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Old 05-14-2011, 10:17 AM   #11
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I was wondering if anyone has had any problems with water leakage coming in around the air conditioning unit in the center roof on the trailer. My husband was at an RV place the other day, not a Jayco dealer but he repairs all makes. Said he was getting a lot of the Jayco's coming in because of water damage around the ac. He stated manufacturer did not properly tighten the four bolts on the ac unit to the proper torque. When hubby checked ours they were not very tight, so far luckily no water leakage. Any way I need to know how tight the torque should be on these bolts. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
When I had the 256RKS my bolts were finger tight as well. I just gave them each two turns with a wrench and was good to go.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #12
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By skylight covers I assume you're talking about the roof vents. When I do my spring and early fall roof inspection/cleaning I apply 303 to the roof vents and roof vent covers. Do you have roof vent covers?
I'm not sure what you call them its just the crank up plastic covers for the ceiling fans to let air in. What it the 303, like a uv protectant?
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:53 PM   #13
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EVERYONE MUST CHECK THEIRS

Our 30.5BHLT was built in March 2011. Our first trip was to Hershey High Meadows which has an active freight train running through it. I turned the A/C fan on for white noise but there was this rattle. I held off investigating until I read this thread. I just finished taking the inside panel off and here's what I saw.





Aside from the obvious, there was one other bolt loose on the opposite corner. It doesn't look like it leaked (I drove it home in torrential rain) but it was definitely a problem. This camper was built less than 2 months ago and has little mileage on it. So everyone check your screws!

Great warning and thank you!
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:56 PM   #14
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I was told , by the dealer ,to check those bolts every year because they tend to loosen while traviling.
I tend to agree.

I actually remove my A/C interior cover vent every spring/fall when I do my twice a year TT caulking and seam check. The A/C gasket may over time loose it's effectiveness (settles do the A/C unit weight, travel, etc.) and a replacement gasket may be in order (not uncommon).

I figure that by a least removing the vent cover every spring/fall, I can check the bolts and for any signs of moisture before any hidden damage is done.

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Wow, Nylyon, that`s beyond Finger Loose, That`s rediculously loose!
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #16
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EVERYONE MUST CHECK THEIRS

Our 30.5BHLT was built in March 2011. Our first trip was to Hershey High Meadows which has an active freight train running through it. I turned the A/C fan on for white noise but there was this rattle. I held off investigating until I read this thread. I just finished taking the inside panel off and here's what I saw.

Aside from the obvious, there was one other bolt loose on the opposite corner. It doesn't look like it leaked (I drove it home in torrential rain) but it was definitely a problem. This camper was built less than 2 months ago and has little mileage on it. So everyone check your screws!

Great warning and thank you!
Good picture! I forgot to take a picture of mine when I tightened it up, all four bolts were about 1/2 inch away from the frame...not even close to being finger tight! If you look up at the top of the 2nd picture you will see the yellow tab I mentioned in my earlier post. You tighten the bolts down until the bottom of the tabs touch the roof, that will give you the correct foam compression on the gasket.
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I really do not understand why this gets by QC at the factories since it has been happening for several years now.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #18
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I really do not understand why this gets by QC at the factories since it has been happening for several years now.
Great question Crabman, but if you have seen the video of jayco building a new TT in 6 hours. There are things they miss checking.
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Good news for us anyhow. Don pulled the cover off the a/c and could only see two of the bolts. He said they were tight
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Glad I saw this thread. I checked mine and 3 of the 4 bolts were out almost an inch. And one of those was cross threaded!

There was no indication that the bolt heads ever were snugged up to the sheet metal trim piece. I didn't see any swirl or scuff marks where the underside of the bolt head would have touched when tightened.

Makes me wonder what other ticking bombs there are in my trailer.
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