At least that is what the Jayco Journal advertises in their article: ALL ABOUT RESALE VALUE which Jayco Sales e mailed to me this past week. And, I agree with the facts in the article, mainly because their main topics cite Warranty, Frames, Roof, Ride and Handling, Walls, Insulation and Manufacturing as features in which Jayco excels. Its why we intended our 26' Jayco Jay Flight to be right for our last RV before we gave up camping due to age and/or health. But, we have hit a bump in the road and we can only thank JAYCO for it: Read my reply to JAYCO and see what you think:
Our Advice to Jayco buyers ￼
Mary Saltzman firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, Jayco builds a good travel trailer. Yes, it has a record of keeping its resale value. BUT, when Jayco and or its dealers decide to dump a large number of trailers on the market at almost $5,000 less than the MSRP it puts a big hurt on the owners of that model. I am such a victim.
In late 2014 myniece and I bought a new 2015 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 264 from aJayco dealership in Gulf Breeze Florida for $!8,865 including sales tax. We were not new to the RV world. Starting in 1997, between us we have had a new Roadtrek, a new Jayco travel trailer, a Class C Telstar by Thor, a Coachman Class A, a new Holiday Rambler Class A, etc. After some retirement and relocation planning and being without an RV for several years, we decided that we wanted to get back into camping in a smaller way and bought the new Jayco Jay Flight. *
Just after coming home with it we ran into some health problems and over the next 18 months of so were not able to take even one trip in the new Jayco. *We finally came to realize that future camping was not going to be possible for us and decided to put the "better than new" Jayco up for sale. We had added a lot of extra things to make camping easier for us and at that point had over $19,500 in the unit, including sales tax. Knowing that we could not recoup our investment even though the unit had never been cooked in, slept in, or used in any way we started our price at what price indicated should be below FOSBO retail, or $16,400.
Much to our dismay, we encountered a bunch of new 2016 Jayco Jay Flight 264's being offered by dealers for less than $14,000 and they had so many of them they were flooding the market with them. This is for a unit that Jayco is pricing at $17,923 MSRP on its own web pages. Somehow this completely goes against everything Jayco has represented itself to be throughout the years. Jayco is still touting its "great resale value" on your web pages, but your actions speak against everything you are saying. I believe the term should be "dumping".
So thanks for urging us for years to believe in Jayco, only to have Jayco dump on us when we really don't need any more problems than we have with unexpected medical problems and age hitting us at the same time. You may be building a good trailer, but your we can only hope your business practices will catch up with you by word of mouth and social media.