I didnt think there would be this much intrest so fast. I do not have photos by stages, but I can explain how I did it...
- Measure the dimensions of your shower/toilet combo. Mainly the length of both sides and the length of the back, also measure up to see how high you can make the walls, higher means less splashing into the pup.
- I made the panels oversized with paneling that matched our interior and on the inside of the paneling I used spray glue (3M super high srtrength 99) to laminate a waterproof recycled plastic sheet (about 1/16" thick for the plastic + about 1/8" thick for the paneling). I layed these down on the garage floor to dry. I put them on an old blanket and pressed them together by putting plywood on the newly laminated panel and stepping on it gently.
- Cut the panels to the correct size, the side panels will be almost the same length of the sides of the combo unit, but the back panel will be a little shorter to allow to fit into a dado joint in the frame I will explain later.
- I wanted something waterproof for a frame so I used a composite white 2X2 stud (this material was near the regular lumber at Menards). The composite material is straight and tools real nicely. Try to find a straight wood 2X2 and you will see it is nearly impossible to use real wood even if you wanted to.
- I used stainless steal screws to attatch the panels to the 2X2's, there is a 2X2 stud on each long edge of the laminated shower side panels. There are no 2X2 studs on the back panel.
- The back panel fits into a dado groove that I cut in each of the 2X2 studs in the ajoining side panels, there are no frasteners holding the side panels to the back panel at this time.
- You will see in the picture that there is a 2X2 stud screwed from the inside to the panels ... this is the same for all three sides, the weight of the panel (minimal) is supported by this stud resting on the top of the combo unit framework. You will need to measure to see where this stud needs to be.
- Once I set all three panels in place on the shower/toilet combo unit, I carefully push the back panel into the dado grooves I cut then I use a piece of 3/8" plexiglass I cut into a strip long enough to span from one side panel to the other and this gets placed over a screw head sticking out of the top of the 2X2 studs on each of the side panels. The side panels are now locked into place .. no tools used.
- I put a conventional shower curtain/rod (I had to cut it shorter with a hack saw) across the front of the stall. If you look close at the pictures you will see there is a plexiglass strip across the front of the shower stall as well to keep the assembly together.
- Note in the pictures that there is a wood dowl sticking out of the weight bearing 2X2 stud, I drilled a hole through the stud into the frame of the shower/toilet unit once I have the stall set up where I want it. There is another dowel on the opposite side panel. Once the stall is set up, I just push the dowels into the holes to keep the unit in place
- To keep everything looking tidy I used vinyl siding edge trim on all the edges ... before I completely tightened the laminated panels to the 2X2 studs.
- I built the panels so they rest inside of the original shower/toilet unit and they overhang on the inside by about 1 1/2", this way water runs right into the unit where it belongs.
We have used this set up on a two week trip, and a weekend trip and have no problems or leaks. Our kids get dirty and this is very convenient. My DW loves to be able to user this set up better than the previous curtain set up. No more waiting in lines for all the other ladies to pretty themselves up at the CG facilities. We have a highwall camper and when I take the shower panels down I lay them on their sides and close up the camper, I would say it takes < 10 minutes to set up.
I hope this wasnt too wordy, let me know if you have questions. Thanks for the intrest.