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Old 12-07-2014, 05:12 PM   #141
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Checked the four bolts on the A/C today of our 2014 Greyhawk. All four were properly tightened at the factory. I will definitely check them annually to allow for gasket compression.

I recall my parents' had a lot of trouble with leaks around the roof A/C on their Pace Arrow in the early 80s. Never understood why it had a perfectly flat roof which immediately began to sag from the A/C weight.
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:08 PM   #142
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Are U tightening the bolts through the inside or outside on top of the cowling ??
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:12 AM   #143
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From the inside just take the cover off and you have 4 corner bolts.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:46 PM   #144
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From the inside just take the cover off and you have 4 corner bolts.
To get the interior cover off of my unit, there are five screws that must be removed. First, rotate the large flat-bladed screw head on the A/C filter bracket and remove the filter. That exposes a single small screw in the center of the A/C unit. That center screw and the four corner screws need to be removed to pull the interior A/C cover off. Once it is off, you will see the four corner screws as noted by Tunce which are the ones that snug the rooftop A/C down on the gasket.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:28 PM   #145
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"Roamer", now that's the correct answer to his question and everyone else should follow these instructions.
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:39 PM   #146
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Are the whisper quiet systems exempt from this problem? Does it still affect the second AC.

Have not seen any recent posts on this so I am wondering if Jayco has resolved this issue in their newer models.

Feed back welcome.
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On the whisper quiet, you gain one thing, but lose a lot more. You gain the quiet AC, BUT, you lose easier access to bolts from the inside, have possible stripped lag bolts, possible leaks without knowing quick enough etc. I haven't seen a Jayco specific install on this method, but have on a lot of others (Tiffin and Vanleigh to name a few). 4 lag type bolts from the top, and I would imagine Jayco is no different. I think it's a crappy design for a few reasons, but it still works. With the typical installation where you can see everything inside, you can inspect the compression gasket and bolt torque very easily. With the whisper quiet, you have to get up on the roof, remove the cover, take the intake box cover off etc etc. And then, the gasket is not all that easy to inspect, if at all. Another downside on the whisper quiet topside install, if you ever strip a lag bolt into your roof framing, you're gonna have issues coming up with a plan B to get the AC secured. If you decide not to check your whisper quiet system for gasket compression or bolt tightness, which can be difficult to say the least, then you won't know if there is a leak until you see water coming out of your vents and / or ceiling. By then it's too late.


You just have to weigh your options. The old noisier typical install is superior to me, but that's just me, having worked on plenty of them. I'm so opposite of most. I don't care about whisper quiet, I hate skylights, less windows is better, and on my list goes. BUT, I work on them myself, a lot, and we have full timed in 1, lived in 3. We know what works for us.
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On the whisper quiet, you gain one thing, but lose a lot more. You gain the quiet AC, BUT, you lose easier access to bolts from the inside, have possible stripped lag bolts, possible leaks without knowing quick enough etc. I haven't seen a Jayco specific install on this method, but have on a lot of others (Tiffin and Vanleigh to name a few). 4 lag type bolts from the top, and I would imagine Jayco is no different. I think it's a crappy design for a few reasons, but it still works. With the typical installation where you can see everything inside, you can inspect the compression gasket and bolt torque very easily. With the whisper quiet, you have to get up on the roof, remove the cover, take the intake box cover off etc etc. And then, the gasket is not all that easy to inspect, if at all. Another downside on the whisper quiet topside install, if you ever strip a lag bolt into your roof framing, you're gonna have issues coming up with a plan B to get the AC secured. If you decide not to check your whisper quiet system for gasket compression or bolt tightness, which can be difficult to say the least, then you won't know if there is a leak until you see water coming out of your vents and / or ceiling. By then it's too late.


You just have to weigh your options. The old noisier typical install is superior to me, but that's just me, having worked on plenty of them. I'm so opposite of most. I don't care about whisper quiet, I hate skylights, less windows is better, and on my list goes. BUT, I work on them myself, a lot, and we have full timed in 1, lived in 3. We know what works for us.
Thanks for the heads up. Sounds like I may want to consider replacing the lag bolts immediately with studs that accept nuts and washers and some two part epoxy, if accessable.
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That was one thing I had a long discussion on with Vanleigh. They have a nice aluminum intake / exhaust box in the ceiling, but the AC is lag bolted into that. They also have a lot more features that are superior to Jayco, yet are at a similar price point, but I won't hijack this thread with that. I suggested a welded in nut or thread to accept a shorter version of the oem bolts where there is less risk of stripping anything out. I wish I had more experience with the Jayco install, as it may be a little different, but I've only owned one Jayco and hadn't done as much research with them. Beings we're looking at a Northpoint, I guess I better start questioning them a little, or make another trip to Indiana. The concept of the AC is good, the install leaves a little bit to be desired.
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My Jayco repair guys used Locktite on the bolts when this happened to me a couple years back. I've checked them 2-3 times since then and all 4 have remained tight. Surprised Jayco doesn't just do this at the plant.
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