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Old 07-02-2010, 07:56 AM   #15
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My correspondence with the factory produced predictable results ...

Quote: "The 2 year limited warranty on the unit has
expired on 6-23-09. You will need to contact your local Jayco dealer to
have them inspect the front wall for a cause of the delam and a repair
estimate. The dealer can submit the inspection results to Jayco inc. for
review but with the unit being a year out of the warranty I can not make
any guaranty that this repair will be covered. "
As an outside observer, I don't have any problem with Jayco's response. They're not saying NO; neither are they saying we're ready to turn our (Jayco's) checkbook over to you, no questions asked. Rather, they are saying, "Let's see what the problem is and go from there." Based on my experience with Jayco, if it's due to a manufacturing defect, they're probably gonna help you out even though the unit is out of warranty. The dealer has even offered to do the diagnosis for free, so I'd suggest giving the process a chance to work.

Just my 2 cents' worth.....

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Old 07-02-2010, 09:08 AM   #16
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Rusty , Thanks , I totally agree... Let's see what happens ...

That may fix the de-lam problem , but addresses little concern to the thin roof , which in my part of the woods (literally) may be too thin to offer adequate protection from the occasional falling twigs, etc.... In the past , little finger size twigs have easily penetrated the "membrane " with the resulting leaks ... logic suggests a stronger surface Thinking an .040 aluminum sheet covering would provide a modicum of security ... And from the extensive reading here, shouldn't be very expensive if I do it myself ...
BTW, Super info here, got it figured out now by viewing pics of others re-builds ... Thanks !!!!
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Reading of many similar problems on RV.net , found this : "a single sheet aluminum is the way to go… I own a 90 and 91 trailer 36 and 35 foot respectively with single sheet aluminum roofs that have never leaked, and have owned no less than 4 others with the same roof material and not a single roof leak… there is very little noise difference either from rain…"
Other owners reported repeated leaking with EPDM or TPO roofs... despite inspections , re-sealing , careful maintenance ... Many reported leaks AFTER being re- sealed by the dealers , at great cost ...
Still thinking this way , or just selling the unit at a great loss and just starting over ... Grrrrrr!!!!! From what I can see of the market , it's not worth what we still owe on it after these many years of double payments ...
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Anybody use Eternabond tape for sealing ...??? From what I've read it does seal the edges pretty well ... May help prevent the yearly trip to the dealer and save $1200 to boot .. (dealer re-sealing charges)... looks pretty easy to use , and much cheaper DIY project than the dealer alternative... Think it may be good for patching emergencies too ???
Just old retired guy trying to make it last long enough to get it paid off ...
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Anybody use Eternabond tape for sealing ...??? From what I've read it does seal the edges pretty well ... May help prevent the yearly trip to the dealer and save $1200 to boot .. (dealer re-sealing charges)... looks pretty easy to use , and much cheaper DIY project than the dealer alternative... Think it may be good for patching emergencies too ???
Just old retired guy trying to make it last long enough to get it paid off ...
I just went through replacing a wall in my camper this spring because of some leaking. It wasn't hard but it wasn't something I want to do again anytime soon. So I sealed every edge on the roof with Eternabond including all the vents and antennas. That stuff is really easy to work with and seals like no other. Just make sure if you're going to use it, that you clean the surface very well. I love the results and would recommend this product to anyone.
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Jeff, THANKS !!!! Will do !!!
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