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Old 05-22-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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Shower Replacement

Has anyone ever replaced an older shower stall with a new one? If so do you have to use a specialized shower for a 5th Wheel, or could I use one from Home Depot if the dimensions are the same?

Any information would be appreciated.

If you know of a vendor or can suggest where you would find a new 5th wheel shower that would be great too.

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IMO...

IF you can get residential quality components to fit ..... USE THEM! The quality is great!

Most of the "stuff" that is specifically made for RV's and Mobile homes..again IMO...Is absolute and total CRAP.
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Thanks, I will try and see if I can find a stall that will fit. I think you are right on the money when you say the quality they use is not good. (Your definition cracked me up), but that is why allot of these items do not last very long due to the lightweight and poor quality. I know they have to keep things light and plastic not to add to weight, but some items just need a little more rigidity and quality to hold up. Anyway thanks for the advice.

I just read an old thread from 2002 and it sounds like they bolt them in behind the trim and may use a double backed tape to the trailer walls or glue them. I guess I will find out when I go to remove it. If damage the existing walls badly in the process I could always patch them and sand them smooth before installing a new one.
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A couple things to be mindful of...

An RV is a "Rolling Earthquake" and the interior components also need to be FLEXIBLE enough to survive in this harsh environment. Sometimes, residential stuff is too rigid for these applications...so BE CAREFUL with your choices.

Also the interior of an RV will see environmental conditions most homes never do...Interior temps from -5 F to 110 F ..and many residential products are not designed for these extremes.
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The new shower will have to be in pieces as a one piece unit will not fit through the door. They are made in several pieces just for this reason. Make sure the pieces will fit through the door and into the spot they need to go. Buy some foam in a can and squirt it under the shower floor after installation for extra shower floor support.
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.... Make sure the pieces will fit through the door and into the spot they need to go. Buy some foam in a can and squirt it under the shower floor after installation for extra shower floor support.
That's why thay made windows...hahaha

GREAT idea on the foam!
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Okay...thanks for the tips. very much appreciated
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