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Old 10-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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outside shower shut off valves

Hi, it has crossed my mind that the outside shower in our 19ft is the weak link in the spring and fall. We have the extra insulation, dual pane windows, spray foam and heat mats on the tanks. We got all of this as our summers are short and so we could extend the seasons a bit. But there is the outside shower just sitting on the wrong side of the insulation exposed to the elements. My thought was to put shut off valves with drains, but it seems that the plumbing is hidden in the wardrobe closet behind the paneling. So just wondering if anyone else has put valves on their outside shower?
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: outside shower shut off valves

This is why I did not order one, in all my other trailers it is, as you pointed out, the "weak" point in wintertime. Cut off valves perhaps inside the closet and complete drainage is needed as well as stuffing insulation inside the outside box to close those draft holes.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:00 AM   #3
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Re: outside shower shut off valves

I had asked a similar question here: http://escapeforum.org/index.php?topic=1592.30...

Doug Priestley responded that he had Reace put in shut-off valves inside the closet. So it's a problem that Reace is aware of, and has a solution. I don't know about the issue of air gaps, but it should be relatively easy to deal with.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Re: outside shower shut off valves

Thanks for the help, our trailer will be @ the factroy this week and i will ask Reace if he can put these valves in. Just wondered if anyone else had a simailar concern. Glad I am not the only one who thinks about these things.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #5
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Re: outside shower shut off valves

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Thanks for the help, our trailer will be @ the factroy this week and i will ask Reace if he can put these valves in. Just wondered if anyone else had a simailar concern. Glad I am not the only one who thinks about these things.
Ours gets started in 3 weeks and I think this is a good mod to have done. Let us know what Reace says about adding the shutoff.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help, our trailer will be @ the factroy this week and i will ask Reace if he can put these valves in. Just wondered if anyone else had a simailar concern. Glad I am not the only one who thinks about these things.
Hi, did Reace install shutoffs? Cost? Location? Solve the issue? j
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Ideally one should also have shut off valves inside the unit at each sink, toilet and to each low point drain. That way you can zone any problem and also keep your drain lines from freezing. If you winterize with antifreeze the antifreeze will not protect your low points because trapped air will prevent the antifreeze from going into the low point. Thus you will have to open the low point, like you do the sink inside until antifreeze comes out.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:13 PM   #8
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Just as a FYI...I have access to my outdoor shower plumbing in my 2012 "outdated" 5.0 from under the kitchen sink. An easy mod.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:22 PM   #9
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I winterize by blowing out all lines, including the ones for the outside shower, and have not had a problem with water freezing in the lines. It is a simple solution.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #10
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Brian,
I think Dave was talking about preventing damage while doing cold weather camping with the water system in service.
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