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- June 5, 2016 at 7:21 pm #34793
Has anyone changed out the Oliver supplied handheld showerhead? More specifically, has anyone changed over to the Oxygenics showerhead that so many other RVers rave about? The current shower head is heavy and could break the fiberglass if dropped, has poor water dispersion and could be drastically improved. I am considering changing out to the “Oxygenics showerspa handheld for RVs”, but cannot determine if the fittings are a match.
HardrockJune 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm #34797
I would thing the fittings would match up, but as the shower head is also used for the sink faucet, would that head fit for the sink? You almost have to have one in hand to check the fitting. They did get rave reviews on the one web site I checked.
Guess you could always order one from Amazon and if it doesn’t work, send it back.
Stan and Carol
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2014 Legacy Elite II Standard Hull 63June 5, 2016 at 9:12 pm #34799
Since the Oxygenics head stands straight up, it will work simply by adjusting the water pressure, I presume!June 5, 2016 at 10:09 pm #34800
Looks like the shower head ID thread on the Ollie is .84″ or 1/2″ NPT thread.
1/2NPT is the standard thread for shower heads:
LE2 TundraJune 6, 2016 at 6:59 am #34803
Probably will work, like Stan said. We may want to upgrade our shower head, too. Please let us know how the project goes.
LE2 TundraJune 6, 2016 at 7:33 am #34806
I’ve been considering the same thing. I’m not too concerned about the weight aspect, but for me it seems the pump can’t keep up with it to maintain adequate pressure for more than about 15 secs, Oliver covered a pump replacement but that didn’t really help, I’ve made some other mods that have helped a little, I have one more to try then it’s the faucet.
Bill, is that measuring the current faucet in the trailer? How hard is that too get to, what does it entail?
It would be a shame to lose the current faucet, I looked it up and they are about $225 to replace.
Any input on users water pressure at the shower head would be appreciated so I know what is normal thanks.
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2015 Oliver Elite II Hull #69June 6, 2016 at 8:03 am #34809
Bill, is that measuring the current faucet in the trailer? How hard is that too get to, what does it entail? It would be a shame to lose the current faucet, I looked it up and they are about $225 to replace.
That’s the shower/faucet nozzle threaded directly directly to the Ollie shower/faucet handle. Took about 30 seconds to remove. Assuming the “Oxygenics showerspa handheld for RVs” assembly with hose fittings are standard, since the Ollie has a standard shower/faucet nozzle size.
LE2 TundraJune 6, 2016 at 8:34 am #34811
Hi there, We also experience poor pressure from the shower. After checking for voltage drop at the pump, checked the valves and filter screen for obstruction, OTT sent me a replacement pump which before installing I benched tested along with the original pump, timing the GPM. Both pumps performed the same and within rated capicity. After installing the new pump it helped a little but not much. I too was wondering if this was normal. Please pass along anything you find that inproves the performance, thanks.
Austin Tx, 2015 Oliver legacy elite IIJune 6, 2016 at 9:22 am #34813
It appears that no one has opted to exchange shower heads but we all struggle with the same issues. I will venture out onto the ice and give it a try. Will let everyone know how it fits
thanks !!June 6, 2016 at 11:00 am #34816
When we bought our OTT back in Feb this year, replacing the shower head was on my list of “modifications to figure out someday” because i personally would prefer a shower head for showers. Ken is indifferent, he’s fine with the faucet as is.
Thinking that hose connections are pretty standard i ordered the following:
1. 2 way diverter valve
2. Camco shower head (based on amazon reviews but i’d love to see the oxygenics showerhead you guys speak of…)
My thinking was that i could have both the faucet and shower head attached with just a switch of the diverter valve to use whichever head was needed at the time.
Well it’s now June (!) but Ken and i both work full time and the OTT is stored offsite so even though i have the parts, we haven’t really had a chance to try and install the system. Our last trip i took the showerhead out of the package and Ken was quick to dismiss the connections not working but i’m still determined to make it work next time we are in the trailer! I’ll be watching this thread closely to see what sort of solutions you guys come up with, fingers crossed i’ll be able to use your tips and info to make this modification work!June 6, 2016 at 11:24 am #34818
That’s the shower/faucet nozzle threaded directly directly to the Ollie shower/faucet handle. Took about 30 seconds to remove. Assuming the “Oxygenics showerspa handheld for RVs” assembly with hose fittings are standard, since the Ollie has a standard shower/faucet nozzle size.ride and fly,if your trailer is easily accessible/close by, could you snap a pic of the faucet nozzle with threads separate from the handle with threads in the same shot?thank you thank you thank you for your help with this:)tinaJune 6, 2016 at 11:37 am #34821
the things i’m constantly learning from reading this forum! i did not know this but apparently the standard faucet has a stream/spray function. in the infamous Wincrasher video tour, at about 1:05:50 – 1:06:00 you can see how to switch the faucet from stream to spray. golly gee whilikers that sure is handy to know! (but i’m still going to try the showerhead idea;)June 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm #34826
the things i’m constantly learning from reading this forum! i did not know this but apparently the standard faucet has a stream/spray function. in the infamous Wincrasher video tour, at about 1:05:50 – 1:06:00 you can see how to switch the faucet from stream to spray. golly gee whilikers that sure is handy to know! (but i’m still going to try the showerhead idea;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWTL0btijEw&list=PLLG-7mSh9eDhyibNBCq0VYgY2Rz29c8QM
Will take some faucet/thread/nozzle shots in a few minutes and post. Debbie & I are working on the Ollie today. We purchased our Ollie used, so did not know about the stream to spray mode. No faucet changes for now, will test the spray shower mode on the next trip. 🙂 Have only used our faucet in the stream mode, so far. Thanks for the stream/spray mode info and video!
LE2 TundraJune 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm #34828
Ollie faucet on stream mode:
Nozzle experiment. Tried the Ollie faucet nozzle on the sink faucet in my garage where greasy paws are normally washed. Please forgive the dirty sink!
Regular sink faucet nozzle installed:
Ollie faucet nozzle in stream setting:
Ollie faucet nozzle in spray setting:
Looks like any faucet nozzle can be experimented with on the Ollie.
LE2 TundraJune 6, 2016 at 1:12 pm #34829
Geez, You guys/ladies have provided me a plethora of choices. I had not seen the video before. It was much more comprehensive than the brief delivery/orientation I received at Oliver. I showed it to my wife and then Bill’s pics. Since she is the driver of this project, she has opted to try out the shower feature before going to the Oxygenics Spa
Thanks to everyone for your feedback. If we decide to change out the head, I will let you know. In the meantime, I will watch all of the video to learn what else I may have missed.
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