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Old 01-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #11
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I would not worry about the product. That cord is "hard" connected (not just plugged into the 5er) so that kind of damage would happen to any manufacturers fifth wheel. However, it doesn't bode well for the workers at that CW location. It does reinforce the fact that even the dealer needs a check list when hooking up and pulling out.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #12
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:52 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by mona44 View Post
Just bought a Jayco Eagle HT 26.5RLS, will be picking it up next week. Does anyone have any issues I need to know about this unit. During orientation should I be looking at any specific issues. I have always own TT. this will be my first 5th Wheel.
Did you get your Eagle HT yet?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:11 AM   #14
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I so want this 5th wheel!!!! But our dealership here wants WAY too much for it and won't come down in price.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:35 AM   #15
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Moving, shop around. I found that the price for our 26.5 RLS varied from MSRP of a little over #37,000 to around $24,000. However, when we finally made the decision, we could have driven from Wyoming to Indiana and purchased for about $24,000, drove 150 miles one-way to a "local" dealer and pay about $26,000 or about 250 miles to another dealer and pay around $27,000. You best bet is to shop around, find what you want, get a good quote on it and then see if your dealer will come close. That's what we did. I do believe our "local" dealer was trying to get our FW out the door as it had been on the lot for quite a while but they did drop the price after I told them what I could buy the FW for elsewhere. The difference was about the transportation cost from the manufacturer to the dealer so I felt they treated my pretty fairly.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:05 AM   #16
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Jayco Eagle HT 26.5RLS

We have owned ours for 19 months now and have spend 1-1/2 summers living in it. I have experienced the following minor problems: 1. We picked it up new from the dealer and after arriving in New Mexico for the summer, we discovered that the 3 bedroom lights and the outside scare light had quit working. After spending several hours trying to troubleshoot the problem, I gave up and we put a clipon light back there to get us by until we could take it back to the dealer. It turned out that the ground wire for the circuit on the outside scare light had vibrated loose causing all 4 lights to fail. 2) Jayco by design wired the television antenna to the TV in the living area and the outside cable connection to the television in the bedroom. In order to get my satellite signal into the living area, I had to string a cable through the trailer from the bedroom to the living area. I am having a second cable outlet installed before we head out this summer. I contacted Jayco about this problem and they're response was that that was their "intended build". 3) The water fill for the fresh water tank is located above the rear bumper. While traveling down the highway, I will lose about a fourth of my fresh water from it sloshing out of the overflow. 4) The drawer under the couch came apart from the weight of the cabinet top extension and inflatable air mattress being stored in there. 4) The black water & grey water drain labels are reversed. 5) The swivel rockers are terrible - no lumbar support and the arm rests are so high that they inflame my shoulders. I have had to replace both of them with a pair of ergonomical chairs. 5) The aluminum skin on the underbelly of the front bedroom stops short about 3 inches on each side of the pin box and I noticed the fiberglass insulation trying to work it's way out through the large gap. I fixed that with several strips of wide Gorilla Tape on each side. Everything else including all of the slides have worked great. I am going to upsize to a larger 5er after I replace my truck this winter. I am considering the Jayco Premier or possibly even one made by a different manufacturer.

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