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Old 04-24-2016, 07:13 PM   #1
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Year 2. Trip 1 problems

We took the TT out this weekend for the first endeavor of 2016, fairly local. I sat at the table in the kitchenette of my 23rb and the back fell off, came straight out of the fasteners (staples). I feel now forced to screw it back in place. The construction is crap albeit I am 6' 1" and 235lbs. I didn't lean back with force at all. I feel my rig is coming apart in year 2.

anyone else noticing issues in first few years?
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:12 PM   #2
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Doesn't surprise me.

I only sit on the side of the dinette that butts up to the wall for this very reason. I'm certain I'd break the back if I sat on the other side.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:34 PM   #3
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Would this not be covered under Jayco's 2 year warrenty ?
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:51 PM   #4
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Homes are more solid made. RV's are hold together by pins and staples and some screws.
The way they are produced expect to have a bit more maintenance on an RV.
I experienced this already for 50 years. If your dealer is in your home town you can request warranty if you wish. If you have to drive a couple of hours to get there the cost of travel might be higher than the DIY job. Instead of pins and staples you can use screws and other fasteners what suite best.
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Ours did the same thing - got a $2 box of pan head screws and put it back together. Not worth the energy to take it to the dealer for a re-stapling.
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Our Bullet did that, a thin 1" x 1" POS pine board that was the entire vertical support for the back rest broke. I re-enginered and used a 1 x 4 red oak as the support. Owning an air stapler allowed me to make it stronger than ever and yet look factory.
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You have to remember with these light weight trailers they are building screws weigh 100+ times more than staples
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