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Old 06-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Shower Enclosure

The bottom of my shower enclosure is not sealed to the tub? Is this a problem? Is there a lip around the tub to prevent water from running down or should I get this sealed immediately?
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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There is a lip on the shower pan that the sides rest on. Not a problem, but a little bathtub sealant isn't a bad idea sometime when the weather is no good for camping. Wouldn't waste time on it on a sunny day.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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My new #3051S has the same opening around the shower walls where it meets the tub. I assumed the tub wall has a lip that is higher behind it.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:44 AM   #4
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As RvBill3 said there is a lip on the tub that extends up behind the shower walls. Best thing is to leave it alone and not caulk it.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #5
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Agree, caulk would just make a mess. I upgraded the bathroom ceiling fan for better ventilation.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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But, now mine is leaking where it meets the floor outside of the tub.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
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Mine leaked and I had to caulk it...
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:29 AM   #8
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this is what it looks like from the back side.

If the supplier cuts that 45 degree notch too far back (as in before the shower door starts) then water can ride the shoulder and sneak out at the bottom.

You may just need to caulk that last 3"
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
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I removed the shower doors and track that turns towards the faucet. This gave me complete access to the surround and tub lip. I then caulked around the entire tub to seal it at the bottom of the surround walls. I also ran a small bead of caulk along the inside of the shower frame where it meets the tub.

Btw...I did remove the valve from the wall and ran water using the shower head. There were no signs of leaks. After reinstalling the valve I caulked around its mounting plate. The valve mounts to a plate and needed some caulk at the top. This could of been the source of water entering behind the tub. Tomorrow I will reinstall the shower doors and test.
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Back in March on this year's maiden voyage, in my 2300 I had shower leaks both at the enclosure/pan interface as well as the faucet/hose fixture and the enclosure wall. The drip ended up in the rear storage compartment, and actually ended up showing outside via water on the frame extentions to the rear bumper. That's how I discovered it.

Some good caulk fixed it right up. There was one area where the gap was large that I used a short piece of backer rod material so as not to need an excessive caulk amount.
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