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Old 03-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Is adding a shower surround necessary?

I recently purchased a 2003 jayco jayflight 27bh. The trailer is in great shape, I dont think it was used very often and stored in a pole barn. I noticed the newer trailers have shower surrounds, mine just has wall paper. Will the wall paper hold up and not cause any water damage or should I add a shower surround? I would appreciate comments from those who have had just wall paper on the walls in the shower area. I dont want to spend the extra money on a shower surround if its not necessary. Thanks

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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If the vinyl wall paper is in good shape, it should be good.
If that's the way they did it in 2003, should work.
The bathtub has a flange that comes up the side.




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Old 03-25-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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We used to have this type of shower and it was fine. We always wiped it down after each shower use with a very absorbent microfiber cloth. Mostly because we are obsessed with keeping things nice and tidy. The walls/tub were always nice and dry.

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Old 03-26-2013, 04:44 AM   #4
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My 2012 154BH still has vinyl paper (to save weight / cost I assume) - I am keeping an eye on the bottom caulk seams around the tub. If they become compromised - I know trouble wont be far behind.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:18 AM   #5
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Once you have a shower surround, you'll wonder why you put up with a tub, shower curtain, and constantly mopping the bathroom floor. When we upgraded from our FB22, we couldn't find anything in our size/price range that wasn't a tub. That was a deal breaker and Jayco lost us.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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Once you have a shower surround, you'll wonder why you put up with a tub, shower curtain, and constantly mopping the bathroom floor.
I believe Hazlet is referring to plastic on the walls, not a door on the opening of the shower. My 2010 Z came with just the wall paper. I know many people do not use their showers very often. I use my shower just about every weekend and every day on vacation, so I had a shower surround installed. I do have friends that use the shower with just the wall paper and it seems to work ok.

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