Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 76
Shower door in 3170

The shower door in our 3170 is in three sections with a roller in a channel at the top and a small right angle plastic piece in a channel at the bottom for each section. On rough roads the door shakes up and down so violently that one of the plastic right angle pieces has broken. I have a couple of ideas how to stabilize the door, but decided to ask here if anyone else has had the problem and, if so, how they fixed it. Thanks in advance for any help.

budblack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
2012 Solera
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 765
Sounds very similar to the shower door on our Solera. Ours would not stay latched while traveling. Once unlatched, it would slam open and shut and jump out of the track. Identified the issue on our test drive, asked dealer tech to fix at PDI. He attempted to adjust the door cocked so as to jam the latch. Bad attempt - door was adjusted such that it did not close at the bottom, and it still came unlatched, slammed around, and jumped out of track. I fixed it by adding a piece of 1/4 inch drip irrigation tubing to the metal edge of the door (at the glass) that the latch hooks to. Glued in place with GOOP. Problem completely solved. The latch nicely hooks over the round irrigation tubing and securely holds the door shut.

JLeising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Waterbury, CT
Posts: 27
Shower door issue

I had the same problem while traveling in PA, hit a big hole in the road and 3 of the clips detached from the channel on the bottom, tried to bend them back in to no avail. What fianlly worked was that I removed the inside screw on the bottom rail ( one inside shower enclosure ) pulled out the extrusion, tilted it up a bit and re-inserted the clips, pushed the extrusion into it's retainer on the jamb of the enclosure and reattached. Took about 5 miuntes. I would mark the area where the screw hole is so it will be easy to screw it back in when done, this avids the possibility of making another hole in the wall. So far so good.
Joerossi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 15
I have broken off 3 of the channel guides as well and have been debating how much needed to be taken apart. Sounds simple enough to give it a whirl.
rvrobocop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 07:01 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Waterbury, CT
Posts: 27
Thumbs up Broken channel guides

It looked like they were rivited to the door sections? My first plan was to unscrew them as I thought screws were used but it appeared to be pop rivots. Should not be too bad, may be easier than removeing the aluminum extrusion. Good luck.
Joerossi 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 10:32 AM.