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Old 09-22-2016, 07:36 PM   #11
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They say they screw all the edges, which reduces the chance of staples pulling loose. While true it is misleading. Yes, movement on the edges are more likely than movement in the middle of a panel. both will move. I would think for the couple of minutes additional time needed to screw the whole panel down, the "bragging" rights would be worth it.....or you can just mislead..

One nice thing, they do use 3/8" domestic plywood rather than a 1/4" import.
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if a staple work by friction to hold piece together, and if the same came loose and come up, hamerring it back down will serve no other purpose than buying time before seeing a puncture in the membrane. Jayco likes to brag about not stapling their Amish cabinet....to be honest i would take less screw there and more on the roof, its a lot easier to fix cabinet i would think
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Service center was able to get some of the staples back down BUT others will not go down any further w/out them hitting hard enough to damage the rubber roof. And I agree w/ statement above. Tapping down staples does not fix the issue if they came up prior they will surely come up again.
Now I'll have to see what Jayco is going to do. This should never happen IMO on a 6 month old camper.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:41 PM   #14
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if a staple work by friction to hold piece together, and if the same came loose and come up, hamerring it back down will serve no other purpose than buying time before seeing a puncture in the membrane. Jayco likes to brag about not stapling their Amish cabinet....to be honest i would take less screw there and more on the roof, its a lot easier to fix cabinet i would think
99.99% of the hundreds of thousands of staples I have used were all cement coated. So while it was being driven in, the friction caused the glue to "melt" and bond to the wood. In almost all cases a staple that comes out, is due to not being installed properly...typically it is not driven deep enough often because the staple gun was either held at an angle or not enough pressure was applied and the gun "bounced". If not driven deep enough then, other you can tap it flush and it will not work it's way out.

Bottom line, someone screwed up and yes none of use should have to endure the potential roof puncture. If it was only a few staples, spread apart I probably would just tap them back into place and not worry about it. If a row of staples were all popping I would be much more concerned. Chances are the staple itself will not cause a roof puncture. Walking on staples that have popped could potentially cause an issue..

Please let us know what Jayco does regarding this situation. I wish all RV mfg would use more adhesives in their construction. No reason other than time to apply that I can see, but it would eliminate many of the issues they have. Trim, floors,roofs, cabinets, etc, all would be much stronger as would the whole unit if adhesive was used. Good Luck.
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Well said Wags!!
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I only found two spots coming up and Jayco signed off on a new roof under warranty.
Nothing had broke through the membrane so I was VERY skeptical about having such major work done for something so minor but I'm glad I did. The dealer replaced the entire membrane and I must say it was done better than the factory. I was told one of the spots was basically a splinter from the plywood.
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During the re-roofing by the dealer, did the dealer use screws instead of using staples to hold down the plywood?

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I only found two spots coming up and Jayco signed off on a new roof under warranty.
Nothing had broke through the membrane so I was VERY skeptical about having such major work done for something so minor but I'm glad I did. The dealer replaced the entire membrane and I must say it was done better than the factory. I was told one of the spots was basically a splinter from the plywood.
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Yes, that was my understanding. They also sanded down any potential rough spots in the wood. They also replaced my skylight after finding a small crack in the outer layer.

I had several conversations with the dealer about my skepticism on having it done, knowing it's in THEIR best interest to perform the work.
At the end of the day he convinced me to let them do it. Almost everyone on here and another large forum told me not to but I'm glad I did.
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