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Old 11-13-2018, 05:35 PM   #1
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question on shower surround

My friend just purchased a new 2019 Wildwood and it does not have any thing on the wall in the shower/tub is this normal? The wall is the same wall as in the entire camper. We have a Sunseeker and had a Rockwood camper and both have/had the plastic tile looking surround...
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:51 PM   #2
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Some manufacturers choose to not install tub/shower surrounds.

I had a SOB that was this way saving them money on every unit.

It was OK for a year or two but then water started to wick up in the corners, bulging the wall panels. We wound up installing our own panels and then traded it off a year or so later.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:20 PM   #3
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I googled wildwood 2019 and click on fisrt link. Sure enough, no shower surround. I'd either install one or see if I could find some sealant that would create a water tight barrier. I dont know is that exists.
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Some manufacturers choose to not install tub/shower surrounds.

I had a SOB that was this way saving them money on every unit.

It was OK for a year or two but then water started to wick up in the corners, bulging the wall panels. We wound up installing our own panels and then traded it off a year or so later.
Thanks for your reply...where did you get the panels from..
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:29 PM   #5
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Thanks..where did you get the panels. And hiw much were they? Are they hard to install?
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:31 PM   #6
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I just cannot believe the wall is water proof!!! I would be back at the dealer and i would have shower panels when i left! This is a stupid thing for Forest River to do
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I just cannot believe the wall is water proof!!! I would be back at the dealer and i would have shower panels when i left! This is a stupid thing for Forest River to do
This is actually not a rarity, in some lines.
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This has to be one of the craziest things I have heard with regards to RV's!!!! In my mind that would be a deal breaker!
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Thanks for your reply...where did you get the panels from..
We bought them at Home Depot.
It was a cut to fit kit.
We glued them with liquid nails adhesive and caulked around the perimeters.
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My first trailer was like this and it wasnt an issue, BUT I only had it for 3 years...
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This has to be one of the craziest things I have heard with regards to RV's!!!! In my mind that would be a deal breaker!
X2! Why would anybody buy something like this? You wouldn't accept in your home, so why is it okay in a RV?
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Look up Specialty Recreation for surrounds. https://www.google.com/search?ei=gYT...39.qQXLRWl8fHA
They fasten in with plastic pop rivets.
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:21 PM   #13
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Some manufacturers choose to not install tub/shower surrounds.

I had a SOB that was this way saving them money on every unit.

It was OK for a year or two but then water started to wick up in the corners, bulging the wall panels. We wound up installing our own panels and then traded it off a year or so later.
Okay, I gotta ask....WHAT is an SOB? I know what my daddy said it was, but I think this must be different.
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Okay, I gotta ask....WHAT is an SOB? I know what my daddy said it was, but I think this must be different.
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Not a Forest River product...
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Some of you are getting excited over nothing. Our last trailer had no surround. We camped with it for 6 years and never had a problem.
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:16 PM   #16
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my first unit was that way, never had an issue. when done toweling off used the towel and took 5 seconds and wiped the 3 walls down quick
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