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Old 02-06-2016, 09:48 AM   #1
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Who thinks we need a Product Review Section?

Who thinks it would be beneficial to the group to have a "Product Review" section?

I find actual user reviews a great resource for making purchasing decisions. Especially, when it comes to reliability of a product long term.

As it stands, it is very difficult to locate input\feedback from the forum members on different products and services.

Not sure how we go about urging the forum "leaders" for such changes but it would at least be nice to know who thinks it would or would not benefit the group.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:01 AM   #3
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Yes.

We need to be better educated with our purchasing decisions. I know I want to make the smartest decision there can be.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:33 AM   #4
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I kind of like the idea, but there would need to be some ground rules. Reviews by their nature are subjective, but most forums are filled with reviews by those people with an axe to grind. You don't necessarily see as much of that on JOF as most here are pretty loyal owners, but it could easily turn into a bash and flame fest.


IMO, reviews certainly should state how long the TT/RV has been owned. I'd much rather hear from a reviewer who has had the unit for a year or two minimum. Not so interested in the gushing reviews from owners who have had the unit for a whole 10 days or so.


What else makes up a good review?
How long the unit is owned
Should cover the interior layout/usability
Main features
Favorite features
Major negatives (everyone makes trade-offs when picking)
Problems/defects encountered
Wear areas, regular maintenance concerns


What else?
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:38 AM   #5
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I kind of like the idea, but there would need to be some ground rules. Reviews by their nature are subjective, but most forums are filled with reviews by those people with an axe to grind. You don't necessarily see as much of that on JOF as most here are pretty loyal owners, but it could easily turn into a bash and flame fest.


IMO, reviews certainly should state how long the TT/RV has been owned. I'd much rather hear from a reviewer who has had the unit for a year or two minimum. Not so interested in the gushing reviews from owners who have had the unit for a whole 10 days or so.


What else makes up a good review?
How long the unit is owned
Should cover the interior layout/usability
Main features
Favorite features
Major negatives (everyone makes trade-offs when picking)
Problems/defects encountered
Wear areas, regular maintenance concerns


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I was thinking more about after market\third party products. There is so much you have to buy AFTER the purchase of a unit.

i.e. EMS systems, tire pressure monitoring, generators, back up cameras, WDH and SC, chock blocks, leveling pads, tire covers, security systems\anti theft, sinks, faucets, thermostats, torque wrenches, cooking utensils, AV equipment, tools, shower and light fixtures, bedding, mattress, storage containers, water filtration, electrical adapters, water\sewer fittings and hoses, roof repair solutions, applicance upgrades, TV and RV suspension mods\upgrades, etc.
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Old 02-06-2016, 12:32 PM   #6
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I was thinking more about after market\third party products. There is so much you have to buy AFTER the purchase of a unit.

i.e. EMS systems, tire pressure monitoring, generators, back up cameras, WDH and SC, chock blocks, leveling pads, tire covers, security systems\anti theft, sinks, faucets, thermostats, torque wrenches, cooking utensils, AV equipment, tools, shower and light fixtures, bedding, mattress, storage containers, water filtration, electrical adapters, water\sewer fittings and hoses, roof repair solutions, applicance upgrades, TV and RV suspension mods\upgrades, etc.
X2 what he said. I've used this forum solely for the purchase of those important add-ons since I purchased the TT. There are many opinions and they are all helpful but it sure would have been nice to have them in one place. IMHO, that would make research much easier for the right decision.
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It could be helpful, but how would it be organized and managed?

For example, having first-person, hands-on info about a product could help. However, if others then add their differing opinions or what they read somewhere else, wouldn't it just become what we already have?
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My vote is NO, but because there are alternatives.

Reasons for NO?
- Our rigs, needs, locales, personal values, etc. are so diverse that one may question the ROI. Google for reviews and product comparisons or read comments/stars posted on Amazon or other sites.
- There are already sufficient "groups" available from the JOF HOME page to segment assessments relevant to those topics. Not all products apply to all Jayco models.
- When looking to purchase something, by using the JOF Advanced Search function, one finds a plethora of results with recommendations, cautions, and links.

Two alternative suggestions for the JOF:
1) Provide a check-box "filter" beneath the composing of message indicating PRODUCT (yes or no). This could then be easily filtered when using the JOF Search function. In fact, wouldn't it be great to add "key words" for indexing??
2) Publish the COMMUNITY postings with all the other postings so people see them. Then a PRODUCT ASSESSMENT Social Group within the Community section could be easily created and moderated. Right now great things are posted to the Community Social Groups BUT because they don't appear with all the other posts (either in the NEW POSTS section or on right side of page), they have minimal readership. I'm curious how many people have even visited a Community Social Group - guess I'll set-up a survey on that one!
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There are so many products out there, I'm not sure how one would be able to navigate the site.
Most places where products are purchased, like Amazon, CW and others, have user reviews for each product right there which makes it more convenient...I think.
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:17 PM   #10
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Here is a link to another site that provides product reviews. And they have FAR more product to track then we ever would.

LumberJocks Woodworking Reviews @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community
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