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Old 03-02-2021, 11:47 PM   #1
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Hope the construction of rest of my new Coachmen is better than this.

I always look behind every screwed on panel of any new to me RV I buy. Probably should do this before I buy.

I looked under the shower pan. I knew it felt soft on one side, the right side when facing the shower. I was appalled at what I saw.

I'm hoping to figure out a way to support the right side so I can use the show as a shower. I'll start with a 2x4 on it's edge, but it looks like I would need a 2x5 or 2x6. We will see.
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Old 03-03-2021, 06:56 AM   #2
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I found the same thing on my Jayco and fixed it by cutting several 4" PVC pipes to fit between the floor and bottom of the shower. I put as many in as I could fit and it solved the problem. Made the floor real solid like it should have been when I got it.

The trailer was new and I had taken it back to the dealer. They put 1 little wood brace between the floor and shower bottom and told me nothing more could be done. Any idiot could see the shower floor was going to break if not repaired.

Good luck- a band saw worked real good for cutting the pipes.
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:38 PM   #3
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I would never have thought of using 4" PVC pipe tings to support the pan.
Great idea.

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I found the same thing on my Jayco and fixed it by cutting several 4" PVC pipes to fit between the floor and bottom of the shower. I put as many in as I could fit and it solved the problem. Made the floor real solid like it should have been when I got it.

The trailer was new and I had taken it back to the dealer. They put 1 little wood brace between the floor and shower bottom and told me nothing more could be done. Any idiot could see the shower floor was going to break if not repaired.

Good luck- a band saw worked real good for cutting the pipes.
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Our 2011 does not look a lot different and we have never had an issue. I weigh about 230#.
Just removed the dinettes to recarpet the slide, they may slam the together, but it's a lot of work to take things apart and we haven't had anything come apart down the road.
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:33 AM   #5
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I used short pieces of landscape ties, on end, to support My Thor shower base.

Pulled all fixtures, shower surround and base to get to subfloor.

I slipped 5 pieces under it and screwed them thru the floor.

I couldn't work thru the small opening to set where supply was needed.
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