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RE: One More Reason To Never Buy Jayco

The 110 and LP connections were made before the unit was slid in from the outside. The 110 line comes into the box via a 3/4" hole in the box. It was then screwed to the flange on the outside with about 20 screws. Sorry to disappoint all the haters of this post but I am smart enough to see that a totally enclosed plastic cargo bay does not allow access without either cutting a hole or removing the whole unit. The element and relay are in the rear of the heater. I cut about a 12"x12" hole to access it. The relay was bad. Not the connections or element. That sure sounds like a made for dealer service call at a huge cost to the owner.I don't think dealers would complain too much about that design.Glad you got it fixed and now have a service port.
mayo30 10/31/15 11:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: One More Reason To Never Buy Jayco

I got a 2012 Jayco Embark new. Their workmanship was horrendous. Requiring many weeks at the dealer, countless hours of my work and even a trip back to Jayco. Recently the electric portion of my water heater quit. When I went to check it I found that the water heater was installed in a totally sealed cargo bay. Brilliant engineering! I sent Jayco CS 2 emails politely asking the dimensions to cut a hole to access the element so nothing else would be damaged. No response. Never again. Where are your bypass valves located,what make and model of water heater is it?Do you access the element from the rear or the front? Again where do you find the by pass valves?Is the 110 volt element on the front or rear of the heater?How did the factory make the electrical 110 volt connection to the heater in an enclosed space.All electrical 110 volt connections or joints require an access point by any code I have ever read.Do have to take out some panel to access the heater?? I'll have to see this situation to understand it.We have a Jayco dealer near by and I am sure they have some knowledge of how to do this,may have one on the lot.How did you resolve this situation?
mayo30 10/30/15 12:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: One More Reason To Never Buy Jayco

I got a 2012 Jayco Embark new. Their workmanship was horrendous. Requiring many weeks at the dealer, countless hours of my work and even a trip back to Jayco. Recently the electric portion of my water heater quit. When I went to check it I found that the water heater was installed in a totally sealed cargo bay. Brilliant engineering! I sent Jayco CS 2 emails politely asking the dimensions to cut a hole to access the element so nothing else would be damaged. No response. Never again. Where are your bypass valves located,what make and model of water heater is it?Do you access the element from the rear or the front?
mayo30 10/29/15 11:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What Sticks to Coroplast?

Eternabond tape will stick to Coroplast. Yep works great,simple and fast no mess no fuss.permanent.
mayo30 10/22/15 08:06pm Tech Issues
RE: montana 3790 warranty denial

If you have ever mentioned the word lawyer to keystone or the dealer your friendly negotiations and any goodwill evaporated.
mayo30 10/06/15 05:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ideas for lifting AC unit to the top of a RV

I too wondered about getting it up and the other down.Went to local lumber yard to inquire about a rental of some sort,the manager heard my question and turned and asked his yard man to stop with a buddy to put it on the roof after work on the way home.They showed up and walked it up the ladder,were going to haul the defective one down,but I told them to just throw it off the roof,which they did.Came down refused $50.00 and took enough for a box of beer.end of story 20 mins.Uncrated with shroud off it weighed 89 lbs. Tell us who and where? Nice guys deserve a pat on the back. Manager of Home Hardware Candle Lake Saskatchewan.Good people.
mayo30 09/18/15 11:18am Tech Issues
RE: Weber Q

Just go to Weber and get the conversion kit.simple and easy and correct.
mayo30 09/15/15 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got rid of mildew stains

It is like bleach.Bleachdoes the same thing,diluted how much I don't remember.
mayo30 09/13/15 07:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Ideas for lifting AC unit to the top of a RV

I too wondered about getting it up and the other down.Went to local lumber yard to inquire about a rental of some sort,the manager heard my question and turned and asked his yard man to stop with a buddy to put it on the roof after work on the way home.They showed up and walked it up the ladder,were going to haul the defective one down,but I told them to just throw it off the roof,which they did.Came down refused $50.00 and took enough for a box of beer.end of story 20 mins.Uncrated with shroud off it weighed 89 lbs.
mayo30 09/13/15 02:32pm Tech Issues
RE: My Experience with a 2015 Ram 2500 6.4 Crew Cab

Wow the lack of comprehensive skills is amazing,a simple report on personal experience and lookout.No blow hard comments,no put downs,no hear say,no kidding people.No one asking for agreement for dis agreement,just a write up of personal experience with a truck!!
mayo30 09/09/15 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wondering how many Canadians cancelling trip south

We as Canadians pay a very high price for our medical costs through very high taxes.Nothing is free.What I meant in my prior post was that the insurance companies are paying for that cardiac incident of $100,000.00 US with a .75 Canadian dollar versus paying for the same incident when the Canadian dollar was $1.10 to the US dollar.A huge difference that the share holders are not going to swallow for long.And I can tell you that any seemingly mild,routine or minor cancer if it can ever be called that will be a reason to not cover you or deny a claim.Don't fall down or anything and think they are not related!!Are you aware of the side affects of the medications you are taking or have taken for it/Dizzy etc.Read all you can and be very careful.Yes fuel is cheaper but I don't want to keep driving around to save all that money.lol.
mayo30 09/07/15 09:13pm Snowbirds
RE: Wondering how many Canadians cancelling trip south

I know that most places in southern B.C. are booked pretty tight for several years and we got the last 2 bedroom cabin on the ocean at a spot in mid Vancouver Island.The Rv spots are very busy also,but it takes a certain type of RV and person to spend the winter in an RV there.We have done it numerous times so we know. I am finding more and more talk about the major increase in medical travel insurance to the USA as the insurance pays out in US dollars and the premiums are paid in Canadian dollars.The insurance companies need a whole lot more Canadian dollars to pay those medical bills.The refugee situation in Europe is making travel that way pretty stressful,and not too attractive either,so I believe a certain amount of travel will be done out of country.
mayo30 09/05/15 08:33pm Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Difficulty finding Insurance for Full Timing

Oh my goodness,I would check with other brokers,if you are only talking about your fifth wheel.Is it because of your address or lack of.We did that for years and had no problems,with SGI in Saskatchewan.Maybe things have changed here too.
mayo30 09/03/15 11:42am Full-time RVing
RE: Heading from Ontario to Vancouver Island for the Winter

We would stay in Kamloops the last night before heading to Vancouver through the mountains going via Merritt BC.We have stayed in Salmon Arm and Revelstoke depending how the roads were and the avalanches coming home to the prairies.The flat way through the mountains is on Highway 16 through Edmonton and Blue River down to Kamloops.Spent 2 days in Revelstoke blocked in by mudslides one spring.Anything can happen,but I would not use highway three in BC you may not have much time to look at the scenery,very slow and winding,some steep passes.We also learned to get ferry reservations after spending a night on the dock.
mayo30 08/31/15 07:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Heading from Ontario to Vancouver Island for the Winter

Friends are planning to do this. Any personal experiences? When to leave? What campgrounds might be open? Weather? Best route not through USA? What do they consider winter?How many months and which ones?When we did that we took our rv out in mid October,stayed a couple of weeks went home without the Rv,then returned in late dec. and would not move until mid March.We experienced several bad storms in the mountains,3 memorable heavy tree damaging snow dumps in the winter.Two at Parksville and one near Victoria.After shaking my head I decided to rent condos or cabins and leave the RV at home.Way less stress and money travelling,no huge ferry bills,fuel costs and camping fees.Gladly paid $100.00 or less a night for hotels with breakfast included and cut off a days travel,each way.The cost of renting a condo for the first month was usually pretty close to our extra travelling costs and I just kept on smiling.Stayed nice and warm and dry in something that was a heck of a lot bigger then 272 sq. ft.But tell them to have a good time if they drive with a rv. in the winter.
mayo30 08/31/15 04:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Allowing my SO to take our unit for the weekend ?

Wow it is only for a day.Not going to be a world ender.Go and do it,be the bigger person,suck it up,don't be the me person.So it is some work,so what you are with your family driving and visiting for the travel time.You are the husband and dad get going,do it.Points man points.lol.
mayo30 08/26/15 04:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New snow birds looking for recommendations

Your four dogs are going to be an issue getting and keeping a spot.I don't see too many people very excited about parking next to you.
mayo30 08/24/15 07:43pm Snowbirds
RE: So you are sitting by the fire, and you hear

They are very smart and can mimic dogs sounds.They will also send one in close to draw the dog out and then attack in force.Smart dogs know not to follow and will only patrol the yard boundary.We call small dogs coyote bait.They are not fussy either, a local family of coyotes really plays havoc with the stray cat population as they compete for the same food.
mayo30 08/24/15 07:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Must Motor home lights be on to tow a Jeep Cherokee?

I am sorry for the misspellings, etc. Meant to proof read and did not, but as you can see I am very passionate about this issue. The information below is what I sent to Chrysler Cooperate. We were trying to decide what to do with ours, trade it, keep it for everyday (but since the transmission has gone out twice did not trust it), do the Lemon Law or just a law suit, etc. This has stressed us so much and our dealer gave a really good trade on the Wrangler so we just paid the difference and are trying to move on. Shaking 2014 Jeep Cherokee Video - August 8, 2015 Purchased Late April 2014 • Special ordered to tow behind our motor home and enjoy for many years! Wanted to stay with Jeep since we towed a 2009 Jeep Liberty for 5 years 35,000 miles with no problems and drove it for another 65,000 miles. The beautiful Cherokee replaced the Liberty. • First problem was the electronic parking brake coming on when we did not engage it. Cost us a set of rear tires after my wife and I both looked to be sure it was not on before towing. Finally, always watch to ensure rear wheels are turning. • Then at about 6000 miles (September 2014) we hit a rough spot in the road and it started swaying so bad behind the motor home we thought something terrible had happened to the motor home! Finally saw it was the front wheels on the Jeep out of align, so got in and straighten them and all was OK until the next time. • Took it to the dealer (Don Davis Chrysler-Jeep Arlington, TX) and they could find nothing wrong, but did reset some alignments, but said they did not think it would stop the problem. They were right! • It happened another 5 to 7 times after that. (We bought another vehicle to tow.) Took it back to dealer. They said there is nothing they can do since they cannot duplicate the problem or find anything wrong. Of course, first I had to convince everyone I was doing everything right and that all my equipment was in working order, etc, etc, etc,….. • Tried going to through Customer Service 2 or 3 times. Same old story, cannot duplicate it in the shop so there is not a problem. Of course, they have never heard of it happening before since no one else is complaining there must not be a problem. • Tried going through the District Manager. Same story. I even offered for them to keep OUR Cherokee and tow it, but he said they did not have anything to tow it with. I reminded him they have all kinds of Dodge trucks and Vans, but he said it would not create the same down draft as a motor home! When you see the following video, see if you think down draft is the problem. I am travelling less than 30 mph. Think if this were on the highway at 50 to 70 mph or more! • Quality is not great, but the video shows the issues of what happens when you hit a rough spot in the road. Remember this is a low speed. You can hear my wife talking emotionally about the experience. She has been inside when it has happened, but not seen it from the rear like this. The only way to stop it from s