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Old 08-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Shower Door has slipped

I have a 2012 28' Flying Cloud. The shower door has slipped down into the sill beneath it, making it very difficult to open or close the door. I'm guessing that I should be able to lift it back into place and tighten some screws to hold it in place, but for the life of me I can't find the screws.

Anyone have any suggestions or ideas?
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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Ours has a plastic/magnetic strip with a plastic plug holding it in that has slipped out a couple of times, making the door hard to open/shut. The actual door did not move.

After I figured out what was happening, I glued the plastic plug back in place with some Goop, and all has been well since.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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Just took mine to Jackson center and its on the inside top of the door, they adjusted it and its great now.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #4
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Thanks, guys, but I was hoping for some more specific advice than taking it to Jackson Center. I am 3 months into a 6 month journey and am currently in the wilds of Wyoming. It would be nice to be able to fix, or at least jury rig, the shower door myself so that I don't have to take it a long way to a dealer or back to the mothership to repair.

Also, I don't see any obvious screw to tighten. There are two screws, one at the top and one at the bottom of the edge of the door, but they look like they're to keep the frame around the glass tight. There are also some screws along the frame itself, but I don't see any screws near the hinge area to tighten.

Any specific help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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I've attached two photos of the top edge and top of the hinge to show what I'm trying to describe. Hope that helps!

Thanks in advance.
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Sorry, it a spacer that has slipped or is missing
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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let me try better words. Mine was a spacer at the top of the hinge, My spacer was either missing or had slipped out. hope you find a way to fix it. I had to lift mine every time I opened or closed it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #8
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Thanks, gtc. Unfortunately, I think that's what I'm going to have to live with also. I've tried tightening the screws in the photo, but they're already as tight as they're going to go.

One of the problems of lifting every time you want to go in or out, besides the difficulty of doing it with wet hands, is that the plastic apron on the bottom of the door that acts as a water shield is tearing.

Oh well, it's just another one of those things, I guess.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:50 AM   #9
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I've had issues with our shower, and went straight to the manufacturer. With their help, I'm hopeful that our door and its problems have been solved. However, we won't know for sure until we get back out on the road.

Apparently AS changed vendors of shower enclosures in 2012, so I can't help the 2012 issue, but I do have a better knowledge of what's going on with the pre 2012 shower doors. ;O)

I would suggest you try to get in touch with the manufacturer if you're the least bit handy with stuff.
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Yes, I replaced my price at the bottom. I lifted from the top of the door, but it is hard with wet hand, hope you can get the part you need,.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #11
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Murrey:

How do you determine the manufacturer of the shower? I've looked in my kit of manuals, and there's nothing regarding the shower. I also can't find any identifying labels or marks in the shower or on the door itself, unless I'm looking in the wrong place and/or simply missing it.

Thanks again for all of your help.
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Murrey:

How do you determine the manufacturer of the shower? I've looked in my kit of manuals, and there's nothing regarding the shower. I also can't find any identifying labels or marks in the shower or on the door itself, unless I'm looking in the wrong place and/or simply missing it.

Thanks again for all of your help.
I spent the morning trying to fix the identical problem on mine. I have had it back to the dealer twice and he has provided a fix that works well in the parking lot but fails after a few miles on the road. The first attempts involved tightening the screw at the top but that is only part of the problem. I think there should be some kind of tubular support at the bottom that actually supports the door from the underside as apposed to just screwing into something from the side. This is what I did as a road fix that hopefully will last until the dealer replaces the whole mess. First, don't throw out any miscellaneous bits and pieces that you find rolling around on the floor after a road trip. Find a plastic spacer that you can fit in at the bottom of the door at the hinge that will support the door and allow the door to be operated. Fix the seal by ensuring that it rests in its grove so the door won't leak. Lift the door slightly from the bottom and insert the spacer. Temporary fix done. Take the thing to your dealer and ask him to fix this unfortunate piece of junk under warranty.
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can you put a shower door on a 1989 excella it has a shower curtain now it is horrible
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:20 AM   #14
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Top slider problem 2012 Flying CLoud

Just saw this thread on shower doors. My 2012 top slider for the shower door fell off (only used the shower a couple of times) and the door is no longer operable. While I can secure one end of the slider, the other end will not snap into place. There is a plastic cap that the end of the slider bar fits into and it appears that the cap/slider should then be pushed into place/secured by a screw. But with the cap on, the bar will not snap into place behind the "screw." Can't determine if it should be loosened, then tightened.

Anyone had this problem??

The Airstreams are a delight, however they need to upgrade for durability all working interior parts. Too expensive to cut corners. (This was added for the purpose of any airstream reps reviewing threads!)
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