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Old 12-30-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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In Southeast Florida for Holiday weekend visiting our daughters and grandchild. After enjoying a quick shower this weekend, went outside with my favorite beverage to kick back a little. As I tilted my head back for the first taste of pleasure of the day, I noticed water dripping from the chassis above camp side rear tires. With a closer look, I noticed a panel about 8 inches square had been screwed to the exterior bottom of floor with the water running out from a gap from a missing screw in that panel. Had not noticed that before. I have not had the chance to investigate further as it was dusk and we broke camp next morning for home to Tallahassee area. I assume the shower drain is leaking, although no water inside RV. Is this panel a normal thing? we bought this 2014 model used, and being a newbie, of course the panel did not catch my attention previously. I will pull it off this weekend to take a look if I have room between the tires and chassis floor. We have been on several short trips since September so far with this RV and so far really enjoying it! Thanks for any info.
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Old 12-31-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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A leaking shower drain is not unheard of in an RV. Lots of movement can cause a leak to develop. I suggust you go to a sales lot and look at a similar model as yours to see if it has the same panel. I'd also drop the panel to inspect what's behind it. A leak onto a plywood or chip board floor will create expensive damage pretty quickly. Look for signs of amateur repair and fix it correctly to stop the leak.

By the way, were you laying underneath the RV when you, "..went outside with my favorite beverage to kick back a little. As I tilted my head back for the first taste of pleasure of the day, I noticed water dripping from the chassis above camp side rear tires."
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In order to install drain trap without elevating shower base above floor there is a cutout in floor to accommodate trap. Panel on underside just allows service on trap. Remove panel and see if water coming from drain pipes or worse, water is running over floor to get to hole.
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By the way, were you laying underneath the RV when you, "..went outside with my favorite beverage to kick back a little. As I tilted my head back for the first taste of pleasure of the day, I noticed water dripping from the chassis above camp side rear tires."
Wasn't laying under the RV but certainly felt like I'd been ran over after seeing the water.

Shower is directly over that location so makes since to have the panel there. I have not been able to get panel off yet, need to dig a little deeper in my tool box for the correct blade or bit.
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Access panel in wheel well is by design, water leak is not. You can access much of the drain piping, but it's tight. Good luck.
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