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Old 05-19-2014, 01:06 AM   #1
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Broken Shower Surround

Just picked up my Trailer after the winter to get ready for our first trip of the season & found the Shower Surround cracked & broken. Most of the caps that go over the screws are popping off & looking at the screws , most of them have been put in at an angle.
This is its second winter & think this is strange. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem...
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:10 AM   #2
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Never seen something like this, looks like something flexed causing this. I would be livid.....
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:44 PM   #3
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I would have to second what lakebuster says with flexing, could have been installed in a stressed fashion and the extreme cold last winter finished it off. I'll be looking at my shower today to see if there is any cracking started. As a side note icondirect.com in Winkler MB make aftermarket plastic/acrylic parts and may have a replacement for this or may be able to give you a better idea of what may be the cause.

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Old 05-19-2014, 11:19 PM   #4
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A few years ago I built two walls to shelter our BBQ and rather then using wood lattice I purchased two sheets of that white plastic lattice. It looked great with the treated lumber and white lattice till spring. Over the winter the cold froze the plastic and the wind snapped it. Luckily I was able to save everything and reinstalled it using bigger holes for the screws. It's staying together now even with the ugly winter we're still having.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:07 PM   #5
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I was wondering if maybe one of the jacks might have sank or bled down putting a twist in the trailer. Then with the cold, it might have stressed the plastic to the point of failure.
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Were you ever able to figure out the "why" it happened and did you repair it or were you able to find a replacement?

My wife and I just bought a '06 AEROLITE and have discovered the same issue.

I brought it up with the previous owner (who had it two years) and he claims he was completely unaware. I might actually believe him as I don't think showering in the trailer was a big priority for him. Anyways, I'm wondering if it may have occurred last winter when we had prolonged temps of -15º to -20º.

Pro Tip: Don't buy a used trailer in the dark after working a 10 hour shift and it's -3º and windy and you're wearing shorts.
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