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Old 06-28-2014, 01:11 AM   #1
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HOLE-LY Crap

Brought my 1 year old Jayco sport to the campsite tonight... Went to raise it and notice A ONE INCH HOLE on the top! I thought that something must have punctured through, but no. Possibly a rock in transit??

What do you recommend I do???
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:00 AM   #2
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Duct tape will get you through the weekend.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:28 AM   #3
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You should be able to examine the puncture wound to determine whether it occurred from the inside or outside the trailer. Is it perfectly round like a broom handle or tree branch?
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It is only on the outside.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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I'd go with Gorilla Tape to get you through the weekend and home again. That tape will hold forever and not come off in transit. I know, I cracked my AC cover on a low sign and the tape held on for over 1000 miles. Hope you can pick some up close by...Wallyworld carries it. Good luck and have a great time camping anyway.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:09 AM   #6
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For a permanent repair, I'd fill the hole with RTV silicone caulk and strike it off level with the surrounding roof. Let the RTV cure fully. Next I'd use a circle of Eternabond roof tape centered over the hole that extends at least an inch all the way around the hole. Cut the patch in a circle so that you don't have pointy corners that tend to peel up easier.
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That has a metal roof right? If so cut the lid off of a tin can.. apply caulking to the bottom of it.. and screw it to the roof.. apply more caulking or use eternabond tape. I did this on my tent trailer and 10 years later it was still working ...
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If it's only 1 year old, I'd take it back to the dealer for warranty repair or replacement!!
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Spoke to the dealer and bought some Dicor to do the repair.
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EternaBond tape

I would strongly recommend using EternaBond tape to make this repair more permanent. Check out what other campers who have used this have to say about this stuff. I think you will be impressed with how well this works.
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