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Old 07-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Question Tear where bunk meets ceiling (seal)

Hi everyone - my first post here, even after being a "JO" for 5 years now!

We have a 2008 19H and earlier this season I noticed a tear in the seal where the top of the bunk attaches to the trailer frame. I've attached two pictures (second one zooms in on the location of the tear).

I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this before and could suggest some ways of repairing it?

For now, I've taken the screw out, ensured that the seal is around the frame lip (so it is "sealed") and drove the screw in a few inches away to keep it tight. My fear is that it will eventually start to tear more with use.

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Old 07-22-2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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I have a split in the same spot. I would get some eternabond or something there asap, that will definitely leak and continue to tear. I put a couple more screws there to reinforce the area and put eternabond over it, have not had a leak since.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:31 AM   #3
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When you screw it back down put a washer on the screw to distribute the force over a larger area.
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Thanks for the advice.

Just got back from a few weeks on the road (Wisconsin/Minnesota!) and will look for "enternabond" and add some washers in there.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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I have the same problem, except at the bottom, and the plastic has already torn. Is the plastic strip standard stock or something specific to Jayco? I'm going to need to replace the strip all the way around.
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I have the same problem, except at the bottom, and the plastic has already torn. Is the plastic strip standard stock or something specific to Jayco? I'm going to need to replace the strip all the way around.
I have a 19H with the same problem as the OP but I didn't see where that is replaceable all by itself. I started a similar thread sans pics a couple weeks ago and the suggestion was using a washer which I will be trying this weekend.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:27 PM   #7
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Someone on another forum suggested that the j-channel plastic strip could be ordered from Jayco, but that the tenting needed to be sewed on to the channel. I will disassemble the tenting in a few weeks when the camping season is done and then decide if it's worth doing. I've got maybe 5 inches of ripped plastic channel at the lower driver's side part of the tenting, not enough to open the inside to the outdoors, but a concern for further ripping. I might add washers to the screws on the remaining intact stripping to contain the damage if replacing the entire strip is too big a job.
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