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Old 07-01-2011, 07:37 AM   #1
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Unhappy soaked insulation in underbelly

on our maiden voyage in our new jayco 23 fb we had multiple problems. took it back to the dealer and they seemed to fix everything with the exception of they left me with soaked underbelly insulation. there fix for that was to cut a slit in the under belly so the water could drain out. the dealer claims the insulation will dry all by itself and be good as new. 3 weeks later it is still soaking wet (no surprise) . will this dry over time and regain its insulating properties? it is rather distressing to have a brand new camper and have it given back from the repair shop like that.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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I would worry about mold. I would take it back to the dealer and have it fixed right.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:31 AM   #3
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I'd worry about mold too. How did it get so wet? There has to be a leak somewhere. If dealer doesn't take care of it right I'd call Jayco.
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Don't settle for that lame excuse. It will cause nothing but problems down the road if not taken of correctly by the dealer now.
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I agree. If the dealer does not want to tear into it, call Jayco and explain the situation.
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that is my worry. unfortunately that is the dealers response is that it will dry by itself in the enclosed underbelly. i am certainly not a genius but that is what an enclosed underbelly is, it is enclosed meaning no air circulation .
and yes,there was a leak down there causing the situation to begin with.
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What caused the leak? Did the dealer fix the leak correctley? What Jayco Dealer did you buy your trailer from?
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we had a few water related issues, one was the water tank itself and the second was the fresh water fill hose was installed incorrectly. i was given a printout of what the service department did to fix those two issues. and of course nothing was mentioned about the slit underbelly or the insulation. if i had not crawled underneath and noticed the slit i would have never known.
if it is fixed i am not positive. the system holds pressure meaning the water pump will not run unless we crack a faucet. the tank itself could be leaking though.
we so far have been shocked at the quality(or lack of) of this unit. this is not our first jayco. it looks like it was thrown together very quickly with poor workmanship. we purchased it from big sky rv here in bozeman. we have always been extremely pleased with them. thing is,our last jaycos were so good we never had to take them back to get worked on.
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Don't settle for that lame excuse. It will cause nothing but problems down the road if not taken of correctly by the dealer now.
I would be on the phone with Jayco today. You will never be happy with that once the mildew and odors take hold. If that belly pan is not opened up and properly dried...l'd be complaining loudly to Jayco if they will not dry it out before closing the under belly.
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we had a few water related issues, one was the water tank itself and the second was the fresh water fill hose was installed incorrectly. i was given a printout of what the service department did to fix those two issues. and of course nothing was mentioned about the slit underbelly or the insulation. if i had not crawled underneath and noticed the slit i would have never known.
if it is fixed i am not positive. the system holds pressure meaning the water pump will not run unless we crack a faucet. the tank itself could be leaking though.
we so far have been shocked at the quality(or lack of) of this unit. this is not our first jayco. it looks like it was thrown together very quickly with poor workmanship. we purchased it from big sky rv here in bozeman. we have always been extremely pleased with them. thing is,our last jaycos were so good we never had to take them back to get worked on.
We took our trailer to the dealer 3 times for the same leak before it was fixed correctly.
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