Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-03-2016, 11:35 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Sandwich
Posts: 4
Looking at Jayco Grayhawk 29MV

My wife and I are first time Motorhome buyers. We have camped in the past, but got out of it for a few years. We are now looking to get back into camping and looking at getting a Jayco Greyhawk 29MV. We welcome all the advice we can get.
__________________

bobandwendy1972 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 12:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
TimHolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Canutillo
Posts: 487
We have a Grayhawk 31FS and love it.
It is easy to drive (with good new tires!) and does everything it is advertised to do.
There is a bit of an upkeep with a MH vs just camping, but it becomes a routing...sort of like having a pool in your yard..there is stuff you have to do with the pool that you didn't have to do before you had one, but it is worth it.

Go for it!
__________________

__________________
Home: El Paso Texas
Jayco Grayhawk 31FS 2010
TimHolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 03:24 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Sandwich
Posts: 4
Thanks Tim. We are in the evaluation stage. I have been reading a number of reviews, some good some not so good. Have you encountered any repair issues with your Jayco?
bobandwendy1972 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 04:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Dallas
Posts: 173
We were considering the 29MV but ended up with the Redhawk 29XK for a few reasons.

One big thing to consider is the available payload and storage for how you are going to use it. The different floor plans really impact what exterior storage you have.

As far as issues go... They all have them so picking a quality dealer is important. If you are a somewhat handy person and take the time to do some google searches you'll generally find that the fix is cheap and easy. I prefer to do most of my own repair since a) the dealer isn't close b)i know it's done right if i do it.

We've only had ours since early August but so far things are working well. I've corrected a few minor things like a leaking sink drain and bad caulk. I've also "improved" a number of things like faucets, changed to LED bulbs and new toilet.

Remember that most people come to forums to complain or look for solutions to problems rather than praise how well their unit is.
__________________
2017 Jayco Redhawk 29XK
2015 Wrangler JKU
Blue Ox Baseplate w/Avail Tow Bar & Protect-a-Tow
RViBrake2 w/TPMS
drk98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 04:14 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Sandwich
Posts: 4
Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate the information. I am curious, why did you change the toilet?
bobandwendy1972 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 04:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
TimHolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Canutillo
Posts: 487
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobandwendy1972 View Post
Thanks Tim. We are in the evaluation stage. I have been reading a number of reviews, some good some not so good. Have you encountered any repair issues with your Jayco?
None so far. We purchased it used and the previous owner said there were no major issues. Most of the stuff we have noticed have been very minor issues: A cabinet door that would stay shut, that kind of thing.
__________________
Home: El Paso Texas
Jayco Grayhawk 31FS 2010
TimHolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 07:13 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Dallas
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobandwendy1972 View Post
Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate the information. I am curious, why did you change the toilet?
The one it came with was a short low quality plastic one. Our Jay Flight even came with a porcelain one. I swapped it out with a taller oblong one that has a residential style seat and lid. It's wayyyy better and flushes a lot quieter too. Thankfully I replaced it before it was ever used...
__________________
2017 Jayco Redhawk 29XK
2015 Wrangler JKU
Blue Ox Baseplate w/Avail Tow Bar & Protect-a-Tow
RViBrake2 w/TPMS
drk98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 09:51 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Sandwich
Posts: 4
Thanks for the response. Can you give me some information as to where I can check out this toilet. I might be interested in doing the same thing.
bobandwendy1972 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 10:21 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Dallas
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobandwendy1972 View Post
Thanks for the response. Can you give me some information as to where I can check out this toilet. I might be interested in doing the same thing.
This is the one I used.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also needed a water hose extension because the water inlet on the new toilet was in a different position from the orignal.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
__________________

__________________
2017 Jayco Redhawk 29XK
2015 Wrangler JKU
Blue Ox Baseplate w/Avail Tow Bar & Protect-a-Tow
RViBrake2 w/TPMS
drk98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.