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Old 10-06-2015, 02:59 PM   #11
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No tub surround is nothing new, on earlier model Jayflights such as mine it was part of a optional package which included other items like 30lb propane bottles and electric/propane water heater. Then the Swift and SLX lineup came out without the tub surround as standard equipment. Supposedly the wall there paper is water resistant, but I would prefer the surround.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:09 PM   #12
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I have a jay feather ultralite and it has no tub surround. No problems todate.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:57 PM   #13
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The fact that you do not see the leak does not mean it does not happen. In fact it is worse. Because it may happen, but the water is not seen because it is soaked up by the wood flooring.
That is my biggest worry, why I see this leak only infrequently before.
It was because , when the trailer is level, the water just spread on the floor, and didn't get a chance to exit. My wood floor is probably soaked up with water and rot already.

I would suggest you perform your own test by tilting your trailer to the right direction.
To me, the bath tub is on the back-left side. So to make the water seen and exit quickly, I tilted the trailer back-left.

I agree that this most likely happen only to the non tub surround bath.
My unit is 154BH
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:30 PM   #14
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Ok dropped the 154BH to the dealer, provide a link to this forum so Jayco can see the video of the problem directly. Dealer said that they will contact and consult with Jayco on the proper method to resolve this.

Hopefully Jayco is responsible enough by applying the proper construction of the bath tub, not just a temporary fix using caulking.

Also repair the damage wood, if any found.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:52 PM   #15
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No surround in my 2011 165 either. But I think the tub has a lip the protrudes upward behind the walls. Ill do a water test as I have yet to use the shower. Use the campground shower always.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:06 PM   #16
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Cool ToomyBoy, don't forget to tilt the trailer for easy problem creation.
I'd like to see if I'm the only one having this problem.
If I am the only one, that will give me more leverage and proof that mine is not constructed properly.
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:58 AM   #17
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This thread piqued my interest since I also have a tub with no surround.

A little research showed that all tubs have flashing around the top. Knowing how the trailers are constructed, with the walls made up separately, I would guess that the tub would be a late drop in with the flashing not covered by the wall panel.

Looking at mine, there is a molding all the way around covering the flashing. A thorough inspection with a flashlight and magnifying glass revealed a full tight seal with silicone on both the top and bottom of the molding. I can't see how any water could possibly penetrate.....at least on mine.

Still a good heads-up. As time permits I'll put an access hole and cover on the front of the tub so that periodic inspections can be made.
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Thanks gypsmjim
Would you be kind enough to provide a picture of the molding.
So that I can provide to the dealer. Maybe mine is mis constructed. And the molding was left out during construction.

Or do you mean the white base molding on the attached picture ?
Because if that is what you mean, I thought the bottom side of the molding should not be caulked, so that water can escape just in case it gets behind molding
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Would you be kind enough to provide a picture of the molding.
So that I can provide to the dealer. Maybe mine is mis constructed. And the molding was left out during construction.

Or do you mean the white base molding on the attached picture ?
Because if that is what you mean, I thought the bottom side of the molding should not be caulked, so that water can escape just in case it gets behind molding
Your picture shows exactly what I have. The "caulk" on the bottom (where the molding touches the tub) is white, while the top (where it contacts the wall) is clear silicone.

Because of the difference in material my guess would be that the flashing was caulked first, and then the molding was applied, and then it was cleaned off at the tub joint. Finally, the silicone was applied at the of of the molding.

In any event, looking at mine I can see no way it could leak. Look at yours very closely like I did and see if there is a missed spot in the clear silicone, or if it separated from the wall or tub.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:21 PM   #20
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Our swift has the tub surround and the gap between the tub and the surround irritates me to no end. If I don't setup a tad high in front and on the curb side water will get into the gap and roll right into the floor during a shower. I couldn't imagine having no tub surround at all. At least our shower issue has a work around.
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