Hi! First post here. After a lengthy search on this forum and others I thought I should post here about my fresh water tank falling out this weekend.
We have a 2009 Jay Flight G2 BH27 we bought new. This weekend was going to be our first trip of the year. When we were about 10 miles down the interstate we had someone pull alongside us and inform us our steps were down. I've never managed to do that before, but no big deal; I pulled off on the next off ramp. Well, someone was looking out for us because as I walked back to put up the steps I noticed the underbelly was hanging about an inch from the pavement and hundreds of pounds of water in the fresh water tank were sitting on it!
Most of the underbelly plastic had ripped away from the frame from the sheer weight of the tank. The two flimsy straps underneath the tank had broken but the brackets for the tank under the floorboards appeared intact. I opened the drain valve and drove very carefully home trying to avoid big bumps and potholes. After jacking it up and allowing the water to drain I was able to reinstall the tank and added two new straps in addition to replacing the factory two straps. A few trips down a dirt road near our house with the tank refilled and all appears okay for now.
My concern is, and why I'm posting, that this could happen to someone else. After reading all the different RV forums out there this seems to happen a lot on a variety of RV brands. I haven't found any for Jayco in particular but wanted to let you know it does happen and how dangerous it could be. My FWT sits in front of both my trailer axles. If it the underbelly would have given out we would have wrecked the trailer and who knows what would have happened to anyone behind us.
I'm losing more and more faith in my Jayco; every year something else goes wrong. This one being the most serious.