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Old 11-19-2022, 04:26 PM   #1
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2020 Precept 31UL Purchase: Advice?

New to this forum. I am close to "pulling the trigger" on this one .... if I can get the seller to move just a wee bit on price: https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/used-r...-31ul_rv-50801

I recently sold my old '07 WBGO Outlook 31C and now I miss the RV (it was a good one; some of the newer ones, not so much.) Reading some of the many reviews on the Jayco 31UL has me nervous (there were many "Excellent/Love it" reviews but a LOT of really bad ones .... mostly about terrible construction.) I guess it's a "given" that nearly the whole industry has pretty much cratered re quality (perhaps the super high-end coaches excepted?) Still, I would very much appreciate comments from real Jayco owners of this coach (or similar ones.) I've owned 2 RVs and driven them for 40,000 miles or so, but I feel a bit "lost at sea" on this one ..... it sure "checks all my boxes". Little stuff is no problem as I am a shade tree wrencher and DIYer (but I no longer get on the roof.)

TIA, of course. Safe travels and good times to ya.

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Can't answer any of your questions, but I'm sure someone will. Just want to say,
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Old 11-19-2022, 08:35 PM   #3
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Thanks, Grumpy.

Oh- I forgot to mention ....... a PM would work just fine, folks. Would appreciate your input, for sure. Big, hard-earned bucks on the line ya know.
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Old 11-20-2022, 06:13 AM   #4
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We have the same model - bought it new a couple years ago. Have had a couple glitches, one that the Ford dealer handled. Others I took care of. Not sure that the microwave in that one is a convection model; ours is not, and from the picture (hard to tell) it appears to be the same as ours.

I'll PM you my email address and we can "chat" if you like.

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Old 11-20-2022, 06:17 AM   #5
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We have a 2018 31UL and we're on the "love it" side. Bought it used, which I think is the way to go, let's the first buyer work out the first warranty issues. The only expensive problem we had was to replace the fabric on the furniture. The more I read that seems to be an industry wide problem so you may get prepared for that in a few years.
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Old 11-20-2022, 09:30 PM   #6
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We own a '22 31UL and love it. We've done some suspension upgrades (Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer, new Koni shocks, alignment.) Had a few initial problems with miswired coax connections and Winegard system which the dealer corrected. Nothing else major, at least so far -- have owned it for about 6 months. It has about 2600 miles on it. By the way, I wish it had a convection microwave -- if yours does (should you buy it) that's great.
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Old 11-21-2022, 05:26 PM   #7
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Thanks to all. I put a deposit on the coach (Precept 31UL) and I plan to drive my toad down to Houston to pick it up, winterize it on their sales lot, and head for Denver next Tues/Wed. I am sure I will have many questions; here's the first one: For those who have weighed your 31UL ready for travel and adjusted the tires per load tables.....what pressures do you run front and rear? Dollars to doughnuts the service/inspection people at PPL will use the placard numbers, but I sure don't want to blindly use those pressures......especially running empty. I'll weigh my new-to-me rig at a CAT scale here in Denver when I get back, but I don't want to mess with that on my "quickee before the snow flies again" return trip.

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Old 11-21-2022, 08:51 PM   #8
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We bought a used 2016 31UL and love it. Iíve done many upgrades and we love the opposing living area slides. Creates a lot of space. The previous owner upgraded the suspension and it drives great. Very little push from 18 wheelers. Can drive down 95 with just fingers on the wheel. I will say to keep an eye on the roller bearings on the 2 front slides.
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Old 11-23-2022, 03:44 PM   #9
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Hi Youracman, Welcome, I too am new to the forum.
I'm purchasing a 2015 Precept 31 UL Saturday. Like you, I sold my 2007 Winnebago 29B. It was a good rig and had a lot of good memories with it. Reading the posts made me a little nervous also but I feel people usually write when things go wrong in order to ask questions or warn others. I hope the owners that have no issues with their rigs are just having too much fun to take time to write about how happy they are with their Precepts.
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I'm sure you are correct, Jake. As is oft-said: Treat your customers right and they will tell all their friends, treat 'em bad and they will tell everyone they know.

My (sight unseen) purchase breezed through their $450 inspection without out a problem of any kind noted. Hope they were fairly thorough. This forum will be a big help going fwd; e.g., Parrott's note re the slide rollers. Also, I got a response from a forum member on the "best guess" re tire pressures to use until I get it weighed ....... as configured for travel. He suggested 85 to 90 (cold) all around for the trip home since I will be running empty.

I will have a very steep learning curve, I am sure. Never had a 50 amp coach or one with a macerator, or a transfer switch, or a Euro bunk or a residential fridge or a ............

Good luck with your new-to-you ride. Hopefully we both will be happy "ex WBGO" owners.
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Thanks for the advice on the tire pressure. I will have the dealer check them before our six hour drive home. We got a quick look at the MH at the RV show and put a down payment on it contingent on how it drives. I had them install a Safe T steering stabilizer on it. We are going to spend a night or two at the dealer to make sure all the systems work and we know how to use them. Good luck to you also. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
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Hi Youracman, Welcome, I too am new to the forum.
I'm purchasing a 2015 Precept 31 UL Saturday. Like you, I sold my 2007 Winnebago 29B. It was a good rig and had a lot of good memories with it. Reading the posts made me a little nervous also but I feel people usually write when things go wrong in order to ask questions or warn others. I hope the owners that have no issues with their rigs are just having too much fun to take time to write about how happy they are with their Precepts.
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I'm sure you are correct, Jake. As is oft-said: Treat your customers right and they will tell all their friends, treat 'em bad and they will tell everyone they know.

My (sight unseen) purchase breezed through their $450 inspection without out a problem of any kind noted. Hope they were fairly thorough. This forum will be a big help going fwd; e.g., Parrott's note re the slide rollers. Also, I got a response from a forum member on the "best guess" re tire pressures to use until I get it weighed ....... as configured for travel. He suggested 85 to 90 (cold) all around for the trip home since I will be running empty.

I will have a very steep learning curve, I am sure. Never had a 50 amp coach or one with a macerator, or a transfer switch, or a Euro bunk or a residential fridge or a ............

Good luck with your new-to-you ride. Hopefully we both will be happy "ex WBGO" owners.


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I'm sure you are correct, Jake. As is oft-said: Treat your customers right and they will tell all their friends, treat 'em bad and they will tell everyone they know.

My (sight unseen) purchase breezed through their $450 inspection without out a problem of any kind noted. Hope they were fairly thorough. This forum will be a big help going fwd; e.g., Parrott's note re the slide rollers. Also, I got a response from a forum member on the "best guess" re tire pressures to use until I get it weighed ....... as configured for travel. He suggested 85 to 90 (cold) all around for the trip home since I will be running empty.

I will have a very steep learning curve, I am sure. Never had a 50 amp coach or one with a macerator, or a transfer switch, or a Euro bunk or a residential fridge or a ............

Good luck with your new-to-you ride. Hopefully we both will be happy "ex WBGO" owners.


Awesome, glad it went well for you and yes you are at the right place the folks here are good about answering questions. Our coach is a little bigger than yours but I air down my tires to 90 psi and it seem to work great.
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