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Old 05-14-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Cherokee Shower Area - Your thoughts!

Here's a question.
In the 2008 Cherokee Grey Wolf, the tub/shower area well...
I'm worried. I never showered in it last year because the walls
in this area are designed the same as the rest of the camper.
(As far as the wall paper is concerned.) What I am wondering
is since their is no surround (plastic) in this area, if we shower in
their will it ruin the walls? Or do they use some special board in
that area only? I "banged on those walls" and some other interior
walls and it sounds the same. Info?


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Old 05-15-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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When we had our 28A it had the regular walls in thier too. we showered all the time with no problems! the wall covering is a vinyl material so it should be water resistant.

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Old 05-15-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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Hmmm, our's has a full plastic tub enclosure. I suppose if it is a vinyl and is sealed well, that would be fine, though I'd worry a bit about it too Nina. Have you talked to the dealer about any troubles they've ween, or any solutions?
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #4
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Ours was wall covering as you described and I didnt think it would be a problem. I thought why would they put something in a shower if it was going to be a moisture problem, the designer and manufacture knew the application so I really hoped it would be fine. We have since added a tub surround after the fact so we could have plastic to match tub and have soap holders.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:01 PM   #5
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My mobile home (double wide) has wallpaper vinyl wrapped walls throughout the bathroom area- including the tub and shower walls- never had any problems. Just be sure the caulk at all the seams is good.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:32 AM   #6
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If it really really bothers you, paint the walls with clear polyurathane. Comes in serveral finishes, and I guess "flat" would be be the best, unless you prefer "high gloss" walls

In my photography persuits many of my darkroom building buddies built their own processing sinks out of 2x6 and plywood. The inside of the sink was painted with several coats of poly and they held water really well. So some poly well applied should waterproof your walls. Test a small area to make sure applying the poly doesn't smear the ink in the wallpaper. It shouldn't but make sure.

Get plenty of ventilation in there while you do it, let it dry for a week before you get it wet. I seem to do better with a brush than spray on.
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My thoughts exactly

I just purchased the Cherokee GrayWolf 26 DBH Limited and I totally missed this during the excitement of the purchase. I got it home and went WoHaaaa! The walls in the shower are the same wallpaper. The walls in my long gone motorhome were vinyl/plastic. I was thinking 3M water repellant. Any one tried this? if not will try the urethane. Thanks and I enjoy this forum very much!
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:29 PM   #8
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It is fine... Biggest issue is to wipe down the walls when you do a shower for mold and mildew sake...
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I appreciate the feedback. Many thanks
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I didn't like the thought of the wall board getting soaked all the time either so I put in a heavy vinyl surround. Look up my thread and you can see pics of the surround.

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