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Old 06-29-2020, 11:10 PM   #1
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retractable shower door

Hi all. Surely someone has mentioned this before, but forgive me, its 1 am and I give up... The 2020 Flying Cloud 26RB has a retractable shower door. Like a sideways window shade. Ive found very few reviews about such things, though all were positive. What are your experiences like??? Hows the mold situation? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-26-2020, 11:54 PM   #2
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Hi all. Surely someone has mentioned this before, but forgive me, its 1 am and I give up... The 2020 Flying Cloud 26RB has a retractable shower door. Like a sideways window shade. Ive found very few reviews about such things, though all were positive. What are your experiences like??? Hows the mold situation? Thanks in advance!


We have the retractable shower door in our 2018 26U. The literature states that the door self squeegees as it retracts. However, not knowing how well that works, we always hand squeegee the door before opening. Although flexible, itís actually easy to do. No mold as of this writing.

What is NOT so easy, is getting the thing to latch. Through practice, Iíve gotten really good at getting it done on the first attempt. On the other hand, my wife has never been able to get the knack of it. She has me close the door whenever she showers... a job I actually enjoy.

One plus, in my book, is that the door is flexible. When I bang an elbow into it, the result is a nice soft flex. Our last AS was a 27FB. Smaller shower booth with a glass shower door. Several times I rapped that door so hard I though either the glass, or the latch would break. Yes, then there was the elbow ouch.

Final analysis, we like size of the shower booth so much that the minor annoyance of a difficult to latch door is worth it.
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Old 07-27-2020, 04:50 AM   #3
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Despite the door giving me the stink eye it works well. We had similar reservations wrt mold etc. were unfounded.


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Hi all. Surely someone has mentioned this before, but forgive me, its 1 am and I give up... The 2020 Flying Cloud 26RB has a retractable shower door. Like a sideways window shade. Ive found very few reviews about such things, though all were positive. What are your experiences like??? Hows the mold situation? Thanks in advance!
We have one in our 25'. I like it. No issues with mold.

ps: I think the brand is "Stoett - Nautilus" shower door. There are several existing threads about this door brand.
https://shop.stoett.com/nautilus-ret...-doors-for-rv/
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On our pre-delivery inspection, I was not impressed with this "roller blind" shower door. I expected mould, leaks, and general underperformance.

15 months, 12000 miles, and 42 nights later...I'm pleased as punch to be wrong. This contraption works very well and is just as white as it was the day we picked it up.
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:36 AM   #6
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We had one in our 2017 International Serenity 23D (now called a 23CB). We liked it. Always wiped it down to almost dry before letting it retract. Just did not want any kind of mold or water dripping out from the bottom.

If the shower door gives up someday in our 2019 FC 25 RBT I will probably retrofit one of these in its place.
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:47 AM   #7
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My 26 also has the squeegee door, it works. Mostly.
The learning curve for the latch is steep. Best to look at it then try and hook it from the outside once.
I end up with a tiny puddle of water outside the door. (1/8 cup?) I think when it retracts the water doesn't all go into the shower pan. I just leave a sponge in the area.
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Thanks all for your comments!!!
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:58 PM   #9
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We have had one in our 2002 19' since we bought it new. It has been necessary to seal around it a couple of times, but the door itself has never failed us in any way. We do leave it closed across the shower entrance until it dries and have never had any mold/mildew problems. Perhaps letting it dry has had no effect, but it makes us feel like we are doing something!

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Old 01-21-2022, 08:04 PM   #10
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In our 2012 FC 23 the shower door has now failed to retract. Discussed the issue via phone with the manufacturer and it can possibly be replaced but I don't find the defective door as easy to remove as I was told. Old and possibly brittle plastic mounting seems likely to break making it impossible to simply install a replacement.


Anyone successfully replaced a roller door and have tips?
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