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Old 02-11-2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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Hi all! The one thing I forgot to do anything about this winter was the outside shower. On the first trip of the year (last weekend), I found out that the plastic "T" between the hot and cold knobs was cracked- making the shower useless. Has this happened to anyone, and is there a quick (easy) fix- short of buying the new one. I will fix it for real before the summer, but I was hoping to be able to use it (as early as this weekend). Thanks for listening, and I hope this brings back a few memories!



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Old 02-11-2010, 09:33 AM   #2
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Get some caps and cap off the lines going to the shower.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:52 AM   #3
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I doubt you will be able to find the Tee and fix it. Those faucets are too cheap to sell parts for other than maybe the stems. I would try and find a replacement.
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Thanks for the advice Stan..I guess I will start looking for a replacement. Do you know if I just pull out the entire insert to get to all of the guts? Oak Harbor, huh? We are just across the sound in Port Ludlow. Small world!



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I believe you disconnect the water lines and remove the two nuts from inside the rig. Once the nuts are off, the whole faucet will come out from outside the rig.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:09 PM   #6
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That would mean "tearing" into the plastic on the underside of the TT. I'll caveat this by saying that I have never done it (and don't really know what I'm talking about) but, I was thinking I'd have to unscrew and just remove the whole shower enclosure and then re-caulk it after re-installing. I don't see any other way to get to the back of the "unit". I will take a good look at it in the morning before doing anything drastic. Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:33 PM   #7
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I forgot to winterize mine one year and had to replace the whole thing. That same "T" bursted on mine also. I have never forgot it again. Lesson learned.



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Old 02-12-2010, 12:58 AM   #8
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Jim and Cindy, I didn't realized your outside shower was that hard to get to. Mine is on an outside wall with an accessarea inside the rig. You might be able to remove the whole plastic enclosure and access the water lines that way. Hopefully the water lines have some slack in them so you can pull the housing out far enough to get to the two nuts that must be removed to remove the faucet.
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Not sure how your floorplan is but if your outside shower is on the same side of the trailer as your bathroom, look under the bathroom sink. My Paradise Point has the outside shower on the same wall as the bathroom sink. I can get behind the outside from under the sink.
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There should be a panel screwed onto the wall that allows access to the back of the shower.
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My outside shower is the same as scotts,I access the lines from under the bathroom sink. They usually just Tee them off a set of lines going to something like bathroom sink or shower or kitchen.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #12
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I pull out the two bottom drawers in the wardrobe located in the end of the bed to access my low point drains and outside shower. Like others have said, look for something inside to remove to get to the shower....

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Old 02-12-2010, 08:37 PM   #13
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I had to replace my outside shower fixture last year, same thing happened. I found a replacement faucet at my local RV dealership.On my Cruiser 26 the only access was from the outside,I cut the caulk around the entire outside of the enclosure hatch, unscrew the several screws holding it. Once it is free to pull out there should be enough room to easily unscrew the two water lines behind the faucet. Replace the entire faucet, keep the shower hose and head to attach to the new faucet. Take a putty knife and scrape the old caulk off, replace the hatch, screws, and re-caulk using RV sealant, I used the Geocel ProFlexRV which is the same or similar to the OEM caulk used by RV industry. Should be able to get it at CW or any RV parts dept. You will need to have some Mineral Spirits for smoothing and cleaning up the caulk once you have applied it.

I had mine replaced in about 30 minutes.
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