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Shower Curtain, Door or . . . .????


I recently saw that a poster doesn't like having a shower curtain in his RV.  I assume he prefers a glass shower door.  My view is the opposite.  

I like a curtain because I can take it down and launder it easily.  I hate cleaning a glass enclosure - I have to stand in an enclosed space and spray the cleaner.  I end up breathing the cleaning chemical and it's really uncomfortable.  

Then in an RV brochure I saw something called "retractable, self-cleaning screen shower door."  I have no idea what that is, but if it's really self-cleaning I'm all for it!

So here's a little poll.  Which do you prefer and why?  



-- Edited by PrairieRV on Friday 5th of July 2019 06:58:20 AM

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We have a door and I like it, the water stays in the shower. When we lived in a house never had an enclosed shower, in our MH it looks nice.

Cleaning, we have a big enough bathroom area so we can open the door to clean it. I'm sure someone will have advice on a non chemical cleaner.

We are able to hang a bath towel over the door, so we don't see that it needs cleaning. Not really an answer but works for us for a while

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I installed a SHUB retracting shower screen to replace the broken triple sliding shower door that was in our motorhome when we bought it. We've been very happy with the screen and the way it opens up the entire tub/shower area when it's open. Makes the whole bathroom seem larger...

www.newlinebathroom.com/shub---rv-c-1.html

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Dutch, that must be what the brochure was referring to.  I like that idea.



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To each his/her own...I like my shower door.

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Just a note on cleaning, white vinegar works great and is non-toxic. It's really just a mild acid and can be washed down any drain. Just a thought to address the cleaning issue.

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When we broke the glass on our shower door, long story, we went to the dollar store and bought a shower rod and curtain and used it while we waited for the glass to be replaced. We both enjoyed having a shower door instead of curtain. The curtain would get in the way and billow out at odd times, probably just air movement, which we did not like. We squeegee the shower every day, not just the glass. Once a week the whole thing gets wiped down with a microfiber towel.

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One thing we like about the retracting screen besides the way it opens up the bathroom is that bumping it while showering doesn't risk breaking the glass or cracking the plastic panels. I don't know exactly what the material is, but it doesn't water spot, accumulate soap scum, mold, or mildew either. We do wipe it down with a terry hand towel from time to time, but we really haven't seen anything to indicate that's necessary.

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We like our shower door. No water scaping whatsoever.

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Like our door also.

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I guess it depends on what kind of shower enclosure you have. We have a long but narrow bathtub. The glass shower door did not allow enough room in the shower for us. We were constantly bumping our elbows and hips on the enclosure. I removed the glass doors and tracks and threw everything in the dumpster and installed a nice chrome Extend A-Shower rod for a home shower (as our bathtub was too long for the rv models.) Note: the home model extends in and out about 3 inches more than the RV model does. DW then picked out an attractive RV themed shower curtain. It folds in so lots of wet clothes and towels can easily hang on coat hangers and drip-dry into the tub. This is handy when coming in out the rain with wet clothes or boondocking far from a laundry.

It also makes the bathroom in our MH appear more spacious when folded in and the shower curtain pushed to the side. It's less claustrophobic when showering too. But more importantly, when folded out, we now have another foot of elbow space and about half that of additional hip space - no more elbow bruising or cold hips from jostling (and sometimes opening) the door.

In addition, our bathtub has very high sides. DW found it difficult to lift her legs high enough to step over the door track to get into the tub. I'm sure the difficulty would have proven worse as we age. Removing the lower shower door track made the opening about an inch lower, just enough to make entry and exit easier for her. discarding the doors also saves us at least 60 lbs of unnecessary weight, as those old glass shower doors (think home sized shower), tracks and framing were quite heavy.

At heart, I'm a shower door man, but we now love our new Extend-A-Shower rod and curtain as it more adequately suits our needs. YMMV

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