If you had to name one of your favorite things about RVing, odds are good that taking a RV shower probably wouldn’t make it onto your top ten list.
Weak water pressure, cheap RV shower heads, and small spaces combine to make RV showers a letdown. Thankfully a whole new generation of high pressure, water saver RV showerheads are making it to store shelves, like the new Ecocamel Jetstorm RV showerhead.
The new Ecocamel Jetstorm is manufactured by experts who know about living in tight quarters: the London-based company has a solid reputation in the European caravanning market for RV accessories and is now expanding across the pond into North America.
The Jetstorm is their big seller for RV shower heads and with good reason:
- Full-flow, spa-like shower experience at a money-saving price
- Helps reduce your water consumption, especially when boondocking
- Saves energy because it gets you clean faster than an ordinary shower head
- Fast and easy universal fitting, no tools required
“Just installed the Jetstorm a few days ago, it took about five minutes to install, and have tried it out using the direct water line from our house and with just the RV’s pump. I cannot say enough about its performance.
Best $40.00 I’ve spent on the RV in a long, long time, if ever. I would say the pressure from this showerhead is superior to many showers I’ve taken in the washrooms in many campgrounds. If you’re tired of running around in your RV’s shower stall to get wet, then this is your solution.” – iRV2 member Tracus
Does the Jetstorm live up to the hype?
In less than one minute you can replace your old RV showerhead with no tools or plumbing modifications. Ecocamel’s Jetstorm works by forcing air into the water stream through a small hole at the base of the handle.
When the water and air mix, this mixture spins around at high speed causing turbulence which increases the pressure inside the shower head. This forces the water out of the head with all the power of a conventional shower, but uses considerably less water.
The Jetstorm is available with a shutoff valve (sold separately) to save water when boondocking.
One noticeable difference between the Jetstorm and typical RV shower heads is a built-in flow regulator that gives you consistent water pressure no matter where you hook up.
The regulator limits water flow to just over 2 gallons per minute. As water sprays out, you’ll notice that droplets are lighter and softer than a typical RV showerhead, bursting easily on the skin and soaking you much more efficiently without splashing everywhere.
“Normal droplets just bounce off you so you have to use more water to get you wet. And if you’re using more water, you’re not saving money,” says Ecocamel.
We ordered the showerhead in question earlier this year after reading about via an offer on the FMCA website. We are very pleased with how it functions; as good as/better than the Oxygenics, which we have also owned.– iRV2 Member JC2