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Old 02-14-2016, 08:52 AM   #1
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Can't believe that FR would sell a two piece shower with a gap on the bottom of the perimeter where water can leak behind the wall.

Anyone have a problem with water issues? Any fixes besides caulk.

Refused to take the unit yesterday
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:13 AM   #2
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Caulk did work for me

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Can't believe that FR would sell a two piece shower with a gap on the bottom of the perimeter where water can leak behind the wall.

Anyone have a problem with water issues? Any fixes besides caulk.

Refused to take the unit yesterday
Had an issue, water running into the dinning room, but the caulk did fix it, the water from the shower ran down the wall on top of the shower unit and leaked all the way around, ( FR ) did not seal mine at all ( no caulk at all ). We kept seeing a trail of water after from the shower and thought it was coming from not having the shower curtain closed all the way or something, then discovered it was running from under the wall.
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:34 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear you fell victim but at least a solution was found. Guess it's just a personal preference as to how much you complain about.

I was one of those overload complainers yesterday.

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Old 02-14-2016, 11:18 AM   #4
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We've never had a leak, and I'm told that there's no need for caulking because the shower pan actually extends several inches up behind the shower walls, so water can't leak out that joint where the walls meet the bottom.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:24 AM   #5
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Ditto what Vacationlovers said. Search the FR3 forum and you'll find several post on this topic. I believe most people don't do anything since the bottom pan extends up the wall behind the side panels. If your concerned, take off the 4" access panel on the side and check underneath to see if there is any water below. Also a good idea anyways to double check the plumbing pipe is tight from time to time.
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Old 02-14-2016, 12:23 PM   #6
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Ditto, shower pan extends above gap. I was told it minimizes condensation behind the shower.


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Old 02-14-2016, 02:38 PM   #7
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Thanks I just wanted to be sure and I am having the dealer correct it anyway.

I'm use to the one piece shower in my Winnebago class C.

We were just disgusted from the amount of issues that we found but once again, better before the purchase than after
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:46 PM   #8
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mine is a pursuit, but, the bottom rail for the curtain was not sealed at all, seen the water standing in front of the stall when the wife gave the dog a bath, couldn't see very well, but the rail was loose and not sealed, took it apart and cleaned what clear sealant that was there and about two feet up the side rails and screwed the bottom rail to the sides and resealed everything with clear sealant and walla, leak fixed, it is just a case of bad QA, and the the fact that they try to get out as many as they can in one day,
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:29 PM   #9
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The first time the shower leaked the dealer fixed a cracked P trap, the next time I found a small gap near the bottom of the shower door. Small amount of caulk ended that.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:18 AM   #10
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I put a small bar along top of shower with caulking so I didn't flood my living room anymore. Works great now.
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