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Old 05-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Shower kit cracking

So I went into the camper on Saturday to bring some stuff out to it and I happen to throw some of it into the shower. There is about a 16" crack in our shower kit, right under the shower head. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to prevent this from happening, local dealer said it happens quite often after a period of time and from it getting really cold and than hot. They say to put the same thing back in as the cheapest option around $450 installed. Also if I have to replace this shower portion, without spending a lot of money does anyone have any good ideas for alternatives that I would not have this problem with. The dealer suggested fiberglass, but it is around $750-$800 before it is installed, I have heard about 3/8" glassboard, but that involves alot of labor, the other idea is to use 1/8" plastic which would be pretty tough and crack resisitant, but also need some room to flex.... Need to be ready in 3 weeks for a trip to Michigan. Thought this camping thing would be easy and affordable, boy was I ever wrong....


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Old 05-06-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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Consider installing fiberglass reinforced plastic. Most state parks in our area use this in their restrooms.

Below is the Home Depot part number.

Model # MFTF12IXA480009600 Store SKU # 121586 Store SO SKU # 404572

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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I had the same issue recently..the existing panel on the back exterior wall in the shower had cracked.
Looked at removing it and replacing, but it was going to end up being a major hassle (it was all laminated as a single wall).

I purchased a plastic panel like what wanderso suggested. Cut it to width and just glued it to the existing panel.

Not sure if it was the best way, but it matched the other walls, and seems to be just fine. Looks like a factory install. Time will tell on the durability.

$22 for the panel and some construction adhesive.

1/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Plastic Panel-63003 at The Home Depot
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