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Old 08-07-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
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Shower Door Issue

We have a 28' International, 2014. The Shower door has slipped down in the hinge requiring one to lift the shower door up to open and close it. The dealer says that the mfg states 1/4" tolerance/slippage is to be expected. I am pretty sure that this is not the answer. Any suggestions? BTW, has anyone replaced frosted shower door with clear glass option (non-Airstream after market)? Thanks
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:29 AM   #2
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I know you're thorough, but I want to check - is the trailer leveled when doing this test? On my 2011 intl 28, if I am off level either direction, the door behaves differently with it's sticking points (off level with the curb side higher requires on to life the door to get it closed. Even level, it works fine.


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Old 08-07-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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My shower door is complete garbage (2005 classic). All the adjustment screws have loosened. The latch is a piece of Sh*t. the plastic threshold fell off.

It is one step away from falling completely out of the frame. I suggest getting out the toolbox, some locktite, and some silicon and spend a couple of hours rebuiding and remounting. That's my plan.

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Old 08-07-2014, 11:53 AM   #4
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We have a 28' International, 2014. The Shower door has slipped down in the hinge requiring one to lift the shower door up to open and close it. The dealer says that the mfg states 1/4" tolerance/slippage is to be expected. I am pretty sure that this is not the answer. Any suggestions? BTW, has anyone replaced frosted shower door with clear glass option (non-Airstream after market)? Thanks
On a 2014, under warrantee, with an un corporative dealer, I would place a call in to the factory for assistance. Let Airstream deal with their dealers who are not helpful.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:57 PM   #5
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Thanks for the confirmation and advice, I will proceed with the factory and other options including taking it apart
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:59 PM   #6
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Late model shower door fix

I had the same problem with the shower door on my 2012 25' Eddie Bauer. After several good hearted but only temporary fixes by the too-far-away dealer, I came up with a fix that works.

There seems to be no way to adjust the height of the door using any easily accessible adjustment screws. Instead, I decided I would have to shim the thing. I wandered around a home depot one day looking for stuff that might serve as shims. I took home nylon washers of various thicknesses and diameters, bought lengths of likely looking hardwood dowels, even a package or two of those hardwood inserts used in cabinet making to fill in screw holes.

By chance, I also took home a package of a half dozen magnets that were about the size of a nickel. A stack of three of them turned out to be the right thickness. They were magnets, so they stuck to each other. Better yet, the metal surround of the shower door has enough ferrous metal that the magnets snapped into the inner recess of the door below the hinges at exactly the right point to support the door. After many miles on washboard Canadian forestry roads, the magnets are still in place and the door is no problem.

The magnets cost about $4.00. All of the stuff I bought that day cost less than $15. Gas to the dealer and back would have been about $75. And I don't think they've got a solution this cool.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:37 PM   #7
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Sadly, your dealer is unimaginative and possibly lazy. We have a 2014 Eddie Bauer and had the very same problem. We took the trailer to the factory a week ago for a variety of minor tweaks and the drooping shower door was among them. Our excellent service tech (Garrett) fashioned a small shim with a plastic block and screwed it in place. Take this image to your dealer and challenge him to be a bit more creative.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:38 PM   #8
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We had the same problem. My husband made a nylon shim that he glued on the thresh hold and it keeps the door from sagging.
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:02 PM   #9
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On my 2014 FC door dropped so badly that the adjusting screw at the top was bent. After replacing the entire door and frame the factory tech did the same thing with a shim block. On my upcoming Classic I may even stop at the factory on the way home and get one installed.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:08 PM   #10
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I think I had my trailer in to the dealer four times before they came up with a fix like the Martel's. I still tear the seal flap off occasionally.��
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:34 AM   #11
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Thanks to all of you. We gave up on shims and the dealership and replaced it with a proper shower door, clear glass. I am not sure how to post a picture of it, but it turned out well. It was $500 for the install and looks great.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:19 PM   #12
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This is a well-known issue. My 28' 2012 Intl CCD had exactly the same problem. The issue is the cheap little pot metal screw that's supposed to hold the door up (this screw is at the very top of the door frame). It breaks, and when it does the whole door slides down. After several "rigged" solutions, I ripped out the entire shower and used a Kohler Sterling that pivots. Problem solved. Shouldn't have had to do this, but like several hundreds of other owners.....
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:35 AM   #13
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Nate and Greg....where did you get the new shower door? Who installed it? Did you replace the frame too? Or only the door? I am very interested in replacing ours on our 2004 28ft classic. I have switched out all of the other bright brass items that make the trailer look dated, except for this door. In addition, the latch is broken and they say it cant be fixed...parts not available anymore.


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Old 01-12-2015, 01:20 PM   #14
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Shower door wiggles like a wet dog drying itself off every time it is opened - no wonder adjustment screws work themselves loose! We've learned to live with it, tightening as you go. Magnetic strip occasionally falls down and out of its space, we jam paper up behind it to keep it from falling out. At least it doesn't leak.
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