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Old 05-16-2011, 08:35 PM   #11
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Don't know which website you're looking at but when I bring it up it has all the 2011 floorplans, has a dealer locator on the home page and says Starcraft 2011 in the title bar of the browser.
Thanks, I will try another way. Got it. http://www.starcraftrv.com/php/produ...hp?mod_id=1363
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:45 AM   #12
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We are looking at the Jayco X17Z and Starcraft 176RB twins - in some ways the Starcraft does seem a bit better built, especially the cabinet quality, however I'm probably wrong, being that they are currently built on the same assembly line, though I heard that Starcraft production may move back to Topeka, IN. We were quoted prices by Camping World Colorado Springs of $18,000 for the Starcraft plus $880.00 for an Equal-I-Zer hitch (that I can buy for $430 online, BTW), and $14,000 for the Jayco by K & C/Camping World in Longmont, CO. Though we like the salesperson in Colorado Springs much better, I can't help but think about a $4,000 savings to buy a Jayco unit with the two year warranty nearly 100 miles closer to home..... I would have to check further, but I believe that the Starcraft comes with a 7 year tent warranty, while the Jayco may be 5. The only discernible difference I have found between these two units, other than graphics, is that the Starcraft unit includes a shower surround in the upgrade package, while the Jayco doesn't offer it at all, but that is the ONLY difference I can find. Incidentally, the Jayco and the Starcraft units have the same MSRP of $20,094.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:33 AM   #13
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There are a few things I noticed was the outside front of the Autumn Ridge (which is like the Jay Flight model) was the old 2010 Jayco style, non curved, different graphics and interiors and of course the one year warranty instead of two. Those were the only ones I could see without checking all the packages that came with the models.

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Old 05-22-2011, 11:24 AM   #14
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We are looking at the Jayco X17Z and Starcraft 176RB twins - in some ways the Starcraft does seem a bit better built, especially the cabinet quality, however I'm probably wrong, being that they are currently built on the same assembly line, though I heard that Starcraft production may move back to Topeka, IN. We were quoted prices by Camping World Colorado Springs of $18,000 for the Starcraft plus $880.00 for an Equal-I-Zer hitch (that I can buy for $430 online, BTW), and $14,000 for the Jayco by K & C/Camping World in Longmont, CO. Though we like the salesperson in Colorado Springs much better, I can't help but think about a $4,000 savings to buy a Jayco unit with the two year warranty nearly 100 miles closer to home..... I would have to check further, but I believe that the Starcraft comes with a 7 year tent warranty, while the Jayco may be 5. The only discernible difference I have found between these two units, other than graphics, is that the Starcraft unit includes a shower surround in the upgrade package, while the Jayco doesn't offer it at all, but that is the ONLY difference I can find. Incidentally, the Jayco and the Starcraft units have the same MSRP of $20,094.

The camping world price is only 10% off MSRP, not a good price if you go by these buying tips in the link. Jayco or Starcraft is really only a matter of choice, which colors and graphics you like best, and of course what deal you can get. Jayco does offer the 2 yr warranty. Beware of extended warranties as their coverage can be very limited in nature. https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2360
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We are looking at the Jayco X17Z and Starcraft 176RB twins - .
Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum FoCoNoCo! Let us know what you wind up doing
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum FoCoNoCo! Let us know what you wind up doing

I actually posted in the new members forum, so you'll probably hear from me twice. We're pretty set on either of these units, but are honestly leaning more towards the Jayco. I can deal with total-jerk showroom sharks, but would prefer the close proximity of a Jayco dealer 30 miles away, as well as a better price and a better warranty, rather than have to haul a Starcraft 130 miles one way to Colorado Springs for warranty repairs, though with both dealers being Camping Worlds, that may not be an issue, though the cost savings and convenience factor do have a lot to do with it. I had priced out the Jayco X17Z on Rv Direct, and was quoted about $13,000, BUT would have to drive to Iowa from Colorado to pick it up, when I can buy the same unit here for $14,000 including factory to dealer shipping - so there is no cost savings for buying online in this case. Unfortunately, it's going to be a while before we can buy, as we are saving to buy in cash, rather than finance yet something else.
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I am one of the Starcraft owners on here. Can not find a comparable Starcraft site so I come here for info. I have the 176RB and it is a great hybrid for my wife and I. so far I have no complaints about the quaility and everything works as advertised. Did not look at the Jayco as the dealer here has a not so good reputation and the Starcraft dealer worked with me to convince me that buying the 176 was what I wanted. I did all my research before even going to the dealer. It is very very close to the 17Z so if I can help in any way please let me know.
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I am one of the Starcraft owners on here. Can not find a comparable Starcraft site so I come here for info. I have the 176RB and it is a great hybrid for my wife and I. so far I have no complaints about the quaility and everything works as advertised. Did not look at the Jayco as the dealer here has a not so good reputation and the Starcraft dealer worked with me to convince me that buying the 176 was what I wanted. I did all my research before even going to the dealer. It is very very close to the 17Z so if I can help in any way please let me know.
Hi, I'm another Starcraft owner, we have the 175RK with the U Dinette. If you have not seen it already, take a look at this thread regarding AC mounting bolts: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2880. All four of our bolts had not been snugged down at all and we had a virtual flood inside earlier this spring while camping in bad weather.
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