Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-29-2012, 09:38 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 48
I'm waiting for info from Jayco but will not be disappointed if I don't hear anything for a while due to the holidays. In the meantime, I'm still trying to figure things out on my own.

I located the following info that seems to indicate an off-center room may be normal for a Jayco 285. See the part about using a prybar or screwdriver to insert a gasket. Does this sound reasonable or realistic? Does a new gasket have enough grip to stay in place and not be rolled out of a low clearance location?

---------------------------

http://en.allexperts.com/q/RV-Repair...l-slideout.htm

AllExperts RV Repair/Gasket seal on slideout

Expert: Shawn - 5/1/2006

Question
I own a 1999 Jayco 285 with a double slideout. The seal on the slideout needs to be replaced. Is this something that I could do myself or should I leave it for the RV dealer? It looks to me that I should be able to do this at home. Am I fooling myself?

Thank-You
Rick

Answer
Rick it is easy to do yourself, get a new bulb seal from a dealer and it should take you about an hour. Just start at the bottom and pull it off all the way around the slide. You will see the steel clips that hold it to the slide flange have all rusted. Lay out the new seal up and over slide, start tucking the slide seal over the slide flange at the bottom just push it in the groove. Now sometimes the slde room itself and the slide flange are very tight so a prybar or big flat head screwdriver will help to tuck the seal in where your fingers don't fit. Now continue this all the way up till you reach the corner and use a utility knife to cut a slit in the wiper part of the seal to allow it to go around the corner. Continue this till you go all the way around the slide then cut off the excess. A bead of caulking or silicone all the way around the seal where it meets the flange to stop water from entering will extend the life of the seal

---------------------------
__________________

__________________
Wil - Alabama Gulf Coast
1994 K3500 LBCC DRW Diesel 155,000 miles
2001 Jayco Eagle 285 BH 5th wheel
A32319 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 10:16 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie23 View Post
There is a very good product on the market called Kwik Poly, which is used to restore damaged or rotted wood. It is a two-part solution that can be mixed and flowed into cavities, and when cured, can be drilled, sawed, sanded, painted, etc. You can also add things like sawdust to make it into a paste. I use it when restoring old cars that have wood structure under the outer sheet metal that can't easily be removed and replaced. Final strength is structural. Available from Eastwood Products in Pennsylvania, among others. Might be something you could use to fix your floor wood.
Bill, I gotta say, this Kwik Poly is some amazing stuff. The damaged portion of my slide room floor is better than new. I drilled the covering and let it dry out completely before pouring it full. Now it's solid as a rock. I had some damaged framing too. Some I replaced. Some I restored with Kwik Poly. I used a large syringe with a 16 gauge needle to inject the studs and harden them from the inside out.
__________________

__________________
Wil - Alabama Gulf Coast
1994 K3500 LBCC DRW Diesel 155,000 miles
2001 Jayco Eagle 285 BH 5th wheel
A32319 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 06:55 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 48
I figured out how to center the slide room inside the hole in the wall. Just needed a chain and a come-along and a 1 ton truck.
__________________
Wil - Alabama Gulf Coast
1994 K3500 LBCC DRW Diesel 155,000 miles
2001 Jayco Eagle 285 BH 5th wheel
A32319 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
Glad the Kwik-Poly worked out for you. It really is a great product. Also glad that you figured out your slide centering problem. Sometimes brute force is the only solution.
__________________

__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.