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Old 01-30-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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Why Jayco?

Hi members..
Not yet a Jayco owner, but have found a 5th wheel model 29.5 RKS we really like. This will be a big investment in a big RV. Our current rig is a 22 foot TT. Nice enough, but nowhere to sit. Not worried about the TV, it's a 2008 2500 HD diesel. I know I'm asking a "jayded" crowd but wondering what you all think of build quality, features, durability, etc.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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Well I`ll give it to you straight. If you like the 5er, buy it. Jaycos get good reviews overall and better then many manufacturers from the people that matter most- the ones that own them. Check out various other owners and RV forums and you`ll see. Are they perfect? No, but what is in the RV world. The fit and finish and overall quality has been good on mine with only one minor issue after 15 months of ownership. 2 yr warranty where many others give one. Many standard features even on the Jayflight line. The Eagle you are looking at is no doubt well equipped. As for durability and longevity time will tell on mine, we`ll have to wait and see. But I think basic maintainence has a lot to do with that on any brand RV, especially keeping the sealants maintained. Once again, since you say you like it and have the TV to pull it here`s one vote to buy it. Good luck whatever you choose. -Lee
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I echo what Crabman says above....I never owned an RV before 2008 but spent years researching and climbing in and out of many brands of RV because when I buy something I want a quality product....I really feel like I did my homework as I have zero issues with my Jayco. I can say that there could be a better product out there...probably is if you want to spend the $$$ but I know for a fact that there are also many crackerboxes with eyecatching chrome wheels and fancy curtains in the RV market because I passed them all up. Good luck, you will make the right decision......
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We like the quality of our Jayco. It is a lot nicer than the Mountaineer we traded for it.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:37 PM   #5
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I echo what Crabman says above....I never owned an RV before 2008 but spent years researching and climbing in and out of many brands of RV because when I buy something I want a quality product....I really feel like I did my homework as I have zero issues with my Jayco. I can say that there could be a better product out there...probably is if you want to spend the $$$ but I know for a fact that there are also many crackerboxes with eyecatching chrome wheels and fancy curtains in the RV market because I passed them all up. Good luck, you will make the right decision......
I went down to a local RV dealer and spent a full day being taught the different manufacture new and used. The sales man was unbelievable. He showed me top dollar RV's that where built like junk. Then he showed me good RV's for less money... Then I stumbled across this lonely RV sitting in the back corner of the lot and ask him about it.

Well at least my Jayco has a square tubed frame the full length which give it a stranger frame with less flexing. It a fiberglass body so its a bit better than the aluminum skinned Motorhome I gave up.

Then on the inside the cabinets are strong not cheap particle wood. All the bench seating is plywood and not luan board. I floor doesn't flex when you walk on it. (I'm a big man 6'2" weigh 230#) so that was plus. I fit inside without having to duck all the time. Plenty of counter space for cooking. I could go on and on...



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Old 01-31-2011, 09:10 AM   #7
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Alex! We looked at quite a few "used" tt's as old as 8-10 years old. One thing we noticed with the Jayco's was that the cabinets were like new amongst other things... Great quality from day one. Plus if you get a new Jayco, it comes with a two year warranty
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I'm on my second Jayco. Had a 22footer for the past ten years and just traded up to a 31foot Jayco Jayflight G2 RKS. Only had it a month and been out twice already and just love it. The quality is great compared to other units we looked at. My vote is go for it and enjoy!
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:27 AM   #9
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We looked at TT for months before we purchased our truck to make sure any TT we would purchase would fit within it's towing limits. I am not sure where you are looking at your Jayco in AZ. There are 2 main dealers in the Phoenix area. We really liked the 2 year warranty and the quality of Jayco products even though we did not actually see our exact unit or floorplan. We looked at many Jayco floorplans and specs before we zoned in on ours. We ordered it from the factory, the dealer didn't have one in stock to show us, hadn't even seen one except at their trade show. I did a lot of research, watched videos of the TT from the trade show along with dealers who had already recieved this particular floorplan. We purchased ours from Little Dealer in Deer Valley because we liked the dealer, fair trade in, gave us a great price we couldn't pass up, honest, didn't give us any run around, gave us a quote in writing and stuck to it even a week later throughout the whole process. I did alot of comparison checking, financing option and always came back to Little Dealer. Huge Service and Parts Dept. right on their site.

Our Jayco is a Jay Flight, which was their basic model TT. It has more features and stability than many we looked at. After having our TT and camping several times in it in several different climates, I would not hesitate to purchase another Jayco product. We are looking forward to our cross country trip this summer to NY pulling the TT. The first year comes with free roadside assistance. The only little concern will be the gas prices. Have to raise the budget. LOL. Enjoy the search.

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My dad bought one of the first Jayco popups. It was great. When it came time for me to find a fifth-wheel to go with my pickup, Jayco was for me the only brand to look at. I couldn't afford new, so I bought used. A fifteen year old rig that one of the previous owners did not take care of still had enough quality construction to last through the neglect. I've rebuilt the rear cap due to water damage, you can't tell where now. But having the trailer stripped to the wood frame in the back did show me that Jayco still builds a quality product.

My wife and I have modified a few of the interior appointments to suit our tastes, and updated some systems, like adding satellite television, satellite radio, CD, and a flat screen. We updated the graphics on the outside to replace some curled up vinyl, and we now have the new Jayco logos on the sides. We replaced the carpet and a couple of panes of glass in the bedroom. All of our appliances, from the oven to the refrigerator, are original.

We're happy with our rig. She, like many older rigs, requires a bit more maintenance than a new one. But she is paid for, and the added maintenance is a small price to pay.
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