Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-03-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Athens Ohio
Posts: 238
Crap, I Have A Leaker

I was doing some things in the camper this morning since it was raining and heard a drip and found this. I was up on the roof not less than 7 days ago and there was nothing wrong but on the last camping trip we had Hickory nuts pounding the top of the camper and I think they broke The skylight over the tub.

I got up on the roof cleaned the skylight and put gorilla tape over the two cracks and then laid plastic over the skylight. The good thing is none of the wood is wet around there so I caught it very early.

Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1443885983547.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	161.7 KB
ID:	20394
__________________

__________________
2013 Jayco 28BHS :campfire:
2004.5 Dodge Cummins running a Hypertech Tuner
certified106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 10:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 1,361
Glad you found it early. You may be able to seal it with JBWeld or something similar so replacement may not be necessary, although not a difficult job.
__________________

__________________
2012 Eagle 320 RLDS
2017 Ford F-250 6.2l
3.73 E-locker
TCNashville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 10:34 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
TWP723's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Abingdon
Posts: 3,601
Good catch! At least it's really no major damage.
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle 328 RLTS
2013 Ford F350 6.7L 4x4 CCLB
W/Air Lift air bags (front & rear)
Equal-I-Zerô WDH
Me, Momma and Charles (RIP buddy)
And introducing Sofie!! ;)
TWP723 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 10:41 AM   #4
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,066
You could also lay a small strip of Eternabond over it. It may not even be visible inside.
__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 10:46 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Athens Ohio
Posts: 238
Yeah super glad I was out there upgrading the bathroom faucet. Here is the overall picture you can see you can't even see dampness on anything. While I had it open I moved some insulation and looked are and and everything looks dry and good so that is a plus. Called the dealer and they have a new one in stock for $40.

I have a trip next weekend though so I will probably just caulk it with some proflex once it quits raining to get me through the next week since it we have a camping trip scheduled on Thursday.

Does anyone else have reccomendations on sealing it with something for a week or two?

Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1443886991318.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	92.3 KB
ID:	20395
__________________
2013 Jayco 28BHS :campfire:
2004.5 Dodge Cummins running a Hypertech Tuner
certified106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 01:50 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Athens Ohio
Posts: 238
Quote:
Originally Posted by norty1 View Post
You could also lay a small strip of Eternabond over it. It may not even be visible inside.
I thought about that but do you think eternabond would stick to the plastic? I have no experience with eternabond.
__________________
2013 Jayco 28BHS :campfire:
2004.5 Dodge Cummins running a Hypertech Tuner
certified106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 03:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
NVGun40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Eagle River, AK
Posts: 810
RTV Silicone will stick to the plastic and seal it for a short time.
__________________
We are just a humble drinking couple with a hunting and camping problem.
2015 White Hawk 25BHS Glacier Package
2004 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.7 Hemi, 5Spd Manual
2008 Arctic Cat M1000 SnoPro
Previous: Northface tent/Komfort 5er/Jamboree MH
Lance Cabover/Prowler TT/WildernessTT/Tiltin Hiltin Cabover/Starcraft popup
NVGun40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 04:28 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Griswald One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Brooklin, Ontario
Posts: 471
Nice catch. I had a skylight crack in several locations last winter in the bathroom and because of the slide design was not able to open the door and access the location so I had no idea until after the spring thaw... Never been happier in my decision to put a cover on for the winter, saved me from major water damage.

What I did find is there are significant differences in the quality of skylights out there. My dealer was able to put on a new skylight that was at least 2-3mm thicker then the manufacturer (Not Jayco - my old Sunset) and hopefully not as prone to the brittleness that resulted in the cracks.
__________________


Griswald One - Life is a Misadventure!
2015 Greyhawk 29ME / Chevy Sonic
Griswald One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 05:24 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
hoppers4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Port Orchard
Posts: 1,170
X2 on the Eternabond. I buy it by the 50' roll so it's much cheaper. You buy a hunk of it from your local RV dealer and they'll take you to the cleaners. You can get it here and you'll have enough to make a bunch of repairs. 4" Eternabond is what I use.

https://www.bigrocksupply.com/eternabond.htm
__________________
Don
hoppers4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 06:38 PM   #10
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,066
Crap, I Have A Leaker

Eternabond will stick to most anything. Getting it off may be the problem.
__________________

__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.