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Old 06-17-2016, 09:57 AM   #11
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Being a sales guy and having worked with manufacturers for most of my career, I suspect two possible reasons.

1. As spoon059 noted, they may have not have enough orders for that particular model to make it financially viable to start production.

2. Most manufacturers operate on what they call an on-time inventory. That means they don't warehouse a bunch of parts and components. Instead, they plan when they are going to need something and schedule it to arrive at that time. What often happens is the supplier of, let's say stoves for example, doesn't deliver on time for whatever reason. Then everything backs everything up. And it's not unusual to find out that sort of information at the last minute.

Though the dealer could have reached out to you to tell he doesn't have an update, my bet is he was trying diligently to get you an answer but he wasn't hearing anything either. Then when he did, he had to deliver bad news, which is never fun.

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Old 06-17-2016, 10:35 AM   #12
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Sounds like a dealer mess up to me.... JMO

If the dealer missed the order cut off date it will end up in the next production run. As spoon059 said they make X number of units in each model run.
I wonder if the dealer "forgot" to place the order????

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Old 06-17-2016, 03:44 PM   #13
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Should've ordered it earlier to avoid this kind of problem. Hate to say it, but sometime we have to look out for ourselves. Last person I want to believe is an RV sales person.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:13 PM   #14
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I just checked with a contact and was told, which is also what I saw, Jayco does not batch orders. They have I believe 5 plants, one for each brand/type of unit. They run all models of that line, (Ie Jayflight) on the same line, one at a time. You can have a 17' model and 33' model next to each other. They do not produce 10 or 20 of a model and then move on to another. They make what is ordered. Are there issues getting materials, I'm told yes, with the number of units ALL rv mfg are making some products are running tight. When I was in the plant, I only saw 3 or 4 days worth of Frigs, stoves, etc in stock. it's how most all industries run today.

It's easy to say Jayco did it cause they didn't have enough orders and made more money where they could batch units. There is no savings in batching. If there were, then all Red cars would be made one day, blue ones the next etc, it's not how it happens. Within a line, most items are the same, Frig, AC, stove etc...and it's easy to produce a larger kitchen and the next kitchen is smaller. Components are not made on the line, they are made off line and fed in as needed.

I have no idea why this unit was push backed, but I doubt it is because they choose to do it. Dealer fault, JIT fault, who knows....
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:05 PM   #15
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Maybe all of the reports of shotty workmanship has caused more oversite for the finished product. Lets hope so.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:21 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by wags999 View Post
I just checked with a contact and was told, which is also what I saw, Jayco does not batch orders. They have I believe 5 plants, one for each brand/type of unit.
I hate to say it but that is only partially correct. They batch by model. JAYFLIGHT, EAGLE, WHITEHAWK, JAYFLIGHT SLX, JAYFLIGHT BUNGALOW etc. The same for FW, they run PINNACLES then NORTHPOINTS then DESIGNER. You will not see those units being run side by side.

Yes they run various sizes together, but not various models.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:53 PM   #17
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Hopefully the delay's caused by a much improved quality control .......
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:14 PM   #18
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I just checked with a contact and was told, which is also what I saw, Jayco does not batch orders.
I know better than to argue with a Marine, just speaking from my experience. My in-laws ordered a Jayco this winter. They were originally told 8-10 weeks to expect delivery. They got a call about 4 weeks later that there camper was shipping. The dealer said that they had several orders for that specific model, so they ran that line earlier than they expected too. Because they made them earlier, my in-laws got their camper about a month earlier than they thought.

This is what I am basing my opinion on. Maybe their dealer misspoke, I don't know...
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:20 PM   #19
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I might also add Jayco shuts down for a week or so in the summer. My X23B was built right before their shut down.
Jayco shuts down the first 2 weeks of July. I know this for a fact. A friend of mine works there.

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Well I think they set certain times to run models based on when they get frames and other key components and make runs of at least a few of a model in s time frame but we saw them building a number of different models of eagles when we were at the plant for a tour so I know for fact they don't run 10 338rets then 22 fifth wheel eagle ht or so in order ... we ordered ours in late January and in april it came into dealer wrong with the wrong interior ... so they found one being built for dealer stock that was close to what we ordered and made a few pink slip changes to it to get it for us by the end of may and then it still came in wrong but with a couple of dealer changes acceptable to us .... you just never know why times change or options for that matter

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