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KendallP

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Hey gang,

The rig has your basic turn-counter-clockwise on to cold, further to warm, then hot. No flow rate adjustment.

Specs say the valve is a Moen 62300

With a handle like this.

It's not terrible for hookups, where you can just run the thing full bore until you're done. But it's basically about as bad as you can get for dry camping.

Any thoughts on a relatively easy replacement?

If I had my druthers, I would probably want some version of this Delta, like we have at home. Turn the temp dial all the way to hot until the hot water makes it to the valve. Then dial it in. Then from there you can turn it off while you lather up. Then back on with controlled flow... at your dialed-in temp... to rinse... and repeat as necessary until done.

Here's the valve it uses

But I'm definitely open to other suggestions. Even your classic Delta would work a lot better than what's there. One would just need to try and nail the temp again each time when turning it back on. But at least you could control the flow.


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Just put a shower head on it with hose and a shutoff


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here is IMHO the perfect RV shower valve solution. Water temp always set at what you want and keeps it that way, other valve controls flow

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077N39HKC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have the one shown, others like it are on amazon and ebay. A pretty easy replacement for a typical trailer shower faucet.


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Ranger Smith wrote:

Just put a shower head on it with hose and a shutoff


Or add a cut off valve to your current hose
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Some great ideas here, guys.

I think the Ockham's version is the way to go for now. For 11 bucks or whatever... I'll start by trying out one of wa8's valves and see how it is to control the flow.

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Add an Oxygenics shower head with integrated push button shutoff. You'll use less water even when it's running but still have good pressure and have the ability to shut the flow off for Navy type showers. It's the one piece I transferred from my last trailer to this one because I knew if I hadn't I'd just end up buying another one =)


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I would not want to tackle changing the main valve and an additional flow restrictor seems the best solution. Certainly it is simple and beats having a plumber do the work.

You might want to look at replacing the shower head but the Oxygenics is not the way I would go. Look at the specs. It is designed to operate with a flow of at least 1 gallon/minute. When water conservation is needed I do an entire shower with 1 gallon. Good luck trying to get by with less than 3-5 gallons for a shower with the Oxygenics.

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JimK-NY wrote:

I would not want to tackle changing the main valve and an additional flow restrictor seems the best solution. Certainly it is simple and beats having a plumber do the work.

You might want to look at replacing the shower head but the Oxygenics is not the way I would go. Look at the specs. It is designed to operate with a flow of at least 1 gallon/minute. When water conservation is needed I do an entire shower with 1 gallon. Good luck trying to get by with less than 3-5 gallons for a shower with the Oxygenics.

I like the way you think.

A quick search yielded this thread where most touted the Oxygenics as a good boondocker. But "good" might mean that gallon a minute you mentioned. When half would better.

One guy does mention that he chokes his down to a trickle, though.

I'm thinking of starting a separate thread since it's been determined that I was on the wrong path.

I need a good, low flow shower head with a smooth, variable valve on a hose. Though I'm sure I can use the current hose.

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Posted: 09/20/21 07:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Similar to WA8YXM I added this Danco Shut Off Valve


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Thanks!

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