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Old 11-28-2023, 02:04 PM   #1
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Leaking shower - found the problem!!

23í 2008 Airstream has had a shower leak that seemed to respond to repeated caulking, until it didnít. I would then recaulk it until the next time it leaked. Not always a small leak but at times would make a small creek. Buckled up the flooring too.

I finally had enough of this! Today I removed all the caulking and the shower door.

Loa and behold. Discovered someone at the factory screwed up the installation. Not only were there extra unused screw holes in the metal trim that allowed water to escape but the photo shows how Airstream failed to caulk a crucial part of the shower pan where it meets the door.

Something tells me that if you have a leak, remove the shower door and check to make sure there is caulking.

Love my AS but find it tedious needing fix the problems they have caused. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-28-2023, 05:51 PM   #2
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Your Airstream is 15 years old and you are unhappy with the way somebody at the Airstream factory installed the shower and its door. Perhaps you are being a little harsh.

Rather than placing blame on the factory, it is very possible that being towed around for the last 15 years has contributed to the leakage, particularly since you state that the leak responded to caulking previously.

Taking things apart to find the source of a problem is something many have done as their Airstreams age.

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Your Airstream is 15 years old and you are unhappy with the way somebody at the Airstream factory installed the shower and its door. Perhaps you are being a little harsh.

Rather than placing blame on the factory, it is very possible that being towed around for the last 15 years has contributed to the leakage, particularly since you state that the leak responded to caulking previously.

Taking things apart to find the source of a problem is something many have done as their Airstreams age.

Tim
I disagree with this view. Poor workmanship (such as a bunch of inappropriate and improperly-drilled holes) done 15 years ago is still poor workmanship. The trailer was DESIGNED and INTENDED to be towed around for at LEAST 15 years.

But the warranty (which was intended to protect against such) is definitely expired.
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