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Old 05-29-2011, 11:26 PM   #41
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Glad I saw this thread on the forum. Just pick up my 2011 26BH last week. Checked the A/C bolts yesterday and one of them was about 1/2 an inch shy of even touching the frame. Jayco obviously needs to address this issue. Thanks for the heads up everyone.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:18 AM   #42
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We purchased a 2011 Jay flight 26RLS in November. DH and I just pulled off the A/C cover this morning thanks to this site. 3 bolts were tighter but we could still turn them a few more turns but the 4th the nut was barely on the bolt. DH is glad I do my research. I think Jayco needs to be aware of this. Our Jayco was manufactured in Idaho. I am not sure where everyone else's was manufactured or if that would make any difference.

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Old 06-04-2011, 11:28 AM   #43
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We purchased a 2011 Jay flight 26RLS in November. DH and I just pulled off the A/C cover this morning thanks to this site. 3 bolts were tighter but we could still turn them a few more turns but the 4th the nut was barely on the bolt. DH is glad I do my research. I think Jayco needs to be aware of this. Our Jayco was manufactured in Idaho. I am not sure where everyone else's was manufactured or if that would make any difference.

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Some research has shown me that most of this is caused by the foam gasket compressing.. for now I will be checking mine spring and fall.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:41 AM   #44
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Some research has shown me that most of this is caused by the foam gasket compressing.. for now I will be checking mine spring and fall.
I think I will feel much better knowing this isn't a QC issue. But Don and I don't remember reading in the paperwork to check for loosen bolts anually (or whenever).... Doesn't mean it isn't in the owner's manual I guess, we may just not remember!

Do you have more info or the url where you learned about the foam gasket so we can understand it better? I'll pass it on to Don then. Thanks Seann
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I think I will feel much better knowing this isn't a QC issue. But Don and I don't remember reading in the paperwork to check for loosen bolts anually (or whenever).... Doesn't mean it isn't in the owner's manual I guess, we may just not remember!

Do you have more info or the url where you learned about the foam gasket so we can understand it better? I'll pass it on to Don then. Thanks Seann
I was talking with a retired RV mechanic.. asking him about this...
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:25 AM   #46
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I have been reading this issue on other boards also. It is not just Jayco specific. It appears to be hitting other brands across the board. If that is the case, I would think it should be included in the dealer prep or upon us when we do the walk through. Maybe we need to add it to the list when we pick up our new trailers.

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:11 PM   #47
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After reading this I became concerned about mine; My fifth wheel is currently at the dealer for a few minor service issues. I contacted them to check the bolts and the service man I spoke too stated this is common and should be checked once a month if you pull your trailer on a regular basis. He also stated the bolts should only be tightened a little tighter than hand tight and stated much more than that can damage the gasket and cause the gasket to leak.

On a diffrent note, he also told me if you are camping in an area with high humidity keep the A/C unit on high cool and not low cool; he stated with the A/C on low cool it can cause the A/C unit to freeze and cause a water issue when the ice thaws. Has anyone else heard this?
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:02 PM   #48
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This issue is addressed in the Melbourne owners manual. Don't know about others.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:33 AM   #49
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Last weekend, I checked the AC bolts on my 2006 Jayco TT. All 4 bolts were loose. As majority of folks, I hand tightened then "snugged down" using a wrench. No previous leaks but very thankful for this thread. Glad OP posted this warning. re: Check AC bolts on your TT as well theme...
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:12 AM   #50
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Good info I checked both my AC's today and both had at least 2 bolts loose.

Just took out the slack and turned about 1/2 turn more to snug. We had a heavy rain but no leaks even before this. Still I am glad someone made it public.
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