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Old 10-06-2015, 12:04 PM   #1
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bathroom leak/jay flight questionable quality

Attention jay flight owners. Do the following test. This can happen to you too.
I'm beginning to question jayco quality . Jayco just can't build the bathroom right.

Step 1 . Tilt your trailer to the left and back, for easy exit of the water leak. Depending on where your bath tub is, mine is on the back left side.

Step 2. Spray the bottom gap like the following video. Notice I don't even spray the vertical gap. If I spray the vertical gap, the water will flow out like a river. Why can't Jayco design this right ? Bathroom by nature should be impervious to water spray anywhere, except outside of the tub.

https://youtu.be/oQ3Cm3o9K4M


Step 3. watch the back left side of your trailer. You will see:

https://youtu.be/Di7v6w9rxlI



Message to the dealer:
1. Please lift the tub, and find all wood rot underneath the tub. This has been going on for months, I only notice this recently. Who would have gone out and checking out for leaks when someone is taking shower , especially for new , 6 months only trailer. I have trusted Jayco quality, mistakenly, unfortunately. I am confident that all the wood underneath the bath tub and wall surrounding the tub has been water damaged. Keep in mind I did check several times before, and didn't find the leak. That was because the water didn't get a chance to exit, and just settled, absorbed by the wood. Especially if the trailer is not tilted to the back-left

2. Find out why there is no flashing going up to the tub wall. According to Jayco there should be flashing that go up high around the tub wall.

3 Do not caulk anywhere behind the tub, as well as the wall joints. When the flashing is done right, just like a roof, no caulk is needed. My concern with band id fixing this by just applying caulk is just not right. A caulk will eventually give in to constant movement by the wall. And if a caulk is done behind tub / tub wall, then it is WORSE. Because I could not see that the caulk has give in since it is covered behind the tub / tub wall. It will leak again after a few long trip easily.
I want to able to test spraying all over the bath tub again after the flashing is done right.

Remember , the key is to find all the damaged wood.
This is bad, very bad, because if the trailer is titled to front right, the water will just spread through the front and right side of the trailer. No easy exit for the water. As a result, the water would have just been soaked by wood flooring.

I want Jayco to be responsible for all the wood damage.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:24 PM   #2
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I could be wrong but I dont see a shower surround. My Jayflight has a plastic like surround around the tub that comes over top of the lip on the top edge of the tub. No way for it to leak unless I turn my TT upside down.
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Like Dusty, my trailer has a plastic surround around the walls and over the lip of the tub... What model is yours? Looks like the regular wall in your shower area?
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I didn't even know that Jayco made trailers without the plastic surround as I have never seen one. That being said I had a camper once that didn't have a tub surround and I would never ever use the tub for a shower under any circumstances.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:25 PM   #5
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I too have a jay flight and have the surround. If your questioning the quality of jayco, I would be too, they forgot a shower surround on your trailer.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:29 PM   #6
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Thanks, I have a similar model, and I will keep my eye on it next trip.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:39 PM   #7
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I have a surround in my trailer as well. But when I was shopping, I saw many trailers without them. I don't recall what brands they were, but I found it to be pretty common on the smaller units I looked at. I often wondered if they did something to the walls to protect them from the spray in the shower; based on the OP vids, I guess they don't...

We use our shower ALL THE TIME, so when I was looking, no shower surround was a deal breaker.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:17 PM   #8
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In the SLX line (small units) all showers and tubs has NO surround.
instead the all have a big silicon strip all around.


I use my tub all the time in my small SLX (no surround) as I have 2 small kids, and mine didn't leak (yet...)
I do wipe the wall when I'm done.

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I don't get what they are saving by not putting in a surround. $100, maybe $200 total including labor? I don't see why they wouldn't put them in every unit.
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I don't get what they are saving by not putting in a surround. $100, maybe $200 total including labor? I don't see why they wouldn't put them in every unit.
Jayco selling point on the SLX is lower wight.
They are saving on wight so people like me can tow it with Minivans and V6 SUV's...

The tub surround is not a big deal, we don't live in that trailer full time, so for the 8 times a year that we will use it - worst case I will replace the silicon each year or add the a tub surrounding later.
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