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Old 06-09-2018, 09:17 PM   #1
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Have any of you checked your roof?

First wash of the year for my new 2018 Flying Cloud and I notice this metal plate stuck in the roof. Have any of you Flying Cloud owners noticed such a thing? My first thought was it was Jackson Center's poor attempt at fixing a mistake, but I thought I would see if any of you other Airstream owners have noticed anything like this on your trailers? Thank you.
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:23 PM   #2
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That is where my factory solar wiring is mounted...2017 Flying Cloud 25FB
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:11 PM   #3
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That is a pretty flakey looking cover for solar wiring...
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:20 PM   #4
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That's crazy. It's certainly not well caulked. Get it sealed no matter what you find out it's for.
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I'm pretty sure it's not covering anything. It looks like the knockout piece from a hole being drilled by a hole saw, and it just happened to have some adhesive on it, causing it to become stuck to the roof.
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How dare you...what are you doing on the roof? 😳
According to AS only birds and angels are allowed to see it from above.😂

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Good one Bob, your little funny made my day!
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Thanks for the replies. It could be part of the "solar pre-wire." That never occured to me until FishByFly mentioned it. If it is, it looks very amateurish and certainly needs to be repaired. I've told myself this before, but I think before laying out the big bucks for cars, motorcycles and RVs, a person should actually wash it by hand and then they will find all of the imperfections (exterior) that need to be fixed before signing any papers. Oh well, not a huge deal and it doesn't appear to be leaking............yet. I take it in to the dealer on Tuesday to get a bike rack put on the back, so I will have them take a look at it. Thanks again for your input.
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Our skylight blew off on I 40 in Oklahoma. We have a 2016 Flying Cloud 26U. It appears to only be held in place by double sided tape. Check yours. I can't believe that the skylight is held on the roof by strips of tape!
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Our skylight blew off on I 40 in Oklahoma. We have a 2016 Flying Cloud 26U. It appears to only be held in place by double sided tape. Check yours. I can't believe that the skylight is held on the roof by strips of tape!
They are held on by tape. Previously, they were held in place by screws and in some cases, a metal garnish ring. The tape started to be used after it was discovered the skylights could, and usually would, eventually crack and leak into the trailer.
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Maxim offers an upgraded skylight that has a rim. Not sure I understand how having it stuck on only with tape is an improvement over tape and screws and frame.
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Doesn’t look anything like the current solar prewiring which is essentially a large white box with 3 “plug n play” connectors for the solar panels. Looks like some sort of “accident” or mistake. Ask dealer? Send pic in email to JC?
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:33 AM   #13
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I agree it looks like something is a miss. My thought was that it is centered nicely where my plug n play box is installed. If they forgot to finish the install, that is where it would go.

When you hear back from your dealer, let us know.
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I'm pretty sure it's not covering anything. It looks like the knockout piece from a hole being drilled by a hole saw, and it just happened to have some adhesive on it, causing it to become stuck to the roof.
I agree.
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