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    how do you stop the leak in the shower?

    I have an 09 2998rb and I have really struggled with the shower leaking into the underbelly. It only happens when the shower is hitting the right hand corner of the shower stall (if you are facing the shower head). I tried to redo the caulking job from the factory without much luck. So i took it back to my dealer and let them try, it seemed to be better but after being in winter storage (my trailer has been inside a heated building that did not see temps below 35 degreess) it is pouring water into the basement. I really don't want to haul it back to the dealer just for this. can you guys tell me exactly where we should be putting the caulk to stop this? can you send pictures please?

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    Brad Scott
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    Brad,

    Not sure if your shower is the same but my Bighorn had a leak into the basement from the shower and it was the access panel in the shower. The BH shower has a round access panel that screws into place. No matter how I took it off and put it back in place, it kept leaking. I finally caulked all around the edge of that panel and screwed it back into place. That solved the problem at least until the end of my first season. We'll see how it survived the winter.
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    First - you have to find out exactly where the leak is coming from. I fed a water hose inside to put water in exact places in the shower to find mine. Hold the water hose in the corner and let water spray in one location. Use a nozzle with a little pressure. Have someone else looking in the basement to watch for drippage. Hold it there for a while. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for water to find its way out. If no leaks, move the hose to a different location and repeat.

    Mine went back to the dealer three times for water leaks. All they did was caulk it and send me on my way. They never tested anything. I finally gave up and did it myself. I removed as much of the old caulk as I could. Then I recaulked it myslef. I let it dry for a couple days and then used the water hose to test for leaks. I think more caulk over old caulk is not the best way.

    Hope this helps.

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    We fought a shower leak for several months, finaly found that it was the shower control unit. Water was leaking into the area around the part that sticks up to connect the flex shower hose. Put a hole new unit with brass insides and turned it pointing down so that water can't flow in. Then put thread tape on the access threads. No leak since.

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    I am going to forward this to our service dept. Im sure that they will be able to help you.

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    When you suspect a water line is leaking... but are not sure... make several wraps of toilet paper around each pipe in question... if it leaks... the TP gets wet...

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    I just got my new 2998RB about 2 weeks ago. I got it set up today and checked the shower. Guess what it leaks. It leaks in the side and bottom near the outside wall and between the shower and the lavatory. Where the glass panels join the pan. It is also leaking around the bottom of the trim on the floor.The hose leaks at the connection to the faucets. The caulking looks as if it was just thrown on between the glass panels and pan.
    Also have leak in the basement. The floor is wet next to the access panel where the water pump is located. The floor is also wet in the area where the water pump and hoses are located. I can't find anything that is leaking and the water pump has been on for over 8 hrs and only comes on when turning on the water. So I assume there is no connection leak. The only thing I have done is put water in the holding tank through the gravity fill. No wetness on or around the filler connections. Any ideas.

    Needless to say I'm not impressed with the QC and have had several other small items that need repair. Hate to gripe but when you spend as much as we do I think basic things should work. I would not last long in my business with this type of QC. It is back to dealer today.

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    Congratulations on your purchase. Sorry you are having the problems. I am sure the dealer will get your issues worked out, but if you are having your problems addressed don't hesitate to contatct Heartland Customer Service.
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    If yours is like the BH, check the back of the outside shower fitting for your under side leak. It's a tricky one to find. Our shower leak was also at the top of the faucet. When water ran down the shower wall above the faucet, it came out on the floor. We thought it was the glass panels and pan, but never could find it. I was cleaning some spilled shampoo off the shower faucet and happened to notice it coming out. Tightened everything up and it's not leaked again.
    Just as an FYI, we didn't have any leaks until we'd put several thousand miles on it. They do need to be checked as vibration from dragging these rigs over the highways can cause some fittings to loosen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slmayor View Post
    If yours is like the BH, check the back of the outside shower fitting for your under side leak. It's a tricky one to find. Our shower leak was also at the top of the faucet. When water ran down the shower wall above the faucet, it came out on the floor. We thought it was the glass panels and pan, but never could find it. I was cleaning some spilled shampoo off the shower faucet and happened to notice it coming out. Tightened everything up and it's not leaked again.
    Just as an FYI, we didn't have any leaks until we'd put several thousand miles on it. They do need to be checked as vibration from dragging these rigs over the highways can cause some fittings to loosen.
    Humm.thanks for the feedback.I looked at the outside shower and didn't notice anything. Not sure if I know where to look for the outside shower connections. I can see part of it from inside looking to the back of the bedroom lavatory.

    I tested the shower by spraying some water from the sparyer on all the caulked areas on the bottom where the glass panes meet the pan and from about four feet up the sides.. It seemed to me that the leak was at the area where the panels meet the pan. I didn't unscrew the hose from the faucet to see it it had any sealer on it. Very close to dealer and just let them give it a try.

    TC and KC
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    2007 Chevy Classic CC 4x4 2500 HD Dmax

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