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dix

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Posted: 02/18/03 08:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was stumbling around the RV this weekend and noticed a crack in the floor of the shower stall. Never noticed it before. It's about 4-5" long, a gradual arc shape, about the thickness of a 2-razor blades. Any tips, short of replacing the shower, on how to make a lasting repair?
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Posted: 02/18/03 11:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If this is only hair crack and is only on the surface (not thru) - you don't need to worry about it.
If the crack is thru - the recommendation is to replace the pan. It can be repaired with epoxy resin, but it is not going to be very cosmetic.

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Posted: 02/19/03 05:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If under warranty, replace, else patch. Thing is, what caused it? I can think of two reasons: 1) Over tightening the shower tub drain, or 2) the shower tub is not seated properly. Avoid 1. If 2, seat it properly before patching or it will crack again.

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I had to fix one in my previous fiver (Terry), fiberglass repair kits work just fine. And as fas as asthetics, who will see it besides yourself?

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I have had the same problem, my shower stall had a crack running from the drain out about 5 inches. I used a fiber glass repair kit. Sanded the shower floor and applied the glass, it has stayed water tight for many showers. Yes its not pretty, but was not in for replacing.

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Thanks for the info. I was considering a fiberglass repair kit...just wnated to confirm I was on the right track. Thanks for the info.

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I repaired a MAJOR crack in our previous TT. Fiberglass resin + matt and cloth. I removed the tub/shower bottom, taped over the crack, then flipped her over and away we went ! probably an overkill but when I fix something, it STAYS fixed !! While out I vacummed up shavings, etc, from the original fabrication, caulked any little places the mfg. should have and installed some roach,ant,mouse deterrent stuff.When reinstalling, I placed a large piece of heavy styrofoam (wood would work but is heavier) under the tub to make it solid, so this would not happen again. Once installed, I removed the tape and touched it up with almond peorcelin repair paint (like for a refrigerator) and you would never even no it had a crack !!


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Could coat the entire inside of the shower base with an elastomeric compound,like a sealer used on parking decks. It would look nice, outlast the RV, and you can add some non-slip texture grit to make it safe.


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Almost every town has at least one person who repairs fiberglass and will come to the job. I have had several tub/showers repaired in rental houses that looked like new. If you ever intend to trade units, it will be money well spent. My experiences averaged about $75 a repair. Good luck


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Posted: 02/20/03 07:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As I was reading this post, that same thing came to mind. I usually pay 50-75 bucks for fiberglass tub/shower crack repairs and my guy does them so you cant see it when its done.

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