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Old 04-19-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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Bathtub cracking

I brought the trailer home yesterday to prepare it for our first camp out this season. It is a 19RD that we purchased last fall. I saw that a crack was developing at the drain. I put an inch of water in the tub and pulled the access panel and could see it was leaking. We have yet to use the tub since we prefer the larger RV park showers. The nearby Jayco dealers do not have favorable reviews for their service departments and judging from my past experience of getting the microwave oven replaced, i think i will just take care of this myself. At this point I have not decided if I want to replace the tub or just attempt to repair the crack. It is disappointing to have these problems in a trailer that is less than a year old.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:53 AM   #2
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I would still lean toward a warranty repair. I have not heard of many permanent repairs to a crack like yours. Something caused it, either a defect, a installation problem or who knows but replacement is the fix IMO.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:40 AM   #3
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It's under warranty, let them fix it. If you muck with it and can't fix it or make it worse you will void the warranty for that item.
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It's under warranty, let them fix it. If you muck with it and can't fix it or make it worse you will void the warranty for that item.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:46 PM   #5
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I agree with the previous posters, have them fix it while it is still under warranty. My kitchen sink had a very small crack in the bottom and luckily I had noticed it before it caused any damage. Even though I could have fixed it myself I decided to bring it in to the dealer to have it replaced. They put a new sink in and I am all set to go for the camping season.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:02 AM   #6
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Take it back to them. A lot of bad reviews come from people that went in with a bad attitude to start with.. Give the guy a chance to fix it. All it was is the factory over tightened the floor drain which started the cracking the dealer will probably loosen the drain by a half turn or so and have the crack plastic welded..
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:44 PM   #7
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If its under warrenty make them replace the entire shower. That crack will only get worse. Its probably all the way through and will most likely continue. If not call a fiberglass repair guy he can probably fix it for a little while. He will be cheaper. Then support it underneath the crack if u have access.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:49 PM   #8
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Mine had a similar crack on the side of the pan. Dealer temporarily sealed it so we could use it while the new one was ordered. They are replacing it now. Best part was THEY caught it during pdi before I even got there.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:16 AM   #9
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I removed the tub and surround today. Jayco said they will reimburse me for the cost and shipping of a new tub. Duoform Plastics is shipping the new tub next week. It should be all together before our next trip. Getting the surround off was the most work. The plastic rivets and the double sided foam tape secured it pretty well to the walls. Removing the tub was easy. Jayco did a pretty good job of sealing everything up I only found a few gaps between the tub flange and the walls. Putting it back together should be pretty straight forward. As you can see from the attached pictures the tub walls are very thin. I plan on reinforcing the drain area of the new tub with epoxy and fiberglass before installing the drain fitting.
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