Repairing Busted Plastic RV Shower Fixture
In the past seven years, we have now gone through 3 Oxygenics RV showerheads. I love the stream they put out. They are famed for good pressure, even at lower water flow rates. Perfect for water conservation when we are dry camping.
The only problem I've encountered with them is a poor holder design. Each one I've had has cracked after a couple of years of use. We are full-time RVers, so it does get regular use. I feel its a flaw with the holder design.
The holder is made of plastic. I imagine after a few years, the plastic starts to dry out, becomes brittle, and then cracks. They should make at least this part out of metal. To compound the problem, I can never seem to find just the holder to buy but have to end up buying a whole new shower head kit.
Anyway, enough of the rant. This time I decided to repair the cracked holder and see if I could make it more durable. I glued the crack back together with some Clear Gorilla Glues then covered the backside of the holder with a healthy coating of West Systems G/Flex epoxy. The G/Flex is used to fix plastic boats like kayaks. I've used it previously to repair cracks in my RV waste tanks, and its held up well!
So far, after several showers and wiggling the head around the repair is doing the job. If it fails in the future, I'll update this post.
Oxygenics Fury RV Shower Head -
West Systems G/Flex Epoxy -
Gorilla Glue -
Oxygenics Body Spa Shower Head Install -
Fury RV Shower Head Upgrade -
Have you considered going to wholesale plumbing outfit to seen what they sell? They might have a better shower holder then the one you have. I have on the past been able to find an item that fits between the shower head and the hose. This has a round hole the sits in a matching pin attached to the wall. The other possible option is to remove the wall fixture with one that doesn't swivel.
Yeah, looked hard when it first broke, but where we are there aren't many stores to choose from and most aren't that big or well-stocked. Ordering online can be a crapshoot getting the measurements right and trying to tell by a picture if it will work.
A YouTube commenter suggested this one -
Looks quite nice. Just depends if the diameter matches.
You might want to look at this one.
Here is the link to Home depot
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