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Old 09-11-2016, 09:38 AM   #1
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Looking at a Jayco Hummingbird

We are looking at a Jayco Hummingbird, but are seeing a lot of quality issue reports about Jayco.

Is the quality of Jayco travel trailers a real issue.

I do realize that there are some people that are never happy.

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Old 09-11-2016, 11:13 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. What are the number of issues you see reported compared to the number of total units sold? keep in mind it's more common for people to report issues than it is for someone to just start a thread on how great their camper is...

I've had two Jayco's and neither had/has issues. Our current one is only about 4 months old but we have been on quite a few trips already. Our previous one was bought in early 2014 and is now owned by a family member. It still has been issue free.

Will some have issues? Yep but it's not the norm... Good luck shopping and let us know what you go with.

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Old 09-11-2016, 06:10 PM   #3
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We have had a Hummingbird 17RK for about a month and made two weekend trips . No real issues other than a piece of molding that came off. I reattached it myself. We really like the camper, for the price point and size we feel it is well engineered and functional. My father in law who has 20years in the RV life told me to just remember we are buying a house on wheels and a few things are going to go wrong now and again.

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Old 09-11-2016, 06:43 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by U Dog U View Post
We are looking at a Jayco Hummingbird, but are seeing a lot of quality issue reports about Jayco.

Is the quality of Jayco travel trailers a real issue.

I do realize that there are some people that are never happy.
retired Jayco master RV sale person here, the Hummingbird was long over due for Jayco. Forest River hit a home run with there R-pod. The problem with smaller Towables right now is demand is higher than supply. The reports from my old RV store is they aren't dealing much on price due to fact they can't get enough of them. Service says they are trouble free so far which I wouldn't suspect that being a new product. Frankly the bigger the unit the more problems there might be.
Now my Seismic 4212 was a first year new design and has been a nightmare of issues. It was a clone of the Heartland Cyclone/road Warrior and a new Jayco product that was never built before. As a RV guy I should have known better. After looking over the Hummingbird looks as Jayco got it right, they even laminated the floor! 2 year warranty doesn't hurt either.
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Old 09-13-2016, 12:48 PM   #5
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I have been researching the Hummingbirds for about a month now and the issues I have seen are all minor and about the same as with any TT. Make sure you shop around. My local dealer was asking $26,500 before TT&L. I shopped around and found a place and custom ordered my Hummingbird for &19,111.00 total price out the door after TT&L.

And the asking price at the dealership I ordered from was $18,900 on the website but when I called them he told me for the non baja 17RB on their lot they were asking $16,500.
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:16 AM   #6
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I bought a Hummingbird just yesterday, a 17RK. Out the door, including brake controller, leveling hitch, license, taxes, and assorted fees, it was $22,017.

This is our first travel trailer. I browed online at a number of trailers in that size class, and we actually went to the Casita factory showroom (it's about an hour and 15 minutes from our house) and looked over the 17' models, before we went to an RV dealer not to far from home, where we bought our 17RK.

We are picking it up on Friday, and will probably do a "shake down cruise" to the local lake campground mid-week, just to get familiarized with the systems.
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:10 PM   #7
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Don't forget a pad and pencil to jot down things you think you need/want/forgot. Our first "shake down" list was full of things, like 1. wheel chocks. 2. more than a six pack of beer. 3.more blankets--its October!
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:32 PM   #8
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We are not new to camping by no means or to buying campers but we just purchased our new 2017 Hummingbird 17RK. We looked at different brands and settled on this mainly because of all the cool features it comes with. As far as quality issues I have a friend that works in the service department at a Jayco dealership. He left another dealership a couple of years ago that sold the R-Pods and he got to work on some of those too. As far as one giving more trouble than the other it's a wash. Pick which style and brand that you like the best and don't worry about it. For us the Hummingbird's power awning, led front lights, led awning lights, included gas grill with bumper mount for the grill and all the interior lights being able to switch on or off with a wall switch sold us. Also the colors on the Hummingbird are just so much nicer than anything R-Pod has done including the new blues helped to sell us. With that said, We Love Our Hummingbird!

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