Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
New Camper
 
siskom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: florida
Posts: 7
Has anyone with st270bh used their outside shower? it is mounted directly above main power cord carring 30 amps. The shower leaks all over the plug...nota good feeling if your standing in the water.
siskom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,012
I believe I would be moving the power plug. Or at least waterproofing it somehow. Somebody had their head in the wrong spot when that was laid out.
__________________
Clif and Millie
Ozzie (half a dog tall & 2 dogs long)
Mabank, TX
2009 Ford Lariat F350 SRW CC Diesel
2013 Cruiser CF305SK Patriot Edition
avvidclif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 11:47 PM   #3
Family Vacation Member
 
RoadDog66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location:
Posts: 188
The ST290QB has the same issue. Really dumb pace for it. I've used my outside shower with no issues, I just make sure to drain out any water remaining in the hose before placing it in the holder. You can angle it away from the outlet as well to keep the spray from dripping on the outlet. But again it's in a really dumb location.
RoadDog66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 03:03 AM   #4
Site Team
 
mark5w's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 4,759
What happens when it rains?????

__________________
Mark & Susan
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

'13 Cruiser Patriot 335SS - '13 Ford F150 SCREW - PullRite Superslide - Roadmaster Active Suspension
Member - "Northeast Adventures RV Rally Group" & "Mason-Dixon Bunch"
mark5w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
Family Vacation Member
 
RoadDog66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location:
Posts: 188
Good point I guess a really good rain could be as bad as having a constant flow over the outlet. Still think it was dumb spot tho
RoadDog66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,012
I'm not standing next to it when it rains...
__________________
Clif and Millie
Ozzie (half a dog tall & 2 dogs long)
Mabank, TX
2009 Ford Lariat F350 SRW CC Diesel
2013 Cruiser CF305SK Patriot Edition
avvidclif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 02:24 PM   #7
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 99
We have a ST28BH, which I'm guessing is a similar model. Same exact placement with the shower. Any 1st grader can tell you not to put water and electric together. The other weird thing is that the water hook-up is all the way in the front of the trailer. We mostly camp at State Parks. The water and electric hook-ups at the park are always together. But now we're finding a need for a looooonger hose! Not a biggie...just weird.
Edge2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 08:21 PM   #8
Weekend Camper
 
msisko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: fl
Posts: 20
Smile electric plug below shower

Finally after months of going back and forth with customer service they are moving plug to other side of bathroom stairs.
msisko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 07:13 PM   #9
Family Vacation Member
 
FKT4387's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NW Illinois
Posts: 163
What do you mean? For future models or as a fix for current?

Thanks
__________________
2014 ST270BH
2015 Ram 1500 V8
FKT4387 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 11:27 PM   #10
New Camper
 
siskom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: florida
Posts: 7
current model
siskom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 12:06 PM   #11
Full Time Camper
 
ewbldavis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canton, OH
Posts: 937
Quote:
Originally Posted by avvidclif View Post
I'm not standing next to it when it rains...
Got that right!

I thought the same thing about our Zinger's freshwater connection...dumb placement. The hose drops down directly over the water heater door. Fortunately, the filter and 90-degree fitting keep the hose away from exhaust. You also cannot access water heater very well if hose is hooked up.
__________________
Eddy & Brenda
Canton, OH
2015 Silverado HD 6.0L
2014 Zinger 32QB
ewbldavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2014, 08:37 AM   #12
New Camper
 
siskom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: florida
Posts: 7
I am not sure how a lot of these RV manufacturers are set up there needs to be more quality/Safety inspections on campers. Alot of what I have seen wrong are simple fixes moving a connector or hose connection just a few inches.
siskom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2014, 10:03 AM   #13
Site Team
 
DavisK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 1,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by siskom View Post
I am not sure how a lot of these RV manufacturers are set up there needs to be more quality/Safety inspections on campers. Alot of what I have seen wrong are simple fixes moving a connector or hose connection just a few inches.
That's the point I was trying to make when I posted this on another thread:

My biggest concern with RVs is that you never know what the manufacturer puts into them. I hope they wire the circuits with wire that is of sufficient gauge to take the current. I'm sure the industry has some standards they should follow, but the RVIA is only an association. When a house is built, the builder must follow the building code, which states what gauge of wire and circuit breaker must be used in electrical circuits. Before the house can receive a certificate of occupancy it must be inspected by a qualified inspector for each type of system (electrical, plumbing, etc.). It's too bad the RV industry isn't policed in the same manner.
__________________

2013 Silverado 2500HD LTZ CC 6.6L Duramax Diesel
2014 Sunset Trail SF270BH
Holly & Buster, mini Dachshunds
2016: 1 trip, 3 nights in 1 state, 316 miles
2015: 5 trips, 18 nights in 3 states, 2707 miles
2014: 5 trips, 14 nights in 3 states, 2426 miles
DavisK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2014, 07:26 PM   #14
Weekend Camper
 
logicsrealm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 35
Be careful what you wish for... Additional building codes and regulations will,inevitably, result in more costs for the manufacturers and you know who will be paying those costs in the end... Look at what "Safety" and the EPA have done to the cost of cars and TVs.

Kudos to the OP and respondents for recognizing the potential for a bad situation regarding the orientation of the shower and power inlet.

Manufacturers paying attention to consumer feedback as is found in forums such as this would seem to be a much more economical solution.
__________________
Kim & Brent
Front Royal, VA
2013 Sunset Trail 25RB
2006 Ford F-250 6.0L

logicsrealm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×