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Old 08-21-2012, 07:00 PM   #101
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Nuts & Bolts & Valves (oh, my!)

Just had my 17Z at the dealer today (about two weeks after taking a shower under my A/C ). The tech used loc tite.

BTW & a bit off-topic: Also had a defective "hot water" valve replaced on the WH. The Jayco fiver in just before me had FOUR replaced. Maintenance manager had a small bag of bad ones setting on his desk. According to the tech, its a known issue (replaced under warranty). Tank not filling or no hot water output? Heads up.


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Old 10-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #102
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Checked my A/C bolts today in response to this thread. All were tight, and have not had any leaks. Checked with previous owner, who bought it new in 2004, and he never tightened the bolts. We have owned for over a year, and still no loose bolts. Took one out just to look, and it has small serrations under head of bolt which seem to keep it tight. Apparently the gasket has not changed much in 9 years, since no leaks. Don't know why all the problems with newer models, but apparently something has changed in materials or the assembly process since 2004. Might be worthwhile to query Jayco on the issue, just for giggles.

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Old 10-07-2012, 07:09 AM   #103
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This gasket is originally approximately 1 inch thick and it settles over time under the weight of the a/c. You never want to tighten the bolts too tight as you don't want to compress this gasket excessively. Once it is almost flat, you have to replace it.

When my Designer was about a year old I noticed a leak coming from the rear a/c. On closer inspection it was loose bolts due to settling since new. I tightened them to just a hair more than finger tight. Leak stopped and no problems since on either a/c.

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:53 AM   #104
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Took my 2004 Feather 23B in for winterizing and this had probably never been checked by the previous owner, and it was the first time I had it in for anything, and it definitely was an issue. Dealer even noticed that it had caused a slight sag in the roof around the A/C unit as well. Had everything re-sealed (time for that anyways) and dealer advised to store at an angle to avoid pooling around that area. He also said he was going to advise Jayco as he's seen multiple units of my make and year with that same issue. Doubtful anything will get done by Jayco this late in the game, but still good to know.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #105
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found this link about a/c seals and general maint to help fix any a/c leak issues (may be a repost, not sure).

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Old 01-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #106
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Thanks for the link exjay. Good to know and I'll keep an eye out on mine. With one year left on my warranty I won't want any surprises after it expires.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #107
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Thanks so much for the great information will have to check in the spring when i get it out.Let you know what i find.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:37 AM   #108
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Checked my AC hold down bolts yesterday and had 1 loose, the other 3 were tight. Also, while I had the interior cover off, I checked to make sure the duct work was sealed. All good. No cool air going into the roof area. I would have never known to do this if it wasn't for this Forum. Great job everyone!
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:07 AM   #109
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I checked mine yesterday. All were tight.
As I recall, the PO has that gasket replaced last year.
Piece of mind for now.


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Old 06-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #110
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I dont know about the bolts but the inside cover on our new 33 RLDS has a loose/stripped screw. Kept trying to figure out why I got a whistle noise with the AC and realized the cover sagged at the loose screw causing air leakage and the whistling noise.

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