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Old 08-26-2016, 01:33 PM   #1
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Shower Trouble

Now that I have my overheating problem solve its time to move on to a few needed repairs inside the MH. So in a nutshell my shower faucet is broken, in the sence that when you turn the knobs you get water but when you pull the little knob for the shower nothing happens. I took the whole thing apart and found no way to fix it. Of course I can buy a replacment, but I see no way to get the old one off, as the faucet is against the outside wall of the MH, and i have no intention of cutting an access hole, and I would prefer not to have to remove the whole shower. So what to be done????

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A few pictures might help others visualize what you're up against.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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They had to put it together somehow. Figure how they did that, you can undo it. Pictures and the make/model/year of the RV might help.

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They had to put it together somehow. Figure how they did that, you can undo it. Pictures and the make/model/year of the RV might help.

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I am sorry Frank, this is a 1992 Fleetwood Pace Arrow, 36 footer on a P 30 chassie. The shower is all one piece fiberglass, Ive inserted a link of what our shower looks like. You'll notice that the faucets are on the same side as the outside wall of the MH. Other pics will have to wait till we get it back from the radiator shop. Hope this helps.

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Unless I'm not seeing this right, the faucet in the tub is several inches off the outside wall. It looks like there should be access from under the sink (or that you'd be able to MAKE access there). It wouldn't be comfortable, it seems like working on plumbing never is, but stuff yourself sideways into the door under the sink and what do you see? If you find, or make, access under the sink you'd likely find it easier to work on if you removed the cabinet door and just got it out of of your way.
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Might be possible to access from the other side as well. If there a dinette seat, or possibly a galley cabinet, working on it from that side might allow the use of shorter arms.

If working from the other side isn't practical, I'd be tempted to try removing that entire vanity cabinet. I doubt seriously there's any glue involved. It would just be a matter of finding all the screws holding it in place.
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That panel on the front of the tub also comes off but there has to be an easier way. access from the basement?
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Well the damn thing is still in the shop getting its cooling system repaired, so I have not had a chanch to check on any of these suggestions yet. It should be back to us this coming friday the 2nd, so Ill have a chanch to see whats up. Report back then.

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There has to be access to that area. Also check the side trim panel that runs between the tub/shower enclosure and outside wall. Would almost bet that that's your opening point. At least, that's where I would put it.
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Mystery solved

Well they say pictures never lie and in this case they surely dont. Our money pit is home with all new cooling system and I mean everything. So the first thing I did after getting it home was grab a flashlight and screwdriver and went to the bathroom cabinate, man that is one small space to work in.
So I pulled the cusions from the left hand dinett and found a cover held on by six screws, well out came the screws and off came the cover.




And they they are



A very easy arms leanth to them. So I have the new fixture coming from amazon late friday and will replace the offending item saturday morn. I decided to go ahead and order the sink faucet companion to the shower so they match. But there they are so if the subject ever comes up again we can tell people right where they are.
Thanks so much guys and gals for all the help. I'm still a newbe with plenty more questions, but I'll start a new thread for thouse.
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Glad you found it. That's a tite fit alright. Almost as bad as where I thought it was. Kinda makes you wonder if the people that build these rvs are contortion artists and double jointed in all joints. Try not to wrench anything on yourself while replacing that faucet and don't crossthread the fittings or the next report from you may be rig in shop and you in Dr's.
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Glad you found it. That's a tite fit alright. Almost as bad as where I thought it was. Kinda makes you wonder if the people that build these rvs are contortion artists and double jointed in all joints. Try not to wrench anything on yourself while replacing that faucet and don't crossthread the fittings or the next report from you may be rig in shop and you in Dr's.
I'll do my best to take it easy on the fittings. I can actualy get a very good grip on both the fittings, and with the wife holding it in place whle I get the nuts on it should go smoothly, oh no, did I say SHOULD, I hate that word, I've murphy'ed it for sure now
Will update when done.

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Fittings are set up so that finger tight is all that's necessary. They shouldn't give you any trouble at all.
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That doesn't look too bad.

On my Rockwood they were kind enough to put a nice hatch on the bedroom wall right behind the shower faucets. Came in handy when I was testing everything out because I found out they leaked a little when they were running (but thankfully not when turned off) never would have spotted that otherwise.
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