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Old 08-23-2022, 06:36 PM   #1
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Rpod shower waterline leak

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I seem to have substantial leak behind the shower wall, so my wife tells me. Unfortunately I'm not on sight to inspect it myself. It's a 18 Rpod 178 that might not have been winterized correctly. how do I get to behind the shower wall so I can fix the leak? any ideas? thanks for your input, cheers
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Old 08-23-2022, 08:07 PM   #2
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Moved thread to the Rpod sub-forum since the OP is asking for model-specific information.
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Old 08-23-2022, 08:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, I’m new to this.
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Old 08-24-2022, 05:14 PM   #4
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You are going to need to cut a hole in the outside of the wall (in the bed area) and create an access panel to get to the water lines and see where it is leaking.

Try to locate the studs and leave area so that you can reattach what you cut out. Try to do it neatly and then you can reattach the cut area and cover the cuts with trim.
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Old 08-25-2022, 09:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion, that would work great but the somewhat narrow hanging closet is whatís behind the shower. It would be very difficult to squeeze in there to do any work or cut the panel.
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Are you sure you have a 178? It doesn't look like there's a closet behind the shower on the floor plan.
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Old 08-25-2022, 11:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for that floor plan. I went and looked it up and found that itís a 179 that has the pantry next to the shower. The Pinterest and fridge are slideout.
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Well, if you don't want to try to get in through the closet, you could remove the sink in the bathroom and should be able to see the water lines from there.
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Thanks River Podder
That will be one of my options for sure. Will the sink drain keep me from pulling it out far enough though to see and get to the waterlines?
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You will have to disconnect the sink drain.

Here's what it should look like.

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Old 08-25-2022, 12:11 PM   #11
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I’ll try that and that should get me to the waterlines. Your input is much appreciated! Thanks
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Thanks for that floor plan. I went and looked it up and found that itís a 179 that has the pantry next to the shower. The Pinterest and fridge are slideout.
You might want to put the correct RV information, in your profile since you had the wrong model number in your original post.
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Hi everybody
I seem to have substantial leak behind the shower wall, so my wife tells me. Unfortunately I'm not on sight to inspect it myself. It's a 18 Rpod 178 that might not have been winterized correctly. how do I get to behind the shower wall so I can fix the leak? any ideas? thanks for your input, cheers
I had a similar leak which turned out to be a Rt angle 1/2" NPT threaded connector that had become loosened. Thankfully the shower had an access port just below the shower valves. I was able to unscrew the cover and reach inside the wall to hand tighten the connector. Leak resolved. You could always CAREFULLY drill a hole in the shower wall just below the faucet and install an access port to make it look OK after the leak is fixed.
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Personally, if it ware me (and it has been), I would just remove the shower faucet from the wall and make sure the screw-on fittings were tight before cutting your own access panels. Took me all of 15 minutes to pull my faucet off the shower wall and tighten the loose fittings that were leaking.
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Personally, if it ware me (and it has been), I would just remove the shower faucet from the wall and make sure the screw-on fittings were tight before cutting your own access panels. Took me all of 15 minutes to pull my faucet off the shower wall and tighten the loose fittings that were leaking.
If I knew how to remove the shower's faucet I would have done that. But my coach already had an access plate through the shower wall just under the valves so opening that was the path of least resistance...
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