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Old 04-11-2011, 01:20 PM   #11
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The rear bumper is usually just spot welded in place and is not intended to protect anything other than the sewer hose.
No spot welding here. Beads are horrible and there is an inch+ gap in one of the attempted welds. Absolutely horrible! Hoping tonight to have the pictures uploaded...
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I havn't check the bumper on our Eagle so I am not familiar with Jayco. I know on our Montana Mountaineer the welds were just big spots about a half inch long in a few places.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:55 PM   #13
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No spot welding here. Beads are horrible and there is an inch+ gap in one of the attempted welds. Absolutely horrible! Hoping tonight to have the pictures uploaded...
I'd like to see your pictures. Pictures are worth 1,000s of words...

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I'd like to see your pictures. Pictures are worth 1,000s of words...

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I emailed a Mod last night looking for picture-posting help...
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Helping Shin with some pics -- here you go:





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Ouch!!!! Those really are bad welds. A high school student can weld better than that. Heck. Even I can weld better then that. And, I'm not a certified welder.

Because of the paint area, it appears the welds are NOT factory. To me, the TT frames are welded, then painted (with paint over the welds). Looks like a repair job from previous owner or RV dealer. Can the previous owner or RV dealer provide some historicial history as well?

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I bought this new from RVs direct in Indiana (down the street from Jayco). I'll have to make a phone call and see if they have any "info" for me.
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I bought this new from RVs direct in Indiana (down the street from Jayco). I'll have to make a phone call and see if they have any "info" for me.
If someone is giving you the "run around", simply knock on Jayco's front door and show them your pictures. And if requested, bring your trailer to them. I'm sure they'd love to find the root cause of those bad welds as well. Besides ugly, those welds are NOT safe. One can tell just by looking at them.

Just wondering... Are both under sides of its rear bumper like that? Or, is it only one side of the rear bumper? If the other side is perfect (perfect welds with paint over the welds), then one knows those welds are a "quick fix" repair job.

Hope this helps as well....
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If someone is giving you the "run around", simply knock on Jayco's front door and show them your pictures. And if requested, bring your trailer to them. I'm sure they'd love to find the root cause of those bad welds as well. Besides ugly, those welds are NOT safe. One can tell just by looking at them.

Just wondering... Are both under sides of its rear bumper like that? Or, is it only one side of the rear bumper? If the other side is perfect (perfect welds with paint over the welds), then one knows those welds are a "quick fix" repair job.

Hope this helps as well....
Both welds are just as bad. Plus the paint job is blended near the welds. I ordered my rig with a bike rack. I'm wondering if the dealer cut off the rear bumper and attached one with the bike rack installed already. This has kept me wondering where else did Jayco cut corners?
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Was it Jayco or your RV dealer????

The more I look at those welds, the more I know they will NOT pass DOT or DMV certification. Actually, I bet those welds are in the deep illegal range condition.

Definitely gotta confirm if Jayco or the RV Dealer (who retails Jayco products).

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