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Old 05-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #21
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I just checked my 2008 Eagle and the bolts were more than finger tight but not comfortably snug (in my opinion). I tightened all four about three turns just to be on the safe side. Prior to this I have not had any leaks, but the bolts were not loose like some in the previous posts. Again, mine is an '08 and it looks like the newer ones are having the problems, although all should check their units. Takes about 5 minutes to do so.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:50 PM   #22
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Here's a pic of what mine looked like.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:54 PM   #23
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Unbelievable. That just should not happen.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:23 AM   #24
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I have a 2010 365 BHS with two A/C units. All of the bolts on both units looked like the two pictures. The factory did not even tightened the bolts!!. The pictures need to be sent to Jayco to show them the poor quality from the factory.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:17 PM   #25
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New Jayco - built in Feb 2011.

Just checked...

1 of the 4 bolts was secured. 3 were not making contact with the frame and required significant tightening to be of any use.

Can easily see how water leakage could occur.

Glad it was mentioned here before Murphy found me.

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:17 AM   #26
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I just went out and checked mine.. ALL 4 WERE LOOSE. I will phone the dealer this am and see if there is a torque setting for these and if I should put loctite on the threads..
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:25 AM   #27
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I just went out and checked mine.. ALL 4 WERE LOOSE. I will phone the dealer this am and see if there is a torque setting for these and if I should put loctite on the threads..
Just talked to the dealer.. no torque settins but a 3/8" ratchet and a few turns past snug should do it.. he does not recommend loctite.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:46 AM   #28
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When I tightened mine that's what I did, a couple turns past snug, seemed reasonable to me but I used a nut driver so I didn't over do it like I'm known to do.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #29
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Here is the official recommendation on tightening:

Proper tension has been achieved for each bolt when
any portion of each gasket indicating tab has been
pulled down even with the roof. See Figure 4. The
upper unit has now been properly installed with
optimum gasket compression.


See one of the manuals here - http://www.rvcomfort.com/pdf_documen...6271_copy1.pdf

There is a "Gasket Indicating Tab" that is supposed to match up with the roof.
No wonder they come loose - there is really nothing to keep them from vibrating loose.

I would think that blue Loctite might be in order. Not sure why it would cause harm?
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Thanks Lee, I'll let Don know. He'll have more time today to open it up.
Don did get to the other two bolts finally. He said those were loose and could be turned with his fingers (but not by much). He said that when he went to tighten, the bolt seemed to just spin. He didn't want to go more than snug, so he stopped tightening. We will get it checked out next time we come close to a Jayco Dealer again.
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