My New/Old 2003 Jayco Eagle 12UDST

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  1. joegib1980

    joegib1980 New Member

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    CB60B762-8AA1-484F-A74D-E83586DCBFE5.jpeg 93FFB320-1231-4140-B1DD-26C4BD5E4F6B.jpeg 931C2FB9-3C44-4305-91F4-34927AF15555.jpeg C85744E8-0500-41C6-AA6F-4703333BF8FD.jpeg 8DF097C5-AD4D-4C7E-B7BC-6552729E601B.jpeg ADFBDF53-DFCB-4265-A685-B628012E7ECB.jpeg I just picked up my camper! Can’t wait to take it out! Looking at Christmas week for its maiden trip (for us)!
     
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  2. kcsa75

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    Looking Good! Congratulations.
     
  3. Don's eagle pup

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    Looks great, bout two months ago i picked up a 04 Jayco 12fso. Love it and spending alot of time learning, googleing and pimping
     
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  4. Don's eagle pup

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  5. joegib1980

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    Wow, that looks good!
     
  6. megcabra

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    Looks great, hope you have many miles of Pop-Up camping fun!
     
  7. Don's eagle pup

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    IMG_20170929_194200738.jpg IMG_20171106_163041535.jpg Hey Joe, our Jayco's are very similar. The flooring and cabinets are the same as well as the bunk slip covers. Since the purchase, I have done quite a bit of updating. I'm getting addicted to pimping this thing out!
     
  8. MNTCamper

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    I have a 2001 12UDST and we love it. We don't have any bathing facilities inside, instead we have a gaucho (couch). It has a lot of miles and places it has been. We have slept 9 people and a dog in it at times. Usually only six now. Still in great shape. We have taken the flip over sink out and don't use any of the onboard water facilities, we just use a 7 gallon tote and tubs for doing dishes. We have never cooked inside the unit, always outside. We keep up with the TLC and I'm sure it will still be going strong at 20 years old.
     
  9. Ductape

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    Lookin good !
     
  10. joegib1980

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    Making some progress! Hopefully some new flooring and cabinet facing will come in the near future. My good wife has added her tender touch to it!

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  11. Don's eagle pup

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    Looks great, I re-floored and the stuff I used work awsome. It's a vinyl wood plank from Menards. Cheep, super easy to do and 20 year warranty. It's amazing how different it is with the paint and new floor... IMG_20171008_144750008_TOP.jpg IMG_20171029_191811607.jpg
     
  12. joegib1980

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    Well, my NTU camper went through it's first rain event last night. I have a small leak in the roof right at a seam. Going to try Geocel ProflexRV sealant on the seams and see if that stops.

    I changed the tires in my driveway this weekend. I had the camper raised and open. Is it possible that the seam opened up a bit when I jacked up the sides? I'm still learning about the do's and don'ts. I'm actually hoping that this is what happened and not the alternative, which is that the leak was pre-existing and the previous owner knew it and sold it without disclosing. There is no evidence on the inside of a long-term leak. Original everything inside, but no rotting or soft spots.
     
  13. Mamie

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    Those look really great.
     
  14. jmkay1

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    Congrats on your new to you Jayco. Roof leaks are unfortunately common in pop ups. Keeping up with all the caulking is key to preventing it and would need to be done like once a year especially if out in the weather. While up there keep an eye on any plastic vents (if any) as it could crack. Not sure if Jayco still has a center seam, if so pay close attention to that area as well. About 8 years ago I acquired a 1990 garage kept Jayco. When I got it the caulking didn't look bad at all and Stupid me assumed it was is great shape and no touch ups needed and immediately parked it in my outside storage lot. Come spring found how wrong I was.
     
  15. joegib1980

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    Thank you for the reassurance. Yes, mine does have the center seam, which is where the leak is coming from. There's also a very slight leak in the canvas on the end where the support bars are. It doesn't appear torn, I just think I need to re-waterproof the canvas.
     
  16. joegib1980

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    I applied the Geocel Proflex Friday. Last night it rained pretty good. This morning, NO LEAKS!! That stuff really works well.

    I still have one spot on the canvas that rain water seeps through slowly, right at a seam. Does anyone have any experience with Thompson’s Water Seal in the aerosol can? Will it mess up the canvas? Will it mess up the vinyl if I get it on there? Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  17. xvz12

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    My dad used to waterproof his Carhartt work jackets with Thompson's water seal, it worked well, did not make the material stiff, I see no reason why it wouldn't work on your canvas. The waterproofing is still good on our pup, or I would have already used it on ours.
     

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