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Old 04-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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SHUB reseal.

Hi, my Safari has a shower door called a SHUB. The SHUB rolls into it's own housing. This housing is held to the shower wall with two sided tape and a upper and lower guide bar. It was fairly simple to remove, but getting the two sided tape off was quite a bit of work. Instead of the white two sided tape that Airstream used, I decided to use the black automotive type tape that is used for body side mouldings on cars. Also the factory used 1" wide tape and I used 1/2" wide tape; Since the wall that the SHUB is stuck to is only 1/2" wide, I wonder why Airstream used 1" wide tape. While I had this all apart and was prepping everything for re-assembly, I noticed that part of the plastic shower enclosure was sticking past the 1/2" wall, therefore not allowing the two pieces to fully meet and stick with all of the space needed to adhear properly. [could be cause of coming loose] This is the only picture that I took today and it shows the area that I had to file down, level with the wall, before installing my SHUB.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Hi, last night I installed the SHUB. I needed a way to align it and decided to tape the two tracks to the side of the housing. This made it so it would lay flat against the outside of the shower wall and hold it centered while I stuck it in place. I was going to use the same tape on the bottom track, but the gap is too large. I will have to fill it with sealer, like from the factory. I got the whole thing back together last night, all except for the sealer/caulk.

(1.) SHUB retractable shower door.

(2.) Showing top track bar installed.

(3.) This is the area inside of the shower stall, where the SHUB, 1/2" wall, and the plastic shower housing meets. [before sealer installed]
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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Hi, this morning I decided to finish my shower job by sealing everything again. I not that good with making caulking seals look good, but for some reason the sealer that I used went on easy. After cleaning up my mess, I parked my trailer so the caulking can cure without anyone touching it, especially me.

(1.) I use blue painter's tape to keep things neater.

(2.) The inside where the SHUB, wall, and shower meet, after being sealed.

(3.) The bottom track after being sealed.

(4.) There is a factory seam going down to the floor and it needed more sealer, for a nicer look.
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Hi, this was a day and a half job and I really don't want to do this again. The original install was good for seven years; I hope this is good for about ten years. I hope this information might help someone else who's SHUB becomes loose or leaks.
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Hi, this was a day and a half job and I really don't want to do this again. The original install was good for seven years; I hope this is good for about ten years. I hope this information might help someone else who's SHUB becomes loose or leaks.
It does help. I have a SHUB of the same year. No problems yet, except for a separation we caught during the night we spent at the dealership before we signed the papers. They had it fixed before we left the lot and, so far, it's holding nicely. I know it won't last forever, so it's good to get some insight on how Airstream constructed it.
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