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Old 07-29-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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Leaks Under The Kitchen Sink!!!

Have any of you had problems with leaks under the kitchen sink of your Jayco RV? My 2011 Jayco Jayfeather G2 travel trailer has leaked under the kitchen since we purchased it new that year. Complaints to Jayco resulted in us being told no one else has complained of that problem. We have tried multiple fixes without success. We are preparing to replace all of the plumbing to sink. It is hard to believe no one else has had this problem!
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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On my 28BHS The Ptrap connection under the sink came loose when traveling and would leak. At first I merely tightened it up but that did not fix it for long. After further inspection I found out one of the compression rings was damaged. Replaced that and all was good after.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:07 PM   #3
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You don't say where you see the water dripping or collecting. Does it puddle under the sink on the floor or is it dripping on the ground? Or some other location?
Our '12 X23B had a suspicious puddle that appeared next to the sink cabinet. I eventually found the removable section intended for the filter was cross-threaded. I removed and carefully re-threaded the connections and my problem was solved.
A trick I learned from my now deceased mother-in-law was to wrap a couple of TP squares around the suspect connections. Let it sit for an hour, day or whatever and feel each wrap of TP. When you found a damp or wet wrap you probably found the leak.
You may also have a leaking drain flange in the sink, however our 2 TT's had so much plumber's putty around the flanges we never had that issue. Cleaning the putty off tho.....
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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Part II - Leaks Under The Kitchen Sink!

Thank you for your response RedHorse1 and CrabMan! Water collects directly under the sink...which is plastic, by the way. No stainless steel replacement available...already looked into that thinking the sink itself is flexing to cause the problem as there are leaks under both of the kitchen sinks. Already tried the flange putty repair; tried Flex Seal; tightened and retightened; rethreaded, rethreaded and rethreaded again. The toilet paper suggestion sure sounds like something worth trying. That would help find a hairline crack better than anything else we can think of!!
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:38 PM   #5
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We had a leak under our kitchen sink our first trip out this spring. It turneds out that one of the valves had developed a hairline crack in it over the winter. Dealer claimed that it was due to extreme cold last winter, even though they winterized it! they said sometimes, the anti-freeze doesn't reach into and fill all of the lines 100% (huh???) so they replaced the valve at no charge to me as TT was still under warranty.
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Part III - Leaks Under The Kitchen Sink

Thank you RDUBYA448! Well, what an excuse that was they gave you! Even though it was warrantied, it doesn't make up for the mess and the inconvenience. We are so disgusted with lack of good (notice we didn't say "quality?") workmanship that this is the last Jayco we plan to buy. Many, many issues with our Jayfeather G2 (33' DSLR.) We think it was built on either a Friday or a Monday.

Do you think Jayco cares enough about their customer base to follow any of these posts?????
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:40 PM   #7
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I've had several leaks on my 2014 Eagle. All are fixed except the one under the shower. Used a ton of caulking in the shower, and it still drips into the under storage area. It's so little it won't hurt anything, but it's still frustrating because I wasted all that time trying to fix it. Not sure I'll buy new next time around. Alot of nice rv's for sale only a few years old for less money that are broken in already.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:49 PM   #8
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snip......Do you think Jayco cares enough about their customer base to follow any of these posts?????
Yes, I'm sure they do.

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Having lived in a mobile home years ago, and considering RV's aren't that different, I know that there's going to be issues of all sorts, but more so with plumbing than others due to the materials used. To me, it's just the nature of the beast and if you're not handy, you either learn fast or better have funding to pay for repairs. But, aside from that, I must say that Jayco has just been fantastic and stepped up on every warranty item (from miniscule to major) we've presented. I'm sorry cnocnem that you've had such a bad experience. Ours has been such so far that we absolutely love our trailer and wouldn't think of owning anything other than a Jayco! If we ever do think of buying another one, though, we'll give serious consideration to a newer, gently used unit as suggested by bcmorr.
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After looking at all the rest I think Jayco builds a mighty fine unit and yes I would buy another Jayco product. If you have the time just go to a RV repair shop like a Campworld and see for yourself all the other brands that fill the service department repair shop. Jayco issues are minor compared to all the rest. It took almost 2 years for me to find the manufacturer that met my standards in quality and I chose Jayco among only 3.
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