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Old 02-13-2018, 02:18 PM   #1
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2015 dynamax shower leak...not for every family member...

We purchased a used 2015 Dynamax DX3 37BH that had never been used by previous owner. It sat for 2 years with only delivery miles as the previous owner passed away prior to being able to use it. We have used the coach now 5 times since Nov 17' and the shower works perfectly for my wife and 16 year old son. When I use it, it suddenly decides to leak water all over the floor in wholesale fashion. I have not found any cracks in the floor shell and have not seen ANY water outside the glass or fiberglass above the floor such as splashes or runs down the wall or over the base at the bottom of the glass doors.

I'm about to pull open the access panel on the base but figured I would ask the question here first and see if anyone else has experienced something similar to get me headed in the right direction.

As a data point, I do outweigh the wife/son by 80# so maybe the floor is flexing at the drain and or the tube into the gray tank is loose or the floor and drain hub are moving under my higher weight creating a leak?

Thanks for the help or ideas.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:29 PM   #2
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I chased a shower leak around for a long time and know how frustrating it can be. If you can't find the leak quickly you may need someone to watch the drain/plumbing through the shower access panel with a bright light while you stand in the shower pouring a bucket onto the shower basin and let it drain.

Good luck.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:43 PM   #3
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Had that,in ours and one of the connections broke. Follr of the shower didn't have enough support. Went to Lowe's for parts to fix the pipe and dense foam blocks to support the shower floor. Hope this helps.
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Had that,in ours and one of the connections broke. Floor of the shower didn't have enough support. Went to Lowe's for parts to fix the pipe and dense foam blocks to support the shower floor. Hope this helps.
I had a similar issue with my Wildwood X-Lite 262. A32Deuce solution is exactly what I did. Good luck
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:49 PM   #5
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You gave it away when you open admitted your weight vs. theirs. I'm betting that the shower pan has some flex in the bottom. The part in the bottom of the pan the water goes out is called the strainer. I'm betting the strainer was plumbed "hard" meaning it and the short drain pipe are glued together and probably glued to either fittings and/or the grey tank. When you step into the shower your weight is enough to create a small gap/leak where the strainer and gasket sit on top of the shower pan. A very small gap, but a leak. I'm also betting that your shower pan is plastic and flexes when weight is applied downward. You may have to place some type of supporting material between the bottom of the pan and the floor. I posted a "fix" for this some time back in the plumbing forum. It's a method I used for years in some high dollar homes with cheap plumbing applications when I had a "HandyMan" type business.
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