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Old 09-15-2017, 09:49 AM   #1
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2015 DS 4369: Shower Leak

This has been happening for months on my 15DS4369. The shower leaks and the water comes out of the corner where the shower base meets the tile and wall just to the right as you go into the bathroom.

I knew that it wasn't coming from the plumbing (a bit of testing) and so I caulked along the seams in the shower where the sidewalls meet the basepan, and also along the vertical seams to the side of the shower controls.

When I caulked, it stopped. Then, a few months later, it happened again. I caulked and it stopped.

Today, it happened again. Guess I'm caulking again today.

I can't see any one place where it's happening, but it must be along those seams somewhere! I hate to see water under the pocket door (and into the bedroom side), but that's what happens. My plan is to only caulk a portion of it today and see if it stops. Got to narrow down the problem area.

Anyone have a similar issue? Ideas?
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We had this in our last coach. There was a void along upright channel of shower track that water would get behind track then run down and was coming out another void in base track. I pulled it all out and cleaned and re-installed with sufficient squeeze out on inside edge of all tracks. Pain in the rear but solved having water all over floor of coach
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If yhe caulk is silicone it maybe the cause of the temporary fix.

Silicone is a poor adhesive...best used as a "gasket" between surfaces that are connected w fasteners.
If silicone was used originally nothing will stick to that area...not even more silicone withput adequate & proper surface prep...
I've used liberal amounts of acetone to wipe after all traces have been removed...I've also wrt sanded the area on fiberglass. There are silicone removers but I have no first hand experience w them.
I've used 3M 5200... with spne success...only caution is it is permanent...can't be removed.
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This has been happening for months on my 15DS4369. The shower leaks and the water comes out of the corner where the shower base meets the tile and wall just to the right as you go into the bathroom.



I knew that it wasn't coming from the plumbing (a bit of testing) and so I caulked along the seams in the shower where the sidewalls meet the basepan, and also along the vertical seams to the side of the shower controls.



When I caulked, it stopped. Then, a few months later, it happened again. I caulked and it stopped.



Today, it happened again. Guess I'm caulking again today.



I can't see any one place where it's happening, but it must be along those seams somewhere! I hate to see water under the pocket door (and into the bedroom side), but that's what happens. My plan is to only caulk a portion of it today and see if it stops. Got to narrow down the problem area.



Anyone have a similar issue? Ideas?


Mike, when you caulk you have to be certain the area is completely dry then you need to wait 24 hours after you caulk it to be sure the caulk Is dry.
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