Dark Cap Gel Coat issues
If you have a cap with the dark gel coat, odds are VERY GOOD you will encounter the oxidation, no mater what wax or how many times you wax it. At the first indication of oxidation, take it in to an authorized dealer and have them contact Jayco. There are only 2 options for this, 1- Replace the entire cap 2- Remove ALL the Gel-coat down to the fiberglass and repaint it. When Jayco authorized the repainting of our cap, we selected a LIGHT color (matched the side color) and not the original dark color. This was the BEST decision we could have made!!!! On the original dark gel coat the temperature of the cap was over 200 degrees, with the new white painted cap, it has maxed out at 119 degrees. The interior is a LOT cooler with the light paint. This made a BIG difference for the TT's AC usage and days when we just use a fan. With the dark cap, the TT would heat up to 90 in no time at all.
If you decide on a different color than the original dark color, Jayco will tell you that the cap will be warranted but the lighter color paint will not be warranted, but since the warranty was going to run out this August we did not care, AND the RV dealer that painted it has a 5 year warranty on the paint job!
Win win situation for us!
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
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