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luv2skyski

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I didn't like the shower curtain that came with our NL. It was one of those that wrapped around on a u-shaped guide preventing water from spraying out the shower door. I hated that when the shower curtain was "stowed" next to the toilet it was always pressing up against you while trying to do a little business.

I bought the smallest roller shade I could find and peeled the vinyl off of the tube:
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I removed one of the end rollers and cut the tube to the correct length then reinstalled the end roller.
Here it is cut to the correct length and the end roller reinstalled:
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Then I coated the tube with 3 coats of spar urethane to prevent moisture soaking the cardboard tube:
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The shade was then cut to the correct size then re-glued to the tube. To make sure the curtain would stay against the door opening and not floating out to stick to an unsuspecting showeree while showering I counter bored two holes in the bottom hem bar and installed some 1/2 x 1/8 inch rare earth magnets. I was originally going to glue them into the hem bar but the fit was so tight it was unnecessary.

Magnets:
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Magnets installed in the plastic bottom hem bar:
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I attached a piece of galvanized steel sheet inside the shower under the door using existing fasteners (I plan on painting this white):
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I attached the roller shade using the supplied brackets and stainless screws:
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Upper half:
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Lower half:
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You'll notice that the bottom hem bar actually bends over and sticks to the plate. The magnets are strong enough that I'm able to release the clutch in the shade and the curtain stays in place. Nice and taunt. My original thought was that more magnets would be necessary but two was plenty.

Took a shower while up at the Mid-Atlantic TC Rally over the weekend and it worked wonderfully. After the shower I wiped the curtain down with a towel then left it down while the Fantastic Fan in the bathroom finished drying it out. Later, Dave.


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As usual, your mods are well thought out and neatly installed. Nice work! [emoticon]
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That's pretty neat! I actually did a very similar thing to the shower in my old Jayco camper. You made some nice improvements to it, though. The magnets and steel plate are a great idea.

It's amazing how much bigger the shower seems when you aren't having to work around the shower curtain.

Good job!

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That is awesome! May ask where you bought the shade (brand too)? I would love to do the same to my NL. I don't like when the current sticks to my behind when taking a shower!

How did it do for keeping water from penetrating on the other side? Looks like there are some gaps there?


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Tizi wrote:

That is awesome! May ask where you bought the shade (brand too)? I would love to do the same to my NL. I don't like when the current sticks to my behind when taking a shower!

How did it do for keeping water from penetrating on the other side? Looks like there are some gaps there?
I bought the smallest width shade at Home Depot (don't remember the brand) . It was less than $10 if I remember correctly. It did just fine keeping the water off the door. I didn't really pay attention to where the spray went but of course I didn't try and spray it there either. I hadn't disengaged the clutch in the shade before I took that last picture (it's a little tighter with the clutch disengaged). Later, Dave.

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Dave, Looks like a pretty unique mod... is it in a wet or dry bath? Lucy

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Fantastic job! I'm gonna have to try that one. We haven't had our NL very long but we, also, have been bothered by that always-in-the-way shower curtain. This is a great forum, lots of good ideas. Thanks for sharing. -Mark.

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Very nice, think I will do the same - tomorrow! I missed the magnet thing, you put them along bottom and/or sides?


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markchengr wrote:

Fantastic job! I'm gonna have to try that one. We haven't had our NL very long but we, also, have been bothered by that always-in-the-way shower curtain. This is a great forum, lots of good ideas. Thanks for sharing. -Mark.
Hey, Mark. Which NL do you have? I'll add you to the list. Later, Dave.

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As usual, very cool!!! [emoticon]


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