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Old 06-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Tub/Shower surround required or not?

The DW and I went to check out a new 2014 Cherokee 284BH and we are very happy that the unit seems to tick all the boxes for our needs. However we noticed the shower/tub surround was not in the unit. We assumed that the surround was a requirement to protect the wall. We asked the salesman and the service manager if the surround was a requirement or if they could install one for us. Of course they could for $750. Both stated that they have never had a unit to come in with damage to the walls where water penetrated or damaged the wall. I just really want to know if the surround is just decorative or is it really needed for protection?

Thanks for any advice.

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Had a 28BH for close to 2 years and over 80nights with lots of showers.. No surround, no problems. I did recaulk the corners once though.
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Well we picked up the 284BH Friday. I did not see any caulk in the corners, should I put a bead? HC
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Well we picked up the 284BH Friday. I did not see any caulk in the corners, should I put a bead? HC
Ours was a small clear bead of silicone or a similar caulking. I would check with your dealer first, but yes, I'd put a bead in the vertical corners.
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Thanks I will look a little closer and see if I can see a clear bead. The dealer's parts and repair guy said it looked fine but they won't pay for repairs down the road. HC
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