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userthreewheels
Posted: 4 March 2021 2:17 PM
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Hi Everyone.....We are new to all this, when i went to check the motorhome shower, the hose which was disconnected i thought for the winter set up, as in no water in anything etc ,when i went to attach the shower hose to make sure everything is working before setting off the hose doesn't fit the tap, i have since been told it should be 3/8 x 1/2 inch fittings 1/2 for the shower head and 3/8 for the tap, where is the best place to buy either an adaptor or a short shower hose with the correct fittings these 3/8,1/2 bsp sizes are just what i was told is there any other fittings i need to know about thx in advance for any help cheers Chris and Caryl
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 4 March 2021 2:54 PM
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You really need to be more specific regarding the model of Miller motorhome you own and its age.

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/shower-tap-threads/57693/#M683851

Motorhome/caravan shower hoses may have 1/2” - 3/8” end fittings or 1/2” - 1/2” end fittings. (example advert for both types here)

https://www.leisureoutlet.com/caravans-and-motorhomes/water-and-waste/taps-and-shower-fittings/9173-reich-shower-hose--12

I don’t know which type is the most common, but a GOOGLE-search on “caravan shower hose” should identify plenty of potential suppliers. (For example)

https://www.caravan-components.co.uk/Caravan-Shower-Hose-15m-Chrome-1/2-x-3/8-only

https://www.caravan-components.co.uk/Shower-Hose-15mt-in-Chrome-1/2-x-1/2-Fitting

(Not easy to respond to your enquiry without knowing what the ‘tap’ looks like...)
userthreewheels
Posted: 4 March 2021 3:50 PM
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like i said new at this ...its a Peugeot Miller Winnipeg 2009 motorhome
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Posted: 4 March 2021 4:40 PM
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Personally if it were mine, I'd wander into B&Q and try different fittings. Find an older bloke in there, explain your problem,. and ask if you can just try a few leaving a hefty deposit.
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Posted: 4 March 2021 4:53 PM
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I replied to your earlier thread then found you had started a new thread so have moved your previous post off the forums. Please only post one thread relevant a particular problem/question as otherwise answers get disjointed and lost. If you want a title or content editing add a post addressed to the mods and we will oblige.

Keithl - 2021-03-04 4:50 PM

Unfortunately not a make and model I'm familiar with!

Seeing as one sold recently near Southampton would this be a recent purchase? If yes then return to the dealer and ask them to supply the correct shower hose.

If no then take what you have to either a B&Q style store or a bathroom specialist and see if they can help.

https://www.meadensofhythe.co.uk/datasheet/dealer/8756/stock/859/

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userAlanb
Posted: 4 March 2021 6:23 PM
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It may be helpful to note the following rough guide to common BSP thread sizes, which are also ISO standard.

The nominal size relates to the bore of a steel, water or gas pipe. Allow a nominal 1/8" for the wall thickness of the notional pipe.

Hence 3/8" BSP will be approximately 5/8" over the thread. Likewise 1/2" BSP will be about 3/4" over the thread.

More exact information will be revealed by a web search.

Alan
usercolin
Posted: 4 March 2021 8:47 PM
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I doubt this will be a specific motorhome part, I would imagine the original hose failed and someone brought a standard household hose which doesn't fit. You either need to buy the correct hose, or a adaptor off eBay.
My concern would be that the original might have been metric and not BSP.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 5 March 2021 7:38 AM
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If I bought a secondhand motorhome and found that its shower hose was present but had been disconnected from the shower’s mixer-tap (as Chris has said, possibly to guard against frost damage) I would assume that the hose is the correct one for the tap. So, if one end of the hose would not connect to the tap, I’d try the other end.

As will be evident from the following link there is a host of shower mixer taps marketed for motorhomes/caravans

https://tinyurl.com/px7v3xh9

and these generally have a 1/2” BSP outlet. There are taps with a 3/8” BSP outlet (examples here)

https://www.leisureshopdirect.com/water/caravan-taps/caravan-tap/shower-tap-with-3-8inch-bsp-outlet

https://www.caravan-components.co.uk/Gold-3/8-Outlet-Single-Lever-Caravan-Mini-Mixer-Tap

so - although those taps seem to be in the minority - Miller may have been fitting them as standard in 2009. (To the best of my knowledge , the outlet will always be either 1/2” BSP or 3/8” BSP.)

As colin has advised, it is possible to obtain male-to-female adapters so that a shower-hose with a 3/8” BSP end fitting could be connected to a mixer tap with a 1/2” BSP outlet (or vice versa - 1/2” hose to 3/8” outlet) but it’s not an attractive approach and probably just as cheap to buy a new hose.

However (as Keithl has said) if the vendor of the Miller motorhome has sold the vehicle with an unusable shower, it should be the vendor’s responsibility to put the matter right.
userAlanb
Posted: 5 March 2021 11:58 AM
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colin - 2021-03-04 8:47 PM

I doubt this will be a specific motorhome part, I would imagine the original hose failed and someone brought a standard household hose which doesn't fit. You either need to buy the correct hose, or a adaptor off eBay.
My concern would be that the original might have been metric and not BSP.

While confirmation would be sensible, it should be BSP, as this is the ISO standard for pipe threads.

Alan
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Posted: 5 March 2021 12:32 PM
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Alanb - 2021-03-05 11:58 AM

colin - 2021-03-04 8:47 PM

I doubt this will be a specific motorhome part, I would imagine the original hose failed and someone brought a standard household hose which doesn't fit. You either need to buy the correct hose, or a adaptor off eBay.
My concern would be that the original might have been metric and not BSP.

While confirmation would be sensible, it should be BSP, as this is the ISO standard for pipe threads.

Alan

It's not unknown for manufacturers to use ISO metric port threads on fittings such as these.
One of my 'earners' is making SP adaptors.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 5 March 2021 1:47 PM
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This link

https://www.notjusttaps.co.uk/understanding-bsp-sizes.html

should allow the mixer-tap’s outlet size to be identified.

Within this 2018 UKCampSite forum discussion the possibility that a shower outlet might be metric was raised.

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=12&TopicID=350865&PagePosition=1&ThreadPage=1&ReturnPage=Search&search=&searchIn=

But (as I opined above) the outlet of the shower mixer-tap originally installed in a 2009 Miller motorhome will most likely (say 99% likely) be either 1/2” BSP or 3/8” BSP. Consequently, if a shower hose end-fitting is loose on the outlet it means that the outlet is 3/8” BSP and the hose connecter is 1/2” BSP, or if a shower hose end-fitting is plainly too small to screw on to the outlet it means that the outlet is 1/2” BSP and the hose connecter is 3/8” BSP.

It’s perhaps worth adding that the threaded male inlet of a shower-head may also be either 1/2” BSP or 3/8” BSP, meaning that - besides the shower hose needing to have the correct end fitting to connect to the shower tap’s outlet - the other end of the hose must have the correct end fitting to connect to the shower-head.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 16 March 2021 8:27 AM
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Chris and Caryl

Did you manage to resolve the peculiar problem with your Miller motorhome’s shower hose?

If so, what was the verdict, please?
userthreewheels
Posted: 18 March 2021 8:49 AM
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thx for all the help not having had this type of issue before, after reading the replies i sourced a flexi 3/8 bsw on one end and 1/2 bsw on the other end it seems the standard is 1/2 on both ends so all sorted now the shower all works really well, @I did look ar buying an adaptor from 3/8 to 1/2 but on closed inspection there wasn't room to install it.
userthreewheels
Posted: 2 April 2021 10:04 AM
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it was simple as finding the hose with the 3/8 bsp on the tap end, 1/2 bsp on the shower head end just needed a different hose but i didn't know this was available when i asked the question, thx for the help the forum made it easier to get sorted cheers chris and caryl
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