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Old 12-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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Fiberglass shower question

Hi all, I'm new here. I have a '69 18ft Caravel. I got her mostly gutted, so I'm not sure what was there. I'm planning the shower now and would like to put up my own fiberglass shower surround. I just wanted to know if I should "stick" it to directly to the walls her or should I put up a barrier in case someone in the future, would like to re-renovate? Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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Hi all, I'm new here. I have a '69 18ft Caravel. I got her mostly gutted, so I'm not sure what was there. I'm planning the shower now and would like to put up my own fiberglass shower surround. I just wanted to know if I should "stick" it to directly to the walls her or should I put up a barrier in case someone in the future, would like to re-renovate? Any thoughts? Thanks!
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You make it sound like you're maybe planning to get rid of it, and want to make it easier for the next owner to undo all of your good work. Don't look at it that way. Make it the way you want it, because once you have it the way you want it, you'll definitely want to keep it, and there will be no "next owner."

I would suggest that you use "furring" strips (thin, flexible pieces of wood) fastened to the walls directly over the ribs, and attach your shower enclosure to the furring strips. Plus you can take advantage of the furring strips to also install a vapor barrier between shower enclosure and the interior wall, to guard against condensation in inaccessible places.

I've never remodeled a gutted trailer, so my advice is worth exactly 2 just like any other novice's advice. Hopefully someone more experienced will chime in with advice that's more valuable. Or at least more pertinent.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:01 AM   #4
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I must agree build to your liking and if you ever upgrade to a larger trailer then the next owner has the option to seek guidance fo making any changes. We are doing for our comfort and if we ever sell ours (I will have probably passed on) any future owner can redo to their standard.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:50 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone! I just want to do it right, I don't ever plan to sell her!
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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I redid my bath this last year with a new shower base as well as mounting some fiberglass panels on the walls and used some scrap corian for seating surfaces. The shower are is much more spacious than the original setup with the tub and overhead storage compartments. If you want to see the progress and completion, click on the link to my blog below <points down>
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