Roll out pantry Posted by: Geoff13 12 Oct 2018 2 Replies
Hi. Has anyone tried to remove a shelf from the skinny cupboard next to the fridge of an 18 ft and fit a slide out pantry?
Roll out pantryPosted by: Blackers1  Replied on: 15 Oct 2018
Hi Geoff13
I have the 19ft Starcraft with the same narrow cupboard. Looking at slide out oantries, I found that you can only fit a few tins/jars and it would be full.
I removed shelves and made two narrow drawers on runners to fit the space. I reckon I can get at least twice as much, or more gear in there now and still have room at the bottom for tall bottles. etc.
Roll Out PantryPosted by: Tas  Replied on: 15 Oct 2018
We have a roll out pantry in our discovery 17.55.3 and it’s next to useless. Can’t fit a lot in it and it bounces of the clips, had to cable tie shelves on. Go with the drawer idea if you can.
Anti theft and tracking devices Posted by: Philgate 12 Oct 2018 0 Replies
Anyone with any info on any of these devices, would be greatly appreciated
How to get odour out of Jayco Swan Posted by: Toni_h_66@hotmail.com 9 Oct 2018 3 Replies
Hi, I have recently returned from camping and the smell of the wood fires is terrible on the inside and the outside. I am wondering what products I should use to get rid of the odour
FIRE ODOURPosted by: Rebs  Replied on: 10 Oct 2018
Had an vinyl annex once with the same problem and found that leaving it erected with the windows and doors open and letting mother nature do her bit eventually solved the problem. I would be cautious about applying "products" to canvas material.
Posted by: The whale  Replied on: 10 Oct 2018
just leave it open for a couple of days and it will be OK
Posted by: Olefella  Replied on: 11 Oct 2018
Partylite scent sticks do the job quite well
Jayco Jaylark Posted by: Moldy 10 Oct 2018 1 Replies

I recently purchased a used circa 1984 Jayco Jaylark camper trailer. I can't find any information on this model online, and Jayco customer service said they couldn’t help.

Specifically, I am trying to determine the tare or towing weight of the trailer. The very few Jaylarks being advertised online talk about a tare weight of around 700kg. But the trailer I purchased is currently registered as being around 1200kg.

I have found a USA owner's manual for 1984 Jayco camper trailers. Although the Jaylark is not listed, the heaviest trailer in that manual (called the Cardinal) is only 2020lb (918kg). This makes me very skeptical that the Jaylark is 1200kg.

Is anybody here a Jaylark owner - or does anybody have any information about the Jaylark? Perhaps it was also known by a different name? Any assistance you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
JAYLARK WEIGHTPosted by: Rebs  Replied on: 10 Oct 2018
Sorry, cant help with info but Is it out of the question to take it to a weighbridge to get your answer?
Batteries Posted by: Moory 7 Oct 2018 3 Replies
Just a question on the battery while the van is stored.
An Auto Elect advised to turn the power off & draw the battery down then re connect work the battery was his comment. recently I read a blob that stated to just leave the power on permanently. Any comments
Thanks Moory
BatteriesPosted by: Killtrassy  Replied on: 7 Oct 2018
If 240 volts is available I leave mine on power as it just trickle charges the battery keeping it fully charged. If no power is available either disconnect the battery cables or turn the battery isolation switch to off as you will end up with a fully flat battery which is not advisable to allow to happen. As far as your auto electrician advising you to deliberately flatten the battery , I personally would think that is not very good advice.
Regards Tony
BatteryPosted by: Orville  Replied on: 8 Oct 2018
Keep your battery charged, leave the battery switch on and either connect the van or leave it in the sun if you have solar.
SILVERLINE BATTERIESPosted by: Don STEVEN  Replied on: 9 Oct 2018
We have a Silverline which is parked in a shed so the solar panel does not work, so we leave it plugged into 240V all the time. Ours draws some current even when everything is switched off and the battery will soon flatten. I would not suggest the battery should be deliberately flattened, each time it goes fully flat it shortens the life of the battery.
Domestic RUA8 fridge Posted by: Tjd 8 Oct 2018 1 Replies
Would appreciate feedback on the current 3 way fridge fitted to the 2018 Silverline. (Does it keep ice cream frozen.)
IcecreamPosted by: Orville  Replied on: 8 Oct 2018
I read your post and the went to the freezer and put the thermometer in. The result after 5 minutes was -18.7 after another 5 minutes -19.1. The ambient temperature is 20.7. There are my grandchildren's frozen yogurts in the door. My answer therefore would be yes.
Selespeed Posted by: Gumdreams 16 Aug 2018 2 Replies
Oh dear our jayco conquest 2011 fiat Ducati ...collapsed last sat and had to get towed from Jindabyne to Canberra . ( we’re from wa) 70,000 ks on click
Anyway I’m just trying to picking myself up from the floor ... the Canberra dealer said that the selespeed unit needs to b replaced and it will cost $18000.

Has anyone else out there had this problem ?
Any feed back would be appreciated ...as I’m totally stunned and don’t really know what to do


SelespeedPosted by: JenandCol  Replied on: 7 Oct 2018
We have a 2008 Jayco Conquest on a Fiat Ducato-purchased 2nd hand in May 2017 and in March 2018 we too had to purchase a new selespeed and yes,we too were totally floored when given the costs!!!! We thought they were ripping us off(McCarrolls Newcastle). Did research online & while we could have purchased a new selespeed cheaper (about one third) online from UK we decided the risk factor and time factors were against us as we live in the van fulltime......SO we had to pay it. We did however bargain the price with the Area Manager & managed to get a 15%discount off the parts only. I think by now you will have had it changed somehow-I hope it all went well for you. 😀
Selespeed DISASTER !!!!Posted by: Killtrassy  Replied on: 7 Oct 2018
If I was Jayco I would stop using Fiat as a supplier for their motorhomes . To have to spend that sort of money is absolutely ridiculous. I feel very sorry for the above owners and no doubt there must be a lot more with this problem.
Roof construction Posted by: Adrianj 5 Oct 2018 1 Replies
Hello all
Need some info regarding the roof construction of a 2010 Jayco swan.
Wanting to mount Winegard tv antenna to roof.
Top and bottom roof panel and inner core material.
Roof infoPosted by: Mundy  Replied on: 6 Oct 2018
I wanted the same information but for a Penguin. I rang the local (Sydney) Jayco dealer who obtained a roof plan showing the internals from Jayco h/o, which they emailed to me. Suggest you try that.
Greyhawk 29nd reviews wanted Posted by: Dav e1958 5 Oct 2018 0 Replies
Hello all,
I am Dave I just joined looking for review's on jayco motorhome s looking to buy in a few years. Just doing some research before spending a large amount of funds. Also annual maintenance cost, New or used.
Thank you
Starcraft Outback Posted by: GeoRoss 3 Oct 2018 1 Replies
We bought a Outback StarCraft in 2015. Since then we've had a lot of problems. Unfortunately too many to list here. The problem that really upset us is the need to do a wheel alignment every 5000ks. Since 2015 we have had to buy 7 new tyres and have had 6 wheel alignments. When this first happen we had done only 800ks. Townsville Jayco said that there was nothing wrong with the wheels. We got a wheel alignment in somewhere else in Townsville. It was out 11mms. Our best tyre has done 23000ks. We've just done another wheel alignment in Kununurra, our 6th. We will need to but 2 more tyres in Perth when we get there hopefully. This van has caused so much Heart ache that we have decided to sell it and never buy another van again. This van has spoilt our enjoyment of travelling Australia. Never Again will we buy a Caravan
Wheel AlignmentPosted by: BJM  Replied on: 4 Oct 2018
I presume it had the Jayco JTECH suspension.For a start I personally found that the Jayco dealers can not do wheel alignments .The only people who I found would/could do it properly plus give you a print out of what was wrong were truck wheel aligners.There is only tow in /out adjustment on this suspension.(even if had spring/axles wheel aligns can be sorted out.)Did any of the aligners say what was wrong .??11 mill toe in/out can scrub tyres out quickly.So can under inflation.There must be a major alignment problem to wear that rapidly.The problem may have also been out of alignment suspension mounts/frame etc.Did you post on this forum earlier with alignment results.I am sure somebody could have advised you what to do.
Water Tank Content Levels Posted by: Lande 23 Sep 2018 4 Replies
We have a Silverline 21.6 and I do notice now the Drifter Control reading is incorrect.
The front tank in full and it reads 3/4 and the rear tank is empty and indicates its full.
It was suggested I should run a new earth wire. Well I run a new earth wire though each tankto the Drifter and no change to the level reading. So I disabled and disconnect the rear tank on the Drifter and that showed no level for the rear tank as it should have.
Oh well, I ran a new set of wires from the tanks to the Drifter and still no change to the initial level readings. So, i reckon the tank level sensors are faulty.
Any comments on the problem out there you have experienced. Thank you.
WATER LEVELSPosted by: Don STEVEN  Replied on: 23 Sep 2018
We have had a few and never found them particularly accurate. Rarely even look at it, just get a feel for how long it will last. We pull off the back tank first and I know it is empty when there is loud shouting from the shower.
Have thought of changing the manual taps with solenoid taps so they can be changed over from inside.
Posted by: Afterburner  Replied on: 26 Sep 2018
If it is a setec drifter it might need resetting.push panel up to release it and unplug connections.wait a few minutes and plug back in.
Posted by: The whale  Replied on: 26 Sep 2018
with ours you need to turn the pump on and off for the levels to reset
Water Level Hmmm FixedPosted by: Lande  Replied on: 26 Sep 2018
Hi All, thank you all for your comments. Let me tell you what the problem was - I unbolted the rear tank (the problem) and removing the last bolt it fell and jammed me finger, sugar and a few other works this tank has water in it and I had drained, and it I thought. Well I took the drain cap of and a few trickles released and stopped. Hmm, removed the outlet hoses (fill and Pump) still no water, so I pulled the air release hose off from the top of the tank, and bingo water rushed out the outlet. Checking the air release hose all 4m of it back to the filler point I find two crimps. Pulled out the hose totally and fitted a 100mm length with a plug and inserted 3 irrigation sprays into this length. Filled the tank pronto and no spill back doing so. Checked the Drifter correct, partly emptied and Drifter correct and empty drifter correct. Hmm, so bloody simple another plumbing stuff up corrected. Cheers
WATER TANKS STARCRAFT - ARROW INDICATOR Posted by: Newby2014 20 Sep 2018 3 Replies
When I purchased my previous Jayco van, I was advised to point the arrow between the tanks downward to drawer from both tanks. After experiencing reduced pumping pressure on my new Starcraft when 1 tank empties, I was advised to point it to the respective tank and then the other when first tank runs out. Is that the correct way?
Water Tank SwitchPosted by: Killtrassy  Replied on: 20 Sep 2018
Yes that is the way I do it. Empty one tank first and then the other. Try not to pump all the water out of the tanks as you may get air in the lines and the pump may lose its prime for awhile until all the air is bled from the system.
Regards Tony
Water TankPosted by: Blackers1  Replied on: 20 Sep 2018
Always good to empty rear tank first if you have 2 tanks. Better for towing stability
Water tanksPosted by: Greg P  Replied on: 26 Sep 2018
We have a Starcraft with an indicator fitted so that you know when the tanks are getting low and always had the arrow pointing up so that are drawing from both tanks.