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Old 09-13-2019, 03:04 PM   #1
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Shower Leak at Bottom Against Wall

Leak at bottom left of shower. Water accumulates on ledge and leaks out through gap between metal and wall. Accentuated with slight forward tilt of RV at current location perhaps, as never noticed before. Other side of shower does not appear to have that gap - metal is flush. Is this proper install? Short term solution appears to be caulk. Silicone I assume. Also note that bigger gap between wall and shower pan on left vs right. Seems off as well and not sure if that additional gap is contributing to leak. other than caulk or reinstall, anything else to be done?
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:59 AM   #2
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Unlike a stick house the install location is not always level and the shower pans are not always square so you may have a aeration between one side to the other. Myself I would make sure the area is dry and clean and then seal it with a good quality sealant for bath area I don't like using silicone
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:28 AM   #3
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Agreed clean and seal clear silicone.
But be careful sealant claims by Manufacture want it on outside only. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-16-2019, 08:28 AM   #4
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You definitely want to seal that area.

I know the door guys say not to caulk the inside of the door....but that is to let water from the door drain back into the pan. However...the BOTTOM pan has a 1.5" lip all the way around (with a caveat) and that walls sit over that lip. HOWEVER, at the outside edges...and I am not sure why they do this...the pan lip is "notched" or cut at a 45 degree angle. This supposedly allows the door to properly install and not "bunch" up the pan. What I find is that water can sit on the ledge and where the bottom of the 45 angle is...there is no upright lip, only a flat ledge. If it is going to leak...that's where.

Let me see if I can find that old post. I took a picture while it was apart and is much clearer.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:36 AM   #5
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Hooray! I found it. I'll see if I can create a tag so I can find it easier next time.
"Shower Surround" "Shower Pan" "Shower Leak"
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You can see how those pans tie together.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:36 AM   #6
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:42 PM   #7
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Sooo, I have a new Georgetown and it, too, developed a water leak underneath the shower. I put a note on the Georgetown forums to let others know: Brand new GT5 - Water leak from under shower

Multiple people responded that they had the same problem, a leaking HepvO valve. The HepvO is a "waterless trap" and it replaces the normal P-trap (the u-shaped piping). It has a membrane it in that acts as a one-way valve to allow water to drain from the shower and to keep sewer gases from coming back into the shower drain.

One person responded that FR apparently did a redesign of the drain to permanently fix the cracking problem. It is possible that other models also use a HepvO valve and have the same issue. If I were you I'd look under the shower as close as possible and see how that thing looks.

The posts I linked to have some good pictures.

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Old 09-16-2019, 04:05 PM   #8
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Common problem with most brands of RVs. As others have said, seal it up.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:00 AM   #9
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I had a similar small leak driving me crazy trying to find source. Finally discovered that a screw under the door holding the door track to the pan was broken. New screw and a cheap door weather seal from Lowes attached to the bottom of the door. No more leak.
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