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Old 09-30-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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Gap between floor and sidewall

We have a brand new Jayco 321RSTS. We have had several problems with it already, after only 2 trips with it. I think I found another problem tonight. But, since this is our 1st 5th wheel, I'd like to find out if this is normal or not.

There is a gap between the floor, and the wall, that I noticed in the bathroom. Between the shower, and vanity. The basement door was open at the time, allowing light in, which is how I saw it. I can also see daylight coming through between the floor, and wall, between the steps and bedroom on the other side.

Normal, or just another problem on a brand new unit??
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:51 PM   #2
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Not normal. I think you better contact your dealer and arrange for some warranty work.

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Old 09-30-2015, 07:52 PM   #3
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It's NOT "normal" even on a brand new unit!!
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:58 PM   #4
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I appreciate the quick responses. I knew it was a problem. I'll add it to an already ridiculously long list to be repaired. I expected to have some minor issues. Maybe a water line leaking, simple stuff. But, in talking to the factory, and dealer, it sounds like that they're going to have to replace one of the sidewalls. After finding this problem tonight, I'm wondering if they both need replaced.

It sure would've been nice if the factory would have built it right in the 1st place. I really hate to think of the money that we've spent just to have a rebuilt trailer......
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:16 PM   #5
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I worked at a Fleetwood plant in Millard, NE in the late '70's building and putting sidewalls on Prowler TTs & 5th wheels. At times we'd get rolling floors that had warped wood on the sides of the floor frames.

They were never sent back to the previous department and we were told to snug the walls up with the lag bolts only enough to keep the wall straight.

Not sure if you are a victim of the same method but I wasn't happy with the work way back then.
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