Fixing RV Showers

RV--Recreational Vehicle
RV--Recreational Vehicle
Fixing an RV shower is very similar in some ways to fixing a shower in your home, but perhaps a bit easier. There are a few problems within an RV shower that may come up and need to be repaired. You may have a cracked shower pan, or you may be having trouble with the faucet, handles, or shower door. This article will provide a few steps for handling what may be wrong with your RV shower.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Things You'll Need:
  • Tub and shower valve socket wrench set Fiberglas epoxy resin Fiberglas epoxy hardener Fiberglas cloth Basin wrench Plumber's putty Caulk
  • Tub and shower valve socket wrench set
  • Fiberglas epoxy resin
  • Fiberglas epoxy hardener
  • Fiberglas cloth
  • Basin wrench
  • Plumber's putty
  • Caulk
Step 1

Consider what materials your shower is made out of before you can proceed. If you are attempting to repair a cracked shower pan, whether it is made of metal or plastic is a crucial detail.

Step 2
Shower Pan
Shower Pan

Remove the shower pan and take it to a professional welder to fix the broken shower pan. This will not look like a brand-new shower pan after it is fixed, but it will work. Be careful when removing the shower pan that you do not break it further and have to replace it altogether. You may want to simply replace your shower pan if you want one that looks and feels perfect.

Step 3

Purchase Fiberglas epoxy resin, hardener and a Fiberglas cloth if your shower pan is made of Fiberglas. Apply the Fiberglas cloth to the cracked area, and follow all of the directions on the resin and hardener. Be certain not to apply water to the area when advised against it. You may not have to remove the shower pan in order to make the repair if yours is made of Fiberglas.

Step 4

Replace a malfunctioning faucet or shower head in your RV. It is simply not worth the time and effort to do what would only be a temporary repair anyway. When doing any shower replacements of this kind, be certain to shut off the water pump first for both the hot and cold water. Be prepared with your plumber's putty and basin wrench.

Step 5

Replace a cracked or broken shower door. If it is simply not sealing properly, you may want to apply caulking to certain areas as appropriate.

Alicia Crowder is a full-time freelance writer. Her portfolio includes work for Free Press Houston, Nevermore magazine, Public News and online content. She has published one non-fiction book and written book reviews for multiple sites. Crowder also has experience as a technical writer of construction project specifications and computer software user manuals.
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