We needed this for our tub that doesn't extend all the way to the wall. We bought the corner support as well and I do think it's necessary, but the curtain rod is fairly light. Great product, great price.
Ordered self-supporting shower rod for customer with a new 6 ft tub/shower. Sold them on the concept because you did not need a ceiling-mounted rod (like in hospitals). Installed rod but it was not strong enough to support itself - let alone a shower curtain. So I had to take it down, order the ceiling support and hope I can modify the support to match the current height of the rod.
The slumlords tennant is happy now, having a shower, not just a tub. And the landlord did'nt have to Install a whole shower, just a shower valve and a curtain. I'm just the plumber that recomended it, and did the work.
Good inanimate rod. Good value, couldn't find anything elsewhere for less. Easy to install, didn't get instructions, but didn't need them. Package arrived a little torn up, most likely due to UPS, but it's a rod - no damage.