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Old 04-25-2015, 06:46 PM   #21
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I did get a copy of the Major Components sheet from the factory -the sheet that details the items & serial numbers covered under warranty. No battery listed.

It showed 4 TVs, but only 2 serial numbers, and it is coming with 2 TVs, and two blank spots where I can add them.

I downloaded the 2015 Jayco Toy Hauler owners manual and the Auxilliary Battery specifically shows as "customer supplied" so I'm guessing this is normal. (Now, anyway.)

They made the argument that they don't supply batteries because most people hook up to power... That's fine, but makes it hard to explain why it comes with the generator installed....
The MSRP is the sheet that lists all the standards, options and pricing (window sticker). And as was mentioned it is needed for the break-away switch to work while towing, it would also be included with the geny.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:38 AM   #22
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When you buy a battery (Not from the dealer since he is not being honest) make sure it is a true deep cycle and does not have a CCA rating on it.. any battery with a CCA rating is not a true deep cycle.. Since you have a BMF generator on board I don't think you need 2 batteries or a pair of 6's.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:43 AM   #23
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When you buy a battery (Not from the dealer since he is not being honest)
I'm not sure it's fair to say the dealer isn't being honest, the Jayco manual clearly states that batteries are customer provided. I agree that it is unusual the dealer isn't including at least a single GRP 24, but that doesn't mean they are lying.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:29 PM   #24
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Since the battery is a safety item.. it cannot leave the lot without one.. so should be included in the selling price.. Could you see Dodge saying "Ohh brake pads are extra"?
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Since the battery is a safety item.. it cannot leave the lot without one.. so should be included in the selling price.. Could you see Dodge saying "Ohh brake pads are extra"?
If dodge's documentation declared brake pads as "customer provided".

I agree the dealer typically provides a crappy single grp24, but not getting it would have actually been better for me the first time through. I could have gotten what I wanted and not felt I had to use the crappy dealer provided battery; since, after all, I paid for it.
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I think the point being is that most dealers include a battery, even if Jayco itself doesn't, and the cost is built into the final cost they sell the RV for. This one is cutting the corners severely to keep his costs down, hence my hope that the OP got a fantastic deal. Betcha the propane tanks will be empty, too!
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If batteries came on trailers from the factory we would all have a lot of dead batteries sitting around. They are a perishable item. Imagine if every trailer on a dealers lot had to be plugged in!
I think the dealer that we bought our trailer from would have included a cheap group 24 battery but he asked us if we wanted to upgrade the battery at the time of purchase. Which we did. Had to buy a battery box and group 27 battery.
I didn't think the dealer was ripping us off by not including a battery.

If brake pads were perishable I wouldn't mind providing them on a brand new vehicle and knowing I was getting a good fresh set!
After buying an expensive trailer are you really worried about a hundred dollars for a battery.

To the OP good choice on the dual 6v batteries. A few hours of generator time each morning should keep you going through the night!

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Old 06-16-2015, 01:36 PM   #28
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you know - I appreciate the thought, but I'm not sure I agree.

For me, it isn't the "couple hundred dollars" -it was the "going to Costco on a Saturday to buy them, then getting cables to hook them up in series and charging them for a few days in my garage, then lugging a couple hundred pounds of batteries to the dealer for them to charge me to install them.

I also think that they could very easily store their trailers on their lot and then install batteries into them, according to the customer spec (12v deep cycle? 2 x 6v golf cart batteries? what would the customer like?) at the time of the PDI/walk through.

I mean really, for $65,000, I don't expect to do a lot of heavy lifting. Maybe I'm just being unrealistic though. Clearly my dealer thinks so as I'm now removing paneling and fixing plumbing that was leaking at the time of the PDI (and their brand new rookie "tech" told me that it was normal to come out of the low-point drain --> "that's why it's there!" Yeah, right...)

Guess I just got a bad dealer -like anything else I guess. Disappointing, but hey - if the product ends up being better than the dealer, I'd rather have that scenario rather than a crappy product backed by "great service that I need constantly because I bought a piece of junk"
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Dealer included an interstate battery on my cheap jayco 10 pop up.
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Last three trailers I've purchased all had Interstate batteries installed by dealer.
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