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Old 12-07-2023, 12:19 AM   #1
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Siding bulging in and out in tow (Repeat issue on 2022 265RLS Jayflight SLX)

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On our first trip with new trailer, we noticed that siding on both driver and passenger side, at front end of trailer was “breathing” in and out while towing. It was more pronounced on driver’s side but was present on both sides and got progressively worse over time. One piece of siding on the passenger side actually developed a dent from the repeated motion.

A warranty repair was completed; repair work identified staples that fastened the siding had become dislodged. Some siding was replaced and siding refastened. Less than week into our first trip after repair, the same symptoms returned. We have since been lobbying, for several months, for another warranty repair with a permanent fix. We are also fighting for other warranty issues and to say we are frustrated is a major understatement.

Our dealership has suggested that there may be a design issue with stud placement and spacing that does not adequately anchor the siding. We are interested to hear if anyone else has had similar issues, particularly with this year and model (2022 265RLS Jayflight SLX). Was there a design change that introduced this problem?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-07-2023, 04:49 AM   #2
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Wow, that is a new one on me. Your trailer is very similar to my 2023 263RBS. I have not noticed any of the issues you describe but, I will certainly keep an eye out now.

Have you considered some kind of settlement under the Lemon Law?

Best of luck. Keep us posted.
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Thanks WM for the suggestion

Unfortunately we’re in Canada and don’t have Lemon Law legislation
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Our dealership has suggested that there may be a design issue with stud placement and spacing that does not adequately anchor the siding. We are interested to hear if anyone else has had similar issues, particularly with this year and model (2022 265RLS Jayflight SLX). Was there a design change that introduced this problem?
Are you sure they did the work that they said they did? If it was a stud/anchoring issue it would affect every unit since the walls are all built in a jig.

Contact JAYCO and ask for the framing schematic.

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Old 12-07-2023, 12:23 PM   #5
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Hi Grumpy

Thanks for the feedback. I agree that design issue should not be present and that was why I was reaching out to see if others with same trailer had this problem. We are sure work was completed - they provided us with “as found” pictures taken during the work. The damage siding was also obviously replaced. One of the pictures show a small notched piece of the siding still attached to the stud where it was stapled - staples had not let go but appears metal fatigue had caused main piece of siding to pull away and left this piece behind. On the two hour trip home, after the repair, issue seemed to be resolved but soon returned on our first trip afterward.

Coincidentally or not, the dealer just received another same model trailer with the same issue.

We’ve been through the wringer trying to get this resolved. They completed extensive frame measurements to rule out a frame flex issue and at a standstill on the warranty side. We do give credit to our dealer as they have been pushing hard on our behalf to escalated warranty claims and resolution.
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