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Old 02-03-2015, 12:04 PM   #11
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Does anyone know what the floor is constructed of on these ht series trailers?

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Old 02-03-2015, 12:50 PM   #12
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According to Jayco's website, I believe it's treated tongue and groove plywood about 1/2" thick. But, you can go to the website and click on construction methods and see how they put together and what with.

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Old 02-03-2015, 01:01 PM   #13
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Yes it is plywood and not OSB. The floor in mine is solid. The hitch on the back of mine was installed at Jayco and is a class 5 [I think]and is rated for 3000lb.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:04 PM   #14
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It does have the dark brown front cap. Is everyone with the dark cap had fading issues? I have heard that jayco is not warranting that anymore and considers it normal.
Search this forum for threads on the fading cap. Lots of info on here and everyone that I can remember got them repainted by Jayco. Only way around this is to buy a trailer with a light front cap. My Cougar did it worse than any Jayco I've seen.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:17 PM   #15
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All brands with grey or dark brown caps are experiencing some fading issues. It's not wide spread by any means. Our SOB has a dark brown cap and is starting to fade. The same SOB brand also makes grey caps and they too are fading. I've read on 4-5 different brand forums about cap fading. That's why I mentioned the 2015 with the new cream colored cap. Even if one is unlucky enough to get some fading it won't show nearly as bad. Fortunately Jayco seems to be taking care of the issue.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:07 PM   #16
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We took delivery on ours Jan. 23. Been in the driveway since, but have been doing odds and ends , reloading it with what came out of our JayFeather242. So far, we couldn't be more pleased with the unit, despite finding a few things that probably should have been caught at the factory. I'm sure if I had taken it back to our dealer, they would have fixed it, but I did it myself.
1. The wire feeding the stabilizer jack motor on the rear of the unit was pinched between the jack assembly and frame of the unit. Hadn't shorted out yet, but probably eventually would have.
2. The large slide out motors have a way to manually extend/retract the slides should the motor fail to do so. One of the places where you put on a 5/8 socket was so close to the inside of the frame you couldn't have possibly gotten a socket or wrench on it. Solved that by drilling a hole through the frame so the socket could be put on from the outside of the frame. Then covered it with a metal plate. I think this also got overlooked at the factory.
I just like to know where stuff is if the time ever comes that it has to be used. Probably/hopefully will never have to.

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Old 02-10-2015, 07:03 AM   #17
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Can't speak about the quality/tow ability of Eagle HT 5ers, as I have an Eagle TT. I've been full-timing in it for 6 months, now, and have had only minor issues - which I took care of myself. Mine does have the dark brown cap, and I've had no fading whatsoever. I recently waxed it for the first time . . . now it really looks nice! There is a couple with another Eagle TT just a few spots away in the park at which I'm wintering. There's is the same year as mine (2013), and also has the dark brown front cap. There's has some serious "chalking" at the top - right where it curves to form the roof. I suggested they try a mildly-abrasive scratch remover to remove the chalking, then give the whole front a good waxing. So far, they haven't followed my advice. Why is there's fading and mine is not? My only thought is that (when available) I always choose a shaded campsite. Maybe they prefer sunny sites. Sun seems to be the culprit causing the problem.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:17 AM   #18
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Buffing out the fading gel coat is only temporary. BTDT. I bought an RO sander/polisher and went to the local auto paint supply store and bought some of their best fiberglass restorer finishing compound. Looked great for 2 months, then the fade returned. I've read others doing the same with the same results. Just a pi$$ poor finish from the front cap makers IMO.

What's perplexing about the whole fading thing is, as like you mentioned, yours is not faded but the guy a few sites away is.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:04 AM   #19
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Well we just purchased ours today from a dealer in Michigan! I don't know when we will pick it up yet, may wait closer to spring. BTW, its a left over 2014 model, got to good of a deal to pass it up.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:03 PM   #20
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Congrats on your new purchase. I bought my Jayco Whitehawk exactly a year ago and even though it has had a couple very small issues they were dealt with promptly by the selling dealer. We just love our TT and with the 2 year warranty I am going into year 2 feeling very good about our purchase.

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