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Old 12-23-2020, 03:00 PM   #1
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Water damage on 377 RLBH with deposit

We have put a deposit down on a fifth wheel. When doing the PDI, the dealer found wood that was separating on a trim piece in the closet next to the driver side slide. They say they cannot find any apparent water damage and carpet nor flooring showing any damage. They are offering a no charge extended warranty and obviously will fix once Jayco sends replacement trim that is 5 weeks out. Any advice?
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Old 12-23-2020, 03:08 PM   #2
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Could just be a bad piece of wood trim. Take a close look at the piece in question, water on wood is easy to spot.
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Old 12-23-2020, 03:35 PM   #3
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Old 12-23-2020, 04:36 PM   #4
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Appears to be impact damage. Probably not "wood"?
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Old 12-23-2020, 05:21 PM   #5
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Dealer says water damage, huh? Water damage on a piece of "wood" that's a good 6" in from the side of the trailer, AND at the floor... I'm going with Radar57 on this, impact damage. The slide out is a Schwintec and I'd bet the slide got out of timing and went out crooked and the something on the slide caught it. When they are in time there's barely enough clearance, Clarence.
OR, the other possibility is whatever is riding on the black track that's screwed to the floor next to it got a little crazy and slapped it.
I'd be looking that entire unit over with a fine tooth comb, and have another set of eyes with ya, preferably one that's been thru getting a new unit before, and if that's the only thing wrong and they are offering at no charge an extended warranty, bumper to bumper, I'd prolly pull the trigger.
Hopefully that's all that goes wrong and you got it out of its system early in the game.
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Excellent advice

Thanks for such thoughtful advice. I will certainly be checking that out. The slide out makes a lot of sense. I will be sure to check that too.
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Old 12-23-2020, 06:55 PM   #7
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No problem. Our 375 has an outdoor kitchen in one of the bunk slides. Knock on wood, that's the only slide we had an issue with and it somehow corrected itself. Anyway those dont stay in EXACT time all the time. There is a wood trim piece up high that hides the track for the slider door to the bunk bathroom. That trim piece is so close when the bunk slide comes in, not so much going out, that the slide will just barely touch the far end of it, sometimes. Other times it clears it just fine. One thing with the Schwintec systems is you dont stop in transition. Its non stop all the way out AND nonstop all the way in. And hold the button until you hear the motors stop. You cant over extend or over close them. They will automatically stop and kill the power to the motors.
If you stop mid stride, you should fully open and fully close that slide 3 or 4 times to make sure they stay in sync with each other. I do that once or twice a season just as a pm.
If it's a 5 week wait time and you want to use it, I'd take it and use it while you wait for the new wood piece. 5 weeks is a long time to wait. You could have a couple trips in by then. Weather permitting of course
Good luck with your purchase and let us know how things go!
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That would be a hard pass from me on this unit, take some doing to make me comfortable

water on day 0
damage from unknown
slides allready failing

once you sign your committed to that mess.
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No charge extended warranty?
I would jump all over that. I guarantee you you’ll be using that warranty.
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