STAINLESS STEEL SHOWER STALL
We really love the look of vintage AirStream trailers and their stainless steel showers. We wanted to duplicate that look. In my research I learned that you don't want to wimp out on the quality of the stainless steel sheets. You absolutely need high chromium content steel to minimize any possibility of rust. The stainless steel sheets were over $1,000.
The floor pan is also stainless steel. The key is to make sure that the steel walls fit inside the floor pan and not outside. You don't want any possibility of water getting through any seams or cracks.
Below are pictures of the shower enclosure. We really wanted the shower larger. However, it would have taken up too much floor space and screw up our other wants. It is also a custom size 27" x 31". The ceiling is one piece that exactly matches the curve of the Crown's ceiling and sides. That was a pain. This material is very expensive, so redoing mistakes was not an option. We used a cardboard template to get the exact curve of the sides and roof.
It has not been placed in the bus as yet. That comes next. It will require the windshield to come out of the bus. it is the only way to get the finished product into the bus due to its size. The problem was doing any welding inside of the bus. We have already put in the faux leather covered headliner, the wood floor, some of the side wall paneling, etc. Welding inside the bus would probably damage what we have already done. So, the welding is taking place outside of the bus, and then the windshield will be removed and the shower pushed through the opening. I kind of feel like the guy that builds a large boat is his basement and then realizes that there might be a problem getting it out of the basement. On the other hand, the final shower size had to wait as we finished other aspects of the actual placement of sofas, cabinets, walls, etc. We decided to move forward with the other aspects of the interior and then decide at the appropriate time what the actual shower size would need to be. Thus, the need to take out the windshield to get the shower into the bus.
The protective tape is still on much of the steel
We are planning on a frameless glass shower door.