Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-04-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
Moderator Emeritus
 
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 9,424
"WhatsUpDownunder"

Are we American's spoiled by the size and amenities offered in RV's manufactured in the USA?

"WhatsUpDownunder" is an Australian website/magazine about RV life in Australia. It's interesting to note that "big & heavy" RV's (or associated TV's) doesn't seem to be anywhere near as prevalent as it is in the USA. As a matter of fact, Jayco of Australia doesn't offer a TT longer than 25ft (which is long by Australian standards).

"WhatsUpDownunder" is an interesting read....., but what's cool is after the home page has loaded, slide the bottom scroll bar to the right......

WhatsUpDownunder: http://www.whatsupdownunder.com.au/

Jayco of Australia: http://www.jayco.com.au/

JOF's counter-part in Australia: http://www.goseeaustralia.com.au/for...?Cat=1&ender=0

Bob
__________________

2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2018 Jay Flight 24RBS
2002 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4:10 (retired)
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
1999 Jayco Eagle 246FB (retired)
Reese HP Dual Cam (Strait-Line)
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,446
Jayco Australia sure dosn't believe in slide outs do they? I would be constantly walking to the wrong side of the trailer to get in.
__________________
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
2017 Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3 with tow package. (no, we don't tow the Jayco with it.)
2018 Surveyor 265RLDS well equipped.
Life in the slow lane is still life.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: AZ, SSA (Squabbling States of America)
Posts: 1,432
It's curious the caravans in Oz are so much smaller and less well equipped than ours yet they have much longer truck trains than we do here.
__________________
Jeannie
Lady Fitzgerald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 05:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle View Post
Are we American's spoiled by the size and amenities offered in RV's manufactured in the USA?

"WhatsUpDownunder" is an Australian website/magazine about RV life in Australia. It's interesting to note that "big & heavy" RV's (or associated TV's) doesn't seem to be anywhere near as prevalent as it is in the USA. As a matter of fact, Jayco of Australia doesn't offer a TT longer than 25ft (which is long by Australian standards).

"WhatsUpDownunder" is an interesting read....., but what's cool is after the home page has loaded, slide the bottom scroll bar to the right......

WhatsUpDownunder: http://www.whatsupdownunder.com.au/

Jayco of Australia: http://www.jayco.com.au/

JOF's counter-part in Australia: http://www.goseeaustralia.com.au/for...?Cat=1&ender=0

Bob
The US is the "Super Size Me" country I think. LOL Same with fast food - they make it almost cheaper to buy a super sized meal than a normal portioned one....

I am always astounded by the size of some of the rigs when we camp. Gorgeous 5ers and TTs, but I am always curious if these are folks like me, who work ffull time and just get a few weeks out of the year to go, or if they are full timers, retired, etc. If they are like me, wow, I just don't think I could justify spending that much money on something so large and luxurious since I mainly camp what weekends I can in the summer, and about a week two times a year on vacation. My wallet just isn't that fat. LOL
CampingGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
jim44646's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 225
It's hard to justify the cost of a big rig plus TV. You can get a motel or ocean front condo for a week once or twice a year for allot less.
jim44646 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.