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Old 10-29-2015, 10:05 AM   #11
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Most tub & showers in RVs & Manufactured homes are designed to NOT be caulked !!!
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:13 AM   #12
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X2 the floor pan goes quite aways up behind.
Shower would have to overflow to get up and behind, and even then I don't think it would.
Then yours is different from mine. My pan does not have a lip behind the wall surround. The wall surround is behind the pan and the pan is screwed to the wall. When I sprayed the walls when I originally got it, water came from underneath the service door of the pan. The pan needed to be caulked. So evidently, not all showers are the same.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:20 AM   #13
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Then yours is different from mine. My pan does not have a lip behind the wall surround. The wall surround is behind the pan and the pan is screwed to the wall. When I sprayed the walls when I originally got it, water came from underneath the service door of the pan. The pan needed to be caulked. So evidently, not all showers are the same.
Could yours have been installed wrong ???
That makes no sense,,, The pan should be installed behind the wall panels,,, Have you owned this unit since it was new ???
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:46 AM   #14
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Shower pan "curb lip"

Most look like this....(see picture) for the curb 'lip' that goes up behind the wall panels.

However, if it is leaking.. check the caulking around the glass frames where it is mounted to the pan.

I have caulked the glass frames to the pan on mine 3 times before finally noticing that when someone steps onto the shower pan it flexes enough to pull the caulking away from the pan where there is 'no lip' .
It opened up enough to allow some water to leak under the glass frame onto the floor.
At first I had suspected the wall panel joint was leaking.

Surprisingly it is only the caulking that is holding the glass / aluminum frames to the base.

It is not recommended to caulk the gap between the wall panels and the pan.

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Old 10-29-2015, 12:10 PM   #15
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I only caulked my shower where the vertical shower glass walls rest on the shower pan. The only reason I even did this was it leaked when we took our fist couple of showers. Took a couple of times to carefully caulk the seams so the leak stopped. All good now!
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:12 PM   #16
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I bought my TT new in '12. I took a picture during lunch. It's a little dark. Not sure if the wall was suppose to overlap or not, but this is how it was installed. I used clear bathroom silicone sealant on the top edge...
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:44 PM   #17
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That looks so wrong in so many ways. Would you put in tile and then a shower in a bathroom? I would have it changed so the wall covers the lip.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:01 PM   #18
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My drain connection was touching the shower floor causing it to crack. At Goshen this year, FR replaced the shower pan. It was amazing to watch, came out, was replaced quickly. When all was assembled the tech caulked every seam. Used a colored silicone, cleaned up with acetone. It was not caulked before.
BTW Gregg Willow yours looks really wrong, if it has not leaked you are very lucky.
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That looks so wrong in so many ways. Would you put in tile and then a shower in a bathroom? I would have it changed so the wall covers the lip.
Is what it is. It's sealed, no problems for 3 seasons. During my PDI I did not know what to look for in this area, as well as others. This is a 2012, so no warranty and I am not ripping the walls out and trying to do a "do over".

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So evidently, not all showers are the same.
Learned a lot here since 2012 and still learning. Just add this as something to look for during your next PDI
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Our shower leaked the first time we used it.
Water got around the extrusions for the glass along the top of the pan/bottom of the glass.
Took it back to the dealer who removed and reinstalled the glass panels.
He said it had been improperly installed at the factory.
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