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Old 07-17-2018, 01:52 PM   #1
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Brand new JayFlight. Is this right?

I just took possession of a new 2018 jay flight 242BHS. We pulled it directly to a nearby camp ground for its first “test” run. We immediately noticed inside the bathroom the exterior wall was curved in significantly. Upon inspection of the outside, I discovered that the entire wall has an inward curve, and it wasn’t apparent during our final walk-through since the slide was out during the PDI.

I am wondering why the wall on a brand new trailer would be misshaped this way and if it’s covered under warranty? I’ve sent pictures to the dealer’s warranty department and they said my pictures don’t show much. In person it is very visible, and the wall panelling in the bathroom is detached at the bottom.

Has anyone else noticed severe warpage in their brand new camper?
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a few studs with a bow inwards will do this.
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I don't know if they are seeing the same pictures you attached above, but I can clearly see what you're talking about. I would say "no", that's not "normal".

We had some "waviness" in our Jay Flight, but nothing like what you have. Especially if the entire wall is misshapen inside and out, I would say that could be a problem, and it could cause future problems.

Good news is it should be a RELATIVELY easy fix. It is a short section of wall, and it's "stick and tin".

ALJO is right I think; it could be as simple as warped wall studs. But then the bottom of that wall might be detatched from the floor. That would be a HUGE problem. Again, relatively easy to fix I would think, but it DOES need to be fixed.
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:28 PM   #4
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I agree, not normal. I could understand a slight wave getting passed on as acceptable but that appears to be pretty pronounced.
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:39 PM   #5
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Picture number one clearly shows it. Very alarming. W/o a doubt it needs to be corrected. I would be shocked if it hadn't detached at the floor.
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Thanks for the quick replies. So I am definitely going to have it properly taken care of. Just hope they don’t try to somehow blame US for it. There’s no damage to the siding at all but the detached panelling I do remember seeing in the PDI and thought I could easily staple that down and didn’t give it another thought.
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I have seen the siding bowed out before from lack of staples or loose staples but not bowed in. Definitely not normal.
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I'm betting that something hit that trailer, like maybe a forklift at the factory backed into it. Look at the ribs. Especially above the "eyebrow" decal. It looks dented in more than the others.

And if the dealer can't see that in the pictures they are smoking something.
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I'm betting that something hit that trailer, like maybe a forklift at the factory backed into it. Look at the ribs. Especially above the "eyebrow" decal. It looks dented in more than the others.

And if the dealer can't see that in the pictures they are smoking something.
This was my exact thought, fork lift possibly backed into it or something before the siding was put on.
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It does appear that something backed into it.
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