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How to Build a Shower in your Motorhome: Best Tips

How to Build a Shower in your Motorhome: Best Tips

Welcome to this page if you want to know how it feels to have a shower in your van or RV. Building a DIY shower can be either cheap or expensive, depending on your way of doing things, and it certainly needs a fair amount of preparation.

 

This article will bring you a few fresh ideas to build a shower in an RV or any type of “home away from home” that you want to use for vacation or everyday life. 

 

Do I really need a DIY shower?

Do I really need a DIY shower

 

The main question that you need to ask yourself is if you absolutely need a shower in your vehicle. For example, you might not need it if you are only spending a day or two at a time in your RV.  To build a shower in a motorhome takes money, some dedication, and most importantly,space. If it really up yours to decide if the investment is worth it.

 

Various types of DIY showers

 

DIY showers in rv come in various shapes and configurations. The most popular options are, in no particular order, the shower with toilets included, which means a small space dedicated to both your personal hygiene and toilets. Secondly, the option to build a shower in a motorhome under a trap doesn’t take any space.

 

Another popular option to gain some square centimeters is a shower in a drawer, which you can fold and unfold as you please. Another cheap option is to build a shower that you will take in a (clean) bin, and be careful not to spill any water. If you have the chance to camp in a warmer climate, you might be tempted by a shower that will warm up in the sun.

 

Preparing the shower

Preparing the shower

 

To build a shower in a motorhome is no easy feat for the unprepared, and you need to consider if you can drill holes in the wall. Moreover, preparing the surface of the shower and its surroundings is very important. Think about mosaic tiles that you will need to apply for a traditional shower effect.

 

The plumbing will require a minimal amount of knowledge, and there are many options for portable showers out there. Some of them can be bought for a few euros, and some of them will cost hundreds, depending on the material. Once again, preparation is key, and from our experience, the most expensive products might not be the most efficient when you build a shower in a camper.

 

Waterproof

Waterproof

 

Finally, waterproofing your shower should be your number one concern when building a DIY shower. The best material for this task is FRP which stands for fiberglass reinforced hard plastic.

 

Mapegum WPS is another form of efficient waterproofing that you can use, and this product is available in any DIY store. Applying it requires time, but it is quite easy. Mosaic tiles, on the other hand, will require a bit of craftsmanship, but the results will look very clean and professional.

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