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Old 10-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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New graphics - freshening the rig

Just wanted to report on a project I just finished on our 2000 Jayco. We bought it used out of Florida, and the exterior vinyl graphics were badly faded and severely cracked.





I tried to get the original Jayco graphics, but they were no longer available from Jayco or Jayco's original supplier. I took the rig to a local truck graphics company, but they wanted $2,000 to reproduce & install the graphics, and that didn't include removal of the old stuff.

So, I did a bunch of Googling & searching. Ended up dealing with a nice guy at www.graphicsrv.com (no affiliation, BTW). He has lots of vinyl graphics overruns from various manufacturers, and for $75, he has a guy who will use those overruns to design a new scheme for your rig. I received an email with the suggested design (in color) and then ordered the necessary graphics from him. Cost for those was about $500. I probably spent another $100 in various supplies.

Hardest part was removing the old stuff. I used a combination of a hairdryer/heat gun, a sharp chisel, acetone, and a couple of graphics eraser wheels mounted in a drill. Lots of patience, and occasional bouts of colorful language. Once all of the old stuff was off, I went over all of the fiberglass with a cutting pad & polishing compound on a random orbit sander.

Installing the new vinyl was the easy / fun part. The results are below. This weekend I'm going to put a coat of Poli-Glow on the whole thing and call it done. Took most of the summer (I work full time & have kids!) but it was worth it.







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This is a fantastic job! The look is very nice. We had a 2004 Jayco JayFlight 29BHS and had faded graphics. I asked around and found a local person who was willing to strip the old vinyl off and repaint the color matched graphics on.
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WOW....and I thought removing (2) 1 year old Jayco decals was a pain....you must have the patience of Job....

Stellar work!
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That looks great! Looks years younger!
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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Great job!
Looks fantastic.
Congratulations

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I just noticed you left the little Jayco "birdie" off......tsk tsk.....

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Old 10-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone!

@Michael - I thought about going with painted-on, but given that the rig is 13 yrs old I just couldn't bring myself to spend the extra money. I did have the dark gold paint around the basement redone, though - it was badly faded too.

@Threebutchers - I know, I know... I actually wanted to put the birdie back on, but couldn't seem to find it in the same configuration as original. If someone knows where I could get it, I might add it back if the colors were right.

Oh, and like I said it took ALL SUMMER!
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That is a huge Class C rig. There is a lot of camper behind the rear axel.
I am not sure I've seen one that big before and with the basement.

Nice rig.

Would love to see how spacious the inside is.

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Here's the floorplan. It is great unit that was our first MH only a 2001.

http://www.jayco.com/g/db/model_floorplans_pic_89.jpg
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Thanks Doug. Yes, I think it's about as big as they came. Really, it's probably a bit too big for the Ford cutaway chassis, and next time I think I'd get an "A". But, it's a good size for the four of us and is in pretty good shape overall. With two kids, we really wanted a bed in the cabover, basement storage and a small slide - got all three. I would have wanted a bunkhouse model, but those didn't get popular until more recently and were out of my budget range.

Has a rear queen bed, walk-thru bath, and an L-kitchen. Jackknife sofa on a small slide out opposite the dinette. I'll see if I can find a couple of interior pics to post.

* edit - Thanks Grumpy - you posted while I was typing - that's it exactly!
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