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Old 05-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #15

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I had the "no stick double sided tape" fail. Leaked like a sieve.

Shower frame pulled away from the wall.

Tried better tape, several different caulks nothing held.

Shower=Water...light bulb moment.

Last resort...marine epoxy resin mixed with verrrry fine sawdust, with a 1/4 round molding at the bottom epoxied to the wall for extra support. A thick bead of PL roof caulk across the threshold frame.

No leaks and SOLID

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Old 05-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #16
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finished re=installing shower door

I made one little modification...drilled an 1/8" hole to drain ALL the water back into the shower. I noticed that after plugging the two holes in the bottom (that were causing the original leak to the outside of the shower), there was about a 1/16" of a lip preventing all of the water to drain fully out of the notch where the curtain retracts.

I've tested it by squirting some water into the box and it all comes out the new hole...yay, no more puddle outside!

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Old 05-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #17
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The rollaway shower door in our 2002 Bambi is the same as B25guy's and has leaked twice since the trailer was new. In both cases it was because the caulking along the bottom rail had lost adhesion with the edge of the shower stall. The first time it started to leak, I went nuts trying to find the problem because the caulk LOOKED like it was okay. The second time, I knew exactly what to do and stripped out the old caulk and put in new in about 30 minutes.

B25guy's solution for that little lip sounds good. I cut a little channel on the inside (on the shower side) so the water could run out. Caulk on the outside took care of the two drain holes.

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Old 05-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #18
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the important thing with these acrylic or fiberglass enclosures is to make sure that you are using a caulk that holds to those surfaces. A lot of silicone caulks do not.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #19
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Here is the info. I received from Andy Thompson, Can-Am RV. He highly recommends the roll away shower doors:

$330.00 The roll away shower door does not have as much bling as the chrome one that Airstream installs but I find them much more functional. First of all having the opening into the shower makes the hallway feel wider. If you want to hang bathing suits or towels in the shower they will try as there is air flow. Getting in and out of the shower is easier because the door is not swinging around or getting tangled with the bath door. Also the swinging door drips water all over the floor when you open it. The roll away door just looks like plastic but is a really well done piece the panel is made a material that wonít mold and it has squeegee that wipes the water off it when you roll it up. They have been used in the corner bath Airstreams for 11 years now, we have never had to replace one.
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....and it's certainly still true, as, for example, I recently replaced my rotted out water heater for the second time. You may have noticed that my contribution to this thread is more than twelve years old. What an excellent forum!

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