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Old 02-14-2016, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hi all,

We picked up our first RV around last November, a new 2015 26BHS.
This site looks very knowledgeable so I thought I'd sign up.

We're excited to get out this year, but have a couple things to get couple things fixed.

The carpet on the slide being one of them. I'm not too sure what to expect for quality on trailers, but this one bugs me since it's the first thing I see stepping in the door. Is this a common issue?
It looks like the carpet might be fastened under the slide wall.

The only other issue being one of the hatches has a 1/4" gap when closed and the tech said the whole assembly needs to be replaced.


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Old 02-14-2016, 11:20 AM   #2
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Hi to you. Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Jayco.

You didn't say if your unit is still under warranty. If it is, check with your dealer about getting those items corrected. If it isn't, maybe someone on this site will have some suggestions.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:35 AM   #3
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Hi to you. Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Jayco.

You didn't say if your unit is still under warranty. If it is, check with your dealer about getting those items corrected. If it isn't, maybe someone on this site will have some suggestions.
It was brand new so I'll have the 2 year Jayco warranty.
Originally, I was going to see if I could do the fixes myself and avoid going back to the dealer, but now I'm thinking I'll just take it in.

The tech who set up the WDH claimed he was the only Red Seal tech there and didn't set up the WDH correctly. Let us drive home the the rear end of the truck squatting badly, and even mounted the brackets on the trailer frame at different spacing, so I left with little confidence in their work.

I guess I'm wondering if the carpet expands and contracts at all (i'm assuming this was just a sloppy install at the factory).
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We also just purchased 2015 26bhs, new leftover. Waiting on delivery. Would be interested in any other comments on yours as this will be our first Jayco. We liked the floorplan of the 26bhs and its a little shorter than our old 30" bunkhouse. It came with a few more options than I probably would have ordered(elite package, fiberglass exterior) but price was good so we went for it. Anxiously waiting for delivery!!
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Welcome aboard and congrats on new Toy
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Congratulations on the new TT and welcome! Sorry, can't help with your specific questions
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:04 PM   #7
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We also just purchased 2015 26bhs, new leftover. Waiting on delivery. Would be interested in any other comments on yours as this will be our first Jayco. We liked the floorplan of the 26bhs and its a little shorter than our old 30" bunkhouse. It came with a few more options than I probably would have ordered(elite package, fiberglass exterior) but price was good so we went for it. Anxiously waiting for delivery!!
We ended up with the Elite with fiberglass too.
We were originally going to buy a used trailer, but anything reasonably priced was '07-09 range. There wasn't much around here for sale privately 1-4 years old and if there was they were asking a few thousand below what I negotiated for a new unit.

The 264 or 26 BH's would have done the trick, but with young kids we figured the extra room of the slide will be nice.

The open floor plan is great, Jayco's 2 year warranty is a bonus and plywood floors too. The pricing seems competitive to other brands and a lot of the others just looked lower end.

Just gotta get used to backing up a trailer again.

I really like the neutral interior colors we got too.
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I just looked at mine and the carpet is not fastened under the slide wall. It's fastened around the perimeter on the inside. It appeares to be tucked under the left and right hand vertical frames. Now thats the easy part of this project but the rest is not really that involved it's just a little time consuming. As you know the carpet needs to be stretched so you need to remove the left side of the dinette seating and the 2 table floor supports but you can leave the right side in place (to hold the carpet down). Remove the sofa and now you just stretch the left & right side of the carpet, reinstall the left side of the dinette and the 2 floor supports and your done. I say less than 4 hours for this project.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:42 PM   #9
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I took a look at the carpet and it did go under the slide wall. I took the trailer in for a number of warranty repairs.
You can see where it is sticking out from under there.

What is your guys' opinion of the carpet fix?
It looks fine when it's against the wall now.

They said they brought in a carpet layer. I believe he added the spike strip at the wall.
The carpet now lifts up as seen in the picture since the spikes weren't bent over.

What concerns me not being knowledgeable with carpet is the glue that has powdered off and the twine looking grid is now separated from the carpet.

I assume a certain amount of the glue would powder and the carpet would weaken faster than on a fixed surface because it's on a slide that retracts.

I opened my cupboards when I got home to let them breathe with our moist climate and found this overhead cupboard above the sofa now damaged.
I don't know if I can prove it was them or from flexing during my transport to the dealer.

Am I too anal about the repair? Would you guys leave it or complain?


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Old 03-26-2016, 10:26 PM   #10
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