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Old 10-16-2017, 10:37 PM   #1
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Shower Surround

Hello All. I was looking at the shower surround and I thought it would be sealed or caulked at the bottom of it where it meets the tub. Should this be? how about at the top also? I am nervous that water will get in and we all know what water is gonna do.

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Old 10-16-2017, 10:55 PM   #2
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Iíve been told not to caulk. The bottom is supposed to go up behind a couple of inches and no caulk allows any moisture to escape
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Its not supposed to be caulked but the surround is set too close to the tub from the factory. The water canít get out and turns moldy. I am ripping out the surround this winter and installing it properly.


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Old 10-16-2017, 11:32 PM   #4
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Ok. No caulk....totally against my thoughts.

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Old 10-17-2017, 03:54 PM   #5
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Also it needs to remain flexible as trailer moves and flexes.
that's what I was told ?
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:50 PM   #6
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Yeah, if the joint relied on caulk, then it could be relied on to leak with all the bouncing around that occurs going down the road.

The lip of the tub extends up under the wall portion, so water can't go where it isn't wanted.

I will, however, admit to being curious how far it really overlaps.
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I will, however, admit to being curious how far it really overlaps.


Not very far, about 3/4Ē


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Old 10-18-2017, 02:35 PM   #8
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I know that its advised to not caulk the joint, but I had capillary action/ water flowing over the outside edge of the surround and the tub when in use. (even if the trailer 'level' was in favor of water running the other way). So I put about 2 inches of caulk in the corner to keep the water from running on the floor.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:26 PM   #9
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Normally would not caulk this area with the following exception. If you use the "shower" to either wash animals or do any activity down near the overlap, I would consider clear caulking. In TT's the design seems to be to let air flow between the shower and walls. When I asked a mechanic about this he suggested that sealing the area would produce mold.
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:21 PM   #10
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My shower stall wall is floppie loose in my J Flight also. Actually
I was thinking about putting some eternal bond tape on the inside lip of the shower base..What can it hurt?

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