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dshinnick

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Posted: 07/24/19 04:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2015 Itasca Sunstar. We have some kind of small water leak from the shower. In trying to diagnose it I see that there is some clear plastic sheeting on the linoleum under the front edge of the shower. Again, on the floor under the shower. It runs horizontally from the right-hand edge of the shower, past the left edge, and on under the refrigerator. It's relatively thin plastic sheeting, maybe 5 inches deep. It seems its only purpose is to trap the water leaking from the shower and hold it against the linoleum floor and prevent it from evaporating! That is, it's wet underneath this plastic sheeting. I'm tempted to rip it out but thought I'd better run it by the forum before I do. Anyone know what purpose this sheeting might have?

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Posted: 07/24/19 07:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of the first stages when building a coach is to put the floor down and then cover it with thin plastic sheeting to protect it during the rest of construction. What you are seeing maybe some of that plastic that wasn't removed pre delivery?


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Posted: 07/24/19 08:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^ I'd agree with that.


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dshinnick

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Posted: 07/24/19 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, that was my thought too.

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There is no reason for that plastic other than a protective cover while the RV is built. They remove the easily exposed plastic when it is done. Areas under beds/chairs/dinnettes and shower tubs/pans cannot be easily accessed to cut out and remove the plastic. It can be removed. Doug

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Posted: 07/31/19 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

it's call a water barrier its a protection for your floor encase of a leak.


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