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Old 09-08-2016, 10:16 AM   #31
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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!

Happy camping!
Just curious Danno, would that other mfr be Grand Design? We looked at one as we were making our final decisions. It was nice, but my hubby felt the build quality on the Jayco was better. The Grand Design rep pushed hard for us to go with them, offer all sorts of freebies, but in the end, we stuck with our first choice, the Jayco.
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Just curious Danno, would that other mfr be Grand Design? We looked at one as we were making our final decisions. It was nice, but my hubby felt the build quality on the Jayco was better. The Grand Design rep pushed hard for us to go with them, offer all sorts of freebies, but in the end, we stuck with our first choice, the Jayco.
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Old 11-06-2016, 12:57 PM   #33
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So here's my $.02 on mine...
2017 375BHFS. Came off the line in 8/16, sat for a day, Porter picked it up and took it to the dealer. At the dealer for either 3 days or 5 days and we bought it. We've used it 3 times and it was time to winterize it. We had a few MINOR things, and a couple were caught at the dealer before our walk thru and some during ad after. We had one snafu the first time we took it out. The residential fridge didn't work when coupled to the truck or not. Only worked when connected to shore power. Called the dealer from the campground on a Saturday and they actually answered. Walked me thru a few things and decided it needs to be looked at. They were gonna get back with me on Monday and if they had to, SEND a repair guy an hour and a half drive to my house to fix it. And if he couldn't fix it at my place, couple up, take it to the dealership, fix it and deliver it back. At the end of the day, curiosity got the best of me and I tore into it when I got back home. I found the problem, and fixed it myself. I called the dealer back and to them the power wire coming from the inverter went to the coach battery power and the inverter ground wire was going to the inverter batteries. The hot from the inverter batteries was going over to the generator and hanging there in an end. Easy fix. Per the dealer a warranty form was filed and sent in just to document what happened. He said North Point where to to know about these things and find out what happened and how many more went out there like that.
I did have one small issue with the auto level system. It would stop at the rear jacks and gave me some error message I can't remember. I out it in manual mode, leveled it myself and hit the auto level button and it finished the job. It's never done that since then.
I did notice the kitchen slide got out of sync somehow and was going out crooked. Like the dealer told me, to sync it back up run it out FULLY, back in FULLY, out again and in again. The it should be back in sync and work normally. He said that does happen from time to time but they've never had one that wouldn't resync.
Other than that, it's been a great unit. We absolutely love it, and hopefully it's not anything like our old Forest River Sierra. What a pile of crap that was!
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Huron...don't forget to hold you slide button for at least 3 seconds after the slide stops. If it's misaligned it will bring in the affected side during that extra hold time.
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Huron...don't forget to hold you slide button for at least 3 seconds after the slide stops. If it's misaligned it will bring in the affected side during that extra hold time.
Yeah, of all the things that were told to us on our walk thru, that's the one thing that I retained. Lol!
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:01 PM   #36
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Thanks for the feedback. Found out today that it may be January before they build mine with the order having been placed Oct. 3. Have no idea when I will actually take possession. We were hoping for an early Christmas gift.
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