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Old 07-28-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Question Opening the underbelly

Hey, Im a new jayco owner and was wondering how to access the under belly of the Jayco.... to install a tornado flushing system...any suggestions
would be helpfull.. Thanks
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Have you looked underneath yet? I was able to access my tank and install mine last weekend, the tanks are below the insulation and plastic.
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Yes, I went underneath, the entire underbelly is enclosed, no tanks exposed..
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:51 PM   #4
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Two options, either drop the whole underbelly or cut the underbelly on each side of holding tanks. On my first camping trip my black water flush started to leak, I took it back and had it repaired, I'm now on my second camping trip and it has started leaking again. I am planning on having my dealer install me a access panel so if this happens again I can get to it without dropping the whole underbelly, I hate not being able to being able to see why I have a leak without dropping the whole underbelly.
My thinking is if they install a piece of aluminum angle iron on each side of my holding tanks then cut a piece of underbelly material 12in larger than the whole ,bolt this to the angle iron I should have easy access if this happens again.
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We haven't gone into our underbelly yet, but we did contact Jayco and they sent the schematics for our tt including electrical, pipes, and tanks
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:26 AM   #6
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Great idea!!!

I agree with you on not being able to see the underbelly and view the tanks as well as the other parts especially, if something goes wrong as in your case. An access panel sounds like it will do the trick... Great idea... Not feeling comfortable about cutting the underbelly.. taking the underbelly apart seems labor intensive and not sure where to start but, that's what I may have to do...
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:32 AM   #7
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Schematics

Thanks, for the info, i will contact Jayco and have them mail me the layout for underneath TT....
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I thought I remember another thread on this forum that said cutting into your underbelly would void your warranty? I also would like to install a tank tornado but thought it was not an option. Did anyone ask Jayco this question when they called?

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I would be very cautious about doing any significant modifications before your warranty is completely up. However...

My underbelly is enclosed as well - it looks as if at one point during construction jayco needed access for some reason & they simply cut into it. Once they were done whatever it was they were doing, it was taped back up using some sort of heavy duty black tape. They didn't cut a hole, simply 'slit' it and folded the underbelly aside to get access.
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I thought I remember another thread on this forum that said cutting into your underbelly would void your warranty? I also would like to install a tank tornado but thought it was not an option. Did anyone ask Jayco this question when they called?

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When I ordered my TT I had Jayco install a black tank flush. It only cost $185.00.
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