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Old 04-06-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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Question on Remodeling of Shower

Hey All...

I am in the process of making my new to me HR Navigator "mine" and I am looking at redoing the original fiberglass shower with the glass surround with tile and a glass surround.

The current shower is in fine shape, is the "standard" size but just would be such a huge improvement it would be tempting to redo.

It is probably too big of a job for yours truly as I am better at Destruction than Construction...never very good in shop class either.

Anyway, is this super expensive pain in the butt job or relatively easy?

Has anyone done this and was it "worth" it? It is way too costly to make it worthwhile? (I know there are different costs to tile, but you get my drift, I hope)

Is it a time consuming gig or should it be done relatively quickly if done by the right guys?

Thanks in advance, as always!
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:26 PM   #2
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The reason plastic and fiberglass works so well in RVs is it's light weight and ability to flex without damage. Tile is best when fastened to cement board, making for a very heavy installation. If you're not doing it yourself, it's also an expensive upgrade that might only look good until the first rough stretch of highway. To me, a shower is to get clean in, not something I need to be decked out in fine grouted tile. JMHO
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I wouldn't do it, as stated earlier: expensive and heavy to do it right. Even our new to us MH has a fiberglass pan in the shower.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:21 PM   #4
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Great input and I agree...and after thinking about it after reading the replies, they are completely correct: Not worth the weight and the fact that to do it right is a big job.

I shall stick with what I have and just upgrade the shower head, etc.

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I did mine with solid surface corian on the walls but the plastic floor that came with it. I have glass surround too. It came with the glass and corian though and I just updated it. All the new coaches are tile that Foretravel makes with no cracking issues.
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I did mine with solid surface corian on the walls but the plastic floor that came with it. I have glass surround too. It came with the glass and corian though and I just updated it. All the new coaches are tile that Foretravel makes with no cracking issues.
But I bet that your rig was designed with that weight of building materials. In an RV built with thin plywood and plastic/fiberglass shower surround, I don't know if they planned on such a heavy upgrade.
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