Originally Posted by FPM III
Just curious, is your RV a TT or a fiver? Does it have any slide-outs? I was just trying to get some idea of how big your rig is. I have a 2000 266 TT (see sig.) with one 14' slide-out. For the DW, the cat and I, it's the perfect size for our needs. We have the capability to sleep up to six if we open the Hide-A-Bed and convert the dinette. but the floor plan is geared more toward use by couple and occasional guests.
In the 2000 Jayco brochure I have, it doesn't list your 242 so I have to assume that model was discontinued in 2000.
Our awning tube is also slightly warped, but it was caused by rain pooling in it rather than snow.
Having units the ages of ours and still in use attest to the durability and reliability of Jayco products.
Our 242 is a TT and no slide's. The floor plan is a front kitchen with the dinette on the door side and the door just behind one of the dinette seats. When you walk in, you are basicly looking at the fridge and to the right is the kitchen area, to the left is a living area with a jack-knife couch just to the left of the fridge (running along the outside wall) and a built in tv stand directly across from the couch. There is one full size closet just behind the tv stand and then the bed is behind (on the door side) that closet in the rear corner of the camper. The bathroom has a tub/shower and toilet in its own little room (right next to the bed but on the curb side of the camper) with a small sink and medicine closet just outside of it on the curb side of the camper.
I would agree with the durability and reliability of the Jayco's. Other than a little water damage caused by me not checking and re-caulking the seal around the bathroom vent, and the shower leak on the floor, the camper is still in very nice shape for the year. I think what I like most is that it still has the alumininum/steel roof and not the rubber roof. I can see many more years of life left in this camper.
I have only seen 2 of these campers in person (ours and my inlaws, yes they have the exact same model, only a year older and in nicer shape yet). From what I have found, there is very little info you will find on this model if you google it, so who knows how many Jayco produced, and how many are still in service.