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Old 07-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #11
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I had the Skyline Nomad/Aljo/Bobcat, Travel Lite Idea, Hi-Lo, Coachmen Viking, Chalet Takena, and Dutchmen on my short list. I had the R-Pod on the list until I found out you couldn't put a true awning on it. That was a total deal-breaker for me. The R-Dome thingee they have was just too complicated and time-consuming to construct for my liking.

I chose the Jayco for the size, weight, price, warranty, quality interior, dealer close to my house, and it matches my truck...(okay, so not really important LOL). I think I looked at every small trailer that had a GVWR of 3500 or less. There are a few issues that I've come across that need to be fixed but nothing major. I'll wait until I actually camp in it next weekend in case there are more things that come up. Some of the units listed above had more standard options than the Jayco (DSI and Electric water heater, cable hookup, convection oven, 14" wheels) but for what I'm going to use it for, I don't need most of those things. I'd like to have the DSI water heater, but I'm just sure I'll be able to light it without losing my eyebrows.

All in all, I think its a quality unit for the price and I'm happy I chose Jayco over the others I considered.


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Old 07-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #12
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Jayco claims vacuum laminated walls are superior to the "other brands" laminated walls. Thoughts?
I am very happy with the extra in this 5er... Went camping this weekend and the only thing I'd like that I don't have would be a non- electric awning. Electric awning is not adjustable.
Also, a silly thing, the screen door. Needs to open the plastic thingy to open it and it's got a plastic latch. It's a minor thing but the only one I can really pick on right now, I love this 5th wheel!

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Old 07-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #13
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The warranty, and the storage, and options that the unit had at the time.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #14
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Over all value for the dollar, lots of trailer at a reasonable price. Quality components like MorRyde suspension and Progressive Dynamics power distribution center and charge wizard. Things like that make a big difference to me. The overall construction is not that much different to me from some of the other builders. I think for a production built unit this is about as good as it gets.


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Old 07-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #15
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We like our bunk bed arrangement and the dinner table with our SPORT 16.5 footer
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #16
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In 2005 it was the floorplan, frame construction, interior trim fit, and reputation of the Jayco dealership.


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Old 07-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #17
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After owning Keystone products, including a Montana, I bought for quality!!! The 2 year warranty is great and the service we get from our dealer on WI is unmatched!!!

The integrity of the structure is like no other. The insulation, Amish made solid wood cabinets, attention to detail in designing every square inch, etc... I could go on and on.

I did months of research before deciding on my 2 Jayco 5th wheels. We have a 2011 Jayco Pinnacle 36RETS and a 2012 Jayco Super Lite 30.5RLS. Love them both and have yet to have a problem with either of them.

The Pinnacle sits at a permanent seasonal campsite. The Super Lite I live in during the 7 month road construction season full time. Last summer I lived in the Pinnacle full time for work.

These units hold their values very well and i do not plan on investing much toward the new ones as we trade right before the 2 yr warranty expires. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-21-2012, 08:42 PM   #18
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Over the years we have owned a number of other brands, Sunline, Sunnybrook, Palamino & Skyline to name a few.
Our current Pinnacle is our 2nd Jayco, our 1st Jayco was a 05 Eagle 5th Wheel.
When shopping for our current Pinnacle we looked at a lot of other brands / models, Crossroads Rushmore, Redwood, Heartland Big Horn & Big Country, Dutchmen Infinity, Open Range and more.
We felt the Jayco was the best value fo the money, has a 2 year warranty, good factory & dealer support, solid construction and a floorplan that we both liked.
Since we have been fulltiming in our Pinnacle for 9 months now, we have not regreted our decision and have been very happy with our Jayco and the dealer support for the few minor issues we have had.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:28 PM   #19
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We went trailer shopping for the first time this time last year. We only went to one local dealer and the only new campers they sell are Jayco and we saw one we liked. A few weeks later we went to the Hershey RV show and Jayco was the first manufacturer when we walked in and the same TT we saw at home was one of the first ones we saw at the show.

We looked at just about every manufacturer after that and we always get comparing them to Jayco. For one reason or another we found things we didn't like about the other brands. There was really nothing we didn't like about the Jayco.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:45 PM   #20
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In 1989 we bought a Jayco Tent trailer and loved ever time we went out. In Dec 2008 we bought a Heartland, Liked it until things started going wrong, [Factory problem] Wife and I decided that it was time to go back to Jayco, we did and this trailer will be with us for a long time. It is everything we wanted and when we need service I take it back to dealer and it is serviced like it should be. Did have a brake problem and turned the Jayco in here in Tucson at a authorized Jayco repair facility and they didn't do what they were supposed to do and now they can only order parts but cannot work on Jayco for warrenty work. That was not Jayco s fault. Ernie

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