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Old 10-07-2016, 09:13 PM   #1
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Jayco Quality Down or Fluke?

Hi, we love our 2014 19RD for the floorplan and overall we think its well-built. However, for a 3 yr old camper, we have had a number of issues, most that came up this year:
1. Front Power Jack failed- internal pin sheared, but even after repair it seemed underpowered. Replaced with a Barker unit.
2. Water Heater DSI Module Failed - replaced with Dinosaur Electronics UIB64 version
3.Awning LED light strip- several failed/dim LEDs- Atwood Customer Service said they do not even make them anymore-
4. Both propane pig tails. O-rings already cracked and leaking on one and these tanks are covered 100% of the time. Bought two new pigtails at local RV dealer, then found this camper has a unique regulator that the standard pig-tails will not fit -
5. Misc missing screws interior - floor vents, Microwave mounting, oven door (since we bought last year, can't tell if these were missing from original delivery or loosened out over time)

Anyone else have these same issues? Is it representative of typical Jayco quality or did I get a lemon with these components?

thanks

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Old 10-07-2016, 10:04 PM   #2
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Other than a few minor inconveniences that I have been able to remedy myself, I have had zero issues so far. My camper is still relatively new but we put nearly 2,000 Miles on her already.
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Old 10-08-2016, 12:51 AM   #3
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Hi, we love our 2014 19RD for the floorplan and overall we think its well-built. However, for a 3 yr old camper, we have had a number of issues, most that came up this year:
1. Front Power Jack failed- internal pin sheared, but even after repair it seemed underpowered. Replaced with a Barker unit.
2. Water Heater DSI Module Failed - replaced with Dinosaur Electronics UIB64 version
3.Awning LED light strip- several failed/dim LEDs- Atwood Customer Service said they do not even make them anymore-
4. Both propane pig tails. O-rings already cracked and leaking on one and these tanks are covered 100% of the time. Bought two new pigtails at local RV dealer, then found this camper has a unique regulator that the standard pig-tails will not fit -
5. Misc missing screws interior - floor vents, Microwave mounting, oven door (since we bought last year, can't tell if these were missing from original delivery or loosened out over time)

Anyone else have these same issues? Is it representative of typical Jayco quality or did I get a lemon with these components?

thanks

Bob
Much appears to be normal wear and tear issues. None of those issues you listed would I call anything other than typical maintenance issues. Screws etc have to be checked and tightened as your "house" is shaking and rocking unlike a stick and brick home. Good luck and be happy it's not water issues, or delamination, rotting etc.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:09 AM   #4
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Problems are determined by the quality of the parts and how these rigs are put together. On my 2016 Jayco 23RLSW, bought April 2016. I have had issues that 5000 miles of travel contributed to. Loose stuff I have had to tighten, etc. I can live with that stuff, it's just part of the owner experience.


Other issues in a 6 month old TT, like a toilet that won't seal and keep water in the bowl, a entry door deadbolt that was cobbled to make work at the factory, ( the whole door and frame had to be replaced) is either cheap parts or bad quality control.


It's industry wide, not just Jayco. Build them, ship them, let the dealer or the buyer figure out the issues.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:55 AM   #5
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Hi, we love our 2014 19RD for the floorplan and overall we think its well-built. However, for a 3 yr old camper, we have had a number of issues, most that came up this year:
1. Front Power Jack failed- internal pin sheared, but even after repair it seemed underpowered. Replaced with a Barker unit.
2. Water Heater DSI Module Failed - replaced with Dinosaur Electronics UIB64 version
3.Awning LED light strip- several failed/dim LEDs- Atwood Customer Service said they do not even make them anymore-
4. Both propane pig tails. O-rings already cracked and leaking on one and these tanks are covered 100% of the time. Bought two new pigtails at local RV dealer, then found this camper has a unique regulator that the standard pig-tails will not fit -
5. Misc missing screws interior - floor vents, Microwave mounting, oven door (since we bought last year, can't tell if these were missing from original delivery or loosened out over time)

Anyone else have these same issues? Is it representative of typical Jayco quality or did I get a lemon with these components?

thanks

Bob
It seems you are blaming Jayco for a number of issues that beyond their control. In fact, only item 5 would be directly under Jayco's control.
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:37 PM   #6
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Maybe, but then I've had a Jayco before that did not have any of those issues (granted it did not have a power jack). I agree that all but #5 was a component that Jayco chose to install in their camper design. I guess it's similar to blaming Toyota for putting Takata defective air bags in my Rav4.

Don't get me wrong, I understand the components are the same in most campers these days, and we do love it- no water issues-no major obstacles to camping. I'm just surprised that I had so many items in such a short time with a newer camper.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:49 AM   #7
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It seems you are blaming Jayco for a number of issues that beyond their control. In fact, only item 5 would be directly under Jayco's control.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:32 AM   #8
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I can't speak industry wide in rv manufacturers. But I do hear a lot of stories on the condition of the units many times when they arrive at the dealer and no where near being finished. [I happen to own a brand new one that has had huge troubles] Which forces the dealer to complete work in the field other than in the factory as it is supposed to be done. Imagine if the same mfg mindset existed in the automotive industry where cars were partially completed at the factory and left for the dealer to finish in there shops. Imagine the liability that the automakers would have when there internal quality control was so low that they were shipping defective product with there name on it only to have a local tech finish assembly. Rvs are just as important as cars for safety on the roadways. If the industries internal quality control has gotten so poor that they will ship known defective and or incomplete product with there name on it then they are doomed. It's only a matter of time until you see a whole bunch of manufacturers go out of business. People spend there hard earned money on these rvs and have reasonable expectations on quality. We realize that these rvs aren't built to million dollar home standards but they have to produce a product that is one safe to take down the road and that will get us 10years of service or better for the money we spend. This big boom of rv sales will soon end as it always has and whoever was the least greedy and the most customer contious manufacturers will be the only ones to survive this as demand tapers off. The really sad part about this all is that this is what American manufacturing has come to in the world of quantity over quality of the large super greedy corporations getting into the rv manufacturering business with there only intentions of making more units,maximizing profits to satisfy its shareholders. And I truly belive that it is unsustainable in the future markets.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:47 AM   #9
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Well said Ryan, Right now it's built them as fast as they can with limited quality control.


They will deal with any problems later. See my photo in my earlier post. Absolutely no excuse for that.


The RV industry is riding the wave of high sales and with that come quality issues. Just the way it is. We buy them and hope for the best and take our chances.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:01 AM   #10
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We need another recession to weed out the crappy mismanaged RV mfg's. Not only will another recession weed out the crappy mfg's it will also weed out the workers that are incompetent.
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