Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-17-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 18
Sealing Around Base of Shower Walls

Hello, All!

Living full time in my 2009 Flagstaff. Noted the gap between the tub and shower walls. I mentioned to a senior RV'er that I planned to caulk the gap. He advised against that, stating that the gap was necessary in order for moisture (behind the panels) to evaporate. The top of the walls are sealed, so I can not see how it would with the absence of air movement. I trust his judgment since he is a retired 30-year military aircraft structures mechanic (and I'm only a parts-changer).

Any one with learned input?

Please note: I will be "off the grid" for 12 days (starting tomorrow), attending to concerns.


CorpusBragg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
Boyd's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Iron River, MI
Posts: 372
If there wasn't caulking along the tub/wall from the factory, it is possible the senior RV'er is point-on. Without seeing your concern it's difficult to comment. But....If water is getting between tub and wall, you'll find mould and rot too. Be on the safe side and call the factory. My 2 cents

Boyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 04:13 AM   #3
Senior Member
cardinal4fun's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Eastern Iowa
Posts: 314
Yes you do not want to caulk the space between the wall and the base. It was left that way for air movement. One of those just in case things. You may want to check the caulk around the faucett and any other places open to let water get behind the panels.
3500 Ram 5.9l diesel
08 35 RLT Cardinal
5th Airborne Pin Box
cardinal4fun is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 PM.