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Old 06-01-2016, 03:41 PM   #1
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What to do?

Just noticed this weekend the front trim strip on my extremely new Jay Feather 23RLSW appears to be shrinking, potentially opening holes for water and water damage. Caulk it myself, or take it to the dealer for repair? It's about a 1/4" open gap at each end of the trim strip. Seriously looks like the vinyl (?) trim has shrunk away from the original clear caulking. Photos attached - arrows on the full frontal view show where the holes are located. Thanks,

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Old 06-01-2016, 03:57 PM   #2
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If it was mine, I'd take it to the dealer.
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go to Dealer, its unbeleivable to see that on a new trailer..... thats probably the first one they caulk....sad sad sad
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:06 PM   #4
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I too would take it to the dealer. I would think black, would tend to shrink more since it would absorb more heat. That was a question I discussed with Jayco when we got ours. They put black tank covers over the propane tanks. I asked them what happens, when its 120 outside here in Phoenix, and the tanks are in direct sunlight...how hot do you think they will get? I got white tank covers. Do you know its ILLEGAL to pain your tank a dark color? It is, tanks have to be a light reflective color.
That trim has shrunk quite a bit wonder if it was cut short to begin with?

Good Luck, let us know what happens.
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If it is under warranty? Take it to the dealer immediately!!!!
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:13 PM   #6
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Amazing how dumb a business can be. Take it to the dealer & make sure it gets fixed & Jayco finds out about the crap work they did.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:25 PM   #7
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I noticed the same on my 2012 this spring. I applied a little matching caulk.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:28 PM   #8
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It actually looks like a possible dealer attempt at a cosmetic repair. The clear caulk matches nothing on the TT, and it's moderately sticky besides. You may have noticed it's collecting small debris.

We're leaving for an extended trip early Tuesday AM - odds are I can't get it into the dealer for service, so I'll have to do something myself. Suggestions on what material to use?

Thanks,

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It actually looks like a possible dealer attempt at a cosmetic repair. The clear caulk matches nothing on the TT, and it's moderately sticky besides. You may have noticed it's collecting small debris.

We're leaving for an extended trip early Tuesday AM - odds are I can't get it into the dealer for service, so I'll have to do something myself. Suggestions on what material to use?

Thanks,

Roger
If your going to repair it yourself, clean all the old stuff off as best you can. Then get a tube of ProFlexRV. You'll probably do a better job than the factory. Good luck!
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