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Old 05-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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Shower drain

Have not taken many showers in our 1999 Excella even though we are full-timing. But took one yesterday cause we have full hookups. There is still water right at the drain. I drained the grey tank yesterday but that did not help.

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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It is normal to see the water about 1/2" below the rim of the chrome drain. This is the height of the water in the p-trap. Is that what you are seeing?

Edit: on second thought...it's probably more like an inch...but you can definitely see the water in the drain.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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A couple of possibilities come to mind. The drain itself could be higher than the surrounding shower floor or the trailer is not exactly level.

Take a 9" to 12" torpedo level into the shower and place over the drain and see if either of those two conditions exist. The former will be more challenging to fix than leveling the trailer. Also, there could be sag due to frame or floor issues on that side of the trailer.
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Is the trailer level front to back, side to side? That drain is near the bottom of the plumbing so not much slope remaining to the black tank. Or it might be partially plugged.

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Wow, great information and so quick. I have only taken 2 showers in it so it was completely drained. Trailer is not completely level. It does not have one of those screw in drain covers. Do I need to get one to catch hair?
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #6
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Wow, great information and so quick. I have only taken 2 showers in it so it was completely drained. Trailer is not completely level. It does not have one of those screw in drain covers. Do I need to get one to catch hair?
I've never used one. I do, however have a rubber shower drain plug....but that is just for bathing the Grandbaby and plugging the drain in the winter to keep mice from trying to get a drink after snacking on rat poison. Hair seems to get caught on the crossbars of the drain. I don't ever recall having a hair clog issue in any of my trailers over 20 years or so with a shower equipped unit.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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What a great RVing tool to have you guys and this forum. Thanks again!
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Doug -- did you mean the "grey tank"? I would hope not bath drain is hooked to the black tank>>>>>>>>>>>

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Is the trailer level front to back, side to side? That drain is near the bottom of the plumbing so not much slope remaining to the black tank. Or it might be partially plugged.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:36 AM   #9
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My mistake Dave, kitchen sink and shower to grey tank. But on my 2007 and 2012 Airstreams the bath sink drain is hooked to the black tank.

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