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Old 09-24-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Diamond plate separating!

I went out to the trailer (28 BHBE) to do my standard storage check, and this is what I discovered!

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Sorry for the finger!

The diamond plate has pulled away. I pushed it back thinking there might be enough overlap from the AL panel just above to hold it in place, but there wasn't. It looks like there wasn't enough overlap to begin with and instead of repositioning the panel, they just glued it down. Well here in TX, glue doesn't do too well exposed to the temps we get, and the glue finally just gave up. At least that's what it looks like...

I will contact my dealer tonight as I'm still under warranty. My fear is that they'll just put more glue under there and try to stick it back. There isn't enough overlap as it is, so that would be temporary at best, and leaky at worst.

Does anyone know what it would take to detach the entire panel and reposition it so the edge is tucked nicely up under the aluminum? I'm assuming you would have to undo the front corners. How hard is that to do?
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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I think the panels are detached from the top down, so that would be a pain. I think your dealer should replace the diamond plate completely.

And no apology needed for the finger. I'd be giving it the finger, too.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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And no apology needed for the finger. I'd be giving it the finger, too.

LOL! Thanks!

I guess my thinking is that the diamond plate could be slid up under the AL siding, because it's the last link in the chain so to speak, but I could be wrong.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:17 PM   #4
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Maybe it could, but I wonder if the diamond plate panel is manufactured with the necessary bend in it? And would it fit correctly if you tried to position it higher? It does look like a potential leak area. That would be my biggest worry.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:30 PM   #5
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From the way it looks, and keeping in mind that I'm just figuring this out, I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, the diamond plate can be shaped any way you want. It's not thick at all, so it's very flexible. At the bottom, it's just kind of bent around the under coating and stapled in.

Really, I'm not worried about the diamond plate itself, I'm more worried about the seams at the corners where the front wall joins the side wall. And that's just because I don't know how they work, I haven't looked closely at them. To do it right, it seems like they will have to take the whole panel off which will involve disassembling the corners. Not real excited about that since things sometimes don't go back together like they did in the factory...
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Well the good news is it's still under warranty. I'd almost tell them I want to watch the repair, and let them know I'm looking for a permanent fix, not a band aid and I will be bringing this back ANY time this re-occurs, with documentation. This is VERY funky. Jayco will stand behind this, you just need the dealer to follow through.
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Well, after a little internet research, it doesn't seem like taking the corners off is really that big a deal. Some screws, some sealant, and you're in. I could probably do it myself, but it's a warranty issue. If I were to do it myself, I would probably try to barter for a thicker sheet of diamond plate, this stuff is really pretty flimsy.

Big Sky, I would LOVE to watch the repair, but I doubt they'll let me. I will make it explicitly clear that I will be inspecting the repair VERY closely, and I'll make my expectations clear. IMO, there needs to be at least 1/4" overlap there from the siding to the diamond plate. And some type of seal between the two sheets would be preferable, since there is no mating channel in the diamond plate for the AL siding to mate to.

I will update when I hear from my dealer, hopefully tomorrow. He will likely just tell me to bring it in. I have a couple other minor issues for him anyway, so I guess the timing is good! (Silver lining)
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Heat could be part of the issue, and not having the right amount of overlap. I would look under the tt, and see if the tongue is properly connected and not flexible get as you are driving down the road.
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Heat could be part of the issue, and not having the right amount of overlap. I would look under the tt, and see if the tongue is properly connected and not flexible get as you are driving down the road.
Tongue is through-welded to the front cross member, and I don't think the diamond plate touches the frame, so I really doubt it's a frame or tongue problem, but I will look anyway for completion's sake. Thank you for the input.
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Update: The dealer told me to bring it in right away and they would fix it "asap". I'll probably take it in tomorrow afternoon. Luckily we have a VERY slight chance for rain in the next couple days, mostly just this evening really, and it's a small chance. If it looks like rain, I guess I'll just duct tape it. But I hate to do that and then have to get the sticky stuff off after the tape is removed...

Anyway, will update again after I talk to the dealer...
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