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Here I’ll show you how I installed some turn button supports in our Jayco Swan camper trailer
[these are the fasteners that hold the door to the ceiling when the camper roof is wound down]
These supports are cheap.
Easy to install.
They fix a common problem
[which is why I’ve added them to this list: 35 Most Popular Jayco Camper Trailer Modifications]
Why install turn button supports on the ceiling of a Jayco camper trailer?
The turn button fasteners should only need to hold up the door during set-up and pack-up
(the door supposedly rests on the bed when travelling)
However this still occasionally happens:
People find the screws pulled out of the ceiling after they’ve been driving on bumpy roads
These turn button supports double the number of screws holding the door to the ceiling.
The other reason is that people (like me) accidentally bend them when winding down the roof.
That’s a picture of what happened the first time I wound down the roof after putting a mattress topper in our Jayco Swan:
We didn’t know the correct way to fold the door to the ceiling
[which is why it’s first in this list of 23 Tips For New Jayco Camper Trailer Owners]
Where to get the turn button supports?
These turn button supports are 3D printed by a member of the Jayco Camper Trailer Owners Australia Facebook group.
When I bought them they were $15 for the supports and screws.
If you’re after a set then search in the group for a chap named Miz.
Here’s how I installed them:
1. Remove the existing turn buttons
I did this by hand using a Phillips head screwdriver:
[here you can see the dents from my door mishap]
2. Fit the turn buttons into the supports
The supports are well made and fit perfectly:
The existing holes line up too.
3. Screw the first 2 screws into the existing holes
I was lucky that the existing holes were still in good shape.
[otherwise I would have just shifted the supports slightly back and made new holes]
4. Drill pilot holes for the remaining 2 screws
I used a 2 mm drill bit to make some pilot holes…
…then screwed in the remaining screws by hand.
Testing to make sure they work okay:
Summary: Installing turn button supports on the ceiling of our Jayco Swan camper trailer
These turn button supports are cheap, easy to install, and double the number of screws that hold the door to the ceiling when you’re travelling
If you’re after some then find Miz in the Jayco Camper Trailer Owners Australia Facebook group.
Otherwise, check out this article: 35 Most Popular Jayco Camper Trailer Modifications