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Old 02-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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Aghhh, Discovered A Water Leak

Walked thru our 2010 Jay Flight FBS while it is in storage and discovered what appears to be a water leak that has developed around and under the escape window in the front bedroom. All the classic indications of slightly bulged paneling, the linoleum raised along the wall and last but not least a noticeable soft spot approx 5x10" in the floor along the wall. Our Insurance (State Farm) has been contacted and was told to get an estimate of course. The thing is the 2 year warranty expired of course in August and this leak has definitely been going on well before the warranty expiration date. So will see what happens when the dealer looks it over hopefully on Wednesday. Anyone else ever deal with this mess?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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There have been threads on this and other forums where the window seals failed causing the damage you are describing. The fix for the leak is to remove the window and properly reseal it. (If that is where the leak is, sometimes water can come in where you do not expect it). Hopefully dealer or insurance will take care of you.


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When was the last time you had a roof inspection?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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Not since I cleaned it this past summer. As far as a dealer, not since it was purchased in August 2010. I did see a streak of rust indicating running water on the end of one of the metal out riggers while inspecting underneath the bottom of the unit today and the outrigger was positioned directly under the escape window which also gave me the notion of the escape window seal leaking. The wall bulge is below and about 12" or so to the side of the window not above and the floor soft spot is directly below the window
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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Rick,

If you can, feel free to post some pics of the damaged areas you are referring to. The pics may give others a "heads-up" in what to watch out for. As mentioned, I would also give your roof a good inspection as well just to rule out any issues up there.

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Here is the answer from Jayco I figured I would get. Thinking about it though, regardless if it is a warranty or not maybe Jayco should publish maintenance pics in the manual on how the company expects the owner to properly seal windows,the roof, and other external equipment.

Thank you for taking the time to contact us here at Jayco. Actually the
windows and all exterior seals are to be cap sealed each and every year. So if
this window was not cap sealed it is due to lack of properly maintain the window
seal. These instructions are in the maintenance section of your owners manual.
It is entirely possibly and very likely that the foam seal failed after 2 years
as it should have been sealed over a year ago. In this I must respectfully
decline any warranty assistance as this damage is considered caused by not
properly and regularly maintaining the exterior seals of the unit.
I am sorry I that I am not able to assist you today in this request. If
we can be of assistance to you in other ways in the future, Please feel free to
contact us again at your convenience.

Sincerely,

Jayco Customer Service

It looks like the soft area of the floor is actually softball size along the wall under the window and where the paneling pulled away. Looking underneath the TT it looks like the water escaped out the bottom in a 12-16" wide area also under the window, will know more tomorrow after linoleum is raised. Linoleum is bubbled 18-24" x 6" under the window. I will try to remember to take pictures to post
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He is correct that there is a specific set of instructions in the owners manual regarding when and where to check the seals and reseal if necessary, and any damage resulting from not sealing may be unwarrantable. (I just looked in my 2010 Jayflight manual to confirm). That being said, the window seals should last longer then a few years IMO. The roof sealants on the other hand can and do fail if not inspected/resealed at least once a year, twice is better.
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Yes I do agree, the sealant should last longer than a few years especially something new and under warranty which mine did expire in August but it never hurts to try. Another thing, when resealing on the roof do you remove old sealant or cover up bad area with new sealant I am new to this and any info is greatly appreciated
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When resealing my roof, I used Dicor self leveling lap sealant which is commonly used for this purpose on RV roofs. I applied the new sealant right over the old, wherever it appeared to need it. For sealing things like clearance lights or around storage doors or windows, I would use a product called Proflex.



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Quote:
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snip...... the sealant should last longer than a few years especially something new and under warranty .....snip
Unfortunately our TT's are exposed to constant changing weather conditions..., then add in the effect of road vibrations and less than ideal road conditions while towing a TT down the highway at 60 mph...., doesn't help the cause.

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