It is not just the Jayco's that are encountering this front cap HEAT/Oxidation issues. ALL the mfr's with dark fronts are also having the same problem. My 2013 EAGLE 284BHS cap temperature was over 200 degrees in the noon sun, it was oxidizing more and more each month. Jayco agreed to repaint it, and we requested that it be repainted in white. Jayco said ok, but they would not warranty the paint since it was not the same as the original color. No problem, the Jayco dealer service center has a 5 year warranty on the paint job.
If you are going to be using the TT for dry-camping (sunny spots) stay away from ANY dark front caps, no matter who makes it. The heat radiates back into the TT from the front cap. Our bedroom storage compartments are against the front cap and reached temperatures between 140 and 150 degrees. That heat radiated into the TT. Since we had the cap repainted to match the light side color, the max temperature of the outside of the front cap has been around 119 degrees, about 100 degrees less than the dark color, and the interior stays a LOT cooler in the sun while camping.
Good luck in getting a light front cap, as the industry is currently producing all dark fronts. The dealers paint centers really love this, because of all the WARRANTY painting business that they are now getting.
Now a HAPPY CAMPER! (I need to change the TT picture to the new light front)
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
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