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Old 03-15-2012, 07:16 PM   #11
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Removing the screws will be much easier if you use a reversible drill and the appropriate bit.

Ditto on making marks to help you align the bottom cover and also just to find the holes. Once the bottom cover is roughly aligned, use a small probe or ice pick to locate the hole in the metal and help you further get the hole in the cover aligned with the hole in the metal. I found it was far easier to start the screw with a manual screwdriver and to finish up with the drill.

I suggest you get a handful of extra screws from your Jayco dealer; I think they cost about 10 cents each.

If you have to rip out spray foam when removing the cover, get a can or two of spray foam. If you have to use the foam, paint the cured foam flat black - the foam is not stable in sunlight; the paint will protect it.

By the way, don't remove any more of the cover than you have to.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
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Well everything looked great I think I just need to add a couple of extra self tapping screws to get rid of the sag.
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If you have to use the foam, paint the cured foam flat black - the foam is not stable in sunlight; the paint will protect it.
If the underbelly of my 5er ever sees the sun I've had a VERY bad day.


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If the underbelly of my 5er ever sees the sun I've had a VERY bad day.


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Well, I certainly agree with that. Frankly, it always amazes me and I'm grateful when I go on a 2500 mile trip and nothing bad happens.

I paint the foam because the sun can come in from the side and deteriorate the foam spray; besides, it looks better. As a plus, if my trailer ever goes upside down, I'm sure people will say "Look! He painted his foam!":hihi::
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Thanks for the update Jayeagle.
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