I can dispel the idea of better build quality if it's a special build. We have a 2013 Eagle 284BHS we special ordered back in in Feb/Mar. We brought it home on 5/20. Since then, I have found a litany of mostly little things such as screws that were installed so crookedly I question if the installers just didn't give a damn. A couple other issues were more serious.
The biggest issue to date has been one with the water heater which I had to return to the dealer to get fixed. On our last camping trip, the water stopped functioning on gas.
After some extensive trouble shooting, the dealer eventually found that the water heater was sitting on top of its own gas hose, in effect pinching it off and cutting off its own supply of gas.
The dealer was great in doing what they could to fix it with what they had on hand.
But it still cost me 18 gallons of diesel fuel at $3.89 a gallon, about 175 miles wear & tear on my truck and 8 hours of my time on my day off. I was told that this would be a warranty issue and I wouldn't be able to get any reparation from Jayco. IMO this is clearly an issue of faulty workmanship vs a warranty of a component or labor failure. I might end up contacting Jayco directly to seek reimbursement of my expenses.
FAA A&P mechanic, ex-RV dealer parts dept
Retired B-52 Gunner/Flight Examiner, B-52 Crew Chief
2016 Jayco Eagle HT 29.5 FBDS w/ 15,000 BTU AC, 50 amp service, upgraded counter top, thermal pane windows, elec. stab jacks, outside grill, backup camera and MORryde pin box.
2011 GMC 2500HD DURAMAX/ ALLISON