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Old 03-09-2018, 09:56 PM   #1
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I spent the afternoon in Cedar Falls at the boat and travel show. It’s held in a building where the University football and basketball games are played. As I was leaving I walked along the lowest walkway in front of the stadium seating. This put me about 12 feet higher than the main floor where all the activity occurs. I was just above the tightly packed in stick built trailers looking down on the roofs. Here are a couple of pictures of the neat caulking the average person does not see till the first time they get on a ladder to look at their roof. They are all new rigs. Is “goobered up” a technical term?
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Old 03-09-2018, 10:06 PM   #2
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Fine crapmanship.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:20 AM   #3
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If it isn't a technical term, it most certainly should be for cases like this! Man, I am so glad I stumbled across Escape Trailer Industries before I managed to save up a down payment for a trailer and pay off my truck.
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Heartbreaking when I think of the future owners and what they will be dealing with.
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I here Jayco is making one every 7 hours.....heck the glue is still wet
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:09 AM   #7
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It's caulk on an area , (Roof) where most trailer owners will never look unless there is a problem . You can draw any conclusion or pass judgement as you wish. I for one am not overly concerned nor do I find it a reason to ignore or minimise quality problems with FG trailers.
As with all things manufactured , the quality & workmanship could and should be better !!
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Not only is there a sea of caulk, but that rubber membrane is glued and I had air bubbles in one of mine that if popped would create a hole.
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Bet it's silicone and those trailer manufacturers buy it by the rail car.
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I here Jayco is making one every 7 hours.....heck the glue is still wet


I believe it’s 7 hours from start to finish of each individual trailer, and per that one video boasting of this that was posted awhile back, they actually crank out 26 or so trailers per day. But that video could be out of date so who knows how many they’ve optimized to today.
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