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Old 07-13-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Feedback regarding the 17Z


I'm looking at purchasing a 2013 17Z. I have heard mixed reviews about Jayco, especially about leaks and soft floors. I'd appreciate any feedback good or bad before I make this large purchase.

Thanks so much.


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Old 07-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Marg, we have never had any leaks or floor issues. Remember that for every 1 negative report there are hundreds of happy campers! With that said, yes, some have had problems. But, like with a new house or car, anything can have a problem. Do a thorough walk-thru and inspection before you sign final papers. Be sure you have a dealer with a great repair shop or a repair shop in your area willing to work on a Jayco in case you ever need anything repaired.


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2014 - 18, 2013 - 11, 2012 - 11
Number of Nights Camping - 2012 17Z
2012 - 10, 2011 - 13

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Old 07-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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We've only had ours for a few weeks now and been out with it twice. Working great so far. We love it.
Been rained on with no leaks.
Like campingdog says, there are hundreds of happy campers for every 1 negative you read about.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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I love ours..Never had a leak, soft floor or any other problems.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:02 PM   #5
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I have had mine for 3 years and been through some heavy rains and winds and no leaks. I did have trouble with one of the bed doors warping but they replaced it with no questions. It trails very well behind my Toyota Sienna.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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We love ours. We got it last year (June 2012) and it has been trailered from New Jersey to Utah & back. The only issue we have had with the 17Z was the poor quality tires that cracked (a known issue, btw). But the story has a happy ending -- Jayco reimbursed us the cost of the replacement tires we had to purchase on our way home from Utah.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:58 AM   #7
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We just traded a 10 year old Jayco Kiwi 17a. Essentially it was the older version of the current 17Z. We bought it new and never had any leaks save for a very small one 3 years ago that was the result of a dry, cracked seal on the roof. This was just from age, and the manual tell you that you are responsible to check all the seals on a regular basis. It was easily fixed by replacing the dried out caulking with EternaBond tape. Actually, we never had any problems with that trailer.

In May we bought a 2013 Jayco X20E. Too new to really know if there are any issues, but the first 2 trips were flawless. Taking it out this weekend.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #8
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We are on our 4th year with our 17Z, so far no leaks of any kind and no soft floors. No other issues; everything still works like new.

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