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Old 04-04-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
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Missing P trap

Today while dewinterizing our new Jayco, Doug looked in the access area for the bathtub plumbing and discovered that the P trap under the tub was missing (never installed). All the water that we used to flush the shower and tub lines went straight down into the insulation and belly pan. He va***ed out as much water as possible and we will run a fan into the access area all night to try and dry it out. The belly pan will probably have to be removed and the wet insulation pulled out and replaced to prevent mildew and mold.

If you have a new unit, visually inspect ALL the plumbing before putting any water in the system. Our previous RVs were a Forest River which was poor quality and an R Vision which was pure junk. Today was de ja vu of the worst kind!

Hate to be negative, but maybe someone else will be spared the same fate!

Doug and Cheri

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Old 04-04-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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We have taken several showers, so I am assuming that our p-trap is not only there, but functioning. Wow.... that would totally suck to have a situation like you are describing. What a way to ruin an anticipation for Spring or even just getting out to explore with a new Jayco! Hope you are able to get this taken care of soon

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Old 04-05-2010, 02:14 PM   #3
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We had a 2009 Jayco that was damaged by the technician at our dealership. Because we had used the trailer for only one trip, we asked the dealer to provide us a new trailer rather than have to keep a trailer that had been damaged by the dealership's technician (it could have been repaired but we would not have been happy with it knowing it had been damaged). The dealership agreed but then could not locate a 2009 model like ours. The dealership offered to order us a 2010 model if we would pay the $500 difference in MSRP between the 2009 and 2010 trailers. We agreed. We were without a trailer for several months but we are very happy with our 2010. The dealership sold the 2009 to a new buyer the day we took delivery of our 2010 and signed over the 2009 to the dealership.

You might want to ask your dealer to contact Jayco and see if they will provide you with a new trailer rather than agree to have your trailer repaired under warranty. You dealer might like this idea because he would get to repair your existing trailer through its warranty and then sell it as a "like new preowned" trailer. It is worth a try. Hopefully there is another new trailer just like yours at your dealership or at one nearby so that you would not have to wait weeks or months for a new one to manufactured and delivered.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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Update- Missing P-trap

Things moved pretty quickly for us today. At 8 AM this morning our dealer called in reponse to an e-mail Doug sent yesterday describing our situation. He said he didn't have the part and couldn't get it from Jayco in time to get it to us by Tuesday. Our situation is further complicated by the fact that we have to make an ugent trip to Oklahoma, we need to take the trailer, and we need to leave Wednesday.

The service manager said he thought we could get parts locally at the hardware store and he would reimburse us. Luckily we were able to find them, and once again, Doug was lying on the floor fixing plumbing. The P-trap is in and it doesn't leak! The wet insulation is our greatest concern. If left as is it will create health problems that Doug can't tolerate.

700 miles is a little more of a maiden voyage than we planned, but we will cross our fingers that nothing else was "forgotten." Thanks for the replies, and your suggestion was an interesting one Texas Sam. We will see what develops when we get back next week.
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