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Old 08-09-2015, 08:25 AM   #1
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New to the hybrid world!

I just bought a 2012 Jayco X20E. I would describe the condition as every thing but new. One owner, the tires had no wear on them, smells new, still had the stickers on the the stove and frig. The underside had no dirt or grim. Very clean inside and out. No signs of any water damage. A little dust but that's about it. Some times I think it to good to be true. And I know about what they say about "to good to be true" it usually is. What would be any issues I should look for with a camper like this? I have moved up from a 2003 Viking pop up which I have camped in for about 6 years.
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Wow, that's a real find!
I'd suggest checking the caulking all round, especially the roof. Look for evidence of leaks on the walls and floors (don't forget the storage areas). Keep an eye on the tires, if they were put on the HTT right after they were manufactured they'd be 3 yr old but most likely they're at the 4 or 5 yr mark which is about the replacement point.
Our first TT was a hybrid and we were amazed at the interior space (bunks out) vs the modest towed length.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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Check the gasket on the A/C unit to make sure the bolts are tight see the attached link


https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post117437
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:46 PM   #4
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Have a really good look at the seal on the front tip out. That ended up being the weak spot on my hybrid. We had a couple of long drives through driving rain storms and the water managed to get past the seal and into the frame.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:54 PM   #5
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Get up on the roof and look at all the seals. Look for signs of dried and/or peeling caulking/Dicor. Same for all sealed areas on all sides of trailer. 3 years is about the time they start shrinking. Ours is a bit over 2 years old now and we're seeing some shrinkage in caulking around things like the 110 exterior outlet.
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:12 PM   #6
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Seals and signs of dried or peeling calking.

If and when I find some signs of dried or peeling calking. How can I repair the problem? I am pertty handy and love to do things myself? What do I need? Is there a special type of calking? Do I need to take the old off or just add more?
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Check Dicor products They have a very good video on the subject
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Aside from Dicor, you can use any kind of caulking that's weather resistant. For roof seams it might actually be better to use Eternabond tape. The stuff will last 25 years if done properly. I used it on my last trailer and I think it's excellent stuff. Glowing reviews all over rv.net as well.
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