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Old 06-18-2013, 08:46 AM   #11
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Re: Are There Things You'd Like Jayco to Change?

Prewire awning for motion sensor, or give as option. All Fifth wheels plumbed for washer dryer. Shocks?

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:52 AM   #12
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Better quality control at the factory.
This friend speaks my mind.


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Old 06-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #13
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OK, we love our X20E, but no trailer is ideal except the one you build yourself. So there are a few annoyances.

Skip the oven which almost no uses, and give me a drawer in the X20E instead.
Go back to a lightweight and easy to carry folding table leg style instead of that weird, heavy, bulky scissors thing.
A shelf 2/3 or higher in the shower.
Lug center caps on the white wagon wheels. Why did they stop putting these on?
Mount the entertainment system on the same side as the TV shelf.
Put the fresh water inlet on the same side as the potable water hose in the campground!
A longer awning! 10ft on a 20ft trailer?
Put some kind of netting or such thing on the overhead storage above the beds so that you can actually store something in them.

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Better quality control at the factory.
Good one. I had to fix several small things that should have been caught before it left the factory.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #14
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a roof vent in the living quarters and front bedroom for our whitehawk. Why only 1 vent in the bathroom?

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Old 06-18-2013, 10:13 AM   #15
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We have the 2013 Eagle 31.5RLTS 5th W--more windows in the kitchen area or a skylight, hate the window treatment, the surrounds take up 7-8" which makes it hard to swivel chairs in rear and moving the chairs at the dining area. Same in the bedroom. Other than that love it. Slowly make changes needed.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #16
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Better quality control at the factory.
That was one of my top items. They talk about Amish craftsmanship, but from what I've seen, the entire camper is put together with screws installed crooked. I've found some too that weren't even there.

But I think my #1 top item has to be sloppy, hurried, electrical work. With my previous Jayco, a 2005 Jay Feather LGT, I came very close to the thing going up in flames (See: Almost-had-an-electrical-fire!!
Investigation revealed a very sloppy birds nest of 120v wiring inside the breaker box. So it goes without saying, the 120v electrical work is a point of heightened interest for me.

Once we got our new 2013 Eagle 284BHS home, I spent some time getting familiar with it. I took the cover off the breaker box and guess what I found?
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The white neutral/common wire from the shore cord was barely attached and only about half of the strands in the wire inserted into the buss bar. This is in a 50 amp service. If I would have tried to push the rated 50 amps through an electrical conductor that was degraded by about 50%, I would have had another electrical fire.

Another thing I wish they would do was to run a 12v electrical supply wire to the overhead vent above the main bed. Many folks besides myself, like having a powered vent fan over the bed in the ceiling like the FanTastic fan. We got the optional prewiring for the 2nd AC, but all that is there is a coax cable. There is no thermostat wire or a 12 volt power supply wire. I just spent the last day and a half, fishing an electrical wire from the main power center under the stove to the vent opening above the bed. That had to be about 90% of the job of getting the FanTastic fan installed. Now that I have 12v electrical to the vent, putting the vent in should be a piece of cake.

The Eagle is supposed to be the top of the line travel trailer that Jayco makes. But I have to admit I am rather disappointed in the build quality and the corners that were cut.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #17
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Standard features should include, L.E.D. lighting, digital thermostat, better tank sensors, accumulater tank and max air style vent covers.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:55 AM   #18
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Give me a few more inches of holding tank outlet height. Oh, would be nice to have some sort of safety bar standard on top bunks to keep the kiddies from rolling out onto the floor at 2AM.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #19
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a bed that is 80 inches long and not 74
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #20
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Love our 308 RETS...

However our X17Z (we like too) needs a shower surround & the faucets relocated. We had water all over the floor multiple times this weekend. Great TT for get aways weekends, but the Shower needs redesigned! Wall surround, relocate shower faucet & a better current or light weight surround.

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