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Old 03-20-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
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Front Bunk end Leaking..Pulling Away

Hi All, I have a 2016 X23B and have been having trouble with the front bunk end coming away from the unit. This happened with a few months after purchasing and was fixed under warranty. Now it has happened yet again. This should not be happening with a new camper. Does anyone know if Jayco has come up with a permanent fix?
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Can you be a little more specific as to where and how, maybe give us a picture or two.

Is it the left and right hand corners, along the top horizontal bead or is the clear plastic trim with the screws in it and is it split?
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Need more info. I am assuming we are not talking about the bunk lid pulling away from the front cap, when closed up. But the tent end material pulling way from the framing. If so, I have had this as a minor issue. I determined it is from installing the screws to deeply and cracking plastic retainer strip. I removed some of the screws one at a time, and added a (#10?) washer, then carefully reinstalled the screws. The washers seam to spread the force over a larger area. I thought about replacing the plastic strip, but it seamed like it would be ALOT of work, The washers surprisingly worked as an excellent field repair.

Even in the biggest storms we never had any leaks, when the canvas pulled loose
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This is how Jagiven and I solved this problem. My tent end is folded up now and that's why the canvas looks wrinkled. To answer your last question, NO there is no other fix and I've been to the factory and addressed this issue 3 years ago.
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We have a 2017, no sign of it yet. You guys think I should do this as a preventative measure?

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This is how Jagiven and I solved this problem. My tent end is folded up now and that's why the canvas looks wrinkled. To answer your last question, NO there is no other fix and I've been to the factory and addressed this issue 3 years ago.
Exactly what I did, just used a smaller washer.

Personally I would wait. If it looks as the plastic is cracking, then I would add a few washers.
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We have a 2017, no sign of it yet. You guys think I should do this as a preventative measure?

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Well the washer won't hurt and my cracks have NOT gotten larger.
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Well the washer won't hurt and my cracks have NOT gotten larger.
Ok, thanks all! Kdavidson8, thanks for posting the issue. I was not aware of this.

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I can't get to the other tent end because the trailer is closed up but on that end I cut out a circle size of Mr. Grip and placed it between the washer and the canvas then screwed it down. Now that side never split and I can't say it's because I added " Mr. Grip" but it was good insurance. I got Mr.grip at Lowe's and it does work for stripped out holes too as the pkg says.
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Thank you for your input. When I had the warranty work completed after I first purchased I double checked the screws to make double check they were not over tightened and they were fine. I think something is making it expand or pull away that is causing it to crack the plastic where the screws are holding but not sure.

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Can you be a little more specific as to where and how, maybe give us a picture or two.

Is it the left and right hand corners, along the top horizontal bead or is the clear plastic trim with the screws in it and is it split?
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