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Old 08-27-2014, 03:25 PM   #11
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bcmorr, do you have outside access to your gas furnace???
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:04 PM   #12
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Do you have outside access to your furnace? We have no access panel on our outside skin and no access from inside.
No I saw no access to furnace.looks like a shop job to me
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:20 PM   #13
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:42 AM   #14
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Well, at least now I know mine was not the only unit built that way. I can tell you from experience if the control board goes bad, which ours was from the factory, they will have to take the rear wall panel out from the basement storage and then cut a hole in the exposed wall behind the panel. It was quite a chore. The only positive thing about this was at least it was under warranty. I also now have a way to take the furnace out should the control board need to be replaced again. It is really a pain though to have to take the furnace all the way out to replace a $25 board.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:57 PM   #15
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The storage doors are rather heavy and the one on the drivers side uses one plastic latch to hold it open. when it gets hot the plastic stretches and down comes the door. Landed on the salesman's head during the PDI, on my head twice the next day and a couple more times since. Why not use metal or TWO latches or raise the price $30 or $40 and use struts? Shame Jayco, Shame!
This is an issue that I was annoyed with immediately. It is a design failure, and is so obvious. It is a great example of a lever for a high-school physics class. All that weight and the latch holding it right near the hinge. I decided to address this issue by installing a piston on the door. It does not lift the entire weight of the door, but it does remove about 70% to 80% of the load from the latch. I'm very pleased with this mod and feel I've saved myself future repairs (and headaches). The first pictures are to show how much that little latch has to handle. I attached a piece of 2x6 to space out the lower bracket and give it plenty of support. Other than this one item, we love the RV and think it is great!

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That is a great mod. I have looked at several higher end units and a lot of them are adding these to their storage doors. They don't even have the latch.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:26 AM   #17
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I added one like that on my rig to keep the wind from beating me up with it. Had to use a stand off bracket to keep the side hinged door off the heater vent when open.
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