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Old 07-02-2018, 07:46 PM   #1
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Finally got hit with a big issue - had a good run!

Well I had a good run since getting the new trailer - lots of common minor issues that I either fixed easily myself or didn't care enough to bother with a dealer repair and FR warranty.

Today however when packing up camp I went to dump the grey tank and I got maybe a trickle... That's odd because I know i just took a nice long shower...

Went around back and yep - underside cover sagging and full of water!

Got home and opened the access panel under the shower and here is what I had, trap completely disconnected from base:


Spoke with FR and so far they seem to be standing behind their product. Asked me to document and send everything over and go get an estimate for repair. Hopefully once this is behind me I can go on another even longer run!
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:53 PM   #2
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Iím checking mine tomorrow!
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:13 AM   #3
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Had mine break. Went to Lowe's, got what I needed to fix. Done. Took,longer to go to the store then fix.

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Old 07-05-2018, 05:02 AM   #4
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What model
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:06 AM   #5
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:08 AM   #6
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Ok thank add thank you I've got a 2019. How did you get Forest River to pay for it with only having a one year warranty
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Which model and year do you have
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That is the OP info from his profile....

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Ok thank you I'm new trying to figure this out
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:24 AM   #11
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There is nothing broken there. You can fix it yourself in ten Min with nothing to buy. If you look it is a slip fitting with a compression lock nut. The nut probably never got tightened. Just slip it back together, tighten the lock nut and support the pipe so it can't fall again. You can place something under it or use some plumbing strap and hang it. OR you can take it to the dealer with all that hassle and he can fix it whenever he gets around to it. The choice is yours.
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Sure, he can fix the problem, but he does need to take it in to see if the accumulation of water not in his gray water tank has done any damage.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:13 AM   #13
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This issue has been discussed many times on here ,your Shower Floor is "NOT Supported! This allows the Drain to move up and down, with the floor pan of shower! A bridge span will have to be built over the Cut out area of the trailer floor and baseplate plus Styrofoam attached to bottom of shower with support blocks between trailer floor and shower base! Now ask Yourself "Do I want a Dealer assigned person to tackle this task? I have posted Pics of this repair on FRF several times!
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Thanks for the reply and suggestions (even the curt ones). Yes the slip nut was not tightened down, allowing the trap to separate, as you can see in the pic. That problem has been fixed, but Gator got it - the soaked insulation and possible water damage is what I am looking to get repaired now.

As far as the shower pan not supported, it is up a point but ends before the end of the tub and drain. I am already working on a fix for this including support the reattached trap and piping. Just supporting the piping would not be the best course of action here as the pan could still flex and the piping would then be responsible for supporting the front of the pan. I intend on supporting the whole pan first, eliminating the flex, then basically eliminating any space the trap has to move down should it try to again.

Also, I was probably one of the last people who got the FR extended warranty before they stopped offering it, thats how I am still under warranty.
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Thanks for the reply and suggestions (even the curt ones). Yes the slip nut was not tightened down, allowing the trap to separate, as you can see in the pic. That problem has been fixed, but Gator got it - the soaked insulation and possible water damage is what I am looking to get repaired now.

As far as the shower pan not supported, it is up a point but ends before the end of the tub and drain. I am already working on a fix for this including support the reattached trap and piping. Just supporting the piping would not be the best course of action here as the pan could still flex and the piping would then be responsible for supporting the front of the pan. I intend on supporting the whole pan first, eliminating the flex, then basically eliminating any space the trap has to move down should it try to again.

Also, I was probably one of the last people who got the FR extended warranty before they stopped offering it, thats how I am still under warranty.
If the "curt remark" was in regards to my post ,please disregard! Youroo!!
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ID:	178499good news. My tub was supported on the underside and fittings were tight. Did I get the lucky or what!?! Lol
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Attachment 178499good news. My tub was supported on the underside and fittings were tight. Did I get the lucky or what!?! Lol

Definitely luckier than me! Although I would still follow some of the good advice and support the trap in such a way that it can't travel down. I wouldn't make it so rigid that the pipe is working to support the tub. Youroo's idea about a span and Styrofoam would be good... or even a pipe strap that is just barely supporting the trap would be good insurance and something I wish i had done.



I've been looking some more at mine for how I want to beef things up under there and if you look at the half circle cut out for the drain (barely visible in your pic), its comically large like mine is. I would bet still allows some flex of the tub right at the drain, so I would still take precautions to ensure that over time the trap can't work its way off like mine did - of course its a lot easier for the trap to come off when it isn't even hand tight as I found mine .


A quick way to check this would be to stand in the tub and step right on/over the drain - if its soft or has the slightest give you have room for the trap to eventually work off. I unfortunately noticed this too late to save me from my problem!
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Attachment 178499good news. My tub was supported on the underside and fittings were tight. Did I get the lucky or what!?! Lol
Yea right can we say "Diving Board" yours needs support also! Youroo!!
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A quick way to check this would be to stand in the tub and step right on/over the drain - if its soft or has the slightest give you have room for the trap to eventually work off. I unfortunately noticed this too late to save me from my problem!


Thatís a good idea. Iíll have the DW get in and Iíll look under to see if itís flexing. Then Iíll grab a beer to sip on while Iím in the dog house.
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This issue has been discussed many times on here ,your Shower Floor is "NOT Supported! This allows the Drain to move up and down, with the floor pan of shower! A bridge span will have to be built over the Cut out area of the trailer floor and baseplate plus Styrofoam attached to bottom of shower with support blocks between trailer floor and shower base! Now ask Yourself "Do I want a Dealer assigned person to tackle this task? I have posted Pics of this repair on FRF several times!


Do you have these pics. Cannot find the thread with them.
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