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Old 07-06-2014, 11:38 AM   #1
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Cracked floor in shower

On a 2000 Fleetwood Wilderness 5'er the shower tub floor cracked. What is the best way to repair it. The floor is not fiberglass. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Is it plastic? I would think that the floor has been compromised and how well will the repair hold long term? Probably not well.....Think about replacing it, its 14 years old.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:40 PM   #3
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Rip the entire shower out and install a one piece fiberglass unit.

You won't regret it!

Mine is 13 years old and still working great!

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Old 07-07-2014, 12:49 AM   #4
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Fred1609 & Dr4Film, thanks for your help, looks like I need to take some measurements and check on a new fiberglass floor for the shower.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:33 AM   #5
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What happens is over time the foam base under the shower floor disintegrates. It flexes and cracks. You can buy a plastic repair kit at an auto parts store and repair the crack, reinstalling the floor over a better base that the original foam. Many others have done this, but if I were faced with the problem, I would first look to find a new pan. or perhaps as suggested above a new stall. Only problem I see with a one piece stall is getting it in place. Possible a four piece, three walls and a floor would be better.
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If the one piece will fit through the bedroom window, they are easy to remove and re-install.

I had a shop remove a passenger side salon window in my coach to remove the NotSoCold aka Norcold fridge and install a residential.

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Old 07-07-2014, 02:10 PM   #7
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I used to repair fiberglass showers.. They have great 2 part foams that work great now days. You would need to drill a hole dry it out and squirt foam all over. If u don't get it spread over a big area the foam will just expand in one area and can cause more damage. After that it's just building up new fiberglass which is a lot of work. So in long run you are way better replacing shower and putting a 2 piece shower in. Rebuilding a shower floor with foam will be very expensive unless you have experience in fiberglass work.
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There are repair kits . We have used them on two different tubs. It is not real pretty, but if you follow the directions, it works well.

Here is a link: Bathtub Repair
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