Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2015, 08:56 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 263
Fit and finish

I've had a couple of minor, but ridiculous fit and finish issues. At sale time, our sales guy actually said "you'll have to put a couple of things back together, all RV's are kinda built the same" which I thought was ominous at the time but didn't pay much attention.

The main problem is these ridiculous whimpy staples that seem to fasten everything....instead of screws. And what screws they use have weird square driver heads.

I had the bottom of one of the bedroom wards just fall out. I fixed it with screws.

The dinette bench just kind of separated from the back at the bottom. And it only has 2 screws into the floor underneath.

I just received the "Tell Jayco" survey and will. Is it true this is all too common?
__________________

__________________
2018 Jayco 34RSBS
2015 Ram 2500 Big Horn Cummins Diesel 4x4
19xx Beautiful Wife
2 x Golden Retrievers
dangerdave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 09:01 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
RVhiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,253
All true. And usually the screws Jayco does use are driven in crooked and frequently over tightened to the extent that the hole is reamed out.

I've learned to like square head screws; the driver does not slip and the driver will usually hold the screw for you when getting started
__________________

__________________
There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct. For example, all of my posts are made by a political appointee who got the job as a reward for contributions to my diesel bill.

2011 Jayco 28.5RLS; 2008 Chevy Duramax; Pullrite Superglide Hitch

RVhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 10:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 973
There are mechanical advantages to driving screws/nails on angles.
__________________
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln

2016 36FBTS Pinnacle
2016 F350, 6.7, 4x4, DRW, long bed
B & W Companion 5th wheel Hitch
eldermike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 12:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Cedar Hill
Posts: 107
If they put more screws in and made sure they didnt overtighten them, they wouldnt be able to take one off the assembly line every 30 minutes. Quality is not what fills their bank account, it's quantity!
__________________
2015 Jayflight 23MB, 2007 Ford F150
ruswms is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.