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Old 10-20-2013, 09:06 AM   #11
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Jayco. Again, because of the 2yr warranty and overall better (solid) construction which you will really start to appreciate years down the road.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #12
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I don't think the Jayco warranty applies to full time use.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:08 PM   #13
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I don't think the Jayco warranty applies to full time use.

We are not full time but we do live in our trailer about 9 months a year. Jayco warranty paid to fix everything that the different dealer techs were capable of fixing.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:53 AM   #14
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Also let it be known that Forest River owns several brands at various quality values. It would be wrong to stereotype all Forest River products from one basket of bad apples. It would be like comparing the Chevrolet cars against any of the higher quality of the Cadillac cars.

They also vary in price, with each of the different brand that they carry, for the most part, you get what you pay for.

My opinion, Jayco is not known as the best price trailers, but rather they seem to be a reasonable balance between quality and price.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #15
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We are not full time but we do live in our trailer about 9 months a year. Jayco warranty paid to fix everything that the different dealer techs were capable of fixing.
Here is a quote form the Jayco manual:
Jayco recreation vehicles are manufactured for use as temporary
living quarters for recreation, camping and travel uses, all as defined
by the bylaws of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
This recreation vehicle is not intended for use as a full-time residence
or for commercial use. Commercial use means using the RV as a
business asset such as a mobile office or using the RV for lease or
rental purposes.

EXTENDED DRY CAMPING
Your motor home has been built for enjoyment in a recreational manner. It is not
intended to be used as full-time living quarters.
CAUTION
Continuous living in your motor home could cause accelerated wear and
damage to component parts. Use of the motor home other than for its
intended purpose of recreational travel and camping may affect your warranty
coverage.
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Also let it be known that Forest River owns several brands at various quality values. It would be wrong to stereotype all Forest River products from one basket of bad apples. It would be like comparing the Chevrolet cars against any of the higher quality of the Cadillac cars.

They also vary in price, with each of the different brand that they carry, for the most part, you get what you pay for.

My opinion, Jayco is not known as the best price trailers, but rather they seem to be a reasonable balance between quality and price.
I'm glad to see you posted this as I was wondering about Forest River. I believe Coachmen is a FR trailer and their prices seem to be comparable to Jayco's.

Jaycos' 2 year warranty also played a big part for us as well.......
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I have owned both. Our last TT was a windjammer, had it 2 years with zero issues. Our current Eagle is more stable on the road and setup. To be fair the Forest River was designed to be 1/2 ton towed so it was much lighter. Fit and finish about equal and the quality of components about equal.
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Regardless of who makes it, the end product is the result of getting the lowest bid from all the component suppliers. Most frames are Lippert, most axles are Dexter, LG supplies a lot of microwaves and Duo Therm is usually good for furnaces. There are just a few choices for refrigerators, water heaters, toilets, ranges, air conditioners, etc.
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