Jayco 1206- 2008 advice

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  1. anothersmith

    anothersmith Member

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    i’ve found a good looking 2008 Jayco 1206. Looks to be in good overall condition but has a tiny hole in the roof.
    How concerned about the hole should I be? Easy repair?

    Above are some pics of the trailer and the hole. Asking $5,900.

    Thoughts?

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  2. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    Price seems high unless it is in pristine condition. NADA has the high retail at $4,550. What area are you in? That has a lot to do with price.
     
  3. Ladiesman

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    A little epoxy will seal that right up.
     
  4. anothersmith

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    I am in the SF Bay Area so unfortunately everything g is more expensive here. If I can get it down to about $5k I’ll be happy
     
  5. anothersmith

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    I was thinking some SunCure might work. I use it on Surfboards and it starts curing under UV light.
     
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    The big question, why is a perfect hole in the roof? Has it leaked water to the plywood underneath and started to rot?
    Also no A/C and for me that would be a no sale.
    The box in the front, has it had leaks? The one we looked had a leak in the past and had been fixed to a point. Part of that floor extends into the camper and it was soft.
     
  7. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    I agree check the hole very carefully. Jayco used plywood in their roof at one time, if it got wet rot could easily have set in. So feel around that hole very carefully, shine a light in it. If everything feels solid around it and looks like it didn’t breach the membrane of the roof by a lot, then just seal it. On my old 1990 Jayco I had an awning accident (it flipped over my roof poles and all) that left almost an exact same type of hole, except thank goodness it didn’t access to the wood inside.
     
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    That hole was not punched by a pole it looks like it was drilled. I would cut a small piece of aluminum that size and get either the official roof sealant or white silicone sealer and fill between the roof aluminum and plywood under completely and out the top and set your patch on that and seal around and under it. Weigh down with something.

    If its rotted underneath it would be a no go for me.
     
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  9. anothersmith

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    My guess is that something pointy was dropped/put on the roof. In the 5th photo you can see the tarp on the lawn that is used to cover the pup when stored, hoping this has been used for a while.

    No AC is not a problem as we will camp on the coast in the hottest part of summer, moving inland during spring and autumn.

    Hopefully i'll get out there early next week to see it in person........
     
  10. Ladiesman

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    That roof is chemlite the same as in refrigerated semi trailers. They make a patch kit that even comes with sheet to rub on it to give the texture. Easy fix
     
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    Good to know. We aren’t due any rain here in CA for a bit so I have some time. That said, if I pull the trigger I’ll be patching it up as soon as I can.
     
  12. anothersmith

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    She’s mine! Got it for $5,200 which I feel is fair in the SF Bay Area.

    The hole in the roof is tiny and looks more like a chip in person, should be an easy fix.

    Fired up to get her out on Saturday with the kids for a first run!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    I saw a video on You tube for a Forest River PUP they said the hole in the ceiling was a marking point for an air conditioner. It is to find the studs on both sides and to cut the hole for the placement of an air conditioner. Maybe this is what your hole is?
     
  15. Grandpa Don

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    Well, how did the first trip go? Where did you go?
     
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    I don't think that's a perfect hole. I think that's a perfect penny next to the actual hole to show that it is small and irregular. :)
     

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