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Friday, October 6, 2017

Explaining Our Problems With Jayco, Rainy Day Chores and Tasty Food.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Listening to the gentle tapping of Rain on our roof helped to lull the both of us into a very restful sleep last night. It was past 8:00 this morning when I finally opened my eyes to see the clock. By the time I had the Window Shades opened in the living area I needed to turn the lights on in order to safely see. The Clouds were so thick that it looked more like Twilight then it did Daylight outside. I’d barely gotten things ready for breakfast when Kathy came downstairs for breakfast. 
The Camera makes the sky look brighter then it was.
Notice raindrops running down the windows.
We spent the better part of the morning working at our Computers and getting other inside chores completed. Some comments we’ve received have made suggestions concerning the repairs to our Jayco Eagle Premier 351MKTS that we had already thought about and proposed to Jayco. Their answer was that RVs are not meant to be lived in Fulltime therefore it was up to us to find lodging. Even if we had stopped in Middlebury we would have to find someplace to stay and store everything inside the trailer. Then they said it could take between three weeks to a month to fix. That is the same amount of time they are now proposing. Even though our proposal would have saved them Shipping Costs they would not have given us any credit. Returning back to Ontario we’ll have access to our Doctors, Family and Services that we are familiar with.

Another question was raised as to the actual problem we are having with our Jayco. We had developed an Outer Sidewall Crack by the front slide before we reached Arizona last winter. We also started hearing the sound of the Ductwork Flexing everytime we walked in the Bathroom or Bedroom. If we walked in the Livingroom it sounds like metal rubbing on metal. Probably a cracked weld that I heard many times throughout my career in industry. The Trailer was brought from our Dealership to a Local Body-Shop that specializes in those kinds of repairs. Within the short trip from the Body-Shop back to the Dealership the crack had redeveloped in the Outer Sidewall. It was then determined that the Structural Supports in the wall had failed and caused the Crack. The Outer Wall must be replaced and the only reasonable place to fix that problem is back at the Manufacturer.

Others we have talked to agree with our opinion that these problems are not something you would expect from a New Never Before Owned RV. If this had been an older unit it might be easier to except but we still would not have like it. 
Won Ton Soup.
Because it was such a Damp Day we thought about having something warm to eat would be nice. Most times we eat at a Chinese Food Restaurant one of the things we enjoy as an Appetizer is their Won Ton Soup. One day while we were grocery shopping as we were passing the Frozen Food Case and saw they had Frozen Won Tons in Beef, Chicken or Shrimp. Our preference was for the Chicken so we got that and some Chicken Bouillon as a quick way to make the broth. Today Kathy put them together and followed a recipe to spice things up. Next time she’ll season them differently. They still tasted great but the seasoning gave them a Sweet and Sour Taste.

After lunch Kathy had data entries to make on our Expenditure Spreadsheet that helps us keep track of our spending while I busied myself filling our Pill Doucettes. When crossing the International Border into the U.S. all our Medication and Vitamins must be kept in the Original Containers so I could only fill them up to the day we leave.

By the time we had both finished our chores and put everything away the Rain had finally stopped. It was also nearly time to have supper so Kathy made a delicious Cranberry Spinach Salad while I grilled a couple of Hamburgers on our Weber Q. As usual everything tasted wonderful and more then satisfying. 

Tomorrow we’ll be busy getting ready for and celebrating our Merry Thanksmas with our Family. If the weather cooperates we’ll really like that. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

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  1. I know its got to be hard to take with all the problems the Jayco has.
    I do hope they do all the repairs to where you will be satisfied with it.

  2. I'm surprised they don't just give you a new trailer. That's a lemon if I ever saw one ... major structural problems? Not acceptable AT ALL!

  3. Thats a good point about the meds, we'll be crossing in 10 days or so and I would not have thought of that. Certainly hope they sort out your trailer ASAP or as suggested above give you another.

  4. I feel your pain. We have immense problems with a 2016 Open Range. Junk. Like you, we would not expect to have all these issues. Like you, we have a split in the fiberglass at the corner of a slide. They tell us they have to remove the whole slide to fix it. Won't it be cheaper to build a quality product!

  5. Really? RVs are not meant to be lived in full time? That is the most stupid thing I have ever heard, and I have spent a lot of time getting our former 5th wheel fixed. Does Canada have a Lemon Law?

  6. Wow -- Jayco used to be much more focused on Customer Service! We had a small crack develop in our 5th wheel due to a weakness in the structure, and Newmar fixed it (out of warranty) AND put us in a hotel for the few days that it took. I hope it finally gets taken care of, and doesn't have you out of your home for too long!