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Old 10-05-2014, 02:11 PM   #131
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For those that may be confused about our bashing rules, we have no problem with you posting on the issues you have had with your unit and asking how to solve them. That`s what the "Jayco problems and issues" forum is for. We want members to help members. The problem arises when a member submits multiple posts "bashing" the brand or product because they are unhappy with it, not because they have come here for help. When this occurs the threads can become heated and argumentative in nature between the poster and the member base.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:23 PM   #132
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Makes me wish I'd of noticed it long ago because this would be Jayco's dime not mine going into the repair. I may still send pics to them anyway's but I am assuming the response will be "out of warranty" or "there's no way to tell if this is our issue or something you did."

Oh well, it's an 11 year old trailer and has more than served my family well regardless. A little bit of work and we'll continue to have fun with it next spring.
It wasn't my intention to cause a big to do. I realize that Crabman, who has been more than informative to me on other posts, had to put us in place for what may have appeared to be Jayco customer service bashing. It was not my intent at all to bash Jayco in any way. I meant that there is an "understandable" assumption on my part that Jayco would tell an owner of an 11 year trailer that they can not support the replacement cost because there is no way to prove, at this late juncture, that the twisted gasket was caused by the factory or by the owner. For all they know, I could certainly have removed and reinstalled the unit a hundred times since I've owned it and I entirely agree that they should not incur the repair cost 11 years in.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:39 PM   #133
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It wasn't my intention to cause a big to do. I realize that Crabman, who has been more than informative to me on other posts, had to put us in place for what may have appeared to be Jayco customer service bashing. It was not my intent at all to bash Jayco in any way. I meant that there is an "understandable" assumption on my part that Jayco would tell an owner of an 11 year trailer that they can not support the replacement cost because there is no way to prove, at this late juncture, that the twisted gasket was caused by the factory or by the owner. For all they know, I could certainly have removed and reinstalled the unit a hundred times since I've owned it and I entirely agree that they should not incur the repair cost 11 years in.
Your post was not an issue, and was not what we consider bashing. All is good.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:53 AM   #134
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Just a reminder to everyone to check these bolts every year, and especially if you get a new trailer! I just got a new-to-me trailer and checked them - all 4 bolts were not tight. I needed to snug all of them up considerably, but made sure I didn't go too much. I just went by feel and using a 1/4in drive with a 8mm socket I gave them all a few turns until there was a bit of resistance. I looked closely up into the duct area and there were thankfully no signs of water.

Has anyone used lock tite on these bolts?
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:16 PM   #135
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I don't think the screws backing out is the issue. The sealing gasket when new is approx 1 inch thick. Over time is compresses which is why we all have to snug up the screws periodically. When it gets fully compressed is when we have to replace it.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:38 PM   #136
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The screw that loosens is screwed into a thin tab of metal on the upper unit. I don't see any way to use lock tite.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:50 AM   #137
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Lucky that I happened to read this. No where in my 2011 owners manual is retorquing AC bolts mentioned. Not in the Maintenance Checklist, suppose I couldve missed it. But looks like I need to take the AC apart to check. Lock washers and jam nuts will be added. From what I read once loose bolts are tightened they stay tight, which indicates factory is suspect.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:45 AM   #138
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I don't think the screws backing out is the issue. The sealing gasket when new is approx 1 inch thick. Over time is compresses which is why we all have to snug up the screws periodically. When it gets fully compressed is when we have to replace it.
I would say you are completely right, the gasket will compress more after it has been installed for a little while.
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Finally found info in my Owners Manual that says to inspect AC bolts at least annually. P 83 middle of 2nd paragraph. Will add it to Annual Maintenance section, p. 97.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:23 PM   #140
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How did the bolt back out that far with the ceiling shroud on?
It was touching the ceiling shroud and couldn't go any farther. My TT is a 2010 so it took 4 years to do that I guess. I bought used and was green about these things a year and a half ago.
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