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Old 05-10-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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Hello from west coast Canada, we recently bought a 1989 27' Jayco c class motorhome. we are the third local owners and it has 31k miles. Local family bought it south of the border in Washington state originally. it's very clean and running well, a 460 cid with throttle body FI and a 4.10 rearend. the previous owners installed a 4000w onan in 2002 (generator is from 1997 according to sn#), and the fridge is fairly new as well.

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I look forward to learning how best to work with my fiberglass body as it does provide some unique issues I've found.
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:29 PM   #2
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I'm not certain how much advice we can offer, since the laminated wall construction is very different from our trailers' all-molded construction. But there have been some interesting threads on here about fiberglass repair, that may be worth searching out and reading.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:40 PM   #3
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Neither one of my all-molded-towables have motors or transmissions or seams across the roofline. Doubtful I'd ever be helpful.


You may want to check the forums at: http://www.irv2.com


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Old 05-10-2016, 11:11 PM   #4
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oops, sorry. didn't realize it was a travel trailer forum. on a bright note I did get a helpful suggestion in the help section.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:40 AM   #5
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Have fun with your new RV!
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:28 AM   #6
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oops, sorry. didn't realize it was a travel trailer forum. on a bright note I did get a helpful suggestion in the help section.
Travel trailers… and molded fiberglass construction, which is different than fiberglass panels over a wood or metal frame. Ours are made from (usually) two large fiberglass pieces laid up in molds and then fiberglassed together into one self-supporting shell. A distinguishing feature of molded trailers is the lack of structural framework inside the walls and ceiling.

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You are certainly welcome to hang out here. Some issues are common to all RV types- plumbing, wiring, appliances- and there are some pretty experienced folks here. Glad you got some help on your camera installation!
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Jayco Owner's RV group

You may find the Jayco RV owners group more helpful with your RV. Here is the link to it if you want to join it. http://www.jaycorvclub.com

Nice looking motorhome by the way! Happy Trails!
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