Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-08-2022, 12:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: North Chelmsford
Posts: 4
Drain cleaner?

The shower drain in our 2017 29MV is running slow. What product is recommended for use in this drain? Thank you!
Seaview is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2022, 12:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
SmokerBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 4,783
First thing I'd try is to bring a garden hose into the trailer and blast water through the shower drain. That always clears it for me.
__________________
Bill
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI Quad Cab
2011 Jay Flight 26BH
SmokerBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2022, 12:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Newburgh
Posts: 5,449
I don't use any chemical drain openers anywhere in my rig. I have had great success using these.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cobra-Zip...Count/36883573

Typically it is my wife and daughters long hair that clogs the drain. We also have a strainer type cup that sits in the shower drain.
__________________

2022 33RBTS
Progressive Industries EMS - Hardwired
Equalizer 4 Point WDH
2021 Ford F350 7.3
Air Lift Rear Bags w/ On Board Compressor (Pending)
2016 28BHBE - (Traded and Missed already)
Marcm157 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2022, 06:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Randel J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 394
I've heard it is NOT good to use chemical drain cleaners, ie: Draino, on your RV plumbing. But I've also heard that using straight white vinegar will clean most clogs.
__________________
2019 Jay Flight 264BHW, Rocky Mountain Ed.
2020 Ford F150 XLT SuperCrew, 3.5L EcoBoost w/Turbo
Randel J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2022, 06:22 PM   #5
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: James Island, SC
Posts: 21,570
I just pop the shower drain out and remove the hair!
I carry a very helpful tool called a Zip-it. It's just like the cobra zip tool that Marcum157 posted. Available at most hardware stores and I even saw one in a CVS drug store.

https://www.amazon.com/Zip-It-Drain-...+Cleaning+Tool
__________________
Moderator
2011- 351RLTS Eagle, MorRyde suspension/pin box,
2017- F350 6.7 PSD Lariat FX4,SRW, SB,CC
Hughes PWD SP-50A, TST TPMS
Gator roll-up bed cover
B&W Turnover ball, Andersen Ultimate 3220
Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2022, 06:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 479
Fill some water and apply a few gentle plunges from a traditional plunger.
dxrobertson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2022, 06:17 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: South Brunswick
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by norty1 View Post
I just pop the shower drain out and remove the hair!
I carry a very helpful tool called a Zip-it. It's just like the cobra zip tool that Marcum157 posted. Available at most hardware stores and I even saw one in a CVS drug store.

https://www.amazon.com/Zip-It-Drain-...+Cleaning+Tool
I'll second that thought! Had the same problem, slow shower drain. Pulled the strainer out of the drain and found it clogged with hair and gunk. Cleaned it up, ran a little water through the drain and put the strainer back in. No more slow drain!
__________________

2015 Starcraft AR-ONE Maxx 21FB
2019 Chevrolet Suburban LT 1500
mrmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2022, 06:33 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
TWP723's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Abingdon
Posts: 6,146
Make sure the vent on the roof is good too.
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle 328 RLTS
2021 Keystone Montana 3121RL
2013 F350 6.7L 4x4 CCLB
W/Air Lift air bags (front & rear)
Equal-I-Zerô WDH & B&W Companion
TWP723 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2022, 12:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 936
When our shower backs up, it's just a reminder to dump the grey tank.
__________________
Ford F250 6.2 Gas, 4X4, Short Bed, Companion Hitch
2019 Jayco 28.5 RSTS, MorRyde orbital pinbox.
Cincinnati Kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2022, 08:28 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
JmsNMar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: California Defector
Posts: 111
Hello! I, too, have to manage maintenance of the shower drain due to the bride's beautiful long hair. I would affirm the drain strainer; the small "snakes" which you can routinely push down and up in the drain to help keep things clear; and, I also drop a "Commando" tank cleaner chemical, specifically for RV tanks, a couple times a year in both dump tanks. The Commando packets are in the RV aisle at Walmart. I put them in both tanks filled with clean water, and let them soak for a couple of days. Obviously done when not using the RV, and where a dump station is nearby. Just my two cents. If you want to give me change back, I'll humbly accept. Happy Trails...
JmsNMar 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 Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.