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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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.
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.
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.
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 !!
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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