R-Pod Battery Box Mod - Updated Again
The first PodMod is upgrading the two plastic Group 24 battery boxes. The lid of one was "modified" with a hacksaw by the dealer to fit on the factory battery tray since the Forest River builders decided to run the wiring harness on top of the battery tray instead of below. This made for less room hence the hack job.
I rerouted the wiring harness so it is below the battery tray and purchased a locking aluminum battery box from http://www.rvlockbox.com/
I chose this one since it is substantially less expensive than the Torklift battery box, better made (in my opinion), and made locally here in Spokane.
I supported the new battery box using treated 2x6 lumber cut to size to fit the existing battery tray and attached it to the frame with two U-bolts and through the battery tray with two carriage bolts through the wood spacers.
Added the solar controller (black box at far end), battery switch (red box), and current shunt (in between) for the Victron Battery Monitor.
I made a plastic cover for the solar controller and battery monitor shunt using
Plaskolite from Home Depot. I used a propane torch to heat the plastic to make
the bend. And added a square of plastic to close the end near the battery switch.
I used % silicone seal to bond the cover to the battery box.
I used my small butane soldering iron/torch to make two small clear areas in the plastic
so as to better view the solar controller LEDs. Heating the Plaskolite plastic makes it
The Victron BMV battery monitor installed above the factory tank/voltage indicator panel.
This model of battery monitor can measure two battery banksor one battery bank and
the solar panel in my case.
And the portable solar panel connector:
For the portable solar panel:
This is a lot of fun!
This Epic, Easy RV Shower Hack Will Blow Your Mind!
So, you hate your RV shower, do ya? We hear you! Your stock RV shower head SUUUUUCKS.
Adding to probably a very small shower, now you add SUPER weak shower head pressure, and a narrow 'spray'.
The worst part? That maddening dribble when push the button to 'pause' the water flow.
The Infamous 'Flow Restrictor'
The above video shows my Oxygenics showerhead active in the 'on' position and then the 'pause' position.
(They call it their 'Smart Pause'. We call it the 'super annoying DRIBBLE')
Most showerheads made for RVs will have a 'flow restrictor' that comes as part of the showerhead.
They will ALL dribble. Because, incredibly, they are MADE to dribble.
Why? If you want to know, we explain why here.
You're familiar with the dribble, you know it's awful. The worst part about it is that the dribble often either turns cold or hot while dribbling.
Then you have to let it run while facing it AWAY from you, to get it back to your set temperature.
Makes for a most uncomfortable shower. Also, if you're boondocking, then you're wasting a lot of precious water.
The good news is that we have a solution to STOP THE DRIBBLE! It's time to unveil the hack that will become your favorite RV shower hack of all time.
The Exciting Hack That Will Better Your RV Shower Experience Forever
There's no need to suffer from the installed flow restrictor that came with your RV anymore.
Enter this simple little miracle hack!
This valve is your new best friend.
You're wondering "What, add another shut-off valve?! But won't it just dribble too?"
This one will legit STOP the water flow. It won't hurt your RV water system, either. It's even SUPER easy to install!
Just attach it at the base of your shower hose (as pictured above) or at the head end of your hose.
Using a little plumbers tape wouldn't hurt to make sure it doesn't leak. You can even leave your old flow restrictor on. Just don't use it.
There MAY be one small catch, however, to perfecting your shower experience.
You still may or may not need a second part to keep the water from coming out too hot or too cold when you turn it back on. You can get the shut-off valve below:
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Here's the deal. Both Marshall and I ordered both parts for this upgrade.
- A shut-off valve (to stop the stream)
- A flow restrictor valve (to keep the water temperature constant)
NEITHER of us installed the flow restrictor valve. We wanted to test to see if our water temperatures were ok without it.
The significant change in the temperature of the water coming out when we turned the flow back on went bye-bye. So neither of us ever installed ours.
The Flow Restrictor Valve Problem
So what's the issue?
One day a reader reached out to let us know that the flow restrictor valve we recommended did not fit his threads.
They were incompatible with his RV plumbing.
We looked at our unused valves to see if they WOULD install ok, and found the same issue. Looks like there's no industry standard on RV plumbing.
Yer typical ho-hum RV shower. At least this one has the right upgrades!
It will fit some units, and it won't others.
Unfortunately, we cannot tell you whether or not it will fit yours.
What we CAN tell you is that most installations we have heard about do just fine without it.
There have been a couple where the hot or cold was still a little too much.
We recommend you just try the flow stopper first.
See if your water still changes the temperature or not.
Flow restrictor valve
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If it does, at least you still have one benefit.
You've stopped the dribble.
Trying out the backflow valve can be worth it as it's pretty cheap.
Try at your own risk!
Your Second Favorite Upgrade For The RV Shower
Replacing your lame factory-installed shower head is one of the simplest, best changes you can make for your RV shower.
Most manufacturer shower heads have a VERY weak 'stream'.
(I can't even bring myself to call it pressure.)
Installing an Oxygenics brand shower head is one of your best bets.
Do I HAVE To Get A Shower Head Made Specifically For RVs?
Most regular showerheads from somewhere like Home Depot should fit just fine.
The only 'issue' you may come across is that they usually have higher GPM (gallon per minute) rates.
Again, this is bad for when you are dry camping.
A new RV shower head is usually one of the first mods anyone does when they get a new recreational vehicle.
On our RV Shower Head page, we explain more about the benefits of getting a low-flow shower head and more.
The brand Oxygenics is one of the top and most well-known RV brands and for good reason.
They make a variety of RV showerheads, the Fury shower head being their most popular 'fancy' model.
Their technology makes the pressure feel much higher than it is.
Tails Of Wanderlust
"I LOVE my Fury shower head.
It uses substantially less water than my stock one, and the width of the spray is much larger.
Water pressure is enough that I can wash my hair with a proper rinse.
I now shower when boondocking almost twice as much as before, which is AMAZING.
Less wet wipe 'showers' for me!"
Cass is CLEARLY excited about her Fury shower head in her Basecamp!
If you hate your stock showerhead, and you likely do, this is the easiest upgrade you can do to your RV.
Just ask any RVer who has done it.
It's cheap and it's easy. That makes it % worth it! Find our shower head reviews here.
RV Shower Hack Conclusion
There you have it. You're welcome. We say that now, because we know you're going to say "THANK YOU!!!!" after you have installed your flow-stopping valve. (And maybe your new RV shower head!)
The flow stopper/new shower head combo- these are the two best RV shower upgrades to be found!
The Oxygenics shower head is a pretty common modification. The flow-stopping valve is NOT.
But, now you know about BOTH. Aren't youuuuu lucky?
Author: Kelly Beasley
He-llllo. I'm the co-founder of Camp Addict, which my biz partner and I launched in I frigging love the RVing lifestyle but in December of , I converted to part-time RV life. Heck, I lived in my travel trailer for over years, STRICTLY boondocking for pretty much all of it. Boondocking is a GREAT way to live, but it's not easy. Anyway, I'm passionate about animals, can't stand campgrounds, I hardly ever cook, and I love a good dance party. Currently, I can be found plotting and scheming whether or not to start collecting farm animals (or plotting my next RV trip!) at my beautiful new 'ranch' named 'Hotel Kellyfornia', in Southern Arizona.
This is straightforward enough, considering that you might already recycle at home. When on the road, you probably bring along beverages packaged in aluminum cans or plastic bottles. Make sure you also bring along a bin for these, and other paper items. If you’re taking a longer trip, take note which of your pit stops has a recycling center or bottle return where you can unload.
2. Keep Campfires to a Minimum
The RV camping experience wouldn’t be complete without a campfire, but to reduce air pollution, don’t keep it burning longer than necessary. You should also avoid throwing items like plastic, Styrofoam and metal into the fire: these materials release toxins into the air when burned.
3. Make Smarter Choices When Choosing a Black Water Tank Treatment
After emptying your RV’s black water tank at your campground’s dumping station, you’ll need to use a holding tank treatment to help break down waste and control odors. Most chemical-based cleaners, however, contain formaldehyde, which is a known water and soil contaminant. Alternatively, enzyme-based cleaners use the good kind of bacteria to help break down particles, and are a safer option if you’re going green.
4. Invest in a Water Filter
Instead of having bottled water handy, consider using your campground’s water outlet, if available. Alternatively, you can utilize a natural water source, like the nearest lake or stream, and use a water filtration system, found at most outdoor stores.
5. Buy from Local Farmers and Vendors
During your road trip, you’ll likely pass by various local produce stands or farmers markets. By picking up your snacks and meal ingredients from these vendors, you’ll not only be supporting small business, but purchasing sustainably produced foods.
Honor St. Patrick’s Day with a Greener Lifestyle
Contrary to popular belief, eco-living can be achieved while on the road. With these ideas to go green put into practice, you can feel good about your efforts to reduce environmental impact during your travels. Next time you’re at Lazydays RV, be sure to check out our new store, RV Accessories & More, for items that can make green living easier while on the road. Stay tuned to our blog for more RV travel tips!
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