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Old 05-20-2011, 12:18 PM   #31
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I was talking to someone else about this and he though they were loose due to the foam gasket compressing.. so will just see what happens over time..
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #32
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Mine didn't come loose. It had to have been shipped out that way, because one of the bolts was cross threaded and I could barely turn it. No way it backed out on its own!

I think to lock them in position, you could remove each bolt completely, pull it out far enough to spin on a hex nut, then use the nut to lock the head against the sheet metal bracket. Make sense?

Might want to slip on a lock washer while you're at it.

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Old 05-20-2011, 04:51 PM   #33
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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.
I recommend anyone who had to tighten their bolts, contact Jayco with a friendly informative email/letter! The more they hear from, the better the chances that future owners won't have to hassle with this issue
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:15 PM   #34
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Does anyone at Jayco read or monitor this forum?

They should.

I would think they would be interested in the wisdom and opinions of their customers.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:00 PM   #35
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Does anyone at Jayco read or monitor this forum?

They should.

I would think they would be interested in the wisdom and opinions of their customers.
Perhaps another suggestion that can be forwarded to Jayco by members here
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:45 PM   #36
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I checked the four bolts attaching my AC to the top of my 28.5RLS fifth wheel today. Two of the bolts had never been tightened at all (about a half inch from the head of the bolt to the metal) and two were tightened; the tightened ones were at diagonally opposite corners. It appeared that the gasket was compressed properly in all four corners of the AC, judging by the yellow indicator. So, I guess, this means that the gasket is tightened enough to prevent a leak -- although just tightening two bolts seems sloppy.

I will ask my dealer to check this, and I will ask him to talk to Jayco for an explanation of what the official procedure is to tighten down these bolts.

By the way, on another fifth wheel we owned (a Sunnybrook) we had a leak at this gasket. The issue was that when the AC was attached to the trailer during construction, the installer did not remove the shipping blocks. So although the AC bolts were tightened, the gasket was never properly compressed because the shipping blocks prevented it. Of course this was after the warranty was expired, and Sunnybrook would not do diddly.

So I'm a bit sensitive to this issue, and will get an explanation from Jayco.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:39 PM   #37
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When I picked up my trailer a few weeks ago two people at the dealer told me to check those bolts twice a year. They said it is in the manual and Jayco will not cover damage due to a leak in that location.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:47 PM   #38
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Thank goodness for this forum. With all that we have to read, it's possible to overlook something! For someone like Don and I to check it too late, we are screwed. But for others who check something like that right after delivery because they read this forum.... Hallelujia!
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:59 PM   #39
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Just checked mine and 2 were loose, the other 2 were ok. Later Ernie
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:14 AM   #40
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I was surfing this site this morning and up until now I had missed this. I will be picking up my 5th. in a couple of weeks to clean it up and wash and wax and get ready for my July trip. This will be on top of my list.

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