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Old 10-06-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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Why Jayco?

So, I have and really like my Jayco X17Z.......as I'm looking to upgrade to something with more fold out beds (3) .... I'm wondering why should I go Jayco again.
I am new to all this and ALL the different makes and models....

Why do/did you all choose JAYCO


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Old 10-06-2015, 11:47 AM   #2
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I've owned 3 Jayco trailers that we bought new. A '93 pop-up that we had for 10 years. A '03 Kiwi 17a hybrid that we had for 10 years. And our current X20E now approaching the end of it's 3rd season.

Small issues with fit/finish type things when new, otherwise very solid trailers. No matter what brand you buy you have to keep up with maintenance if you want it to last.

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Old 10-06-2015, 12:14 PM   #3
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Only once did I make a buying decision on brand loyalty and it came back to bite me.

Now, I find the [item] that I feel fits my needs best. Shop dealers by price/support.

Hold my nose, close my eyes and jump into the purchase!

Put up with the minor flaws. Get the big ones fixed under warrantee.

So far under that philosophy: several cars, 2 welders, a house and 2 trailers. No Regrets.

I wound up with a Jayco because it was equipped the way I wanted and the floor plan was quite livable.

I didn't have a clue over which brand's reputation was better. Still don't. RV's are built as inexpensively as possible to be light in weight, not durable. So I went with one that 'Felt Right'. SWMBO agreed.
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:55 PM   #4
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I bought one so I could get on here and say I bought one!

Kidding aside...build quality and reputation. As well as recommendations from friends.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:06 PM   #5
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2 year warranty.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:52 PM   #6
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A lot of pre order research led me to buy a Jayco.

2004 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab 6.0l, 4.10r

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Old 10-06-2015, 02:28 PM   #7
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Despite being previous Jayco owners of a 2009 26BH, we had our heart set on a Keystone Cougar this time around. We had already wrongly discounted the Jayco through our own preconceived notions of Jayco being an "entry-level" offering and didn't even look at them at first. Only when we were unable to make the deal on the Cougar did we give the Jayco a look. We wound up with a 2016 WhiteHawk 27DSRL and couldn't be happier. Our friends and camping partners wound up buying the Cougar we originally wanted and now admit that our Jayco is a better unit in terms of value and features.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:31 PM   #8
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Very similar reasons as others: 2 year warranty; tons of research and lots of hands on inspection of dozens of makes and models and Jayco came out on top for "bang for the buck" as far as quality, fit and finish; the 377RLBH was the layout that finally fit almost exactly what we wanted to a T; toured the company and I believe they have a solid operation, family owned, and they care about the quality of their coaches and reputation in the industry; talked to a couple Jayco techs and they all have great things to say on both the quality as well as warranty - Jayco stands behind their products where many other manufacturers fight paying out for warranty work; and mostly - hearing consistently good experiences from Jayco owners in person and online vs lots of nightmare stories from "other" manufacturers.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:37 PM   #9
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We bought ours at an RV Show and there were many brands there to choose from! Jayco had, by far, the best floor plans and also the best prices! We have friends who own a campground and they have seen many different brands come and go and they affirmed our choice. I also agree with what others said about finishes and quality. And the two year warranty doesn't hurt either!
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:08 PM   #10
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Bought a "used" 2012 tt in mid 2013. This summer, the front elect stabilizer pulled free, dropped down, and bent. Factory had installed it with two self tappin screws each side, instead of four 8x 11/2 bolts each side, as per mfg method . Took a couple of phone calls, and a letter to jayco president, but they agreed it was their fault, and sent me a new stabilizer. Took me about 1/2 hour to install, for all the holes lined up perfect. Not sure why their worker chose to use the screws! Doubt if most other mfgs would do that. Tks jayco!

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