Like Carper, I have no knowledge of the shower head you mention. It seems that the problem is that you are running short of hot water half way through the shower. There is a solution and it is a question of operating procedure when showering in the caravan.
On most modern caravans, the capacity of the water heater is 10 litres (just over 2 gallons). For most purposes this is more than adequate. However, for showering, it is less than ideal.
In order to get a decent shower within the capacity of the heater, the shower time needs to be extended. Try the following system, it works!
1. Make sure that the water barrel or on board tank is full.
2. Make sure that the water heater has been switched on and the water is hot. Don't laugh, it's not unknown to forget this essential.
3. Set your stall out with the sponge, shower gel, smellies, towel etc. easily to hand.
4 Get undressed (essential).
5 Stand outside the shower water area, turn on the water and adjust the temperature. Wet the sponge and load it withe shower gel.
6. Turn off the water.
7. Get into the shower, turn on the water and wet yourself all over, not forgetting those little private places then turn the water off.
8. Sponge all over.
9. Turn the water back on and rinse the soap off.
10. If you wish and nobody else is waiting for a shower, use the rest of the water to luxuriate in the shower until it starts to run cold.
11. Turn off the water, dry off with a big, soft, fluffy towel.
12. Stand in front of the mirror and admire. Come on! We've all done it!
13. Get dressed (essential).
14. If your caravan has a dedicated shower cubicle, wipe down with a squeegee. If not, spend the next 20 minutes or so wiping down round the toilet where the water has sneaked under the shower curtain and is now in all the inaccessible places in the toilet area.
The above system may seem complicated but it does solve the problem of a limited amount of hot water. By mixing the hot and cold water, there should be more than enough for an average shower.
This system has worked for us for 30 years of caravanning using a standard issue shower head. Try it and enjoy,
Hi, Has anyone had experience of an Ecocamel showerhead? Does it live up to the claims made in the advert? I want to extend the time the shower runs hot. Thanks. Tezza.
Hi Tezza, We have this shower head in the present van and say from personal experience that it is a slight improvement from our previous vans standard head, it drags air in from the hole in the base of the head, but when you turn the water off you still get a dribble of water from the hole as it settles down, plus as we put the head on the floor during transit we always place it on a towel as water will still weep out. Depending on how hot you like your showers the water will not last long if you leave it running, we do turn off during lathering though. HTH's Paul
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Hi. You may be interested in this: I tried the following, left the water heater switched on as usual. Then started the shower & got 4 minutes. The next time about 30 minutes before showering, switched on the gas heater as well & kept them both on while showering, this time I got 8 minutes. I don't know if gas heats the water to a higher temperature or the incoming cold is being heated quicker, maybe a combination of both. Anyway the end result is a happy Mrs T. Tezza.