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Old 03-18-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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Roof still leaking.......

Unbelievable, my roof on my 2008 Jayco EXP 29A is still leaking. We had a nice rain down here in AZ last night so I decided to check out our TT for any "new" leaks since my warranty runs out 4/12/12. Note: I just checked my documents from my dealer and counted that I've had my TT in their shop a total of 5 times since March 2011 concerning water "pooling" in the front storage compartment on the passenger side. Below is a listing (dates) of what the service dept. did to correct the problem:

3/10/11: Customer states puddle of water in front compartment, don't know where water is coming from. Service: Flooded roof, sidewall, windows and compartment door; no puddles developed.

5/5/11: Customer states water still getting in bottom front compartment. Service: Tested again, found water coming in through opposite side maxi-store door - seal on top bad - removed old seal and replaced with new one. Tested - ran water on it for an hour.

8/27/11: Customer states water in front compartment again. Service: Ran water on outside of trailer, could not see any water in front compartment.

11/18/11: Customer states Front Filon is "bubbling". Service: Removed and replaced front Filon and decals.

As you can see, I've been dealing with this leak for a year, although it could have been leaking for longer. When the dealer replaced the front filon, we (dealer and I) were sure that the leak was corrected. When they had the old filon removed they said most of the hardware on the top edge of it was rusted. After picking it up from dealer the last time I was a happy camper, due to the fact I thought this problem was behind us by now. We had it for a camping trip after this last fix, it had rained, I checked the compartment and *?!#@ there's the water again! Took back to dealer:

12/6/11: Customer states there is a water leak at storage compartment. Service: Replaced compartment door seal. Problem should now be fixed.



Now, after seeing the water pooled up again in the same spot, I don't know what to do. I think I will call Jayco this time and see what they can do. I was wondering if anyone knew what the chances would be to have Jayco put a new roof on?

Anyone else out there had a problem like this?
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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I have noticed some water on the floor near the starboard hatch after towing in a driving rainstorm. I think it came in from the top of the door as there were water droplets from the top edge to the bottom when I opened it and there was water beading up on the underside of the top door opening. My 23B is past the warranty period and it's not enough of a show stopper for me to spend a fortune trying to track it down. The next time it's outdoors in the rain or being towed in the rain I'll continue investigating it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:22 PM   #3
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I would suspect the compartment door.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:09 AM   #4
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Clutch, I too thought it was the compartment door until the front filon needed to be replaced due to delamination from water seepage. Also, even after the compartment door seal was replaced and they put longer downspouts on the rain gutters, it's still leaking somewhere. I'm at a loss here with the problem, we love the trailer, it fits our family perfect, I just want it to not leak any longer. It rained again tonight so tomorrow morning before I go to work, I will go to the storage facility and soak up the water once again and call Jayco. I will keep it posted on what transpires.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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I would have a Sealtech test done on it to find the leak. Than I would recaulk the trailer and and cover the seams with Durabond a week after you recaulked it all. You have to be very aggressive in your approach. Don't forget all the stuff on the roof. Hope this helps. Ps with this continued leaking going on, I would make sure that any damage that was done, be thoroughly examined. Pull windows if that's what it takes.good luck.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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My toilet has leaked (at the elbow) for 2 years now the dealer just cannot fix it.. check and see if a water line in the compartment may be leaking... hard ones to spot as they might not leak all the time ...mine did not...
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Seann45 that is good advice, unfortunately there are no water lines in or around that area and the only time it leaks is when it rains, which isn't very often here in AZ.

I went out to the trailer this morning after we had another rain last evening. To my dismay, There was no water present???? I have no idea what's going on here. I did call Jayco this morning and talked to them about the problem and they told me to go through the dealer. I visited the dealer this afternoon and talked with the service manager and showed him pics of the water pooled up in the compartment. The service mgr., the one I've been dealing with since the beginning, was flabbergasted with the pics and the leaks. I will drop the TT off this weekend and keep you informed on the progress and the work that will be done on the unit. Hopefully we can find it this time.
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I may have missed it but is the trailer staying level when parked? any blowing wind etc? Keep us posted on what the dealer says "again".
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The trailer, when stored and set-up, is level. The rain on the first night of this past weekend was pouring (monsoon style) and the wind was blowing profusely. The rain on the second night was coming down good, although not as much as the prior night, and the wind was no where near what it was the night before.

I have noticed the leak while we were camping and while it was set up.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:45 AM   #10
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You may have more warranty time than you think. Days spent at the dealer for warranty repairs don't count against your warranty time. You seem to have a record and if you can prove the trailer was not useable or available to you then the warranty period should extend that many days.
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