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Old 01-05-2014, 09:23 PM   #11
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I am fulltime in my Designer into year 4 now. I would definitely buy another Jayco and from the same dealer.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:28 PM   #12
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I guess that 9 or 10 months a year isn't full timing. After all the problems we had with this new Jayco I would look for another brand like Arctic Fox or Nash or Heart Land or - - - - - - - -.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:52 AM   #13
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I guess that 9 or 10 months a year isn't full timing. After all the problems we had with this new Jayco I would look for another brand like Arctic Fox or Nash or Heart Land or - - - - - - - -.
Sorry for all the problems, we have had our share of issues but I think it can happen with any brand.

In the big picture our Jayco has been a good 5er, solid construction and a quality build, most of our issues have been with supplier component's, same component's that are supplied to other RV manufacturers too.

I guess it does not matter who builds the RV, the A/C units, Furnaces, Stoves, Fireplaces, Refrigerators, Axles & Wheels, Brakes and such come from a handful of the same suppliers no matter what brand RV you buy.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:57 AM   #14
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None of our troubles were component issues. All of our problems were things like brakes, slides not traveling all the way in and out, one slide that still drags on the kitchen floor, sofa, closet shelf,entrance door not staying shut, bubbles in the siding, crooked cabinets and one cabinet that had to be replaced. I could keep going but I'm sure nobody wants to read this. Rant over.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:50 AM   #15
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Started full timing in October of 2013 and will continue for the next two years. Our unit (see signature) is comfortable for 3 adults while we take this journey throughout the U.S.. this is our second Jayco and we will continue to be a Jayco family; quality product and great customer service.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:34 PM   #16
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We have been fulltime since August of 2010. We started with a 1991 Alpenlite DLX (30 ft), which got totaled out in Arizona at a service station. (actually just a bump in the wrong place. Insurance said not worth fixing.) We then purchased a 2007 Eagle 291RLTS, in 2012,which had lots of problems. Then this year, we purchased our 2013 Eagle Premier 321RLTS new. We love the layout and have changed a few things, like putting in sliding drawers under the refridgerator (where there are two pull down doors for storage) for easy storage. Currently putting in a Fan-Tastic vent fan in the bedroom where there is only a static vent. With the increased insulation we have kept warm and also cool. Not the case in our 2007 Eagle. I think with proper care and maintenance you can use almost any make and model of rv for full time living. We have learned as we traveled what works for us. Also sharing stories with others is very helpful. Since we travel from very cold places to very warm places we needed a four season, which we now have. (our 1991 Alpenlite was a four season 5th wheel)
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Reading my owners manual it says that it is not built for full timing..
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:31 PM   #18
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Reading my owners manual it says that it is not built for full timing..

I actually had to sign an acknowledgement at purchase stating my TT was for recreational use, and was not designed or intended to be a permanent residence.

I would full-time in less than a heart beat if I could afford to... Or convince DW we don't need this stick & brick house... Some day we'll do it, but for now we're doing the career/family thing...
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I don't currently full time, but will be a full-timer by year's end. Have to sell the stick & bricks first. I selected my Eagle 266RKS specifically for its full time capabilities. Nice roomy interior with a floor plan that meets my needs, excellent storage space with a cargo weight capacity to match, great insulation package, easy to maintain exterior, and super F/G/B water storage capacities. Just returned from my first outing with it: a week at Mitchel State Park near Cadillac, MI. Although it did get to 56 for about an hour one day, the rest of the time, the weather outside was nasty with rain, snow, wind and temps in the 20's, 30's and low 40's. As a result, I spent most of my time inside - toasty warm. With the slide-out, large windows, and ample amenities, I never felt confined at all. And I had absolutely no trailer-related issues . . . not one! I was so pleased with the experience, that now I can't wait to get the house sold and my "house on wheels" out on the road. I'm confident that I'll be happy full-timing in my Jayco for at least the next ten years or so. After that (if I'm still able to do it), you can bet I'll be full-timing in another Jayco!
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:15 PM   #20
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I'm coming up on 4 years full time in my Designer. This past winter we had several nights at 9 degrees F which is pretty cold for this part of the country. I had absolutely zero problems with water as well. I do keep my fresh water tank full and disconnect the water hose outside during the times it will be below freezing and operate off of internal water. I don't want to have to worry about freezing my hose or pressure regulator.
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