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Old 08-25-2011, 03:27 AM   #11
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Starcraft is under the Jayco name- so I don't like to think of mine as competition- lol....but the Jayco has a one year longer warranty (j-2yrs and s-1 yr) which is actually huge. We absolutely love our Starcraft and Satrcraft support- is unbelievable! I called in ref to a small pin size light color as opposed to the cream interior color of the interior tent ends and the response was- the jayco dealer near you will come over, pull both off and send them and we will replace them. They told me it is logged in the computer and I can continue to camp till winter and then they will do it even though it will be a month and a half out of warranty. I was floored. The Jayco dealer called Starcraft to confirm and they called me back and confirmed how easy and helpful the company was. Long story short- I think the floor plans and "looks" of the Starcraft and Jayco lines are nicer then the competition. I am a believer that Jayco is the way to go- we went with Starcraft for love at first sight....and not many twins of our out there. Jayco is a sound choice as is Starcraft.

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Old 08-25-2011, 03:40 PM   #12
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Snake-- check out themods section for more storage space or pm me and I'll send you the info. Larry

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Old 08-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #13
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When we bought our first new pup, 1986, I told my DW that we were only going to go to 3 places to look anymore than that and a person could go nuts,Thats what we did and we did ok.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:40 AM   #14
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Our first camper was a 2010 Rockwood Roo 19 which we had for 2009 & 2010 seasons. I nothing but problems from day one. I had to replace the regulator, radio, & furnace control board. The cabinets & drawers needed to be fixed constantly because the wood was so soft the screws kept coming out. Towing in the rain we would get a leak thru the front. The last straw was the front bunk delaminating.

This season we bought a 2011 Jayco Select X23B. Everything on the Jayco is just built better & seems to be of much higher quality. I will never recommend a Forest River Product to anyone.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #15
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We checked out Passport hybrids by keystone when we started looking. But decided on a Jayco for several reasons. but we wondered why the keystone passport is not mentioned anywhere in these posts
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #16
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I had a Coleman PU and a Coleman/Fleetwood PU for 14 years. I was looking at hybrids for several years before I found my 2010 Z. I am lucky to live close enough to the Hershey RV show, to attend it most years. It gave me the ability to compare many brands/floor plans at one time. I liked the Jaycos. The mattress was much nicer than any other brand (I don't consider Star Craft a different brand). The detail and finish were better. One thing no one else has mentioned is that having a good dealer is very important. I had a tire blow out on my trailer. All 3 of the tires were dry rotted. I keep the tires covered. Pressure is at 65 psi. I was going on vacation and needed the trailer back soon. Jayco could not ship 3 new tires in time for my vacation, so they authorized the dealer to buy 3 new tires from a local tire store. The tires were also an upgrade to radials. It allowed us to go on vacation as planned and have new tires to tow safely. Jayco and my dealer, Rhones Travel Trailers in Cogan Station, PA are both great to deal with.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Phar0e View Post
We checked out Passport hybrids by keystone when we started looking. But decided on a Jayco for several reasons. but we wondered why the keystone passport is not mentioned anywhere in these posts
We did consider a hybrid briefly but weren't pleased on how the manual slide was difficult to pull out as well as it pulling out catty-wompas (sp). Although deciding not to buy a hybrid, Keystone was on our short list when we researched bh tt's. There were quite a few 'hits' on google for negative comments/experiences for Keystone (in 2009 mind you, but more of the complaints had to do with roof leaks and poor customer service from Keystone) of which I couldn't find much at all on the Jayco. As you can see, we chose the Jayco.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:06 PM   #18
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Bought an X18D in August 2010, one of the first off of the assembly line. We looked and compared with no prejudice towards any brand. Two adults with a 15 year old girl and 9 year old boy drove us to a three bunk option (privacy). I was not so concerned about having a mobile cottage - rather I wanted a mobile cabin (if that makes any sense). With a bunch of trips under our belt inculding 105 degree days, 28 degree nights and camping on a beach during a full gale - I am delighted with our decision. I could of gone bigger - towing was not an issue - but this is just the right size for our campstyle (which means unless the weather is awful or we are sleeping everybody is supposed to be outdoors).
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #19
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Also first time hybrid owner and new to jayco owners forum

Well like everybody else my wife and I started with a pop up 10 ft rockwood first, we liked it just not enough room, our 2nd one was a 1406 jayco, we loved it the porta potti made all tne difference for the girls, I just wanted to make camping a lot easier for me, we looked at just about every different kind of hybrid there is we both like sleeping in the tent ends with the screens open, we liked the 23b jayco better than any other. We pick up our used but like new to us 2010 23b in 2 weeks, cant wait our tow vehicle is our 2002 yukon xl we should be in pretty good shape. Come on spring.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #20
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Welcome to the forum, c cross. We have a new members forum where you can do an intro if you like. Enjoy your new hybrid!


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