Hi tafische - thanks for the welcome, I'll definitely jump over to the new members forum.
My take is that they tried to add a lot of amenities, but in trying to strike a balance between LOTS of amenities, light weight, and price point, they've done themselves a bit of a disservice. Personally, I'd rather see fewer amenities and better quality on the important stuff, than lots of cheap stuff just to say I have all these things. Maybe I was jaded going in... I had recently checked out a KZ Spree and a Keystone Cougar Xlite (as well as an Evergreen Everlite - all I can say about those are WOW, really cool). All were much nicer than the White Hawk, not even close. But as I mentioned in my first post, I think the Eagle Superlite is closer to those in terms of materials, quality and price. I just think Jayco was dropping down a level in terms of the White Hawk line. I'd put it as more of an entry-level quality than a long-term product solution. As I mentioned, the outdoor kitchen was kind of a joke compared to the others; the couch wasn't even comfortable, all foam pieces instead of the plush cushion in the back of the couch (my 19H has a better J-Steel sofa than the White Hawk); same comments on the U-shape dinette; all of the fixtures in the White Hawk felt flimsy compared to the others. I saw remnants of final construction all over the trailer (sawdust, loose fittings & fixtures, etc). It looked rushed, not as much attention to detail as you'd expect.
I hate coming on here and ripping the White Hawk because it may be perfect for some people. I was just disappointed and maybe expected too much? It just doesn't have the feel of high-end or even mid-high end. For anyone that does buy one, I hope I turn out to be wrong and you get years of enjoyment. Bottom line, let's hope for a fast winter and get back to camping!
2012 Jayco 314 BDS
2011 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi V-8