Post
Nice job! Gotta love how do posts. Thanks.
I agree, nice job!
__________________
Currently vanless. Weird.
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 10:38 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Otter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Oregon
Posts: 595
Garage
That's great. Love it when an idea takes shape and works. Good for you!


.
__________________
"PhoTo" - 2014 Ford E350 5.4L RB Agile 4x4 - a Multipurpose Transformer Photo Rig
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 02:20 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Twoxentrix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 927
Garage
WOW, Just validated the reason I frequent this Forum - Gotta love the inventive resolve...very creative. believe you've just solved my dilemma. My rig was outfitted with just about every option Sportsmobile offered, but lacked the outdoor shower connections (Which I've been admiring vs the faucet connection currently in place). Have been brainstorming several solutions that would not require cutting a section out of the back side panel, and appreciate the fact you took the time to document this approach. Procrastination worked in my favor this time. Thanks for sharing...now ordering from the link you supplied !
__________________
TwoXentrix
"AWOL"
Twoxentrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 02:33 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NW WA
Posts: 76
Nice Job!
Another quick option is to thread a fitting onto the sink faucet and then throw a coil hose out the kitchen window. A garden hose nozzle quick on/off keeps the water pump happy. I'll try to attach a pic, otherwise there's one in my albums. Sorry for the partial nudity in the pic
Attached Thumbnails
30779117641_b9926c5165_k.jpg  
tortorelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 04:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
nemesisnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Sandy, Utah
Posts: 382
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by tortorelli View Post
Nice Job!
Another quick option is to thread a fitting onto the sink faucet and then throw a coil hose out the kitchen window. A garden hose nozzle quick on/off keeps the water pump happy. I'll try to attach a pic, otherwise there's one in my albums. Sorry for the partial nudity in the pic
That's another great option, my sink is in front of the barn doors so it's easy to get to my faucet but then I would be getting the area we walk wet so no go, and I like how's it's always ready to go. I do plan on also doing a stainless steel shower pan pull out drawer for an inside shower as well with a 12v pump to drain it and I will connect that to my sink faucet.

I guess I gotta step up my game, I didn't include any topless pics
nemesisnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 04:59 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
adventurevan5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 20
Cool idea, thanks.
adventurevan5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 08:46 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 752
Very Nice!!
TomH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 09:55 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
gcvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SF, CA
Posts: 1,502
I love it - really nice clean work, especially on the plumbing!

Our old van had a shower connected to the sink like weird naked guy above haha, but our new van has a SMB-installed outdoor shower by the right rear wheel. No hot water though!
__________________

__________________
Greg
Old van: 1997 E250 EB30 (Stolen)
New van: 2003 E250 EB10
gcvt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

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


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.