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Old 12-06-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Shower Floods Floor

I have a 2013 Salem Villa Estate and am having an issue with the shower flooding the floor. I have attempted resealing/caulking around the shower walls with no success. I have opened the panel at the bottom of the shower floor and have checked the drain fittings and all appear good.

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
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is the drain holes on the bottom channel for the shower door facing into the shower or out?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
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I would start by isolating the leak. Block the shower floor drain with a rag or plastic. Fill the shower floor basin with water to see if that is what is leaking. If it does not leak, slowly move up the walls and door with the shower head on, to locate the leak. WATER IS TRICKY!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #4
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WATER IS TRICKY!!
But predictable. It always flows down hill and takes the path of least resistance.

Eliminating the shower base as the source of the leak is without a doubt the first step. A crack in the pan could be the source of the water. I like the door installed incorrectly as a possible culprit too.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #5
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on a 2013 i would be starting with the dealer
any attempt to repair it yourself will give the dealer the out that you modified it therefor the warranty is void
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:07 AM   #6
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Before caulking all over the place, have someone get in the showed and go thru a wet shower run while you stay outside and observer exactly where the water is coming from. Then take appropriate repair actions.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:26 AM   #7
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I have a 2013 Salem Villa Estate and am having an issue with the shower flooding the floor. I have attempted resealing/caulking around the shower walls with no success. I have opened the panel at the bottom of the shower floor and have checked the drain fittings and all appear good.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Lee
I had a similar problem in two different campers. The first turned out to be a very slow drip developed where the pex tubing is attached to the shower fixture in the hollow wall.
The second was the faucet itself has a very hard black "gasket" between the base and the shower/tub wall. The fit must be excellent to prevent water from going behind the gasket and into the wall. I used plumbers putty out of sight to stop the leak. These are easy checks and fix. If you want to prevent the travel and two weeks in dealers lot.
The round scuttle plate below provides access to the fittings. Sometimes it a access plate opposite side of wall.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:06 PM   #8
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my leaky shower turned out to be the fixture itself, seems the thin plastic on the back of the fixture developed a thin crack... replaced fixture and no more problems! ;-)
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:37 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the suggestions

Again -- thanks for all the suggestions. I have finally got hold of Forest River and they gave me the number of a local repair place that will come to me (I do have to pay the service call charge -- but repairs are under warrenty). Have to get through the weekend since he can not get to me unitl Monday.

I tried going to the dealership but they were of no help at all!! Have not even had a return call from them -- had to call them 5 different times and talk to different people (never got my original sales rep or the service manager).. Beware of America Choice RV in Ocala, FL...

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:38 AM   #10
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When we were a few weeks into my 3 month "Retirement Tour" last year with our nearly new Sunseeker, I discovered a leak in the shower area. We were dry camping (ignore the pun) and overfilled the grey water tank, having about an inch of water in the shower. We were planning to leave the next morning so I didn't go dump. The next morning I found a drip at the wheel well. The floor plan has the shower over the wheel well. I removed the round access plate under the shower and found a threaded drain fitting wasn't quite tight enough. Access was tough as the tabs on the fitting were up against the shower floor, but I got it tight enough and have never had a leak since.
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