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Old 02-26-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Service work question?

We're taking our 22' Jayflight in for a few warranty items before our 2yr warranty is up. The dealer asked me about some other items, so I had a few questions for JOF members:

They asked me if I've had the following items serviced:

wheel bearing packing (I can do that, no big deal, trailer isn't even two years old with less than 1200mls on it)
refrigerator preventative maintenance
furnace " " "
water heater " " "

A few other items listed that doesn't apply to our TT (slide out lube, leveler lube, etc). I'm a do it yourself kinda of guy but have no clue how to service the fridge or furnace, heck I can't even get to the furnace under the couch. I do keep the exterior access areas clean on the fridge and water heater, check for loose electrical connections or gas leaks, visiual inspection on spark igniter and burner inspection. I do all the winterizing/de-winterizing myself.

This is the first time this TT has ever been back to dealer so I don't want to miss the chance of any needed manintenance that I can't do, so is the fridge, furnace, water heater preventative maintenance needed and what does it entail?

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refrigerator preventative maintenance- basically checking for propane leaks, checking all the electrical connections, checking the cooling unit for leaks (yellow stains), cleaning the burner tube , cleaning the burner itself, adjusting the ignition/flame sensor, and checking for proper operation on electric, gas, and 12V (if equipped). All these items you can do yourself

furnace preventative maintenance- checking for propane leaks, checking all electrical connections, cleaning the burner tube, cleaning the burner itself, adjusting the ignition/flame sensor, (some check airflow from the registers), vacuum duct work, and checking for proper operation. All these items you can do yourself

water heater preventative maintenance- checking for propane leaks, checking all electrical connections, cleaning the burner tube, cleaning the burner itself, adjusting the ignition/flame sensor, check for water leaks and valve operation, depending on WH, adjusting flame, rinsing out the water heater tank, and checking for proper operation on electric and gas. All these items you can do yourself

This is our list when a customer asks us to check it out. Your dealer may be different. Please remember, you will be paying an hourly fee to get these items checked.

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For their Preventative Main. Pkg, they want $499 + parts, shop supplies, & taxes...... John, you just convinced me to add trailer tech to my skills master list! Thanks for your input!
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For their Preventative Main. Pkg, they want $499 + parts, shop supplies, & taxes...... John, you just convinced me to add trailer tech to my skills master list! Thanks for your input!
Yes, I can do a lot of preventative maint. for $499.
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Heh.. Just talked to the Service Manager and showed him this... We are really missing out! Glad to help you keep you trailer up, and save you a bit of green in the process!
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I can walk you though the inspections over the internet for half price
Step 1, grab a cold soda from the fridge and then wash your hands with hot water and soap.
Step 2, we are done.

Where do I send the bill?
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:43 PM   #7
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It's crazy isn't it???!!! And they got the balls to advertise this package online! I guess they are mislead that camper, TT, or RV owners have unlimited income.

Here's a tidbit if info I could use some input on:
I asked for a roof inspection (TTs still within the 2yr warranty), dealer told me inspection is free but any repairs are extra! Is this normal? I keep the roof maintained, nothing has never fallen on it to cut the surface. We store it inside our barn year round. The only concern I would have is if Jayco didn't seal all areas well which would require more sealant. My goodness am I going to have to argue with them on extra sealant application charges?
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My goodness am I going to have to argue with them on extra sealant application charges?
I believe that roof maintenance, cleaning, caulking, etc is not covered in Jaycos 2 year warranty as each individual owner is responsible for upkeep to prevent leaks. Lots of discussion on the Forum about this.
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Free Inspection & pay for repairs = Very normal.

Caulking and seals are only warrantied for 90 days after purchase I believe…then its a maintenance item and no longer covered under warranty.
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Thanks JOF members, now I know what to expect. I sincerely appreciate all of your input!
Happy camping to all.
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