Expanda 17-56-2 Basin problem

Pace

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hey burnsy,
i done it. look at the album in my profile there are pics there. its in prototype phase as i have a couple of others to fit once were away next as i'll take the silicon gun with me to fit permanently.
i have the van levelled where its stored and it drains really well without any runs towards the toilet. cheers pace.
 
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Lawrance Lee

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Hello folks,

Newbie here. I was googling my issue with the fold up wash basin leaking onto the toilet seat, and found this website. Looking at the pictures of the washbasin, it looks like Jayco uses the same washbasin product as A'Van. I have an 2012 A'Van Aspire 499 and if I'm a bit too quick folding up the washbasin, a small amount of water runs down the back edge, past the Thetford toilet seat, and onto the floor. This is quite an annoying "feature" and I had thought that it might be due to a blocked drain.

But after finding this thread, I'm beginning to think that the washbasin design must be simply flawed. And similar to others, if I tip the basin partially to let all the water out with some patience, I can shut it without getting water running down.

At least, now I know I don't need to investigate the plumbing side of things, as this must just be a par on course for this fold up wash basin product.
 

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Welcome aboard @Lawrance Lee, I think you will find most members who have that sort of combined wash basin and toilet have experienced the problem of dribbling. It is definitely not a plumbing problem, just more like a design problem.
 

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We learnt by trial and error with the drainage issue @Lawrance Lee ... Now all we have to do is train the grand kids to either leave the basin down or tilt it and close it slowly all will be good.
 

Lawrance Lee

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Thanks for the welcome! My first every van was a Jayco Eagle Outback. Loved it, but needed quicker / easier setup especially since we tend to arrive at our destination quite late and in the dark.

I then went to a GoldStream Explorer 14" poptop, which was also good because there was much less work in setting up, in the late of night. But I found the A'van with the toilet too hard to pass up so this is the van for now. I wrote up a review on the A'Van Aspire 499 here: http://www.productreview.com.au/p/avan-aspire-499.html

Before purchasing the A'Van I had looked at so many Jayco Expandas but ultimately the layout of the A'Van suited my needs better so I went with them. I think A'Vans and Jaycos have about the same build quality, only Jaycos have better dealer support.
 
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hey burnsy,
i done it. look at the album in my profile there are pics there. its in prototype phase as i have a couple of others to fit once were away next as i'll take the silicon gun with me to fit permanently.
i have the van levelled where its stored and it drains really well without any runs towards the toilet. cheers pace.
Hi late coming to the post but do you still have the photos of the jayco sink draining mod