Originally Posted by jsk
Thanks. I will be looking for your comments. Cosmetic stuff not a worry.
So here are my thoughts after out last trip...We love the Jayco product and name! However, like many other hobbies, they cost money and give you headaches! We've had more problems with the 377 than we did with our Jayflight Swift 28BHBE, but there is a lot more to go wrong with a "higher end" unit, in my opinion. Besides, I like to tinker with things.
Every trip we've taken this year has resulted in some hiccup. So hopefully we will have all the kinks worked out after this last trip and won't have anymore issues.
The family had a great time at Top Sail SP. We ended up leaving a day early, mainly because of the weather, but partly due to the gray tank for the kitchen springing a leak and pouring out through the underbelly. I've been aware of the issues that folks have been having with the kitchen slide with the residential fridge and noticed that the support directly under the refrigerator was just beginning to bend/twist...so good news (I think) is that I caught it early. Also, the kitchen slide motors were struggling to bring that slide in and would stop (this trip was the 1st time this happened). So I would have to keep re-hitting the button to bring the slide in fully. Today in front of the house after unloading, I had to help the kitchen slid by physically pushing, so it will probably need the more powerful 500:1 motors.
Other than that we've just had several problems, but nothing that has turned us off to Jayco and RVing! I think the biggest concern comes down to the dealer that you purchase from and how good of a job they do with the unit prior to you doing the PDI. Our dealership did NOT do a good job, nor would I recommend them!
Full disclosure...the issues that we had were the slide motor on the bunk room died, the bottom stair caved in on me (that never should've happened...I'm only 215 lbs), USB ports did not work (should have been caught and repaired by the dealership before our PDI), inverter was wired backwards, the gray tank valves leaked, residential freezer door was dented....(there were more minor things, some of which I fixed myself, others I had the dealer do, as it was already their). For the most part, most issues were minor and my family LOVES this RV.
Please don't take this as a negative post...I just wanted you to know fully what you are getting into. Besides, we have a 1st year manufactured model and I think that Jayco was fixed the majority of the problems with the newer '17's. A friend of ours has the almost exact floorpan as the 377 from another manufacturer and has only been able to camp twice, as his unit has been at the dealership for major repairs!!
If I had it to do all over again...I would do the same exact thing or "maybe" I'd wait to purchase the '17 after all the bugs had been worked out!