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Old 10-06-2011, 06:25 AM   #1
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08 Essex Shower Drain Config.??

G'morning:

We run an 08 EX and we've recently started to experience occasional water on the tile floor outside of the shower at the foot of the curved glass door after taking a shower. Have also noticed a piece of wood trim between shower stall and bdrm. is showing evidence of water/moisture damage where the bottom end of this trim meets the tile bthrm. floor just before entering bdrm. and on to carpet.

ANYWAY!....Can't find a diagram of how the shower drain is configured and attached to the shower floor. Can't even find info on how to properly remove the chrome shower drain screen. Does it just twist off??, pop off??, er what?

Worried about what's happening under shower floor and/or drain system to the grey tank, although, it MAY just be leaking shower doors (we hope).

Any insight out there???
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Do you have a vent at bottom face of shower near the floor?
The trap maybe below floor level with cut out in floor.
There is room to reach under and tighten fittings if not tight.
If you have your coach build number can input into COM_NET2 to find parts for your coach and may give a clue what screen looks like and maybe how to remove.
There is a thread about clog drain which may tell how screen was remove for cleaning drain.
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Re: Concern About Shower Drain

Hey, Double 'O' :

Thanks for the comeback.

No, there's no screen/vent along the face of the curved, corian appearing, base of the shower. Also, I haven't found that "build number" you mentioned....yet. Will keep looking or will call Newmar to try and get it. Sure would hate to have to bring it in to Nappanee but I can't figure out how to get under there to see what's going on. (But,.....then again......they've got pretty good pies over in that Nappanee bakery place !! )

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The shower drain screen unscrews. Take the handles of a pair of pliers and stick into a pair of slots on the screen and twist a quarter turn CCW (using the pliers as your screwdriver "tool"). It unscrews right off, very little effort.
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Newmar's build number should be on some of the original docs you got in the suitcase.
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Check your closet for the serial number sheet listing, the build number is on that
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The backside of a kitchen cabinet door that has the paint color codes written on it, that may also have the build number.

Otherwise, send Phil Stilley (or anyone at Newmar) an email with your VIN and he can look up build.
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To verify where leakage is try taping a strip of paper towel (your moisture sensor) on the trim between the door and the floor. Something like an inch wide piece going all the way around the shower base (3-4ft) taped intermittently so as to "stretch" the towel firmly against the trim. Take a shower and see where/if the paper towel shows any moisture. That'll be a clear indicator of a source of leakage.

Hopefully it does so a leak, as it'll just be a shower door problem - or, tee hee, you guys are a little too aggressive in the shower flinging water over the top ;-)

If the towel comes up dry and the puddle is there, it'll be a drain pipe issue....
Newmar does not make it easy to deal with beneath/behind the shower issues.
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Thanks ALL for input.

We have discovered the "leak" and thank goodness it looks like it is NOT from under the floor but due to what appears to be a gap in the rubber like moulding at the base of the fixed and curved shower glass (not the sliding curved door).

Haven't figured out yet why there's a gap at that location (bottom center of glass) but it looks like that is where they ended the spline which encircles and holds the glass in the frame groove !! You'd think the ends of this spline would have been located at the top of the glass. Oh, well, after cleaning the area guess I'll try a little silicone caulk and see if it stops the leak.

Thanks again, especially for info on how to remove the floor drain screen.

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Steve your build number should be on paper in cabinet or closet wall with all your appliances listed and reference numbers for them plus paint codes.
Maybe in your master Owners Manual.
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