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Old 05-25-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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Cracked Frame-Update

I have a 2005 Jayco Jay Flight 29bhs. The I-beam frame is spliting long ways in both directions from the welded in gussets. The gussets that are in front and behind the axles or next to the spring shackle mounts. I belive it's from the frame flexing or trying to roll over when corning. Is this a known problem,and/or is anybody else having this issue? My neighbor has a 2002 Jayco Quest 265bh 5th-wheel his frame is real bad. It's even busted out where the cross member is welded in
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum CumminsMan! I haven't seen anyone post your problem with the I-beam frame yet. Hopefully it's an isolated incident and that's not a future concern for older Jaycos. Have you googled the splitting problem you have? I'm wondering if there is another way you can find out what to do in case you don't have any luck here.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #3
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Dang!!! Made me go and crawl under my TT w/a flashlight checking for this...no problems found!!! I have a 2006 Jayflight 31 BHS, so now I'm really concerned and will be keeping a close eye on this thread!
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Welcome Cummins! Glad you found us.

Would love to see some pictures of the splits so we can get a better idea of the issue.
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Have you contacted Jayco or the frame manufacture? Often there is extended warranties on some of these parts.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:47 AM   #6
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No problems under my 2006 Jayco 29 FBS. Then again, my "pre-owned" TT sites on a seasonal site 99% of the time. Before buying, I did lots of reasearch and looked for "problem patterns". During my research, I didn't see frame problems within the 26-32 ft TT's. Seen a few problems with their ultra lites (possibly from off-roading adventures - LOL!!!) but didn't see any problem patterns with Jayco Feather Flight class. Thus, "we bought it". re: Our Jayco Feather Flight class...

If it broke once, it will probably break again (if fixed with same parts). To fix "better then factory", I'd take to a few welding shops. And, get them to fix better then factory. re: Replacing I-Beams with thicker / better I-Beams and/or sistering supports down the existing I-Beams. This is how I'd fix it. re: Better then factory build.

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Old 05-26-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
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My 2008 31BHDS looks fine and we have several thousand miles on it going over steep mountain passes with lots of corners and turns with no signs of stress or cracks. Hopefully it is just an isolated case, Keep us posted on how you fix it.
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My 2008 31BHDS looks fine and we have several thousand miles on it going over steep mountain passes with lots of corners and turns with no signs of stress or cracks. Hopefully it is just an isolated case, Keep us posted on how you fix it.
I guess I could have also mentioned that we've gone about 10,000 miles with our tt so far. Ours is ok still too
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I contacted Jayco today. Waiting on a call back. When I get home from camping this weekend I'll take some pic's of my neighbers his cracks are 5 to 6 inches long. Mine r only about 3/4 of an inch long. Then I'll see if I can upload them on here.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:54 PM   #10
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I believe many of Jayco`s frames are made by Leland engineering and have a good record overall compared to some of the others. Not sure which one made the frames in question. I do hope they will help with the repairs. Some of the earlier liteweight frames had some issues as well, but the 29BHS is not a liteweight.
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