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Water will not drain between tanks. Posted by: Digger don 20 Jul 2018 1 Replies
The back tank is hard to fill and when it runs out i cant get any hot water even if the front tank is full. the tank switch is pointed down.
Posted by: Lyndsay19  Replied on: 20 Jul 2018
G'day.
Try turning the valve handle parallel to the hose & pointing to the tank.
Cheers
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Fusion player in Jayco Posted by: Pmg57 17 Jul 2018 4 Replies
Our van will be 3 years old in August, have had a unit replaced by Jayco was faulty, 2nd unit was replaced by Fusion due to cd player not working, now this unit cd player isn't working, contacted Fusion because Jayco said they won't replace because out of warranty, regardless of out of warranty the units have been faulty for 3 years, I am just supposed to lump it with a defective unit. I know one thing I won't be buying a Jayco again as they are pieces of shit as well.
FusionPosted by: Commodore  Replied on: 18 Jul 2018
Pmg57 the radio is not made by Jayco go to consumer affair! Your other comment is silly and ignorant.
Fusion Posted by: Tas  Replied on: 18 Jul 2018
I agree with commodore it s now a problem to be taken up with fusion.. As for your other comment about Jayco, perhaps you should fill us in with your other problems to back up your comments. We've had our Jayco foe 6 years and no problems, try and buy another brand at the same price as Jayco and see what you end up with, good value for money I say!! There wouldn't be as many of them on the road if they were shit😂
Posted by: Mundy  Replied on: 19 Jul 2018
You should go to the consumer affairs dept in your state and talk to them. Assuming the laws in your state are the same as NSW, goods sold must be of merchantable quality and suitable for their intended purpose. You have 7 years to argue that case irrespective of warranty. Warranty makes it easy - if it isn't working in the warranty period it must be rectified or replaced. Beyond warranty period, you need to be prepared to go to court if necessary to pursue your claim. Clearly this is time consuming, stressful, potentially expensive with no certainty of success. It is rarely worth it for the average consumer. But you need to pursue with Jayco, not Fusion, as it is them with whom you have the contractual relationship.
I agree with Tas, that Jayco's, whilst not perfect, are great value for money. Jayco are also, I am told, much more easy to deal with over warranty items and repairs than other suppliers. I must say, that doesn't say much for the others.
FusionPosted by: Pmacks  Replied on: 19 Jul 2018
I am sure Jayco wont miss you !!
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Travel in NT Posted by: HarryW 6 Apr 2018 4 Replies
We will be traveling up to Darwin and then through WA and back to Melb. Should I carry extra deasil with me or are there enough road houses along the way to keep fuelled up? I have a Hilux 4wd towing a jayco swan
Posted by: Davidjeng  Replied on: 7 Apr 2018
Hi,
You will not have any trouble either way, just top up at each servo you see.
We did it to both places in a Territory towing a Jayco Journey OB last year.
We carried a jerry can but never used it, just peace of mind.
Cheers,
David.
Posted by: GOTHERE  Replied on: 16 May 2018
Same as David's response. Went to Darwin, over the WA incl Pilbera and Kalgoolie as done Coast. Fuel never an issue, just keep topped up when necessary. Similarly when driving down thru the middle. Cheers...Bob
Posted by: The whale  Replied on: 17 May 2018
we travelled from Sydney to Alice Springs - Adelaide -Sydney with a full Jerry can and ended up tipping it the car when we got home, the roadhouses from Adelaide to Alice are about 250 - 350 kms apart so no trouble
Posted by: Hamo  Replied on: 19 Jul 2018
its like pitt street out there no problems at all like anywhere just keep an eye out
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Anderson Plug On SilverLine 2018 New Posted by: Robertpat 17 Jul 2018 0 Replies
Well I am back Robertpat ,Now about my travelling in Port Headland WA now My last town I stopped at did some checking .My silverline came with a Soler 160W plus 2 battery ,My Anderson plug ends at my front kitchen table ,YES it goes nowhere,now the sales man told me that the Anderson plug runs the fridge 12volt not 3 ways while I travel along when I stop the Battery takes over ,what a lot of crap.My fix I installed another heavy cable making it two direct to battery with a DC to DC 25amp...14.3 Volts to help the solar panel ,,when I stop over night I connect my Anderson Plug to 3 battery in the car to van making 5 battery in total when I get up in the morning it shoes 48Hrs left not 5Hrs as before this gives me a piece of mind you might be wondering about that other Anderson plug I am going to connect it to a switch so I select one for DC to DC and two for the 3 battery in car this will save me running another lead from under the table to battery under bed .So if you have a solar panel on top check the Anderson plug mine went nowhere .Good Luck
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Generator connection Posted by: Baldbat 15 Jul 2018 2 Replies
We have a 2018 journey outback.
When connect a Honda 2 and use the microwave it starts for seconds then goes onto overload. Using Hennie direct to microwave it works fine. Have fridge on gas Hot water is gas any special things in this model that may stop it working.
Posted by: The whale  Replied on: 15 Jul 2018
when you plug into 240V if fridge is auto type it will select 240V also battery will begin charge cycle with 240V.
gen is rated at 2000W for peak only and is generally only around 1600W load that is why it runs OK for a little while then goes into overload, because there WILL be other items connected, but will run on its own
Posted by: Groove1  Replied on: 15 Jul 2018
Hot Water is gas? Do you mean is on gas, It is possible with some hot water systems to have them on gas and 240 v at the same time. If you have the type that has a little black switch behind the cover of the HWS, make sure it's off. The gas switch in the van on these models does not toggle between gas and 240, just switches the gas heating on and off.
Regards
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Moisture in van SilverLine Posted by: Robertpat 30 Jun 2018 5 Replies
Since I have been away in my new van moisture is foune behind bed on wall,in cupboards up top all 6 each side condensation on roof in cupboards ,in Albany temp outside cold have hatch open in shower and part open in kitchen area doesn't seem to help much any out there to help ,a bit annoying wiping water off every morning and leaving cupboards open to dry out also leave mattress out to dry back wall in my pullout out bed .
Silverline condensationPosted by: Jaycotoy  Replied on: 1 Jul 2018
We have had the same experience recently while in Tasmania. Many other people report similar condensation issues. Jayco have a partial fix that involves applying insulation at the junction of the roof and the walls, inside the overhead cupboards and lockers. If your van is still under warranty I would make a claim and have Jayco fix it. I don't know if they have a fix for condensation behind the bed. We check our regularly and mop up as required. We have found the condensation is greatly reduced if we leave all the overhead lockers open. The heater helps to dry them out.
Condensation IssuesPosted by: Gunnago  Replied on: 3 Jul 2018
What year is your Silverline. There is a great possibility that if its an early model say before Dec 2014 it will have the older aluminium wall roof jointing extrusion. This was known to be a problem. The early Silverlines where fixed under warranty. After Dec 2014 a new aluminium extrusion with a thermal break was fitted. Hope this helps.
CondensationPosted by: Robertpat  Replied on: 3 Jul 2018
Thanks for your reply Silverline 6 weeks old from new .Robertpat
Condensation behind bed on slide outPosted by: Goondiwindi  Replied on: 4 Jul 2018
Interesting comments. We have a 12/2014 Silverline outback and have recently noticed mildew on the mattress top up near the bed head. This condensation appears to occur at anytime of the year. When holidaying on lower Gold Coast over Commonwealth Games (early April - beautiful weather) I had to place a towel between wall of van and mattress. Whilst not much moisture was noticed there was some. On a more recent trip to Inverell & Moree (cold overnight) the moisture was significant. Our van has the fix as mentioned but obviously it doesn't completely work. Another annoying manufacturing compliant.

Moisture SilverlinePosted by: Errol Wright  Replied on: 14 Jul 2018
We have a 2018 Silverline. Condensation in this van is a serious issue for us as it was in our 2014 Silverline. The issue appears to be the high thermal absorption rates of the aluminum contained within some parts of the walls. Mainly at the top and wall ends including the slide outs. This causes the moisture in the warmer air inside the caravan to condense when it comes into contact with the very cold external walls containing the aluminum. This was fixed in the 2014 model by applying self adhesive putty (with a very low thermal absorption rate) and then placing a plastic conduit over the top which prevented the warm air inside from making contact with walls at these points. I am in discussion with our dealer at the moment to try and find a solution to the problem in our 2018 model van. It is very serious problem which needs to be fixed. On cold mornings the amount of water in the cupboards, at the top of the walls, above the slide out (top of wall in this area) and the slide out ends is very substantial. This will not be fixed by ventilation or even dehumidifiers.
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Electric brake controller Posted by: Lawton 10 Jul 2018 2 Replies
Hi just asking I bought a Jayco finch pop up gvm 1022 do I need to fit a brake controller on a ford territory thanks phil
Posted by: The whale  Replied on: 10 Jul 2018
YES, any trailer with a weight of more than 750 kgs must be fitted with brakes, refer to your local state transport for the regulations
BrakesPosted by: Gunnago  Replied on: 13 Jul 2018
You need to identify the type of brakes on the Jayco Finch pop top. Does it have override brakes or electric brakes. You would need an electric brake controller for the electric brakes. (This would be my preffered type of brakes if I had the Jayco Finch) However if there is override brakes you don't need an electric controller. Hope this helps.
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water pump malfunction Posted by: mvenn 12 Jul 2018 1 Replies
Even we turn on water pump the water is coming out of tank at fill point
WATER PUMP MALFUNCTIONPosted by: Rebs  Replied on: 12 Jul 2018
More like a posting malfunction
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Off grid battery setup Posted by: Lawton 11 Jul 2018 1 Replies
Hi guys I have a Jayco finch 2003 camper just seeing what people are running to stay if grid I’m new to this any advice appreciated thanks phil
Battery setupPosted by: Groove1  Replied on: 11 Jul 2018
You need 100Ah to 120Ah GEL battery and box and 120 watts of solar.
Is there a space for a battery near your Setec charger, install the battery a close as possible to the Setec.
There should be terminals on the Setec for the battery connection. Make sure you install an inline fuse at the battery, 40 amp, and use suitable size cabling between the battery and Setec.
A solar panel can be installed on the roof and hard wired through a solar regulator connected to the battery, or you can use a fold up panel with its own regulator, the output of the regulator connected via an Anderson plug wired direct to the battery. The later is a good set up so that if you have a long enough lead you can chase the sun for maximum efficiency, especially in winter.
You must replace any incandescent globes with leds. Remember to look after your battery, don't flatten it.
Regards
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Jayco finch 2003 stove Posted by: Lawton 8 Jul 2018 1 Replies
Hi all just wondering if the stove on the Jacob finch igniter switch only works on electric or battery
Gas igniterPosted by: Groove1  Replied on: 9 Jul 2018
Should work on battery power, make sure your battery switch is on.
Regards
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Understanding the tank vs mains Posted by: Jolly John 5 Jul 2018 1 Replies
First post!
We have a 2016 Journey.
Is there a way to access the better tasking tank water when connected to the mains?
Does one need install another pump and tap?
Van TanksPosted by: Killtrassy  Replied on: 5 Jul 2018
If you mean to get water from your van tanks , just disconnect the mains and turn on your water pump at the control panel inside the van. Make sure your tanks are turned on underneath the van at the tap below the filler points.
Cheers Tony
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Silverline to Cameron Corner Posted by: 21.65 OB 26 Jun 2018 4 Replies
Hi all
We are new to the forum having just purchased our 21.62-3 OB about a month back and loving it. Some mates are traveling to Cameron Corner shortly via Nockatunga, to Innamincka then the Corner and home via Tibooburra and Mutawintji - we would like some feedback on whether the Silverline can handle those roads and won't be shaken apart too badly - can anyone help us ?? Regards JP
Cameron CornerPosted by: Killtrassy  Replied on: 27 Jun 2018
Have done that road without a van and there is a fair bit of dirt from Coopers Creek and Tibooburra. There where a few vans when I went through but like all dirt roads there is always going to be good and bad sections. Remember between Innamincka and Cameron Corner there where quite a few sandhills to go over and a lot of them where badly worn on the tops with large holes . Best thing might be to ring Cameron corner roadhouse and ask them what the road is like at the moment.
Regards Tony
Posted by: The whale  Replied on: 27 Jun 2018
have a look at this forum, maybe join up for more info in the trip planning section
http://www.caravanersforum.com/
Posted by: The whale  Replied on: 27 Jun 2018
look in the dedicated owners section for Jayco as well for info
Posted by: 21.65 OB  Replied on: 2 Jul 2018
Thanks for the replies guys - we will try the caravaners forum as well - at this stage I am not convinced that it is the right van for that trip, Cheers JP