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Old 05-03-2016, 12:42 PM   #21
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we visited the jayco plant 2 years ago, wasn't real impressed but the one thing that bothered me the most was when I ask where they started new employee's they said they did the caulking.

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Old 05-03-2016, 01:07 PM   #22
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Just wanted to give a quick update. Jayco would not cover the damage because I am not the original owner of the TT. Less than a year old but rules are rules. Anyway, I elected to take the TT in for an estimate as everything I read says the issue will only get worse if delayed. I had the option of Jayco authorized repair, but both of them were dealerships. I know that dealerships are marked up and often provide poor service when it comes to automobiles, so I made the assumption that the case is similar at RV dealers. A local RV repair shop was recommended by other travelers, and I took it in for an estimate. $2500.00 and he was still waiting on a price for the decal. I told him to forget the decal. I am rethinking my decision to not try a dealership repair center, but at this point I just want my TT fixed by Memorial Day.
I had the entire front piece replaced on my trailer for the same kind of issue...bubbles/delam, most noticeable when it was hot outside. The qoute for mine was 2365.00USD.

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Old 05-03-2016, 04:49 PM   #23
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Thanks. It's a lot of money, but I'm glad to know we are in the ballpark. The guy pulled the weather stripping along the front edge as soon as I arrived, pointed at the screws that went in non flush, and said "There is your water entry point". I'm in the wrong state for a poorly sealed TT.
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:51 PM   #24
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So after a great year of camping in the delaminated Jayco, I went ahead and purchased a 35' Rockwood Signature Ultralight. I am selling the Jayco, and they have lost a customer for life. I am, however, not selling the trailer without fixing the delamination issue. I just wanted to give everyone an update on how I elected to fix it, and remind everyone to check their trailers.

So after multiple estimates, the total repair would have been around 3K. The damage was not from the caulking or seals, but from poorly fastened screws along the seams. Jayco had screws going in all angles, and hardly flush. Please check your seams. Pull the weather stripping along the vertical corners of your TT and put some silicone caulking around each screw. Don't use silicone to redo your caulking, but it's fine around the screws. I use 3M 4200 marine caulking with UV resistance on my seams.

The bulk of the 3K cost was for the replacement fiberglass front. It ran about 800, and an additional 600 for shipping. This is where I saved money. I''m having a repair shop rip off the front fiberglass, repair the damaged wood, and reset all the screws for a little over a grand. Then a marine shop fiberglass specialist is going to make me a fiberglass front with gel coat for another grand. It's going to look awesome, and I'll be sure to get pics. I almost went with an all diamond plate front, but worried about the glare that may come off of the TT. That would have been cheaper.

On a side note, I'm having all the Jayco decals removed. I refuse to advertise for them. The next owner can pay to have them replaced, or go with a custom decal kit for half the cost. This will be my last post, as I am no longer a Jayco owner. Ya'll take care, and if you see a 35' Rockwood being pulled by an F-150 in Washington state, beautiful wife in the passenger seat, U.S. Army decal in the window, Army Engineer decal on the TT, it's me. Follow me to the campground and let's crack a few beers.
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