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Old 08-30-2019, 07:40 PM   #1
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Cracked fiberglass issue

I was fixing a rear top marker light today and noticed this cracked area in the fiberglass housing at the top where it meets the roof. Is this something that can be fixed and if so how would you do it? Its a 2018 Precept 31UL if that matters but I am the second owner and Jayco said the two-year warranty is void now that I bought it and only for the original owner.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:30 PM   #2
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Well since Jayco wonít honor their two year warranty (even though the coach has only been used once and has 1413 miles on it) I was forced to come up with an alternative fix though I doubt it will last long. It appears that there is something poking up from under the shell in two places causing a slight hump and the spidering of the fiberglass. Hopefully it is settled and doesnít poke all the way through. I found this stuff at Home Depot next to the Flex Seal tape (reviews said it was junk so I went with the fiber seal stuff). I guess time will tell if it lasts but it sure was sticky and sealed everything up nicely. Iíll come back in a year and post an update.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:59 PM   #3
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Well since Jayco wonít honor their two year warranty (even though the coach has only been used once and has 1413 miles on it) I was forced to come up with an alternative fix though I doubt it will last long
The owner's manual and JAYCO's website is and always has been specific that the warranty is non transferable and only applies to the original owner.

As to your repair if you buy a small roll of ETERNABOND TAPE and use it, the repair will last about 15 years..

https://www.google.com/search?q=eter...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 09-01-2019, 06:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advise Grumpy, Iíll keep an eye on the stuff I put on for now since I havenít a clue how I would get it off. Since that stuff would last 15yrs why donít they just use it for the seams instead of the Dicor self leveling caulk?
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Since that stuff would last 15yrs why donít they just use it for the seams instead of the Dicor self leveling caulk?
The $64,000 question that would apply to the majority of manufacturers. Probably cost as well as it takes more time to install
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The $64,000 question that would apply to the majority of manufacturers. Probably cost as well as it takes more time to install
This guy went hog wild with the stuff. Got me thinking maybe I should do the same?
Especially since you can’t see it from the ground

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This guy went hog wild with the stuff. Got me thinking maybe I should do the same?
Especially since you can’t see it from the ground

https://youtu.be/GlY-qgv95BY
So did I and you should too, but many people don't want to take the time or spend money. If your roof is tan, it comes in that color.
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Ordering some today. Any certain width that you would recommend as a catch all size? Also would you remove the Dicor or just put it over it?
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Ordering some today. Any certain width that you would recommend as a catch all size? Also would you remove the Dicor or just put it over it?
4" you can always lap the edge and double.
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