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Old 10-16-2018, 01:25 AM   #1
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Kitchen Sink Fell out

We purchased a 2019 Flagstaff 21DS travel trailer. On the first day of our second campout the kitchen sink just dropped. It is a stainless double sink and just glued in place. No additional hardware at all. Disappointed, yes. Not wanting to deal with losing our trailer for who knows how long I repaired it myself. I added 4 eye screws on the underneath side of the counter top and ran two adjustable tie down straps across the underneath side of the bowls. I applied adhesive silicone and then tightened the straps to secure the sink in place. The straps are out of the way and that sink is going no where.

Everything with RV's is light weight but this seemed to be going a bit far. Curious if this has happened to anyone else.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:24 AM   #2
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:37 AM   #3
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:38 AM   #4
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We purchased a 2019 Flagstaff 21DS travel trailer. On the first day of our second campout the kitchen sink just dropped. It is a stainless double sink and just glued in place. No additional hardware at all. Disappointed, yes. Not wanting to deal with losing our trailer for who knows how long I repaired it myself. I added 4 eye screws on the underneath side of the counter top and ran two adjustable tie down straps across the underneath side of the bowls. I applied adhesive silicone and then tightened the straps to secure the sink in place. The straps are out of the way and that sink is going no where.

Everything with RV's is light weight but this seemed to be going a bit far. Curious if this has happened to anyone else.

The sink in your home is probably attached the same way if you have solid surface countertops, granite, etc. The sink in my house was and it fell. I had to remove it and resilicone it. I added wood framing under the sink to secure it since there was no way to attach anything to the granite.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:07 PM   #5
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Our sink also fell out

We have a one month old 2019 Rockwood 2109s and our double bowl S.S. sink fell out on our second day. It was "glued" in place and had NO other fasteners. Our dealer looked at it and the sink was NOT designed to be an undermount sink. This sink was made to go ON TOP of the countertop and has a female threaded mount in each of the corners. I told my dealer to "top" mount the sink and not try to "jury rig" a mount. With this arrangement I was going to lose my inset cutting boards. I then took the two black plastic cutting boards and mounted rubber feet to one side so that those feet would would fit inside the sink and keep the cutting boards from moving around. I can still use the cutting boards and I still have the extra countertop they provide.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:15 AM   #6
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<<SNIP>> On the first day of our second campout the kitchen sink just dropped. It is a stainless double sink and just glued in place. <<SNIP>>
An "undermount" sink?
All undermount sinks should be supported structurally with wooden or metal supports fastened to the cabinet structure upon which the sink sits. The caulk is nothing more than a seal between the underside of the counter and the upper edge of the sink. It's not intended to hold the sink in place.

I installed an undermount clay farmhouse sink in my home kitchen, and the structure required to support that sink would hold hundreds of pounds.

Your temporary repair should not absolve the manufacturer of a proper repair during the off season.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:56 PM   #7
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Pic of my fix.

Your description is my sink exactly. I am new to this forum and trying to figure out how to attach a picture of my fix. I used two straps. One under each side.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:04 PM   #8
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I frankly don't trust the manufacturer. My repair is not temporary. It will outlast the trailer. If by chance the straps seem loose I can tighten.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:46 PM   #9
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I frankly don't trust the manufacturer. My repair is not temporary. It will outlast the trailer. If by chance the straps seem loose I can tighten.

Hmm, interesting, that is a top mount sink you have there too, you can see the screws for the hold-down clips!

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Unless you're talking about RVs only, we have more than 30 undermount vanity sinks we've installed here at the resort in the last 5 years and everyone of them is glued/bonded to the countertop only, no framing required either by code or manufacturer.

My two undermount sinks in our Rockwood are glued only.



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Old 10-17-2018, 03:13 PM   #10
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Drop in sink ? the only way for the sink to fall out is if the hole was cut too big. I installed 3 drop in sinks this summer. There's no way for the sink to fall thru if the hole is correct.
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