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Old 04-18-2019, 12:58 AM   #1
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Shower head drip

I don't find this topic anywhere. We have a new 17B and when we use the bathroom sink faucets, the shower head drips pretty heavily. We thought it could just drip into the sink but the water wants to go down the outside of the hose and fall on the floor. Have to admit we haven't taken a close look at the mechanics of it other than trying to push the shower button thoroughly off. Any suggestions?


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Old 04-18-2019, 01:10 AM   #2
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Which shower button are you pushing off, the one on the shower head, or the one on the sink? Hint: the one on the sink is the culprit. Try cycling it a few times with full water flowing through. You might have a bit of debris caught in the valve.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:11 AM   #3
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You pull up on the rod next to the faucet to shunt water to the shower head. Push that down to send water to the faucet instead.

The button on the shower head is not supposed to shut off water entirely, because, if it did, the water pump would also shut down, making taking a shower irritating.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:27 AM   #4
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unscrew the shower head and check if the o-ring is in there. Ours had similar issue and found it was missing an o-ring, found a stack inside the drawer, put one in and it stopped dripping.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:20 AM   #5
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We had the same problem after picking up our trailer last year. We tried everything -- replacing the shower head, checking the O ring, etc., but nothing we did could stop the dripping. (Nothing like trying to brush your teeth with water streaming over your head.) We finally ended up putting the shower head in the trash can and just dumping out the water. Called Escape and they sent us a new faucet. We replaced it and tested it but, since we haven't really 'used' it, we'll see what happens on our upcoming trip.
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The described problem is not due to anything with the shower head. It’s the diverter valve. Which is on the faucet.
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'sclifrickson' is correct, it is the diverter valve. When we asked Escape for a new one, that's when they just sent us the whole faucet.
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:51 PM   #8
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...The button on the shower head is not supposed to shut off water entirely, because, if it did, the water pump would also shut down, making taking a shower irritating.
Also the other reason the button on the shower head is designed to leak a little is that if it did not, then the water would back flow back down inside the hose and when you turn the button back on the water would be either cold or hot and not the temperature mix you left it at. That first blast would be a surprise!
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Also the other reason the button on the shower head is designed to leak a little is that if it did not, then the water would back flow back down inside the hose and when you turn the button back on the water would be either cold or hot and not the temperature mix you left it at. That first blast would be a surprise!

Not to be rude, but that makes no sense to me. Maybe I’m being stoopid today.

I don’t care for the drippy stock shower head that continues to dribble when you apply its shutoff valve, which is why I’ve replaced it in both of our Escapes with a non-leaky head made by Camco. Every time I turn the Camco back on during my Navy showers, the water temperature is exactly where I left it - no surprise blast of hot or cold. And no drips when I shut it off.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:55 PM   #10
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Not to be rude, but that makes no sense to me. Maybe I’m being stoopid today.

I don’t care for the drippy stock shower head that continues to dribble when you apply its shutoff valve, which is why I’ve replaced it in both of our Escapes with a non-leaky head made by Camco. Every time I turn the Camco back on during my Navy showers, the water temperature is exactly where I left it - no surprise blast of hot or cold. And no drips when I shut it off.
Maybe it is the size of the Escape trailer and/or the water system design details that make it work without issue. I’ve never had any problems with the outside shower. For whatever reason the cold shower blast is a known problem in the RV world.
https://www.fateunbound.com/rv-shower-cold-blast-fix/
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