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Old 03-02-2016, 06:21 PM   #1
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Jayco 154 BH shower caulk

I've seen a few posts about this and just curious if the partical board they use throughout the trailer is waterproof. Doesn't take long for it to evaporate off the walls after a shower but just seems like something else should be there. Also the trim that goes around the tub is not caulked so hoping the tub actually goes up the wall so all the water gets back into the tub. Anyone else see this with their flight slx?
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Pic 2. Where the trim goes around the tub... No caulk?
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:43 PM   #4
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NO caulk.... this is to let any water that gets behind that panel drain out... water does not run up hill so do not worry about it..
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NO caulk.... this is to let any water that gets behind that panel drain out... water does not run up hill so do not worry about it..
What I would worry about( maybe it's just me) but the screws wicking water into the paneling. I had to change out several screws on the outside because of water wicking in. In my opinion all those little screws should have a tiny "O" ring to keep water out. I also had to caulk both sinks. Would I caulk, yes I would then I would know 100% that no water gets in but I could still be wrong.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:54 AM   #6
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Ok thanks guys. I figured that trim around the tub didn't need caulk or Jayco would have done it. Eventually your right about those screws though.. Some of them are pretty crooked and loose so I suppose they'll get a 1 over from me.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:53 AM   #7
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When I removed the tub from my trailer I found putty tape sealing the gap between the tub flange and the wall. I suspect the putty also seals the screw threads. I would run a thin bead of silicon around the top of the flange if it were me. I would also seal the top of the valve housing where it meets wall. Maybe its not necessary but then I am no longer concerned with it.
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That's a pretty good idea I think I will do that just for some peace of mind
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funny, mine has caulk on the top edge
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:10 AM   #10
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funny, mine has caulk on the top edge
I just traded in my 2014 SLX 165RB a few weeks ago, so I can't look to verify, but I'm pretty dang sure my tub was caulked. The photos look exactly like my old unit.

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