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Old 05-23-2014, 11:55 AM   #1
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shower leak in Whitehawk

We have a shower leak in our new 2014 Whitehawk 27DSRL. After we take a shower there is water on the floor - on the other side of the wall - in the bedroom. I've looked very closely and the water is not coming directly from the shower enclosure. It is leaking out from underneath the wall!
Does anyone have any idea what is causing this and how to fix it.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:03 PM   #2
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If it is a new 2014 I would take it in to the dealer pronto. You certainly don't want to start opening up walls to get at any leaks.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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Yep, sure did. We have a 2012 White Hawk 27 DSRL and during the first year the same type of leak on the bedroom floor just on the other side of the shower wall. No more that a small sponge would suck up. Called the dealer we bought it from and told him it took place right after a shower. We were told that the way the shower is put together no sealant is needed inside the shower itself. If you look, there is no sealant inside the shower. Anyway we were on a long trip, talked about it with others in the campground. All agreed get a tube of clear caulking and seal it up inside the shower anyway. If it continued, then there could be a problem with the drain or drainpipe. Anyway sealed it up and after one and a half years and a lot of showers (even backed the Gray Water up in the shower) never did it again. If you are talking about a lot of water then take it to the dealer.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:31 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you for the response. Our dealer also told us we did not need sealant and even said not to add it. Doesn't make sense to me. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do. Probably talk to the dealer again and then decide.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:47 AM   #5
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If the water is coming from under the wall, you may have a loose shower drain. There should be a removable panel on the front of the shower base. Try removing it and checking the nut on the bottom of the shower drain (underside of the shower pan). Sometimes, they don't get them very tight at the factory and the work loose during transport.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:50 AM   #6
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Been there had that problem in our 2013 DSRL. Completely resealed the shower, the gaskets for the glass panels, the seam where the ABS panels meet the shower pan, the fasteners that secure the ABS panels to the wall (3 of them were loose) and reconnected the shower drain line. Still get a little water on the bathroom floor that appears to be getting out of the shower enclosure door threshold if the trailer is less than perfectly level.
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:14 PM   #7
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We are on our first trip with our white hawk. All is great except we also have the water problem with the shower. Thanks to this thread I will have a good starting point for when we get home. Thanks for the information. Otherwise, it's a great TT!!
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:18 PM   #8
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shower leak

This is what I found on my White Hawk shower. if you look at the picture you can almost see the split in the seal. I circled it. The water goes in the split and runs to the corner where the shower inclosure meets the wall. water comes out there. That split sould be located at the top. I also found that the manufacturers mark on the glass is upside down which tells me they installed the glass upside down. I should have taken it back to the dealer, but I filled the gap with silicon sealent. seemed to fix the problem
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:59 PM   #9
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The leak in shower on our WhiteHawk required some detective work. I was outside the trailer and noticed water dripping down from the sealed tip of a lag screw that secures the sidewall to the floor assembly in the bathroom area. Wife was in the shower at the time. Went inside and checked the shower and found standing water on the top of the shower pan outside of glass enclosure segment facing the vanity, but no wet floor. Armed with a flashlight, I had the wife run the shower aiming the spray at that panel. Still nothing. Then I went under the vanity removed the luan panel that protects the plumbing and found a literal river running across the floor and under the sole plate of the exterior wall and out the bottom. The leak source was the gasket in the glass panel enclosure. So I resealed the entire enclosure, added sealant on the bottom where the panels ABS panels meet the shower pan where sealant is supposedly not needed, and checked the shower drain line connection, it was cross threaded and not secured. All the Pex line connections to the shower faucet were fine. The fasteners that are used to secure the ABS panels to the wall studs can leak as well if they are not tightly installed, so don't overlook them. Could have taken it to dealer under warranty, but didn't want to leave it for a month when I could take care of it in a couple hours time with a tube of silicone or two.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:42 PM   #10
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Stopped the leaks - mostly

Thanks for all the responses. I've tried putting sealant everywhere like most of you have. Stopped most of the leaks. Still getting a little. Guess I just have to do a better job with the sealant.
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