Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Sealants User Manual
- Failure to properly maintain or reseal your recreation vehicle may result in serious water damage to the roof and other parts of the recreation vehicle. This damage is not covered by the Limited Warranty.
- To check the exterior sidewall sealants, use a stepladder placed safely alongside the vehicle. Do not prop a ladder against the body of the RV as it may damage the exterior finish.
Sealants perform a very important function and should be inspected closely and regularly maintained. We incorporate many different types of sealants, including butyl/putty, black butyl-encapsulated foam, silicone (clear and colored), roof sealant and foam. In general, sealants do not have “set” lifetimes. Varying environmental factors affect the pliability and adhesiveness of sealants.
You or your dealer must:
- Inspect all sealants, a minimum of every six months. Make sure to check the roof and all four sides of the recreation vehicle including al moldings, doors, vents and exterior attachments. A quick walk around the recreation vehicle before leaving may help prevent potential problems during trips and vacations.
- Have the sealant replaced if you notice any cracks, peeling, voids, gaps, breaks, looseness or any sign of physical deterioration? Reseal at least one time each year as preventative maintenance.
- Always use the same type of sealant that was removed. Your dealer service or parts manager can help you obtain the correct sealant(s).
Fifth Wheels – Sealant Diagram
Following is a preliminary list of items that need to be checked before leaving your home or campsite. This is a general list, which you may want to customize as you determine your own needs.
- Make sure you follow all safety precautions noted in this owner’s manual and in any manufacturer’s operator’s manual when preparing to travel.
- Inspect seals and reseal as needed.
- Have the propane system checked for leaks by your dealer.
- Check wheel lug nuts after first two hundred miles and at specified intervals to listed torque specifications, re-torque as needed.
- Have brakes been adjusted by a qualified service technician?
- Sanitize the freshwater system.
- Test the safety alarms.
Before leaving home (or campsite)
- Make sure all tow vehicle fluids are at proper levels. Check the engine oil, transmission fluid, engine coolant, power steering fluid and wind shield washer fluid.
- Check the lights on the RV. Have someone observe the operation of all exte-rior lights while you activate the controls. Check the turn signals and brake lights.
- Examine the tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass or other objects lodged in the tread. Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall cracks.
- Check tire pressure (including spare) and correct according to manufacturer specifications.
- Check wheel lug nuts for tightness.
- Inspect safety chains for signs of wear.
- Inspect and work all interior and exterior latches and locks (lube if necessary).
- Make sure the batteries are fully charged and installed correctly.
- Inspect the power cord and carefully clean the contacts if necessary. Plug in the power cord to an appropriate power source.
- Turn on the interior lights and check outlets for polarity. If needed, replace any blown fuses. Check the circuit breakers and test the GFCI.
- Check the propane cylinder gauge to make sure there is propane available. Make sure the propane cylinder is in place and secure for transport.
- Inspect and turn on the propane system. If you have any questions, contact your dealer or a qualified propane service representative for assistance. If the propane system is functioning properly, test any pilot lights or direct spark igni-tion features.
- Inspect and test all safety detectors. If needed, replace any drained or discharged batteries. If you have a defective or damaged safety detector, replace it immediately.
- Inspect the leveling jacks (if so equipped) for operation. If needed, perform maintenance as specified by the leveling jack manufacturer.
- Test all exterior and interior lights. Replace any bulbs if they are burnt out.
- Wash the exterior of the RV. Do a sealant inspection and repair as necessary.
- De-winterize and sanitize the fresh water system.
- Connect your tow vehicle to the RV and test all connections and lights.
- Test brakes.
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