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Old 04-05-2024, 07:01 PM   #1
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Shattered shower door help!

Just left home base to get over vail pass before snow storm.
I had tires set at 80 which is higher than I normally keep them usually around 75 with the heat today. I think they were around 83 not sure if it was what caused the shatter? Or I did store foam mattress for tent camping? But leaning towards the outside? Might have flapped inward?
Any how anyone now if this can be repaired on the road trip.
Or recommend shower curtain till I get home?
Hoping someone dealt with this before me it might be able to help thank you!
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Old 04-05-2024, 09:23 PM   #2
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Quick solution for broken glass shower door

A 1/4-3/8 diameter spring curtain rod with the little rubber cups on the ends in the appropriate length will span the slots that the door itself sat in after removing the door frame that held the glass. A 36" wide shower curtain with rings completes the install. It will be a little long, so you can cut it if you want. Do not remove the parts of the shower door framework that attach to the left and right sides.
When you want to replace the door from Airstream, the door only is sold as a complete unit, including the parts you will leave in until you are ready to replace. The Door assembly is over $400 plus shipping.



A number of owners have taken the glass portion of the door out on purpose, as a curtain gives a bit more elbow room that a sheet of glass when in the shower.
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Old 04-05-2024, 09:55 PM   #3
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A 1/4-3/8 diameter spring curtain rod with the little rubber cups on the ends in the appropriate length will span the slots that the door itself sat in after removing the door frame that held the glass. A 36" wide shower curtain with rings completes the install. It will be a little long, so you can cut it if you want. Do not remove the parts of the shower door framework that attach to the left and right sides.
When you want to replace the door from Airstream, the door only is sold as a complete unit, including the parts you will leave in until you are ready to replace. The Door assembly is over $400 plus shipping.



A number of owners have taken the glass portion of the door out on purpose, as a curtain gives a bit more elbow room that a sheet of glass when in the shower.
Thank You! For the information! And Help!
Will be shopping for curtain rod soon��
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Old 04-05-2024, 09:56 PM   #4
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Old 04-06-2024, 09:20 AM   #5
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Hi

What caused it? Who knows ....

Door not latched when you took off and it flopped back and forth? Ok, but ... is it latched now? Latching after it breaks seems like a really strange thing to have happen.

Stored items hit the door and nuked it? Ok, but .... just how heavy *is* that stuff? The blue + gray foam pad weighs next to nothing and it's pretty low. The bigger (foam?) is up a bit higher and it might actually weigh something. Still weird that the both are sitting away from the door and not tangled up in broken glass.

The shower door doesn't have a lot of "flex". All you have to do is push the wrong way and you can shatter it. ( = glass does not bend easily ....).

Another thing to put on the list: Is the door mount still correct? Did the hinges slip and allow the door to get to tight in the opening? That plus a pretty minor amount of chassis flex going over a pothole .... yup you have glass all over the place. Ok, so maybe they fixed all the potholes since I was last there .... I sort of doubt it

Crazy !!

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Old 04-06-2024, 10:04 AM   #6
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Shower door

Not a quick fix, but I highly recommend this product be considered for a long term solution.

https://shop.stoett.com/product/nautilus-shower-door/

Lighter weight, does not fly open when least expected -or wanted, does not break😁, squeegees water off into the shower (rather than drip on the floor).

I fought the shower door blues for a long time until a friend showed me his installation.
Easy to do.
Tip, when ordering, leave 3-4” open at top for steam/moisture to get out.
Quite possibly the best mod I’ve done yet.
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Old 04-06-2024, 10:50 AM   #7
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If your tires are GYE, 75 lbs might be a little stiff...I think you could safely run them lower (mine are 65 psi cold on GYE with a GT 27. Hard to know if this was the contributing factor, however.
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Old 04-06-2024, 12:19 PM   #8
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The shower door shimmies even with its little latch closed i.e. with latch in place, you can push against the door and feel back and forth movement. Driving on washboarded roads or uneven, undulating pavement can set that door reverberating itself into pieces.
A fellow Airstreamer gave me the clip shown in photo to place at the top of the shower door. He showed me how to ensure - that when clipped correctly into place - that there was NO movement in the door. I think this tip stood me in good stead during my Alaska trip last summer.
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Old 04-06-2024, 01:10 PM   #9
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Do not replace with Airstream door.

https://shop.stoett.com/product/nautilus-shower-door/.

My screw broke at the top. $600.00 for Airstream Replacement, which might last a few years and break again. Or buy this one that is much lighter.

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Old 04-07-2024, 06:09 AM   #10
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Not a quick fix, but I highly recommend this product be considered for a long term solution.

https://shop.stoett.com/product/nautilus-shower-door/

Lighter weight, does not fly open when least expected -or wanted, does not break😁, squeegees water off into the shower (rather than drip on the floor).

I fought the shower door blues for a long time until a friend showed me his installation.
Easy to do.
Tip, when ordering, leave 3-4” open at top for steam/moisture to get out.
Quite possibly the best mod I’ve done yet.
Just sayin’
Hi Booma
We’re considering replacing our shower door and have been looking at this type replacement. How long have you had your Stoett and did you have any issues with installation? Thanks
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Old 04-07-2024, 10:47 AM   #11
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No help immediately but definitely make a warranty claim. With our 2023 we ran over a curb and our bathroom mirror hit the ceiling and broke. AS is replacing it under warranty. It is definitely worth a try with your shower door.
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Old 04-07-2024, 11:56 AM   #12
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We’re considering replacing our shower door and have been looking at this type replacement. How long have you had your Stoett and did you have any issues with installation? Thanks
Our 2002 19' came with a "door" almost identical with the present Stoett versions. It has worked perfectly since we bought the trailer new. The original caulking along the bottom of the lower guide cracked and leaked. We re-caulked several times until using Sikaflex and that has held ever since. Sikaflex is not a common caulk for showers, but, unlike conventional shower caulk, it remains flexible and adheres very well. Silicone caulk also failed in the same location.

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Old 04-07-2024, 01:13 PM   #13
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9 months now. Love it easy peasy install.
Toughest part for me was the caulking inside and out.
Best single upgrade yet for us��
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Old 04-10-2024, 09:16 AM   #14
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I second the others who recommend the 'window shade' type of door. I think mine was under $200 and it works great and took 10lbs of glass away.
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Old 04-10-2024, 09:33 AM   #15
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Yikes, storing anything in the shower is a no go, especially if it is capable of falling against the shower door. Bumpy roads with anything falling against the shower door, could have been the cause.
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Old 04-10-2024, 09:49 AM   #16
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A friend went to Home Depot and replaced glass with plexiglass. He said it was easy to do.
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Old 04-10-2024, 10:02 AM   #17
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Ours did not shatter, just fell apart. We are going to try stoett nautilus. 3 week delivery.



Shower curtain in the meantime.
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Ours did not shatter, just fell apart. We are going to try stoett nautilus. 3 week delivery.



Shower curtain in the meantime.
Please let us know how installation goes! I want to do this too!
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Old 04-10-2024, 10:20 AM   #19
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try Shower Enclosures of America

We had to replace the hinge-side frame on ours but not the glass. No catastrophe, just wore out. We got a good price and excellent service from Shower Closures of America. They might be another option for you.
https://www.seamerica.com

But if we had to replace the glass, I think I'd go with the lightweight replacement.
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Old 04-10-2024, 10:35 AM   #20
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Acrylic and Plexiglas sheets are sold at Home Depot and not difficult to cut and replace with common tools
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