Originally Posted by mwebber78
Jayco doesn't change the website until months after they've been building the next model year - Forest River was worse, sometimes nearly a year behind in new information.
RVDirect stated the model change varies by product line and is from April-May. They won't know what model year mine is until the unit hits the line and the VIN# is sent to them - so I could get a 13' or 14', either way I'm good and it wasn't a factor in our purchase. My only criteria is that it's factory fresh and not a on-the-lot queen.
Before I ordered my Eagle 324 BTS two weeks ago I emailed Jayco and asked when they would start production of 2014's. The response was April 24. Lead time was 8-10 weeks at that time, and I received notice from RVDirect that the estimated completion time of my trailer is "late April." So, it will most likely be a 2013.
I also inquired about any changes to my model for 2014, but they would not reveal that information. I would have preferred to hold off for a 2014 just in case the 2-3 things that I consider to be shortcomings about the trailer would happen to be changed. But, I did not want to wait any longer to order, as camping season for us begins in May.
I have read about some people who have ordered a current model year trailer towards the end of the production year, yet changes/upgrades scheduled for the following year's model were still added. Unlikely, but possible.