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Old 01-06-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Leftover 2010 Jayco 29L - your thoughts?

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I am not a TT owner yet, but one of the TTs I am eyeing up is a new left over 2010 Jayco 29L (no outside kitchen) at a local dealership in my area. I asked what their best price is and they came down to $19,500 on it. In my research, it seems that Jayco is a more superior product allot of the other TT manufacturers....the other name I am considering is a Forest River. I am interested in receiving feedback for...

(1) Do you feel the price tag of $19,500 on a new 2010 29L leftover is fair (doesn't have to be a steal, but I also want a good deal).

(2) Given it's dry weight of 5,500 (and I fully understand the definition of dry weight), my 2005 F-150 4X4 5.4L super crew should be adequate enough to pull it comfortabley, but I'd still like some affirmation from others that might tow similar weight with a truck like mine.

(3) What your experience has been as far as overall quality of this trailer (or similar model).

Your feedback would be much appreciated.

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Old 01-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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What will a new one cost you?

I would be skeptical of a unit sitting around for a couple of years.

I would check dealers on the Internet for that model.

Good luck.
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What will a new one cost you?

I would be skeptical of a unit sitting around for a couple of years.

I would check dealers on the Internet for that model.

Good luck.
I am not too concerned about the fact it has been sitting around for a few years as the dealer has a very good reputation in the area for service. I would certainly question them on it and will do my best to inspect it thoroughly. The 2 year warranty still stands. Since originally posting this, I've been in touch with the dealer and we had a good talk about how I feel they can do better on price. They have since quoted (via email) $17,915 for the unit, which I feel is a good price.
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With it sitting for two years, you may want them to replace the tires. Someone with more experience that what I have gleaned from reading the posts here, but I'm pretty sure that sitting for that long is NOT good on the tires.
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I'd go with the older one rather than get a newer one and Possibly get stuck with one having a Lippert frame.
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Warranty is good to have.

What I would do is have them plug it in and run, not just for 10 minutes, all the systems, appliances etc... looking for water leaks especially. Seal could be dried out sitting that long with no use.

All the best.

Oh yeah...there are some bashing the Lippert frame. Have not found (or heard of) one recall on any Lippert frame in the RV industry. If there is please advise.
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Oh yeah...there are some bashing the Lippert frame. Have not found (or heard of) one recall on any Lippert frame in the RV industry. If there is please advise.[/QUOTE]


here's a thread on the quality Lippert frames They don't recall just say sorry it's out of warranty.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ack-18586.html
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I do not know the going price of a new model that is completely comparable to that one, but if you have done the proper research, and the price they are offering on the 2010 is a steep discount over a new one, i'd go for it. I wouldn't be very worried about the fact it sat on the lot, except for tires and that was a good suggestion already given to ask if they throw in new ones - however, they will likely throw in very CHEAP new ones so you might want to consider if the price is low enough, factor in buying new ones yourself that are better quality.

Might be better to negotiate a price that will allow you to buy some new tires and still come out with a sweet deal. I bet they really want to unload that 2010 model and would probably work with you. If this is not an option, I doubt sitting that length of time will have made the tires "undriveable" for at least awhile (mine sat longer than a year once when I was unable to use it), just keep the air pressure in it up and just consider replacing them in a year or two if needed.
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum. If the price is right and the floorplan fits your needs it will be a good deal for you.
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I had a phone conversation yesterday afternoon with the salesman regarding the $19,500 price tag, and said I'd really love to consider purchasing but feel the price could be better. He did say they'd really like to move the thing off their lot and said that he'd talk to his superiors. A few hours later I received an email from him offering the 2010 29L for $17,911, which he claims is invoice, and said he'd show me their paperwork as proof.

I did stop by the dealership yesterday evening (almost dark out) and he connected a battery pack so I could see it in the dark (lights on and all). It's certainly a nice unit, but we will go back during the day for a more thorough inspection before making any decisions. I will certainly take everyone's good advice and ask about the tires, and take a good long look at the seals as best as I can.

Coming from a guy that has never pulled a trailer before, I'll have to admit that it's a beast in it's exterior length....when adding this trailer to the length of my F150, it dawned on me that the whole set-up would be around 50 feet in length. With this said, I'd be interested in hearing feedback from those who own 28 foot plus TTs and their experiences with getting them from place to place (turning corners, etc.).
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