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Old 05-30-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Bathroom Vanity Problem

Has anyone had any problem with the bathroom vanity top getting moisture from shower and expanding? We have only had our camper 8 months and camped 4 times. This weekend I noticed the edge against the shower is swollen and the formica/glue etc is coming off. We have a 2013 Rockwood Roo 23SS. We had a 2006 Rockwood 233 prior and never had this issue. It's basically the same shower, same curtain, etc but the layout is reversed. I can't figure out why it is occuring in the new camper and hope this would be a warranty item. I wonder if the shower curtain is the culprit, but again appears to be the same curtain as in older model. We always vent with fan after each shower.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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Keep vent fan running during shower.
By the time you are turning it on after, some moisture from the shower will have already condensed on surrounding surfaces.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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I use the shower on my 23 SS no issues.

Yep. Need the fan on from the beginning. Also need a window open somewhere in the unit to draw the air. Get good airflow.

Also check the factory issued shower curtain. It allows water to spray through it. Might need a liner or a different curtain.
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My issue is that we never had a problem in the 2006 model and we take showers same way. I always have fan running. DW not during shower but vent is cracked. We may need to try a liner but again same curtain, shower process etc as our previous Roo with absolutely no problems. I plan on calling dealer after our upcoming trip. I wonder if the Formica wasn't installed properly or if curtains are normally treated with waterproofing and this one wasn't. Uploaded photos show more detail

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Old 06-20-2013, 11:37 PM   #5
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Seems like "Exhaust fan running during showers" is a recurring theme.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #6
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Can't tell in the photo but is it water damage - like the surface is bubbling up? Or is it that the glue has let go? Wondering if the warm steam caused the glue to let go.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:01 AM   #7
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It looks like the pressboard wood is slightly swollen. Good point though. If glue let go and then it got wet it would explain. I also can't say for sure how the Formica looked on that edge when we purchased camper.
I appreciate comments on fan but we do vent (me during and after every shower, everyone else after each shower for sure) until everything is bone dry. . It's just really frustrating on a new camper when it didn't occur before as we are pretty meticulous.

Also, is this something I could fix easily myself?Any ideas on where I can find a liner at proper size?
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I agree frustrating. I'd be upset too.

DIY fixes for laminate can be done on flat surfaces kinda easy but the glue can be super fast setting and really unforgiving. Honestly I probably wouldn't try unless I was going to replace the counter top anyway (if I made it worse). Call FR first and see what they say. I'll keep an eye on mine. It seems more like a defect rather than damage. First the defect then water got in kinda thing.
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Oh and any shower curtain liner will work. Walmart or any other store. Your choice from a plastic one for a couple bucks up to a micro tech cloth one for $50. Mine was $3. Lol
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