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Old 09-03-2016, 05:57 PM   #1
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Bath tub gap

So I have this 2015 jayco whitehawk. I noticed one day while taking a shower that there is a good gap in the between the wall and tub. This really concerned me as obviously the water is getting in there. So we were walking around camping world today just for fun and noticed the some coaches have that same gap and some have a piece of molding in its place. So I'm wondering if I should use some silicone or maybe some molding myself to keep the water out. Suggestions?
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The tub area most likely has a lip which should prevent water from going up and beyond it.
Can you access any compartment below to verify if the water is seeping in ?
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So I have this 2015 jayco whitehawk. I noticed one day while taking a shower that there is a good gap in the between the wall and tub. This really concerned me as obviously the water is getting in there. So we were walking around camping world today just for fun and noticed the some coaches have that same gap and some have a piece of molding in its place. So I'm wondering if I should use some silicone or maybe some molding myself to keep the water out. Suggestions?
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I would use GE white silicone tub and tile caulk.
GE Tub and Tile Silicone I 10.1 oz. White Kitchen and Bath Caulk-HD712 24C - The Home Depot

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Well I'm not mechanically inclined so I'm not all that handy with taking stuff apart. I do have a totally inclosed underbelly. I'm not seeing any access points inside the trailer
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I'm with Cliff, I expect that the tub has a lip of 1" or more behind that wall panel. You might be able to get a peek of it with a really bright light shining into the crack. Or try pushing something skinny through there to see if it feels like you hit fiberglass or wall.
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Well you guys were right
There definitely is a lip behind that wall. Makes me feel much better. Lol. Thank you all for your input. I'm sure I'll have more questions over time...
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Glad you found the lip. We'll keep a light on for you
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The lip design is intended to eliminate the need for caulk due to the movement of the wall panels when the trailer is going down the road. If you attempted to caulk I wonder if the caulk would hold or break loose over time.
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While you are looking for areas to caulk in the shower, we recently had a leak at the shower water knobs fixture . It was never caulked.
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While you are looking for areas to caulk in the shower, we recently had a leak at the shower water knobs fixture . It was never caulked.
Many are built that way. I would suggest that everyone pull that apart and have a look. Water in there will not be seen till serious damage is done.
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Well that really makes sense. Thank you
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I was wondering the same thing about my Jayco. Still thinking of putting in some silicone for extra measure...
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I put silicone in the crack in my tub when I got my vibe because I thought they missed it and it held up for a while but when we started using the tub the down force of the weight in it separated the silicone from the tub but I left it on anyway so water won't splash up in it.
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Well I'm not mechanically inclined so I'm not all that handy with taking stuff apart. I do have a totally inclosed underbelly. I'm not seeing any access points inside the trailer
You should have an access panel somewhere that allows access to the faucet plumbing. You should be able to open that and see some under/around tub.
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