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Forum: Jayco Maintenance and Repair Today, 07:37 PM
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Disintegrating Floor

195 RB, 2015 model.

The wife was going around the bed and noticed that the floor was sagging. I cut the vinyl and found a wet spot about 10" wide and 3 feet long. It covered the entire cavity...
Forum: Tech Talk Today, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 26
Posted By gypsmjim
Grey Tank Smell

The last few times I drained the grey tank I noticed a bad odor. Prior to that it only emitted the smell of dish soap and shampoo. Is there anything I can put in the tank to "purify" it?

We are...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 09-19-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By gypsmjim
This is all so disheartening. There is no such...

This is all so disheartening. There is no such thing as "camping etiquette." It should be called "people etiquette" or "personal responsibility".

When I was a kid we couldn't afford to go...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 09-18-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By gypsmjim
I didn't know any of that stuff either. The...

I didn't know any of that stuff either. The owner's manual for my particular model spelled it out step, by step.

If you don't have the manual, contact Jayco. In my case it was online, so I have...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 09-18-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,476
Posted By gypsmjim
Same scenario - 3 trailers on adjoining...

Same scenario - 3 trailers on adjoining properties. One campsite has had mice literally destroy every trailer ever put there. Never crawled underneath or did any mouse-proofing. Ours has not had...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 09-16-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,476
Posted By gypsmjim
It's funny. This week 2 threads I have been...

It's funny. This week 2 threads I have been watching on different forums have been spammed by outsiders with no previous history.
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 09-15-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,476
Posted By gypsmjim
What do leaf springs have to do with mice?

What do leaf springs have to do with mice?
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 09-12-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By gypsmjim
I just wanted to provide an update in case our...

I just wanted to provide an update in case our experience might help others. We have been ant free for about 6 weeks now.

First of all, many thanks to all that provided suggestions.

Our first...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 09-11-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,476
Posted By gypsmjim
That's right....just a small opening. ...

That's right....just a small opening.

Mouse-proofing means inspecting every square inch of the trailer, top to bottom, side to side, to locate and seal those small openings.

Obviously, it's a...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 09-10-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By gypsmjim
When people talk about snow, Buffalo, NY often...

When people talk about snow, Buffalo, NY often comes up with some disdain in the storytelling. It must be the snowiest place on earth....right?

Actually, Buffalo's average totals are 94 inches. ...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 09-09-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,476
Posted By gypsmjim
All of the anecdotes are simply that. If a mouse...

All of the anecdotes are simply that. If a mouse is cold or hungry, nothing will deter them if he has access thru a hole somewhere.

If anyone has success for years and years, its because they...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 09-09-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,476
Posted By gypsmjim
Dryer sheets, peppermint oil, dog hair, human...

Dryer sheets, peppermint oil, dog hair, human hair, pee in the closet....yada, yada, yada.......all sworn by and all worthless.

You have a hole. Fill the hole and no more rodents.
...
Forum: Jayco Class C Motorhomes 08-30-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,322
Posted By gypsmjim
When I was a youngin I spent Saturdays with my...

When I was a youngin I spent Saturdays with my Dad and Grandpa fishing. Some weekends we went camping in a tent. Mom came along on both adventures. If that wasn't possible, I was outside in the...
Forum: Jayco Class C Motorhomes 08-30-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,322
Posted By gypsmjim
Good answer. I didn't equate full-timing with...

Good answer. I didn't equate full-timing with "camping". To me the latter is a vacation.

Certainly, in today's society an internet connection is essential. What gripes me is when the kids today...
Forum: Jayco Class C Motorhomes 08-29-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,322
Posted By gypsmjim
When I worked at my last gig I was supposed to be...

When I worked at my last gig I was supposed to be available 24/7/365. It seemed that nobody was willing to step up to the plate if I was gone. At home, if the phone rang at 3 AM I was expected to...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 08-22-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,383
Posted By gypsmjim
No you can't wait for the repairs. If you work...

No you can't wait for the repairs. If you work like most of us and plan on a July vacation, and the dealer says he'll get to it in October, what's the sense in having it.

Jaycos are one of the...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 08-20-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,006
Posted By gypsmjim
When I was a kid we went camping and I don't ever...

When I was a kid we went camping and I don't ever recall seeing obese people. When we camp you have to buy and cook the food.

Today our winter adventures are taking cruises. You know the stuff,...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 08-17-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By gypsmjim
I have never found a gauge that worked very well....

I have never found a gauge that worked very well. I bought a battery operated bathroom scale at an Estate sale for $1 and now I just weigh the tanks. Easy peasy and accurate.
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 07-28-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By gypsmjim
It's not my experience either. I personally had...

It's not my experience either. I personally had only 1 warranty issue and I bought my own parts at Home Depot and fixed it myself. My dealer is often cited as the worst in the Northeast and I knew...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 07-27-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By gypsmjim
Wow...that's a really good deal........for the...

Wow...that's a really good deal........for the dealer.

First off, you need to know that if you go back for warranty repairs you might have lost most of your summer vacations because dealers are...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 07-26-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By gypsmjim
In our case the only rooftop vent is above the...

In our case the only rooftop vent is above the AC, with the only access in the trailer to that particular cabinet. I sealed the voids around the AC with weatherstripping, and also the cord which...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 07-25-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By gypsmjim
That's why we bought the property and camp in our...

That's why we bought the property and camp in our own land.

On the top of the highest mountain in the 7 western NY state counties, we can see more stars at night than we could have even imagined....
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 07-25-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,542
Posted By gypsmjim
If your equipment is OK, a battery cannot boil. ...

If your equipment is OK, a battery cannot boil. If the converter (or battery charger) is providing excess voltage the battery will boil. Same for a car or any 12 V system. Charging voltage should...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 07-25-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By gypsmjim
Yes, its on our own private campground. It has...

Yes, its on our own private campground. It has maybe 100 miles on the odometer (if it had one) and hasn't moved since. It's only a few years old and my maintenance is exceptional.

I know what...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 07-25-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By gypsmjim
Ants - Chapter Two

I recently posted about our problem with ants. We followed all of the suggestions (thanks for the help) and have not resolved the issue. Still getting 6 or 8 ants a day.

To summarize - sealed...
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