Sunday, August 18, 2013

Interior of camper snapshots...still a work in progress

I have been gone from the blog world for quite sometime.  Just had some extra time to provide a walk through of the camper interior.  Mind you- it is a work in progress, still needing a water tank.  I had a water tank purchased already but it is a long story as to why it is not in use. 

The space where the heater is now sitting was the place designed for the water tank
after plumbing and electrical is complete will complete cabinetry underneath sink

As you can see in the picture below there is an electrical junction box mounted between the wall studs.  This box is for the service of the 120 VAC instantaneous hot water showerhead.  Also above that is the switch that runs the 12 VDC waterpump.  This allows me to turn off the waterheater electrical supply just prior to turning off the pump to ensure I do not have a dry element and ruin the showerhead.


 Risky facets I agree...but options are very limited in North America when it comes to 'hot water heaters for campers' unless you want to take up a lot of space, spend a boat load of money and then whine about how much you just spent.  This particular unit I installed - Marey Tankless point-of-use, water heater showerhead- is not even offered on the home range, these come from Peurto Rico.  It will be served by a 30A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter breaker in the panel. 
I know, not the most aesthetically pleasing setup.  I'll be the first to shake my head in agreement with's called running out of money at this point in the build.  But there is a method to the madness- the different colored switches will actually empower me to distinguish between the pump and the shower head supply. "A Contraption"- but it will serve to wash the stink off and prepare the old boy for the sack.

A peek underneath the sink shows where the incoming water line will be connected and the sink drain/vent.   

if you missed the shower rough-in, check that out here



  1. Looks good! That shower looks amazing for a camper that size.

    Do you know what the weight will be?

    Keep it up.

    1. Well the entire collection of sheetgoods (Nida-Core) weigh in at 32 pounds per and I had 10, minus the small segments after cutups that were thrown away. Would have been 11 but ended up settling for a piece of 3/4" plywood- epoxied covered and painted- for the backwall.
      1) So the weight of 10 sheets of Nida Core = 320 pounds
      2) one piece of 3/4" plywood = 30-45 pounds
      3) must have at least 7 gallons of resin = 80-100 pounds
      4) must have at least 40-50 pounds of cloth

      320+37.5+90+45= 492

      and my guess would have been around somewhere in the ballpark between 500-700 pounds

      just right for the 1/2 ton with air bag helper issues in transit

      As far as the shower goes, its still needs some tender loving care...a little more paint in places, plus some silicone caulk that needs to be taken out from a recent caulking. Must have been an older tube when purchased, it simply will not cure out after days.

      thanks for following. chris


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