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Old 02-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #41
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Had same seam issue

My 2011 26RLS had the seam issue on the slide resolved without issue with local dealer along with one other minor issue ( Hinge pins on both vents would pop out after a road trip and be found laying in the screen ).

I have been doing business with same dealer through last 17 years. Must admit I did little shopping around for this unit since I have only had good experiences with these folks. They even opened a new shop less than 4 miles from my house that I have to drive by on my way to work.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #42
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Our 05 Eagle has the same problem- Guess we'll be calling our tech to fix what seems to be a long term deficiency in Jayco quality control- JMHO- Don
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #43
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Same here.....Today, after reading this thread, I went out to clean my rook and also to scheck the tape. To my dismay, the tape on both of my slides is about 60% rippled. I am disappointed, but was kind of hapy that at least all the cauking under the tape looks good. I will bring it to the dealer soon, I have until April of this year until my factory warranty runs out. Also, on one of the slides, there are bubbles near the edge located by the tape, what do you guys think about a bubbling roof?
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #44
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Went out to check mine and the main slide seems fine, but the bedroom slide is certainly not. In addition I found a number of other issues which are going to merit a trip to the dealer. Sent a note to them already hope to get it in and out before memorial day!
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #45
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Would that be Eternabond tape that Jayco uses on the slide roof??
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I don't think that it's Eternabond, it seems like it's just a plastic tape. Got my appointment for Friday, going to get everything fixed up!
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Eternabond isn't the only one that makes sealing tape. Dicor also makes one though it is nowhere as popular as Eternabond (I have yet to se a user report on it). I'm sure there are other brands.

Considering the high failure rate being reported, either Jayco is using an inferior brand or isn't properly prepping the surface before applying (or both).
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #48
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I think I will check on the other brands of tape to see if I can find something a little more cost effective. I know, I know, you get what you pay for.........
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I think I will check on the other brands of tape to see if I can find something a little more cost effective. I know, I know, you get what you pay for.........
I've seen countless reports on Eternabond, the vast majority being good. Those that weren't usually were attributed to poor surface prep.

I haven't seen any reports on other brands. I would strongly suggest staying with Eternabond. If you do the work yourself, get the thinner of the two tapes (don't use the WebSeal; it's good stuff but not for this application). Also get the primer. Clean the surface of all loose stuff throroughly, getting it as flat as possible, and then give the surface a final cleaning with acetone. Follow the directions for the primer and apply the tape. Remove only short sections of the backing because once that stuff contacts the surface, it grips like a hungry pit bull. Use a steel roller to roll down the tape to ensure it adheres. Don't be afraid to roll too hard. Since the slide seals have to go over the lip caused by the Eternabond, apply a bead of a good caulk (not silicone) along the edge of the tape to make a ramp for the slide seal to slide over. Don't use a self leveling caulk.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:27 AM   #50
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I've just had the tape on the slide out changed again. If I was a owner of the company I'd be furious that this is still happening. at the very least a notice suggesting the owners be aware of this should have been sent out. I was thinking that the tape was only used as a safety measure to keep the water away from the corner. I haven't seen other manufacturers having this problem.i think they should have used a more rigid piece of material for that area.
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