Originally Posted by SoCADesertRat
Great, Please give us an update after you take possession.
I'm not sure if I'm replying the correct way. I was having trouble trying to post a picture with the reply. So, we took possession of our new unit late last week. It towed great even considering we were driving into at times up to 30MPH plus head winds. My truck averaged 7MPG. I would guess without the wind I would have been closer to 9 or 10. I am glad that I have air bags. I could notice the extra 1000lbs of hitch weight compared to my last fifth wheel. I'm sure my truck would have been squatting pretty good without air bags.
Our dealership was great and easy to work with. The dealership had already tested all of our water systems and tanks and had the unit winterized so I took their word and did not make them re-due all of that with me again. We spent two hours going over everything inside and out and answering all of our questions. If I had to do it again I would have slowed down and taken a little more time. I think if I would have took three or four hours I would have noticed a few things that I missed and found when we got home and spent the weekend with it.
Below is a list of things I missed.
1. Paint chip in the front painted nose of the unit about the size of an M&M
2. Main entry door opens and closes to hard.
3. Double sliding doors into bunk room are not aligned when closed by almost an inch.
4. Two seat reclining couch has a rip and tear in it at the bottom on the side facing the dinning table.
The next two are only concerns at this time until I can do some investigating or decide if I'm just to picky.
1. I have concerns about the underside of the unit. There are a few areas that have some gaps and not spray foamed very well. Its looks like good areas for rodents to get in and cause some problems. I might start a new thread with some pictures and see what everyone else's look like.
2. I have concerns about the plastic fender on the road side closest to the main entry steps on the unit where the fender is cut to accommodate the slide. It is not attached very well and looks like it is moving in the wind while towing and is starting to rub through the paint or sticker that is under it.
I sent pictures and email my dealership first thing Monday morning. They have now sent that info to Jayco and I am waiting on a response. I already have the unit in storage for the winter. I just wanted it documented so that I can get it taken care of easier this spring when I get it out. I live smack dab in the middle of my dealer or taking it right to Jayco to get fixed. Where would you guys have the work done?
Don't take this update the wrong way. My kids and wife and I are very happy with our purchase. I am not worried at this time that Jayco will not take care of their responsibilities.
One more thing I forgot to mention. When I got home with the camper I was going to leave my truck hooked to it all weekend. My driveway is not the most level and the front of the camper was a few inches to high from being level. I hit the auto level button and it tried to level everything. Since the front was high it tried to raise the rear to compensate for it. The rear jacks went into over travel. I read a post that some people were having troubles recovering from over travel alarms. I did not have any problem. I just hit the rear re-track and everything worked fine. On a side note make sure your fifth wheel is close to being level before you hit auto level.