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Old 03-22-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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2014 338 RETS Paint is fading already on front

We have a 2014 338 RETS Eagle. We LOVE it. New problem, the paint is fading horribly on the top of the front of the RV. I thought I saw someone else had a similar issue months ago, but I can't find the post. We are going to call Jayco tomorrow and find out what is going on.

For those with questions about towing and weight distribution hitches. The dealer recommended the best weight and sway control Reese made. The 338 RETS is 39 feet long. With the system the dealer put on, she towed like a drunken sailor going down the highway. We tried a half dozen solutions, none made the towing situation better. It was time to take the bull by the horns. I searched the internet for varied sway controls. Two gave money back guarantees against sway. That speaks volumes to me. Pro-Pride Hitch and Hensley Arrow.
The cost for either was about 2-3 times what the reese hitch system was but where my family's safety is concerned, I wasn't willing to save a dime on the tow system. I purchased the Pro-Pride Hitch, and let me tell you, It pulls better than my old 5th wheel. It changes the axis (pivot point) of your trailer and makes it stable. Worth every penny!!! If anyone wants a Reese Hitch with Sway Control let me know. I will make you a deal on it. It has only been used 4 times.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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What model & size is your Reese setup? Can you send photos?
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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We have a 2013 White Hawk we bought in 2014 and the front cap is faded a little. It now sits inside our shop and the fade is not getting any worst. I used some rubbing compound that helped some but it still shows. I may need to talk to the dealer.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:32 PM   #4
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Our '13 5th was fading on the top edge and the faded area was working its way downs do was looking pretty sad. It's at the dealer as I type getting a repainted of the front cap. We think we can pick it up next Sat. This has been an on-going issue for Jayco and they seem to be stepping up real nicely on these. I'll report back after we pick it up with a full report. I read that many TT manufacturers are seeing this. My cap is what I call a "mocha" color and I think the "high end colors" is at the root cause.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:29 PM   #5
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I have known a lot of people that have had the brown front cap that has faded.know matter what they did nothing but painting it has helped out.
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Well I have a 2015 338 and mine doesn't look to have started fading yet but with the snow and cold weather I haven't been able to get up high to look at it yet .... Dark color gel oat just fails so quickly in the sun .... I would think it would be cheaper for jayco just to have someone spray them before they are ever installed ... But good to see they are stepping up so far and refinishing them... Wonder how long that will last ?
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:25 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum. Here are a few examples of faded cap issues:


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https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f2...y-9698-67.html



https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f4...tml#post282326
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:50 PM   #9
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Our '13 5th was fading on the top edge and the faded area was working its way downs do was looking pretty sad. It's at the dealer as I type getting a repainted of the front cap. We think we can pick it up next Sat. This has been an on-going issue for Jayco and they seem to be stepping up real nicely on these. I'll report back after we pick it up with a full report. I read that many TT manufacturers are seeing this. My cap is what I call a "mocha" color and I think the "high end colors" is at the root cause.
Did you get yours back yet? What did they do to fix it?
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We picked up the 5th with a fresh painted front cap last weekend and it looks great. Hopefully it will hold up. Jayco picked up the tab and I one again sing their praises. He gel-coat front caps just haven't held up. Kudos to Jayco for stepping up!
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