good jayco parts source

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  1. AAAUGIE

    AAAUGIE New Member

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    im not sure if i should be asking this in the garage section but i just picked up a 1989 jayco jay series 806SD deluxe. its in really nice shape but its missing all of the bed support bars that go under the beds outside. i think i could make them without too much trouble. but if there pretty cheap i would just buy them. does anyone know a good place that i could buy parts(Im sure ill need more parts in the future). i know i could search this myself but i thought some of you on here may have had a good experience with some particular company (or a bad experience). any help would be much appreciated. thanks.
     
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    Not too long ago, there was a thread where someone said they easily made them out of emt conduit and crimped the ends in a vice to make them flat.

    I do not know what size (1/2 inch, 3/4 inch or 1").

    EDIT: THIS post says they used 3/4".
     
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    thanks. yeah looks like a pretty simple part to make.
     
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    Did you check under the mattresses for the supports?
     
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    AAAUGIE New Member

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    not yet but good idea i will search everywhere before i make/buy anything.
    it does seem like a weird thing to be missing.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    EMT will work great
     
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    It's the typical place to store them.
     
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    finally got a clear day to set her up for the first time the supports where under the beds just where you guys said thanks, this is a great forum. now the cleaning begins and probably a call to dexter for a quote on a new axle.
     
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    Glad to see you found the supports and now have one less thing to deal with. Found time is a good thing!
     
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    What's up with the axle?
     
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    one side sits lower than the other. i looked under it appears that the trailing arm on one side sit horizontal to the frame and the other side a couple of inches down. it looks to be a dexter torflex or something similar. from the research i'v done on here the rubber cords inside wear out over time its a 1989. kind of bummed to have to fix it before i use it but it will be worth it, i love this thing iv wanted one since i was a kid.
     
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    If it is a torflex (almost sure it is), you'll want to get all of the info off of the axle and them maybe call Jayco for the axle specs. You can then order another torflex or a knockoff. I can almost guarantee that it will be a custom order, but it shouldn't be too costly. You can also try to find your local Dexter distributor and order for them. I went through this last year with my axle - Jayco was very helpful. If the rubber in the trailing arm is shot, there isn't much you can do except get a new axle.
     
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    unfortunately it has no info tag or markings of any kind on it. i do have a dexter distributor near me. i think i may call them and see if i can just remove the axle, throw it in the back of my truck and take it to them. let them check it out and order me one. i think it will be pretty inexpensive=no brakes. also maybe get one with a little more ground clearance, maybe ez lube spindles.
     

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