Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-08-2015, 03:40 PM   #11
Member
 
RACarvalho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Columbus
Posts: 55
Hi folks, I'm new to RV's but old (???) to boating.
is this fiberglass laminated over plywood?
If it is, it's easy (by boating standards) to be fixed.
If you found and solved the leaking problem, just grind the fiberglass off, cut the rotten plywood off, put new plywood in and use epoxy resin to laminate over it again.
There are tons of "how to do it" videos around.
You save a lot of money doing this.
The resin and all that stuff you can buy at Noah's ...
__________________

__________________
Ricardo & Luciana

For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. This too is meaningless ... Ecclesiastes 2:21
RACarvalho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 05:44 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
tugboat95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: New Bern
Posts: 403
Well this has been an all around crappy day. Talked with a local rv fixer, not a dealer. Decided to drop it off with him to look at for the next 2 weeks While I'm gone and give me a solution and a price. While taking it across town my brakes on my suburban failed and I ran into another car. Minor damage nobody hurt. Trailer brakes almost had me stopped. Another 2 feet and I wouldn't have hit him. Turns out I went to the dump first thing this morning and I ran over something while on top of the hill. I heard it and checked for scratches, none found didn't give it a second thought. Apparently I broke a brake line. Not enough to completely empty but enough to slowly leak out and not maintain pressure. Got my son to bring me my Escape and got the trailer to the mechanic. Now I'm sitting in a parking lot waiting for a tow truck to take the suburban back to the house.
__________________

tugboat95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 07:49 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,068
When it rains, it pours. In the grand scheme of things realize that you had a MINOR accident while you were towing a RECREATIONAL vehicle. You are safe, the other guy is safe. You have another vehicle to use. I know it sucks, but things could be a lot worse.


Have a safe night and a safe trip. All the problems that we have on this forum are FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. I know it doesn't feel like it, but it is very minor in the long term.


Good luck brother, keep your head up!
spoon059 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 08:31 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
tugboat95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: New Bern
Posts: 403
Yep, leaving today to go back offshore for 2 weeks and earn the money to fix everything.
tugboat95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 09:21 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 179
We have delamination on our 11-year-old camper around the same area, but ours runs from the top to the bottom, and is about 12 inches wide. It's not very visible except in direct sunlight. Anyway, the cause of ours was a leaky roof that was fixed by Jayco, according to the dealer. For whatever reason, they didn't fix the delaminated sidewall when they fixed the roof, but they replaced the roof and the back wall.... Anyway, we've had this camper for 2 years now and the delam has not gotten any worse. If you're considering keeping it short term, find the source of the leak, stop it, and just keep an eye on the delam to see if it gets worse. I'd disclose the delam during a sale, so onus is on the buyer whether they still want it or not. We're enjoying ours, and have had no other leak problems. I'd say don't fret over it too much.
kvangil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2015, 09:59 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
tugboat95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: New Bern
Posts: 403
Depending on what the maintenance guy finds, I'm of the opinion, to stop what caused it first and foremost. If damage wont get any worse, I'm ok with leaving it like it is. Two small bubbles don't bother me as long as they are cosmetic and nothing structural. I have an itch for a newer bigger unit, but not the money or the wife's support. And I don't see either in my near future. If this is structural and extensive then I have a tough decision to make. Do I put money into fixing it, or put money into a newer one, or just sell like it is and get what I can get. None of these are good scenarios right now. Service guy has it for two weeks, and he can have it for 6 if needed as I know I'm not going to be able to use it before August. I'll worry about it then.
tugboat95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2015, 11:32 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
tugboat95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: New Bern
Posts: 403
Good news bad news...well ok I reckon. Delamination is stable. I have NO water leaks at the time. Spongy bathroom floor is normal and is the Styrofoam compressing with so so support. Came from factory. His suggestion is not worry about delamination. Its not going to get worse. I'm ok with that. Bad news is entire trailer needs to be recaulked and roof needs to be cleaned and have some kind of rubber coating installed. I already knew this and will be doing it this fall when I'm done for the year. I'll be doing This myself.
tugboat95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2015, 12:45 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Nashville
Posts: 470
And that's why I bought a stick and tin TT this time. Easy to repair.
Hohenwald48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2015, 02:39 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Kunkletown PA
Posts: 115
Glad to hear that it wasn't the SNAFU you feared. And, the work that needs to be done you already knew about and planned to do. Lady luck was on your side for this one.
__________________
2008 Toyota Tacoma Off Road
2015 264BHW
Angus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2015, 03:27 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Filthy-Beast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 269
Is re-caulk preventative or needed? Do you see dry cracked caulk? If so don't wait until fall.
__________________

__________________
2015 Jay Flight 31 RLDS
2015 F250, Reese straightline
Ham Lic: W4TFB
Filthy-Beast is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.