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Old 08-28-2016, 03:17 PM   #11
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Ok, so we have been warned... sell your trailer and move along.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:34 PM   #12
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Oh my o my that scares me to dead (almost); I went of to the store and got myself six 5000 lbs. ratchet straps to throw over the TT and under the chassis. Can you imagining in a hefty head wind...........my secondary home is gone?

I thought in the 70's they built them sloppy..............now they look nicer but built sloppier. Never go RVing without "Bullfrog" Tape, you'll never know when you needed.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:42 PM   #13
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A 28 foot Airstream starts at $146,362.

Good luck, I'm sure you'll love it, I know I would.

Maybe after I hit the powerball.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:16 PM   #14
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Or is that an oxy-moron?



We are looking to upgrade to a larger trailer or 5th wheel and I'm pretty sure that Jayco will not be on the list.
Unfortunately your options will be limited. Thor and Forest River now own 83% of the RV market under the guise of many brand names. And Thor now owns Jayco. Lack of competition will not make things get better anytime soon IMO.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:47 PM   #15
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Jayco Quality

To all: Read the RV Travel Newsletter Issue 757 dated 8/27/2016. There is a good explanation on reasons why the RV consumer gets poor quality units up and down the price range. My wife and I visited the Jayco Museum at the factory. We looked at the entire Jayco line up out side the museum and saw the poor quality from top to bottom units. We knew what to look for as we own a Jayco. The above referenced item states that the number one problem is lack of quality workers due to applicants failing the drug test. It stated that Dirco Accessories manufacturing in Elkhart could fill 41 slots if a labor pool was available. This entends to the RV industry also. All RV manufacturers in Middleburg and Elkhart are in the same boat. IMHO, paying more in most cases does not translate to getting more just boosting egos in a lot of cases.

All that being said, we still enjoy hitting the road and taking our chances.

Been there done that!!!!
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:21 PM   #16
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There certainly is a QC issue in the RV industry, Jayco is not immune. My friends and I joke that RVs are delivered as "some assembly required". It shouldn't be that way, but it is. I have cautioned many about buying an RV if they don't want to tinker and fix the little things like you mention.

That said the problems are exacerbated in Ultralite units. In order to make the weight possible everything is reduced. Thickness of wood, amount of glue, screws, staples, etc.

I'm sorry you aren't happy, but I suggest getting out of RVing all together, buying a 15-20 year unit and refurbishing it to your needs, mainly because the initial build quality was heavier duty back then, or just accept that little fixes will be required.

I don't think consumers can ever expect a high quality light weight house that rolls down the highway at 60mhp priced in $20k-$30k range. It just not going to be available.
we cant expect high quality of components but we certainly deserve decent workmanship since i think we pay enough with 30 k mainly for luan and styrofoam !
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Old 08-28-2016, 06:26 PM   #17
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To all: Read the RV Travel Newsletter Issue 757 dated 8/27/2016. There is a good explanation on reasons why the RV consumer gets poor quality units up and down the price range. My wife and I visited the Jayco Museum at the factory. We looked at the entire Jayco line up out side the museum and saw the poor quality from top to bottom units. We knew what to look for as we own a Jayco. The above referenced item states that the number one problem is lack of quality workers due to applicants failing the drug test. It stated that Dirco Accessories manufacturing in Elkhart could fill 41 slots if a labor pool was available. This entends to the RV industry also. All RV manufacturers in Middleburg and Elkhart are in the same boat. IMHO, paying more in most cases does not translate to getting more just boosting egos in a lot of cases.

All that being said, we still enjoy hitting the road and taking our chances.

Been there done that!!!!
That explains poor workmanship, but not cheaper materials (guessing that would be more profit margin).

Overall I'm happy with my 2015 26BHS, I just wish I knew how in depth a PDI should have been being a first time RV'er.
The dealer would be the same as the OP, so maybe that is part of his turn off :dunno:
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Old 08-28-2016, 06:52 PM   #18
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we cant expect high quality of components but we certainly deserve decent workmanship since i think we pay enough with 30 k mainly for luan and styrofoam !
"Deserve"?

No, as long as the crap they produce flies add the lots at record pace, then nope the simple law of supply and demand says you "deserve" what is produced. Not until consumers stop buying and vote with their money, you can expect ZERO change from the industry.
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We are looking to upgrade to a larger trailer or 5th wheel and I'm pretty sure that Jayco will not be on the list.
Dollar for dollar, Jayco is one of the better brands in the different price categories. You'll find that out when you shop around. They're also one of the very few that offer a 2 year warranty and stand behind it. (in my experience and many others here)
The more you spend, the more you get.
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We're very upset with the quality of our 2016 JayFlight 27RLS. Too many issues to list and some are just plain poor workmanship. I have been RV'ing all my life and understand repairs are part of the game but our experience has soured us on the brand. Not sure if I feel better reading the posts about it being a general issue across RV brands.
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