Door Problem

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by awood79, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. awood79

    awood79 New Member

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    Hi, I'm new to popup camping and now have a used 2000 Jayco popup. It seems to be missing some type of part that attaches the canvas to the side of the door to seal it up correctly. There should be one for each side. My wife and I have been camping and have sealed it up with tape a couple of times but its not a long term solution. Anyone know where I could get this part or another solution to fix the problem?

    Also, my Jayco Popup camper has a AC unit on top. It seems to have a heater setting but someone told me that some models don't have it installed. I've messed with it and haven't gotten any heat out of the unit. Is there some part I need to order? If so, where and how much does it cost? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. NYgranny

    NYgranny New Member

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    Never camped in a Jayco, but our Starcraft has Velcro on the canvas that attaches to the door sides once it is installed. Is that what you meant? If not, can you send a pic so we know what your problem is? I'm sure someone will be able to help.

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  3. jjacks38

    jjacks38 New Member

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    My 1995 Jayco has channels on each side of the door frame that the canvas just pops into. the edge of the canvas is curled at the edge to fit into the channel.

    I would have to go out and look at my AC/Heat to tell you more, but there is just one knob position for the heat, no thermostat or fan speed control. I had to play with it to figure it out. It will blast you, it is not for temperature control through the night. I just use it to bring the temperature up quickly when I wake up, then use my portable ceramic space heater.

    Edited by - jjacks38 on November 05 2008 06:08:47
     
  4. awood79

    awood79 New Member

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    JJacks38, that sounds like my problem. I think the door is missing the channels somehow. Are the channels removable? Do you think they are replaceable if they are missing?

    I'll try and post a pic this week. My popup is stored in a friends yard currently. I've seen velcro used on some campers but mine seems like it wasn't used orginally. We've tried bying velcro strips and trying to seal it up but they never last long before they fall off.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  5. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    On the door frame, there maybe a slot(channel) on the edge near the door opening. The canvas folds back and tucks into this slot. Just hold the canvas in your fingers and fold the edge away from you back under itself.

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    Edited by - Raycfe on November 05 2008 09:24:10
     
  6. jjacks38

    jjacks38 New Member

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    It is part of the door frame on the back side.
     
  7. daddyzgrl1

    daddyzgrl1 I'd rather be camping!!!

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    I have a 89 jayco, I think it is part of the door fram, as far as the heat setting thing, you may need to get a heat strip for your a/c, you will need to get the model # and possibly the serial # of your a/c unit, I found mine at the local RV dealer for about $80, I haven't gotten it yet though. The dealer says it just plugs in.
     
  8. awood79

    awood79 New Member

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    Is the Channel removable? I think possibly the channel portion of the door is missing. I'm not going to be able to check out the camper until tomorrow. I think we have one of the channels stored away. I'll dig it out and play with it again. Would it be possible to get some new channels to attach to the door if one of them is missing or not fitting correctly?
     
  9. klhayes77

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    Hi, I have 1996 Jayco 1207 and the channel on my door is not removeable.You just fold the canvas and slowly rolls in to the channel on the door just like the pic above on the other posting. It can be rather diffcult sometimes but it is best to start from the top of the channel and work down,Hope that helped some.
     
  10. Yellowkayak

    Yellowkayak Popups.....when sleeping on the ground gets to you

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    You can always adapt you doors with velcro like Fleetwood uses. Much simplier and quicker to set up.

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  11. jim1999

    jim1999 New Member

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    I know the channels for the canvas to slip into on my jayco are no removable.

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