Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: ac problem and crack in shower basin.
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > ac problem and crack in shower basin.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Bird Freak

Dallas Ga.

Senior Member

Joined: 03/26/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/06/21 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Guys
A friend of mine has a couple of problems with his 5er. Has anyone had any luck with patching a crack in a shower basin? If so, what did you use?
His A/C started acting up last trip. It will work fine for a day or so but then it starts short cycling. It comes on for a few minutes and shuts off again over and over. I think thermostat. Your opinions?


Eddie
03 Fleetwood Pride, 36-5L
04 Ford F-250 Superduty
15K Pullrite Superglide
Old coach 04 Pace Arrow 37C with brakes sometimes.
Owner- The Toy Shop-
Auto Restoration and Customs 32 years. Retired by a stroke!
We love 56 T-Birds

ScottG

Bothell Wa.

Senior Member

Joined: 02/25/2005

View Profile



Posted: 03/06/21 01:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can he get to the under side of the cracked area? If so and his tub is the standard white ABS, he can fix the crack with some ABS adhesive and a piece of flat ABS. Or he can even use ground up ABS bits in a slurry of ABS glue but a flat solid piece of the material is stronger.
If they aren't too concerned with what it looks like they can try using multiple layers of ABS glue alone on the inside.

I recently replaced my tub (HUGE job) because of a crack caused by poor installation. I experimented on the defective tub and found it glues up very easily and the repair is super strong.

I would not use anything but ABS cement - it will be the best at this job.

midnightsadie

ohio

Senior Member

Joined: 01/07/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/06/21 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ac unit could be dirty, take cover off and clean.

jdc1

Rescue, Ca

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/06/21 07:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Eternabond tape holds up well in the shower. Mine cracked while on a 3,000 mile journey. I would have left it for years, but, I am married....and....well.....

Bird Freak

Dallas Ga.

Senior Member

Joined: 03/26/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/06/21 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jdc1 wrote:

Eternabond tape holds up well in the shower. Mine cracked while on a 3,000 mile journey. I would have left it for years, but, I am married....and....well.....
I was thinking about the tape also. It has never failed me before. Things we have to fix for wive's!

time2roll

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 03/21/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/06/21 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Need to compare the amp draw on the A/C and compare to specs. Could be cycling on the thermal breaker indicating it is shot. Of course clean it first and verify good airflow and no mud nests.

Good luck with the pan.


2001 F150 SuperCrew
2006 Keystone Springdale 249FWBHLS
675w Solar pictures back up

Lynnmor

Red Lion

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/07/21 01:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Replace the broken shower base and while you are at it, beef up the support so the new one doesn't crack.





CavemanCharlie

Storden,MN

Senior Member

Joined: 03/01/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/07/21 12:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

Replace the broken shower base and while you are at it, beef up the support so the new one doesn't crack.


I agree. You can patch it but, that will only be temporary. They are not very expensive or difficult to replace.

I also agree with the posters that said the first step for the AC it to clean it. There should be a filter for the inside and then get up on the roof remove the shroud and blow out it out.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > ac problem and crack in shower basin.
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.