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.