From what material is the non-slip decking on the ramp doors made?
It has been discussed on a few threads on this forum, and I have been told by owners of other toyhaulers at various campgrounds, the ramp door / decks on these units are not weatherproof. What good is a deck if it is not weatherproof. I contacted Jayco to verify this fact. They would neither admit or deny the fact of the doors being weatherproof. Their answer was "Thank you for contacting Jayco customer service. We advise that these be closed and not left out in the rain". Which basically means they are not weatherproof. We use our deck almost everyday we are using the rig and like the side deck down just for daylight and being able to see out. Putting these doors up and down everyday or each time we leave the campsite, is not as simple as extending and retracting awnings. It seems that the doors get at least 5 lbs heavier every year older I get.
So, I am trying to find out what type material the non-slip deck is made. Is the deck not weatherproof because it is permeable or just due to the fact that it can leak at the edge seams since the sealant does not adhere well to the non-slip deck? If I can find answers to these questions I may be able to find a better sealant or go with a commercial product such as Line-x or similar dyi product to make it weatherproof.
I have contacted Jayco with these questions and they could not supply an answer. They suggested I contact Challenger Door as they are the door manufacturer. I have placed 2 calls and an email to Challenger with no response as of yet. So in the mean time, I am posting these questions here in the hope that someone may have knowledge of this information.
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