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Old 05-09-2005, 12:07 PM   #1
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Crack in shower on a rear-bath

While de-winterizing the Airstream last weekend, we noticed a couple of large cracks in the shower wall, near the roof. This is on a '75 Safari (rear-bath) which is otherwise in very good condition. It is always stored outside, and the winters here can get pretty cold.

Has anyone ever had this happen, and what should I use to fix it? Also, after I started thinking about it, since the cracks are near the top of the roof, could this be a precursor to rear end sagging?
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Old 05-09-2005, 12:26 PM   #2
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In a word, yes. Something moved and pressed in on that shower to cause it to crack. Having just removed our tub (easier, to a measure, in an old unit, since it was smaller), I can tell you that everything is very tightly fitted in there.

There is good news. It can be repaired. It appears to be fiberglass. Boat shops can make repairs that will make it look better than ever. Or you can try doing it yourself (lots of sanding and epoxy work).

Better news--which may not seem so good from your current perspective--is that you will have to remove the tub/shower to get it repaired. That is good news, since it will put you in a place where you (or your repair guy) can identify what is causing your problems. It may be rear end separation, it could be other causes of problems. Repair is painful, but you will be left with the confidence that you have a trailer that you can rely on.

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