To set the stage: Bought new 2009 32BHDS Jay Flight G2 Feb 2010. Date of Manufacture Oct 2008. Unit is approaching 8yrs. My 1st Aluminum Sided TT. Jayco (I was 1 yr out of warranty) rebuilt the front end top to bottom all new metal and wood frame work in July 2013 due to concealed water damage. Their nickle, the only cost to me was delivery and pick up in Middleburg, IN, from Manning, SC. 2 R/Ts. Approx $900.00. Was treated wonderfully by Jayco Staff. If anyone is wondering how I got the repair 1 year out of warranty, I provided my dealer with photos of the damage after I removed a good bit of lunan to reveal the extend of the damage. Between the dealer and myself and my refusal to accept the 1st brush off, Jayco relented and offered the deal upon my delivery. I was extremely pleased with an in-plant repair vice a dealer repair.
That being said, I just bought a Digital Moister Meter from Amazon ($16.00) and wouldn't you know it, found leaks and water damage (98% moisture) in the front right side bottom corner and the rear right side bottom corner. Up front in the stowage compartment and clothes closet in the bedroom, I cut the lunan open (box cutter) to reveal the corner upright framing and back side of the metal. Same procedure in the stowage compartment in the rear.
I removed the vinyl strip that covers the screws that holds the outside metal flashing strip. I started at the bottom backing out screws until I found where there were screws that did not have any rust on them and assumed the leaks were below that spot. On the inside where I opend the lunan I have shoved wixs (small pieces of paper towel) between the metal and the wood struts and can't determine where the leaks are coming from or how far up they start.
I have checked the caulking where the roof and the front metal join and the flashing on the front and side of the flashing strip and all the seams appear to be holding. Same procedure for the rear.
Stumped, to say the least. Anyone out there chasing leaks on Aluminum Sided TT? I intend to dig out all the old cauking that I can and recaulk all the flashing. All I can say at this point is, it ain't no fun. Any ideas???