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Old 05-20-2018, 05:59 AM   #1
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Seneca Paint Complaint

I have had my truck since July, and this is the first real complaint I have, but itís a big one. Yesterday was my first real wash and wax (yes, I know, you can all disown me from the forum after this!). Bitter winter set in on Carolinaís earlier than expected and it just didnít let up in Illinois until now.

I have spent lots of time sealing areas discussed on this forum to prevent leaks that should have been done by Jayco, and thought nothing of it.

I have repaired cabinets that broke because only a few staples held them together, and thought nothing of it.

I upgraded the Truma (which is CRAP because Jayco should have given us comfort over basic from the beginning), and after the upgrade, and repairing the water leak created by the Truma authorized technician for an upgrade I could have done myself, I thought nothing of it.

This list goes on, and I have never complained much, but yesterday, as I got close and personal with the exterior; their paint job is deplorable! There are areas that have minimal clear coat and some with NO clear coat. I have absolutely no technical knowledge of paint work (other than to keep it waxed), and this is not a diy fix, not to mention an expensive fix with lots of down time. I most time in the Seneca for work and downtime is a major issue. I will let you know how I make out with dialogue with Jayco.

Anyone else noticed this issue?
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:00 AM   #2
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Hopefully not, in another 10 years, as ours is, the clear coat is all peeling off.
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:56 PM   #3
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I have a 2018.5 37 HJ and I will agree the paint job is a joke.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:10 AM   #4
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Where are the 2018's being sent for painting? It should be identified on a sticker on the driver's door jamb area (at least it is on my 2016).
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:38 AM   #5
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I have a 2018 HJ and I am very upset over my paint job as well. Every time I look at it, I am seeing new chips and places that weren't covered very well. I understand chips from rocks but I have only driven it maybe 800 miles and there are places that I don't see how they could have been hit. Very disappointed.
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Where are the 2018's being sent for painting? It should be identified on a sticker on the driver's door jamb area (at least it is on my 2016).
Our 2008 was painted by Carrera Designs;
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Where are the 2018's being sent for painting? It should be identified on a sticker on the driver's door jamb area (at least it is on my 2016).
Our HJ was painted by 'Precision Painting, Inc.' of Bremen, IN. Their five-color work on our rig was and remains amazing. The guy at our service place that does a lot of Prevost body work was even impressed.

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Old 06-06-2018, 06:11 AM   #8
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Our HJ was painted by 'Precision Painting, Inc.' of Bremen, IN. Their five-color work on our rig was and remains amazing. The guy at our service place that does a lot of Prevost body work was even impressed.

My 2014 was painted by Precision too, and I also had no issues. I wonder if the Thor acquisition has anything to do with recent complaints or is it just "bad luck"?
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I have an 18.5 seneca TS and although I have not waxed it from "head to toe" the paint job looks pretty good,considering its a 5 color custom paint job.I noticed some orange peel here and there on some hard to buff spots and a couple of edges that were buffed through down to the base ,not a big deal can be touched up with the paint they gave me. The black paint is shiny with no swirls,like a mirror.Over all I'm happy.
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Our 2008 paint is in great shape We just had cabover front repainted.We keep our Seneca under a carport but front is exposed to the Arizona sun. We didn’t replace word Seneca as Jayco wants 300.00 for the decal.
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