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Old 06-25-2015, 11:16 PM   #1
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Seismic Wave 310W vs cold weather

I am new to Jayco products, and am looking at replacing my 2013 Dutchmen Voltage 3200 with a Seismic Wave 310W. Has anyone used their Wave in cold climates? Were there and issues? Can the Wave be used as a full-time living quarters? I travel from job to job, and live in my rig. I am replacing the Voltage due to almost constant repairs being needed as well as slideout issues (schwintek).
Any honest opinions would be more than welcome!
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:04 PM   #2
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Sit tight on the new Jayco toy haulers. Just saw the new floor plans, and it looks like Jayco is finally coming to the game in the fifth wheel toy hauler market. I know the Wave and Siesmic will have a fully insulated under belly all the way to the rear, including the garage. A lot of brands don't insulate under the garage floor. Also, Jayco doesn't duct the garage 3rd A/C unit, therefore, preventing oil/gas fumes to circulate throughout the rig. I saw a plan for the Wave, it's a 355. Has a loft, 1 1/2 bath, 12 1/2' garage. I just hope you can get some high end features in the Wave, that use to be for Siesmic only. The Siesmics are all very large rigs. Looks like the Wave will be a little smaller, although there will be a Wave in a 40' class.

Looks like Jayco made a good move in hiring away one of Cyclones (Heartland RV) lead engineers.

I can't wait to get a new Jayco hauler later this year.
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:06 AM   #3
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We are looking to order a 2016 if we can work out the trade-in numbers on our Voltage with the dealer.
I spoke with Jayco, and they have made some significant changes for 2016 to the Wave offerings. The biggest change is size, the 310W is 30inches longer than 2015, and it now has a 12" I-beam chassis. Unfortunately that means weight, but it is still lighter than our Voltage.
I wish someone would make a 5th wheel toy hauler without all the bells and whistles, so it could sell under $50K, but would still be durable. I don't go places to sit in my RV, I have a toy hauler because it can haul fun stuff and work stuff. My Voltage is nicer than my house and has way too many "features" that make it luxurious to show off, but not really practical, and too much stuff breaks down. And you need a new monster diesel truck to pull it, which drives the cost up even more.
The reason I am leaning toward the Wave is the lack of "features" and it is basically a stripped down version of the Seismic, so is more affordable but just as durable. For 2016, the "mandatory" option package (isn't that just a standard?) has a bunch more of high end features for convenience like the luxury models. The price without the options is within my budget, but once you add on all the "stuff", then I can't afford to add practical stuff like a generator. Just my thoughts....
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:16 PM   #4
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Jeff,
Check out Indiana RV connection, they are a Factory direct Jayco dealer and can usually beat your local pricing. Give it a look.

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Old 08-27-2015, 01:57 PM   #5
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We have the Seismic 3712 (not the Wave, but similar construction I think), and overall it has served us well. We fulltime as well following my job, and the seismic has held up well to towing and being lived in. We have not lived in it for long periods of time in cold, just a few weeks, but during that time we were comfortable and nothing froze. The most extreme condition we have been in with it was a blizzard in Oklahoma last year for a couple of days, and we had no problems. It was nice to run on the internal tanks and pump while others were messing with outdoor connections! Do be prepared to be underwhelmed by the leveling system, especially if you are coming from a hydraulic system (lots of threads on here about that). Mine won't level past 1.4 degrees side to side, for instance. As far as liveability and performance in the cold, though, no issues so far.
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We have the Seismic 3712 (not the Wave, but similar construction I think), and overall it has served us well. We fulltime as well following my job, and the seismic has held up well to towing and being lived in. We have not lived in it for long periods of time in cold, just a few weeks, but during that time we were comfortable and nothing froze. The most extreme condition we have been in with it was a blizzard in Oklahoma last year for a couple of days, and we had no problems. It was nice to run on the internal tanks and pump while others were messing with outdoor connections! Do be prepared to be underwhelmed by the leveling system, especially if you are coming from a hydraulic system (lots of threads on here about that). Mine won't level past 1.4 degrees side to side, for instance. As far as liveability and performance in the cold, though, no issues so far.
Amen to the leveling system on the Seismic!
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Sit tight on the new Jayco toy haulers. Just saw the new floor plans, and it looks like Jayco is finally coming to the game in the fifth wheel toy hauler market. I know the Wave and Siesmic will have a fully insulated under belly all the way to the rear, including the garage. A lot of brands don't insulate under the garage floor. Also, Jayco doesn't duct the garage 3rd A/C unit, therefore, preventing oil/gas fumes to circulate throughout the rig. I saw a plan for the Wave, it's a 355. Has a loft, 1 1/2 bath, 12 1/2' garage. I just hope you can get some high end features in the Wave, that use to be for Siesmic only. The Siesmics are all very large rigs. Looks like the Wave will be a little smaller, although there will be a Wave in a 40' class.



Looks like Jayco made a good move in hiring away one of Cyclones (Heartland RV) lead engineers.



I can't wait to get a new Jayco hauler later this year.

Do you know if they are adding to the 4112 and 4212 for the main Seismic line for '16?

Heartland has some exciting stuff planned for release next month at the shows in Road Warrior and Cyclone
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