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Old 08-05-2014, 05:37 PM   #21
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I guess my point is, don't give up. It's crap you have to work to work to get them to honor the repairs. But don't give up because the person on the Jayco phone said no.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:06 PM   #22
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I find it extremely unlikely that oxidation should be occurring after only 13 months. You usually don't see severe oxidation until the RV is usually several years (7-10+) old & has been neglected for some time. It was quite common on the older style fiberglass RV's form the 80's & 90's. My dealer told me to wax once a year & wash 2-3 times. He actually recommended a wash/wax combo product which has worked great. That way, it gets waxed 2-3 times per year. I also clean roof annually. This should not be occurring on your trailer and I would say that there was an issue with the materials used or in the application process. It was not due to anything you did or failed to do. Keep after Jayco & have your dealer step up and apply some pressure on your behalf. If the service manager or the owner of the dealership owner starts questioning the integrity of Jayco and their warranty, that should carry some weight. If the "between the lines" message is that maybe I'll have to steer customers to other brands that I carry, that should get some action.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:18 PM   #23
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I have a vacation coming up where we are traveling with the RV. When that's done I'll see what I can do through the dealer. Fortunately the fading is pretty light and minimal at this point and the wax job made it all but disappear although I know it will soon return. If they'll fix it... great! If not, then eventually when it is bad enough to warrant it, I'll get it redone on my own.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:48 PM   #24
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UGH... spoke with the dealer and they didn't seem very interested in pursuing the reconditioning of my front cap under warranty. The front fade returned just as I had expected. The front looked good for only about 2-3 weeks after waxing.

Today, I just waxed it 3 times and used a random orbit buffer to do a really good job. I know it won't last but for the moment it looks like new again... for now.

Wish I could expect it to last longer than a few weeks.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:42 PM   #25
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I waxed mine a few weeks ago and this week the fade returned. I purchased my TT used but purchased the extended warranty so I am going to call and see if they will fix it - it looks awful. I will get approval to fix and see if they will do it over the winter.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:36 AM   #26
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Things like this is why I stayed away from the fiberglass sides on our new trailer. I had two new fiberglass trailers and had nothing but trouble with them both, one cracked when it was less than a year old and the other one was around one old when it started coming apart.

When we walk around at the campgrounds we see a lot of this kind of stuff on the fiberglass trailers. Looks to me like, if they are going to continue to build these things they would get their act together.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:53 PM   #27
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what about spraying a clear coat over the front cap or just repainting it ?
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #28
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Just walked out and checked mine and sure enough, completely faded front top cap. I've already waxed it twice and it's less than a year old! I'm so pissed off I can't see straight. There either gonna fix it or find the damn thing sitting in their parking lot for good. What a cheap ass product. I paid good money for this thing and this is what I get.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:40 PM   #29
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what about spraying a clear coat over the front cap or just repainting it ?
At some point I will have mine redone but I feel like there is no point in hurrying because apparently in a year it is likely to just end up doing this again. Could just end up being wasted money. But, if I do end up refinishing it, I am going to see about doing it in white so that it won't be such a sun / UV magnet. Medium to dark brown seems like it was not the best idea for them to put on these front caps.
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Dealership buffed - fade is back, two months

I took the TT to the dealership as they requested and they had a person who specializes in fiberglass polishing come in and power buff the front cap. That was the first of May and about a week ago I notices it is fading again in blotchy patches. So it lasted a month longer than my hand waxing job. Something I am guessing I will have to live with. I bought it used and the Jayplus plan does not cover the outside and Jayco apparently does care if a three year old camper with their name plastered all over the front is faded.
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