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Use Bungee Cords To Make More Room In A Tight RV Shower

Shane and Julie of the Good News Bus are part of a family of 9 (two adults with seven kids) living in a converted Amran International bus.

As you might think, showering inside a converted bus can be a challenge. Besides the difficulty of installing plumbed running water, there’s the issue of space. Showering space.

You know that icky feeling you get when your elbows or arms touch the shower curtain? It’s an inevitability when showering in a bus.

Fortunately, Shane and Julie came up with a solution they say adds about 8″ of arm room to their bus’s shower stall.

Instead of using a standard shower rod to hold their shower curtain, they use a bungee cord strung across with hooks. With a second bungee cord, they’re able to expand the shower area, and gain a little more freedom!

The standard bungee cord shower rod in the Good News Bus.

Shower curtain
YouTube / GoodNewsBus

But when you wrap a second bungee cord around the first…

Second bungee cord
YouTube / GoodNewsBus

…and take the end of the bungee and hook it on to something, like a towel rack…

End of bungee cord
YouTube / GoodNewsBus

You get a wider shower area, and your elbows won’t touch the shower curtain!

Expanded bungee cord shower curtain
YouTube / GoodNewsBus

Two bungee cords and some hooks seem like a small price to pay for extra elbow room when taking a shower!

To read more about how this family of 9 travels in their converted Amran bus, visit the Good News Bus website, or check out their YouTube channel.


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