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Drifter control Posted by: Aliphanto 24 Jul 2017 NEW! 0 Replies
Further to my earler comment the battery has now been charging for around 9 hrs the amp rate has dropped to around 2 amps per hour down from 6 amps and the voltage is up to 13.4 v but still no change on the usage or hrs remaining graph . I have tried un plugging it again but no change. I've read the manual and am planning a battery perimeter reset next not shore what else to do
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Drifter control Posted by: Aliphanto 24 Jul 2017 NEW! 0 Replies
Hi everyone . I installed a diesel heater in my 2014 silver line a couple of weeks ago and we left on its Maden voiage on Saturday to try it out just 1 hr from home to iron out any teething problems. It was cold and wet no sun for solar and the battery was going ok about 8 pm Saturday night I pluged the wife's cellphone into the drifter USB port and all hell broke loose . It charged ok but when I unplugged it the battery bar on the screen went blank and the hrs remaining disappeared . The batter lasted another 24 hrs before it went flat . I un plugged the drifter to reset but it still hasn't come back . It's currently on charge and I'm hoping it will magically apear . Any thoughts on this ? I am going to add another 100 amp battery
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Wheel Bearings Posted by: GME 24 Jul 2017 NEW! 2 Replies
Any know what bearings Jayco used for 2014 13ft Starcraft outback with J-Tech suspension . Thanks Allen .
Wheel BearingPosted by: Axe  Replied on: 24 Jul 2017NEW!
Apart from removing the bearings first to be 100% sure, email Jayco with your Chassis Number, model etc.
They will respond.
Posted by: GME  Replied on: 24 Jul 2017NEW!
Good idea , save pulling wheel off .
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Fine crack in shower wall Posted by: Dougld 23 Jul 2017 0 Replies
Hi All
I am after some advise on a repair to our Jayco Outback 2010 model on returning from our last adventure I have noticed a fine crack in the wall of the shower and I am perplexed on how to repair it other than strip the area and replace the walls.
Regards
Doug
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Silverline Boot cover Posted by: Jaycotoy 21 Jul 2017 1 Replies
Has anyone found a way to raise the height of the Silverline boot cover? I am tired of hitting my head on the thing.
Posted by: Hyacinths husband  Replied on: 22 Jul 2017
It has gas struts??? if it has you may be able to buy longer reach struts. Unclip one end and just make sure you can swing it up further if so then have a look here and see if you can find a pair that are slightly longer. You will of course have to change the mounting points...
https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R1.TR12.TRC2.A0.H1.Xgas+struts.TRS0&_nkw=gas+struts&_sacat=0
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tyre pressure Posted by: Cath2009 12 Jun 2017 3 Replies
what tyre pressure do you put in a 19.6 ft dual axel van
Posted by: Pariss  Replied on: 13 Jun 2017
It is shown on your VIN plate. Usually around 50 psi but just check your plate.
Posted by: Wombo  Replied on: 21 Jul 2017
Don't go by the plate, the pressures listed there for at least current vans and trailers are a joke, they are "generic" listings for each tyre type and bear no relationship to any specific van or trailer requirement.
For example if the trailer or caravan is fitted with the JTECH GTRADIAL Adventuro A/T II 235x75x15 tyres the plate will specify a cold pressure 310 and cold maximum pressure of 345 bar. This is regardless of trailer or van, size/weight, options fitted, or even dual or single axle. They are all the same pressures listed.
TYRE PRESSUREPosted by: Don STEVEN  Replied on: 22 Jul 2017
On tandem (dual axle) I have run 40lbs (275Kpa) in the front two, and 45lbs (310Kpa) in the rear axle, for many years on bitumen. On gravel and corrugations the pressure needs to be considerably less and slower speed. When I am on the road I walk around andI give the tyres a kick (wear boots) to make sure they all bounce/sound the same (and no movement in the beatings), a very technical test that works. I also have a temp gauge that works well but rarely use it. Never blown a tyre on a caravan (yet).
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Easy way to put the strainers up in the jayko's Posted by: Grey Army 21 Jul 2017 0 Replies
When you push the beds out stop when there is about 5 cm to go. Put the strainers in and then pull the beds all the way out.
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Scissor jack operation!!! Posted by: Navara1999 16 Jul 2017 2 Replies
Recently had a blow out on the Peninsula Development Road. Attempted to use the scissor Jack supplied with our 2015 Expanda 16.49 and found that under load the bearing which should allow the threaded shaft to push against the scissor part of the jack for it to operate, would bind up and make turning the Jack handle impossible. Lubrication with wd40 made no difference and eventually the tang which the winder handle fits into broke off. So there I am 100's of km from anywhere with out a functional jayco Jack. My vehicle Jack would not fit under the suspension but fortunately I had a very small hydraulic jack (in a little tool box my father put together 40 plus years ago when he caravan'd ). Got the van off the ground, had to dig a hole to get the spare wheel on but eventually all good.

Took the broken Jack to a Jayco dealer who advised "those jacks are just a piece of cheap "s--t" , throw it away and buy a proper bottle Jack"
I would strongly recommend that every one should test their jayco supplied scissor jack UNDER LOAD. There is nothing visibly wrong with my jack and it worked fine when I tested it without load when new.
Posted by: Hyacinths husband  Replied on: 17 Jul 2017
Yep, my starcraft 2013 model came with a hydraulic bottle... And yeah it was too tall to fit under the chassis if the tyre is flat. I now carry a little fold up pick/shovel to dig a hole. But I also bought a 12V scissor jack and rattle gun kit and that's the way to go. It cost me about $160 but then it makes getting the van (or Mitzy) up to change a tyre and its almost effortless its well worth it to me. Cut and paste the link into your browser and have a look... http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-5-Ton-12V-Electric-Scissor-Car-Jack-Lift-with-1-2-Impact-Wrench-Automotive-/142237071012?hash=item211dfd76a4:g:9hsAAOSw5cNYcKsX
Jack issuesPosted by: Wombo  Replied on: 21 Jul 2017
Our jack when called to action was screaming and seizing under load also, applying and working in copious amounts of grease and heavy oil helped but not 100%. Agree you should not rely on this sub-standard device to get you out of trouble. We now use our Toyota screw jack which is far superior and helps not to carry an extra bottle jack.
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Axle problem , scrubbing out tyre.Jayco Journey June 2015. Posted by: Robrose 7 Jul 2017 6 Replies
Jayco Journey June 2015( new). Sept. 2015 first report of scrubbing out tyre. This has not been resolved, in desperation took the van to wheel alignment ,last month after multiple trips to the local dealer re scrubbing out tyres, and it was deemed to be not aligned.
Now ,Jayco state is is not under warranty.
LED light in annexe failed( we were told water got in) amazing it is an external light,and once again ,as it failed 15 months after purchase ,it is not covered under warranty.
We have been advised the LED is not built for purpose,and now we await outcome from Office of Fair Trading, as we seek reimbursement of wheel alignment /LED light /and a tyre( as deemed to be unroadworthy) . We previously has a Jayco Discovery and had no problems.
ProblemsPosted by: Groove1  Replied on: 8 Jul 2017
Hey Robrose, what are you trying to achieve here? Didn't you post this a couple of weeks ago with no response. I think this is a great forum provided by Jayco to allow owners to provide travel tips as well as ask for help or questions in relation to there Jayco products.
You seem to want to use it as a winging post, I don't know about others but I'm sick of it.
Regards
Seeking other Jayco owners who have similar experiences re axle and LED lights.GROOVE1Posted by: Robrose  Replied on: 9 Jul 2017
Thus I simply sought feedback to a forum to gain others expertise re. resolving problems.To date our issue remains unresolved.Should there be others with similar issues,this data then assists in seeking solutions.It appears some dealers are excellent,and offer repairs despite JAYCO head office saying ,not a warranty issue.
Problems Posted by: Brian Hickey  Replied on: 17 Jul 2017
I agree with you Robrose regarding feedback because you can't get satisfaction from Jayco ,evidently Groove hasn't had any problems with his caravans.In the past Jayco was very good at solving any issues with their products even if it was out of warranty ,But of late after talking to a manager of a service centre he told me that Jayco was tightening warranty issues.All Jayco will tell you now it is not their problem and take it up with the manufacturer and if it is one of their main suppliers I wish you luck.It is very frustrating to have to go thru Fair Trading to get justice when a product which is supposed to have reasonable lifespan fails early.According to consumer laws a product even if it has only 12 months warranty should have reasonable life expectancy for what it was designed for.
Thankyou Brian HickeyPosted by: Robrose  Replied on: 21 Jul 2017
We have been advised by the Office Fair Trading to lodge an application to VCAT , with a hearing at the Magistrates Court. Our local dealer offered to pay half the costs to date of us proving the axle was out of alignment /replacement tyre etc. We declined this offer,as we are seeking $562.00, as it is a warranty issue. Jayco Head Office stated that as the 2nd and third report of the tyre scrubbing out ,was not in warranty , they are not obliged to respond.The alignment company questioned if the local dealer had equipment to realign the axle, as the axle had not been touched. Jayco local dealer stated they realigned the axle two months after our purchase!!!! Indeed many caravanners have no problems ,as we had a great positive experience with our Jayco Discovery for 4 years, then traded up to the Journey.
Thankyou Brian HickeyPosted by: Robrose  Replied on: 21 Jul 2017
We have been advised by the Office Fair Trading to lodge an application to VCAT , with a hearing at the Magistrates Court. Our local dealer offered to pay half the costs to date of us proving the axle was out of alignment /replacement tyre etc. We declined this offer,as we are seeking $562.00, as it is a warranty issue. Jayco Head Office stated that as the 2nd and third report of the tyre scrubbing out ,was not in warranty , they are not obliged to respond.The alignment company questioned if the local dealer had equipment to realign the axle, as the axle had not been touched. Jayco local dealer stated they realigned the axle two months after our purchase!!!! Indeed many caravanners have no problems ,as we had a great positive experience with our Jayco Discovery for 4 years, then traded up to the Journey.
Alignment out & tyre scrubbingPosted by: Wombo  Replied on: 21 Jul 2017
Similar issues here, dealer checked and supposedly aligned JTEC but after some 5,000 km across the country one tyre badly scrubbed out. We had to pay for our own alignment in a remote location.
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Sat phones Posted by: Afterburner 17 Jul 2017 4 Replies
Pribably been discussed before but,i have a sat phone telstra one which i rarely use now.last time i used it i wnt with pivotel as i only wanted coverage for a month.heard that i can take sim card out of my mobile and put it in the sat.any one help me on this? Telstra local shop are dumb as.no idea on what i was taliking about.
Posted by: Hyacinths husband  Replied on: 17 Jul 2017
Why not just try it?
Sat Posted by: Afterburner  Replied on: 17 Jul 2017
Different size sim card.
Posted by: Hyacinths husband  Replied on: 19 Jul 2017
Ahhhhhhhhh if its to small for the sat phone you can buy an adapter. If its to big for the sat phone you are up for one of the new multi size simcards which is not expensive and you can keep the same number. Ok re Telstra. Not sure where you live but most Telstra shops have a "tech corner", take both phones in and make an appointment to see the technician, I've had to do this a cuppla times... From what I know its possible and indeed advertised that you can transfer your sim card. I think however if you use your normal sim in a sat phone you still pay sat phone rates for your calls but of course you would only need the sat phone if you were out of normal cell phone coverage...
Sat phone Posted by: Afterburner  Replied on: 19 Jul 2017
Beauty .thanks for that.our local telstra shop are a bit 'non helpful' will go up to caloundra telstra where i got it and talk to them.
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Grey water tank blocking /overflowing on Silverline Posted by: Ralph1 16 Jul 2017 1 Replies
My Silverline21.65 has had problems with blocking / overflowing of its grey water tank. All the sink water and shower water is directed into the grey water tank first. After the first episode we sieved all sink water to remove particles and used washing soda and hot water ever y three days , it blocked again and overflowed underneath the van. So I had it bypassed with plumbing and stopcocks to allow it to drain out the F junction without going through the the tank . However the digital readout showed it to be 1/2 full again?? Could it now be a faulty gauge? Any advice?
Posted by: Hyacinths husband  Replied on: 17 Jul 2017
stupid question; you have emptied the greywater tank? If the tank is empty and the gauge is showing half full then I's suspect the gauge....
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Silverline wheel alignment Posted by: Kivvy 30 Jun 2017 4 Replies
Didn't know Jayco only cover Jtech wheel alignment for first 1,000. We have don 7,000 klms in our Silverline and need a wheel alignment and 1 new tyre. Contact with Jayco warranty and service and will not cover any of the cost. I feel 1,000 klms is not enough warranty as the next service is 10,000 klms. Doesn't show much faith in the Jtech suspension that took 2 years to develop.
wheel alignmentPosted by: Stotty  Replied on: 1 Jul 2017
I have been there done that as well bad design and no support from Jayco fair trading dont want to know about it there is only adjustment for tow in -tow out my van has one wheel that wears on the inner edge of the tyre caused by the camber been out as said above Jayco more or less said bad luck stotty
Wheel alignmentPosted by: Kivvy  Replied on: 1 Jul 2017
Hi Stotty
Same bad luck story from Jayco Head Office but Dealer has been good, unfortunately we are 3,000 klms from our Dealer.
Wheel Alignment FixPosted by: Killtrassy  Replied on: 1 Jul 2017
I heard that they have now fixed the problem and there is now camber adjustment. Can anyone with a relatively current Silverline verify this. Also apparently there is a fix for earlier model vans.
Regards Tony
Wheel alignment Posted by: Brian Hickey  Replied on: 17 Jul 2017
I had the same problem but having read before about how difficult it was to get fixed a friend of mine who used to work at a tyre shop fixed it.What he done was got straight edged board and put along both wheels and you could see the difference how far the tyre scrubbing out was to the one that wasn't,then adjusted the cam so that both tyres where square to the straight edge.