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Old 09-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #11
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Say Steve, can you elaborate on the structural problem and cracked sidewall? Or, if you have a previous post about this problem, direct me there?
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Well Skip, I'm not alone with this issue but all the others I know of have a trailer based on the same chassis. The SuperLite 31.5RLTS and others in the 31.5 family of 5ers have experienced a small (in my case about 2.5" long) hairline crack from the forward bottom corner of the bedroom slide out opening extending toward the front of the trailer. The repair as I understand it takes off all the sheet metal skin under the overhang and they weld in some additional bracing. They remove the front cap and peel back the skin on the side and then replace and paint re apply what ever decals need replacing and that about does it.

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #12
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Well Skip, I'm not alone with this issue but all the others I know of have a trailer based on the same chassis. The SuperLite 31.5RLTS and others in the 31.5 family of 5ers have experienced a small (in my case about 2.5" long) hairline crack from the forward bottom corner of the bedroom slide out opening extending toward the front of the trailer. The repair as I understand it takes off all the sheet metal skin under the overhang and they weld in some additional bracing. They remove the front cap and peel back the skin on the side and then replace and paint re apply what ever decals need replacing and that about does it.

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That kinda sucks! I asked the question because our previous 5er, which was 38' long, had a lot of frame flex when hooking and un-hooking from the TV. It made a lot of noise and was evident when looking at the closet framing at the inside bedroom area. Anyhow, It was a common problem with that manufacturer and was attributed to either insufficient sizing of the support beams AND/OR a weak connection between the upper and lower sections of the 5er. With all of that, we never saw a crack at any of the corners of bedroom the slide out so your issue must be something else. I feel bad that you have to live through this problem but at least by taking it back to the factory, they can see the underlying problem and hopefully remedy it on future products. Good luck!
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #13
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Well Skip, I'm not alone with this issue but all the others I know of have a trailer based on the same chassis. The SuperLite 31.5RLTS and others in the 31.5 family of 5ers have experienced a small (in my case about 2.5" long) hairline crack from the forward bottom corner of the bedroom slide out opening extending toward the front of the trailer. The repair as I understand it takes off all the sheet metal skin under the overhang and they weld in some additional bracing. They remove the front cap and peel back the skin on the side and then replace and paint re apply what ever decals need replacing and that about does it.

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Let us now how the repair goes, Steve. Ours is scheduled to go in next March for the same issue. Everyone that has responded about the repair, has been very happy with the results!! Our crack was about 4 in. In length. Best of luck!!!
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:10 PM   #14
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We'll this is my last night in Middlebury. Actually they put me up in Goshen about 12 miles away. Where the repair was surprised me. It wasn't the chassis that they braced, it was in the side wall. They added some framing in that area of the side wall. I will get a look at it tomorrow. They also took care of a couple of other items, one of which was to correct a lousy repair that my local stealer did on the wire harness at the pin box.

The people at the Jayco service center couldn't have been nicer. Special thanks to Ron Yutzy who was the service writer that handled coordinating all the different stages of the project. Re affirms my decision to purchase Jayco.

While there I was able to take both tours, one in the Eagle Premier and Pinnacle fivers and the other of the class C line. Also went to the RV Museum in Elkhart and ate at Essenhaus, what a meal. Saw some beautiful countryside and the farms are very impressive, especially the Amish farms.

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Good to hear everything went well Steve.

Learn anything in the production tours?

Safe trip back home.
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Glad you posted the results, That is the same type of experience we had at the service center and with Ron. That is normally what occurs 99% of the time
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Glad to hear that your service trip turned out to be so pleasant!! Did they request that you fully unload your rig?? Ours goes in March and that was the request that they made of us..
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Good to hear everything went well Steve.

Learn anything in the production tours?

Safe trip back home.
Sure did, they use the same veneer wood to construct the cabinets in the high end units as they use in the lower end units like ours. That was disappointing. Also learned that I wish I had an extra couple hundred thousand laying around so I could buy one of those awesome Senecas they build. It was also interesting to learn that Jayco only builds sold units, nothing on spec and that ALL units are PAID FOR IN FULL before they are released to the transporter and leave the factory. Let me tell you, there are a LOT of units parked on their property waiting for delivery.

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Thanks Steve and I assume you are back home.?.
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Glad to hear that your service trip turned out to be so pleasant!! Did they request that you fully unload your rig?? Ours goes in March and that was the request that they made of us..
Since I brought the trailer there myself they only asked that I have the bed stripped (they had to remove the bedroom slide) and have the left side of the basement storage cleared.

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