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Posted: 02/24/12 04:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Not what I would want to do, but placing a small piece of Eternabond on top of any "junk" under the roof would IMHO virutally gaurentee it willl never leak.

I wouldn't go that far. The original construction of my slideout used the tape over the joint between the outer flange (where the bulb seals are to seal things off with the slide retracted) and the roof. This was placed over top of 16 pan head square drive screws. Well one of the screws had the square hole a little boogered up. It eventually punched through the tape.


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cruz-in wrote:

Not what I would want to do, but placing a small piece of Eternabond on top of any "junk" under the roof would IMHO virutally gaurentee it willl never leak.

I wouldn't go that far. The original construction of my slideout used the tape over the joint between the outer flange (where the bulb seals are to seal things off with the slide retracted) and the roof. This was placed over top of 16 pan head square drive screws. Well one of the screws had the square hole a little boogered up. It eventually punched through the tape.


Not all tape used one roofs is eternabond. Are you sure yours was eternabond? The tape used Forest River 5th wheel slide was definately not eternabond...much thinner and lesser quality....

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ExRocketScientist wrote:

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Not what I would want to do, but placing a small piece of Eternabond on top of any "junk" under the roof would IMHO virutally gaurentee it willl never leak.

I wouldn't go that far. The original construction of my slideout used the tape over the joint between the outer flange (where the bulb seals are to seal things off with the slide retracted) and the roof. This was placed over top of 16 pan head square drive screws. Well one of the screws had the square hole a little boogered up. It eventually punched through the tape.


Not all tape used one roofs is eternabond. Are you sure yours was eternabond? The tape used Forest River 5th wheel slide was definately not eternabond...much thinner and lesser quality....

It was Eternabond alright. I decided to replace all of it, and the screws (countersunk some flat head stainless screws). It took 11 hours and two blisters to remove 13 feet of tape. Since then, I learned I should have used a heat gun and could probably have gotten it off in about 3 hours.

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OP any word from Jayco, dealership, or roof manufacturer?

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OP any word from Jayco, dealership, or roof manufacturer?


All I can say at this time is that one of the techs at the local dealer thinks the roof is "normal" and I am waiting for a second opinion from another tech. My research tells me that the edge where the material is not adhered to the plywood is not normal.

I have sent photos to the manufacturer of the roofing material and spoke with them.

I have nothing other than that to report at this time but, "things" are happening in the background that I hope will help, time will tell.

Something tells me however that I drew the short straw with this trailer.

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"My research tells me that the edge where the material is not adhered to the plywood is not normal. "

Are you referring to edge of the roof along the road and curbside? Many manufacturers leave an inch or two of the roofing material unglued there. I do not like it but have seen it on several coaches...

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I think he's speaking of the alum. flashing being higher at the end wall then the roof line - that is NOT normal.... My Cruiser had a perfect radius transition from the side wall to the roof - but that's Cruiser.


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I think he's speaking of the alum. flashing being higher at the end wall then the roof line - that is NOT normal.... My Cruiser had a perfect radius transition from the side wall to the roof - but that's Cruiser.


I had the same problem with my 2011 Starcraft TT and it was covered under warranty by Jayco (Starcraft is owned by Jayco.) Unfortunately, Jayco isn't standing behind this unit for whatever reason. Makes you wonder why they won't take care of their customer now. It was the exact same issue. The pictures are identical.


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cruz-in wrote:

"My research tells me that the edge where the material is not adhered to the plywood is not normal. "

Are you referring to edge of the roof along the road and curbside? Many manufacturers leave an inch or two of the roofing material unglued there. I do not like it but have seen it on several coaches...


I tried to reply from my iPhone a while ago and for whatever reason it didn't work.

Yes I am referring to the edge along the door side of the trailer. The problem runs almost the whole length of the door side. You can check out the pictures on page 4 of this thread. These are just some of the areas. There are actually a few pix that show even worse than what you see here. The road side of the roof edge is not nearly as bad as the door side.

I don't give a hang what Jayco tells me, it is not normal for the plastic corner trim to be that high above the roof plywood.

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just looked at the pictures...now I see what you mean...

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