Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-15-2016, 12:57 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 8
Looking for advice on how to repair hole in shower wall

Hi everyone,

I just bought a 2001 Newmar Mountain Aire 3763 on the Spartan chassis. It's in good shape, a few small things to do here and there, including this hole in the shower insert. I'm not too worried about moisture getting behind the insert, because it's all the way at the top, but I would like to fix it.

I'm new to RVs and have never made a repair of this nature - what's the best way to fix this? Picture attached - thanks in advance.


KarnaughAtla is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-15-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
BFlinn181's Avatar

Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 17,510
If it's fiberglass, I'd push tape or a piece of aluminum flashing in behind the hole to form a backing. Then use Bondo body filler to fill the hole. After it dries, sand flush and paint to match.


Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2016, 06:20 AM   #3
USMCRET's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,519
That looks like the lower skylight cover to me. If so, you can buy that entire piece and just replace it to look like new. You may want to replace the entire skylight while you're at it if it is original to the coach.
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910
ISC on a Spartan
USMCRET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2016, 08:00 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,510
Replace but in short time repair can be easy.

Check if plastic by scraping off a sample.

If it is then sprinkler pipe glue will bond great and fast.

If fiberglass then epoxy is needed.

If plastic visit a hobby store where plastic models are in abundance or a plastic supply house.

They sell small sheets of real thin plastic for making miniature buildings and other items and a patch can be formed and glued.

Cottage cheese containers also work great for this too.

Heat and form patch to shape then glue it in and after complete paint it to be close and it will not bee noticeable and not leak.

Call it a "dofur" (do for now)
Tony & Lori
1989 Country Coach Savannah SE
TQ60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2016, 08:11 AM   #5
Senior Member
plasma800's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,138
Blog Entries: 2
just a side note.. marine glue/caulk is some amazing stuff!

3M Marine Adhesive Sealant Fast Cure 5200 | Academy

This stuff is completely water tight and not removable. But it won't fill that big of a gap on it's own. but if you had some sort of cover, this stuff would never let water by it.
RVM#78 - -USAF- F-15 Eagle Radar Vet
'5 Fleetwood Revolution- '15 Airstream Intl Sig. 27FB
Jay, Andrea, Stella '14 Ram 3500 Aisin '18 ORV F30RLS
plasma800 is offline   Reply With Quote

advice, repair, shower

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shower leaking behind shower wall Natebert Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 8 09-13-2015 09:43 AM
Need Suggestions for Wall/Wallpaper Repair on Damaged Rear Wall bobinyelm 5th Wheel Discussion 9 10-26-2014 06:19 PM
Rotted interior wall - how to remove wall paper to repair wood (w/o destroying it)? neo102470 MH-General Discussions & Problems 14 11-26-2012 06:15 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.