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Old 07-06-2016, 04:56 PM   #1
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Leaking From Shower/How to Access

Hello Dolphin Owners....

My recent purchase of a 1995 Dolphin 535 has a leak. It seems as though the shower is leaking partially down and out above the left rear leveling jack onto the ground.

This appears to be a drainage issue into the grey water tank, but how do I access the pipes without tearing the whole shower floor out, or taking out the whole shower? I took off the shower drain cover to see if the pipes match up and so far they appear to do so based upon my feeble eyesight.

Any Ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:24 PM   #2
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So, behind the sliding bedroom door is a very small access panel. Trying to fit my hulk of a body between the bed and the wall is about impossible. Once I am on the ground groaning and trying to peer into the access...I see pipes. From where I can touch, there is no moisture. I look down into the abyss that is the innards of the rv and I can see something...I stick my cane in depths...yup there is moisture. Now, how to get in there and poke around, I have no idea. Maybe through the top of the water/sewer bay perhaps? I will let you know if there is such access.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:23 AM   #3
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My Dolphin is a 2004 but this may be some help to you. Behind the rear wheels is a panel above the chassis frame that can be removed for access to the gray tank drain and plumbing. I hope you have this panel also, it isn't very big opening but I could get my hand and arm in there to reseal the fitting that was leaking.
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Thanks for the tip. I will look into it...once it stops raining that is....
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My water tank had a crack and that's where it leaked
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:14 AM   #6
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I had a similar issue. I thought it was the drain pipe from my shower at first. Then I discovered that the water was coming from the back of the shower faucet. Removed it and found that there was a crack in it. Replaced it and No more leak.

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I had a similar issue. I thought it was the drain pipe from my shower at first. Then I discovered that the water was coming from the back of the shower faucet. Removed it and found that there was a crack in it. Replaced it and No more leak.

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Thats what happened to my inside shower on my 1998 the first time we used it. I think it was also from improper witerizing. I bought (2) brand new all brass faucets directly from Valltera (was Phoenix) for the same price others wanted for one. Replaced the inside one but so far the outside shower doesn't leak. If it ever does, I have a spare.
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My 99 Dolphin also leaked from right behind the shower were the water pipes screwed into the shower manifold - valve.

While I was there I just replaced the old shower valve with a new on, but what a PITA to get into the shower and then manipulate my hands to get a good right-E -tite-E screw back on seal of those two pipes, I also aded 2 part epoxy to were the two water pipes screw into the new shower manifold on the back side just for added measure > six months later all it well . *sigh.
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