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Old 01-29-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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New Jayflight 32TSBH - Sink Seal/Gunk

Hey everyone, just joined the forum and bought a brand new 2013 Jayflight 32TSBH travel trailer. Trailer is awesome and we've really enjoyed it so far, but I've got a few questions to see if any other jayflight (or jayco) owners have experienced this as well.

The kitchen sink and bathtub have a sealant around the drain that's grey in color. When hot water is run in the sink or tub, the grey sealant becomes very soft and ends up sticking to dishes (or feet if in the bathtub). Thought it may just be a "new wears off" type of issue but it keeps coming up. Anyone ever had this problem? It's like they didn't use the correct heat tolerant sealer (caulking) during the manufacture. I'll be removing the sealant and replacing it with something else, just thought I'd see if anyone else has done this??
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:47 PM   #2
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It may just be excess plumbers putty that was not trimmed after the fittings were tightened. Trim away the excess from around the edge of the drains and see if that fixes it.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:33 PM   #3
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I wasn't familiar with plumbers putty so I looked it up and that's exactly what it is!

Thanks for the tip! I'll trim it off shortly.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:18 PM   #4
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I had the same problem with the sticky plumber's putty, but after several months of removing the excess, the remainder got grimed up and quit being sticky.

Thing is, standard plumber's putty used in stick and brick houses isn't as tacky or as soft as this stuff. Regular putty is more like a semi-sticky clay. The putty Jayco uses is a lot stickier, and my guess is they use it because of the road vibration plumbing is subject to. A standard putty might not remain sealed.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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We had the exact same issue with our kitchen sink and I still pick away at it ... sticky stuff indeed.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:55 PM   #6
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We had it in the kitchen sink too. Seemed that way too much was used!
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:04 PM   #7
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We had it in the kitchen sink too. Seemed that way too much was used!
Exactly what I was thinking!

Kinda glad I know what it is now and that it wasn't unique to my specific trailer. Thanks for the responses!
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:05 PM   #8
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Goo Gone will take it off in seconds.

Very common to come from the factory that way.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:35 PM   #9
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Hey bigmike. You will find plumbers putty in your residential sink as well. The more you tighten the retention nut on the drain collar under the sink the more putty comes out. The newer drain collars are made of plastic as well as the top piece that you see where the putty is coming out of. Some of these assemblies are 2 pieces with the top piece threading on to the collar, some are a one piece collar with a nut under the sink to tighten the assembly. If the assembly gets tightened too much it will crack the top piece so be careful if tightening it. Oatey is a popular brand name for the putty (Homer Depot). You can also use silicone. The putty takes the movement of the rv better I think. I had the occasion to replace mine on a previously owned 5er. I just used a residential replacement from a hardware store.
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That's about ther only problem I HAVEN'T had.
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