Thank-you tslarson and arkhillbilly for taking the time to respond. I shall consider obtaining both kinds of tape, although these do not, from my memory, match the name of the tape one writer strongly endorsed.
Embarking on an entirely new and major buying experience can be disquieting and, based upon what is often written within this forum, gives me pause. I too am hopeful my new Jayco trailer will give me at least three years of troublefree service. I certainly hope so. Still, isn't it wise to be prepared?
It is my observation that there is a disproportionate amount of space in this forum devoted to a variety of problems encountered by Jayco owners that, in my opinion, are not adequately addressed under what appear to be clear warranty protections. There are many unhappy comments regarding an unwillingness or refusal on the part of countrywide Jayco dealers to support expressed or implied company policies. Furthermore, similar refusals or lack of corrective action on the part of the parent company tend to make me nervous.
Time will tell, obviously, but it does prompt a question on my part about why Jayco would be so casual. I would think this forum, like others I subscribe too, would serve as a critically important sounding board and prompt crafting of policies that either attract or firmly hold buyers. Maybe corporate doesn't read unhappy news?
So, in the meantime, bailing wire and duct tape beckon.