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Old 09-02-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Shower 'Leak'- 2010 Classic

We have a '10 31 Classic we purchased 4 months ago. Since we have given up on getting the dealer to help with any of the issues we are trying to fix these things ourselves.

The shower is "leaking" water at the bottom of the door. It's coming out between the bottom of the door and the clear rubber strip sticking up from the bottom of the door frame. It really looks like a poor way to design a shower door. But, the bottom line is: I gotta fix it.

Has anyone else noticed this problem on their unit? Does anybody have any suggestions on how to fix it?

When we returned it to the dealership, they smeared some clear silicon rubber where the shower door frame sits on the shower liner. And, said that was the only thing they could think of that might fix it.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-02-2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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suggest:

without seeing, i would either adjust "the clear rubber strip
sticking up from the bottom of the door frame" TALLER or take the
rubber strip out and replace the rubber strip with a taller or
thicker strip.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:34 PM   #3
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Good suggestions from Kenneth. Mine was leaking only at the henge end of the door, not from water going under or over the seal, but between the end of the seal and the door frame. I just siliconed the end of the seal to the door opening frame at that point. So far so good. I do try and keep full shower blast off the door as much as possible though.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:36 PM   #4
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suggest:

without seeing, i would either adjust "the clear rubber strip
sticking up from the bottom of the door frame" TALLER or take the
rubber strip out and replace the rubber strip with a taller or
thicker strip.
I will give this a try. Hopefully, I can find some kind of material at Lowe's or Home Depot. I'll let you know how it works out.

Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:44 PM   #5
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We have a '10 31 Classic we purchased 4 months ago. Since we have given up on getting the dealer to help with any of the issues we are trying to fix these things ourselves.

The shower is "leaking" water at the bottom of the door. It's coming out between the bottom of the door and the clear rubber strip sticking up from the bottom of the door frame. It really looks like a poor way to design a shower door. But, the bottom line is: I gotta fix it.

Has anyone else noticed this problem on their unit? Does anybody have any suggestions on how to fix it?

When we returned it to the dealership, they smeared some clear silicon rubber where the shower door frame sits on the shower liner. And, said that was the only thing they could think of that might fix it.



Any help would be appreciated.

Mr. AirHed
Hi,
In our identical trailer, we fixed our leak by sealing the small vertical gaps between the left and right ends of the clear rubber strip and the door frame.

Regards,

Ken
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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What a shame you folks have to fix something like this, you have a 2010 - what's going on at these dealers? It is so sad to read stuff like this issue.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:07 PM   #7
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Hey, stuff like this happens to my house all the time too. It cost 5 times as much as my Stream!!!
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:29 PM   #8
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Hey, stuff like this happens to my house all the time too. It cost 5 times as much as my Stream!!!


That makes it better. Whats with these whining new Airstream owners ? Always complaning about leaking showers, cabinets and laminates coming apart and the big one: corrosion. Oh, and some even complain about leaks,like water leaking inside from a seam or something. Can you believe it? What a bunch of cry babies. It's not like they paid $50 or $60 thousands for these things. Whats next, bad brake actuators.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #9
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I think dznfOg is just trying to say that nothing is perfect no matter what you pay for it. If it's man made there is room for error, etc, etc.
The shower thing is no big deal. Just a minor thing. Airhedz has the right idea, hey just fix it and save a trip to the dealer again. He'll probably do a better job anyway!
Craftsman , your right, some people like to cry about everything, I'm glad none of us do that!
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:28 PM   #10
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Airhedz,

Same thing was wrong with our 2007 25 footer. I can almost guarantee that the water is passing through the spongy part of the door and onto the floor. Inspect the install of the shower door frame onto the wood. You may notice that the shower door is not plumb/square to the wall and water finds it's way into the wall and down and out. Not good at all! They tried the silicone fix the first time as well .... Luckily I'm not far from JC and back it went. They rebuilt the entry way to the shower. This time getting it trued up in it's opening. Now it does not leak. Head East my friend! Have the folks at JC fix it for you.

If they have to fix enough of them, maybe they'll ensure they get it right the first time.

I find humor in that they spray the beans out of the outside for a leak test, but they don't test the shower at all to see if it leaks..

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Airhedz,

Same thing was wrong with our 2007 25 footer. I can almost guarantee that the water is passing through the spongy part of the door and onto the floor. Inspect the install of the shower door frame onto the wood. You may notice that the shower door is not plumb/square to the wall and water finds it's way into the wall and down and out. Not good at all! They tried the silicone fix the first time as well .... Luckily I'm not far from JC and back it went. They rebuilt the entry way to the shower. This time getting it trued up in it's opening. Now it does not leak. Head East my friend! Have the folks at JC fix it for you.

If they have to fix enough of them, maybe they'll ensure they get it right the first time.

I find humor in that they spray the beans out of the outside for a leak test, but they don't test the shower at all to see if it leaks..

cheers,

yakman
I think you are describing a different type of shower from the one in the Classic 31. There is no spongy part or wood involved.

Regards,

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Thanks, Bluto,
I let my sarcasm get in the way again. Sorry. That's exactly what I am saying. I've been around and working on RVs since I was 12 years old and they are always going to need to be worked on. Just like my house. And my house doesn't have to run down rough roads at 60 MPH, etc. I know it's illegal, but find a country road and ride in your trailer for a couple of miles. (someone else at the wheel, of course!) You will be shocked at what goes on back there! And AS is MUCH better than most SOBs relative to ride quality. Don't get me wrong, improvement by an RV mfr. is always necessary, especially on a high end stuff like AS. (Just look at the lesson some auto mfrs. have learned over the last 30 years! And look at how one of the "invinceable" ones is losing their reputation right before our very eyes right now) I'm just saying, let's concentrate getting wound up on the big stuff for which there is no excuse...like floor rot on newer units.
Back to the point: We are talking about the solid swing open doors, not the accordian style here. I don't think my opening frame is quite square either. I'm going to have to look into how it is plumbed and attached and adjust it. Suggestions?
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That makes it better. Whats with these whining new Airstream owners ? Always complaning about leaking showers, cabinets and laminates coming apart and the big one: corrosion. Oh, and some even complain about leaks,like water leaking inside from a seam or something. Can you believe it? What a bunch of cry babies. It's not like they paid $50 or $60 thousands for these things. Whats next, bad brake actuators.


I love really well-written sarcasm! Craftsman, I think you and I would get along just fine!
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when you purchase an rv you must realize that its a rolling opportunity to perform maintenance and upkeep and i promise you if you will think it through your idea on repair will be equal or superior to the dealerships
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