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Old 08-17-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Houston, we have a problem (#2) with 360IBL

Would have been funny to use this thread for the problem noted awhile back with our black tank handle...but that was problem #1. Problem #2 was found during that repair.

DH had always wondered what was behind the partition panel in the long storage area, so before doing the black tank handle repair, he did just that and looked around. There is a good area beneath the steps to the bedroom that could be turned into storage if you put the stair steps inside on hinges. Think some have put a hard-wired surge protector there. Then he found a small area of wet carpet. He traced it back to a shower leak but didn't work on it at that time. He put a container there to catch the water and after getting the black tank handle repaired, he spent a little time on the leak. Seems it was leaking from the shower because at the factory they put some plumber's putty between the drain and the shower but didn't put any on the underside of the drain where the pipe fits. It was an easy fix. Cost about $.25 worth of plumbers putty (he redid both sides of the drain). Could have been very costly if not found.

Are we still happy with the 360IBL? Absolutely. We love it. Things like this happen, just wanted to pass on so that everybody can check their shower drain to make sure they have no leaks. DH said the leak was very small, less than a quarter of a cup from our average shower, but over time, that could have added up to a big mess. Here's two pictures of where the leak occurred. This is being in the storage compartment with the long, lengthwise panel removed and looking up toward the shower drain.
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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Must be the same "plumber"that did our first Chapy.Had the same leak.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:06 PM   #3
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I had the same problem. Ordered a new Valterra A01-2012VP Silver Carded Shower Drain from Amazon. The original one did not have a gasket. I installed this one with putty on the silver flange and tightened up the nut from underneath and is good now. I also added non expanding foam to the underside to of the shower pan to provide some more support. I think what happens, as you stand near the shower drain the pan moves but the shower drain attached to the ABS does not so providing some support to minimize the movement helps. I will take some pictures.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:23 AM   #4
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buskirk21921, I would really appreciate the pictures as the expanding foam is something we probably need to look into.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:57 PM   #5
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I have two photos. One with the addition of spraying non-expandable foam to provide some support. For me, I took out the old shower drain and there was no rubber gasket under the locking nut. I put a new strainer in which had the rubber gasket and slip washer. I also applied plumbers putty to the to part and then tightened up the assembly and no more problems. Also, I am getting rot on the bedroom slide. While at the FROG Rally the Coachmen techs found this problem and will be taking the coach back to Indiana in November and rebuild the slide.
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I added several 5" pieces of treated 2X6 on their side with shims to support the floor. They an be easily removed to service plumbing under shower floor.
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buskirk21921: What caused the problem with the bedroom slide? Is there a leak somewhere that we should look for on ours? THanks for the pictures.

Flybob: Thanks for your suggestion, too.
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DaveandSue: Sounds like we did have the same plumber. LOL
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buskirk21921: What caused the problem with the bedroom slide? Is there a leak somewhere that we should look for on ours? THanks for the pictures.

Flybob: Thanks for your suggestion, too.
I am not sure where the leak is. The Coachmen technician found it at the FROG Rally and he indicated that they would have to take it back to the factory and disassemble the slide and then they could determine where the leak is. They will pick up the unit in November to take back to the factory. I never noticed it and probably still not notice it if it weren't for the technician.
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I am not sure where the leak is. The Coachmen technician found it at the FROG Rally and he indicated that they would have to take it back to the factory and disassemble the slide and then they could determine where the leak is. They will pick up the unit in November to take back to the factory. I never noticed it and probably still not notice it if it weren't for the technician.
Will be looking for your posts in November/December to find out what you learn on the possible place of the leak.
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