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Old 04-24-2016, 08:29 PM   #1
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Water Leak (shower)

I noticed water in one of my compartments the other day and then water on the floor coming under the wall from the shower that I just used. There is a screw in the middle of the drain that I tighten and am wondering if anyone knows if that will do any good. Wondering if there is a seal that sucks up tight or loosens if that screw gets lose? Nothing else is visible. Hopefully it is that simple! Thanks
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Most likely the screw just holds the grate in place. My guess either the drain is leaking, or the faucet is leaking from behind and running down behind the shower.
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I noticed water in one of my compartments the other day and then water on the floor coming under the wall from the shower that I just used. There is a screw in the middle of the drain that I tighten and am wondering if anyone knows if that will do any good. Wondering if there is a seal that sucks up tight or loosens if that screw gets lose? Nothing else is visible. Hopefully it is that simple! Thanks
I called Newmar and he told me to take the vent cover off the bottom of the shower and turn water on to see if it is the drain. There are two vent covers, One for heat and one just and open vent cover. I did so and saw water coming in from the drain. I think I need to pull the drain cover and reseal and install it. He said if it wasn't that to pull the hot and cold controls and look for a problem there. I just thought I would tell you what it was in case anyone else has the same problem.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:27 AM   #4
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Had a similar issue with my 2005 MADP with water dripping into a basement compartment. The problem was the hand hold in the soap holder. Resealed with a bead of clear silicone putty and problem solved. Mentioned this to give you one more place to check for the leak.
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We had the same problem in our Baystar. The supporting deck under the shower pan was never fastened to the sub floor. This resulted in the supporting deck shifting when ever we drove. As we drove the supporting deck would hit the drain. Eventually the grain loosened causing a leak. What a wet mess. We had to remove all the wet insulation and replace the drain. All good now
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Hi roadtraveler,
Along with what MH Mike 51 posted, consider getting your hand in there and ensuring the connection is tight between the drain and the drain pipe. Seems to be a bit of a chronic problem with Bay Stars.
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I'll add my two cents.....we had that issue on our 1995 Dutch Star. It was the shower drain.
FYI, Dealer Service Manager recommended leaving the vent cover over for awhile to make sure all got good and dry under shower floor.
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Thanks for the info

These posts give me good starting points for my search. Info:

We just bought 2004 MADP and was on trip home. Stopped at a campground for a night. The next morning I was outside getting the coach prepped for the remainder of our journey when I noticed water in wet bay compartment dripping through the convenience light in the compartment. About a couple of ounces of water. My wife was showering at the time when I noticed the leak.

After she was done getting ready, I had her turn on the shower and catch the water in a bucket...no leak. Had her dump the bucket of water down the drain...no leak. Had her turn on the shower and let it run...no leak.

This left me with the thought that her body weight on the shower floor may have been causing the leak. But I have to think that the leak is probably coming from one of the hand rails or shower seat mounted in the shower. I'll get a chance tomorrow to look more closely. Thanks for the pointers.
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