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Old 10-12-2019, 07:09 AM   #1
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2020 Precept 34G

Just traded our 2018 Jayco 317RLOK 5r for a 2020 Precept 34G, having a Track Bar installed before it leaves the dealership as well as an alignment.
What else should I be on the lookout for in terms of deficiencies, we haven't done our PDI walk-through yet.
We do plan on spending the winter in Penticton BC, what extra should we do to prepare for winter camping... does get to freezing for spells, sometimes a cold snap for a week or so will bring it a few degrees below freezing.
Been trying to find snap on skirting pre-made?
I'm not wild about the black and grey valves not being enclosed, I cannot find any information beyond heated holding tanks on Jayco.com.
Been thinking of 1.5" DOW SM foam insulation and just bungee it to the motorhome all the way around for a skirt.
heat tape
and a couple ceramic heaters.
Just wondering what I should look closely at before it leaves the dealer in Ontario.
Any help would be appreciated

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Old 10-12-2019, 06:21 PM   #2
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I see that you are planning to stay in your coach for the winter. However, be sure to have the winterizing process explained thoroughly. There will be a whole house water filter, RR with ice maker, bypass valves for the HWH, washer if you have that option and make sure that they explain how the water valve selector knobs work.
Check the drivers seat to make sure that it goes far enough forward to comfortably reach the pedals. If it doesn’t have the dealer adjust it for you. There are additional holes to allow the seat to be unbolted and moved forward.
If it’s possible check the headlight alignment. When we drove our coach home from the dealership we drove several hours in the dark and the low beams pointed almost straight down and the high beams were right about where the low beams should have been. Jayco ultimately paid for an alignment but it could have been avoided.
Check the operation of the windshield wipers and fluid.
Check the dash heater/cooling controls. Make sure the fan works in all positions and make sure air flows through the appropriate ducts - floor, dash and defrost. Make sure you have both heat and cooling.
Have the dealer demonstrate the leveling system and know where the hydraulic fluid tank is located. Note the level of the fluid when the jacks are up and also when the jacks are down.
Verify which outlets work off the inverter.
Obviously check all the boxes on your PDI list but these are some things that sometimes get overlooked. Don’t be bashful about making a video of anything you don’t want to forget.
Congratulations on your new coach and enjoy the lifestyle.

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Old 10-12-2019, 06:40 PM   #3
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Working with a PDI checklist that someone on here posted.
The one thing we learned about our dealer from the 5r we bought in the spring.. donít sign a thing until all items on my PDI list are attended to.. we believed them last time sand traded it in with most items still not fixed.
Thanks for the good info
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:36 AM   #4
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Most fivers and trailers at least have underbelly barrier. Your precept does not. So the water lines are exposed to the elements in many cases. I would crawl under and use pipe insulation wherever
a water line was exposed. Run a light bulb from electric box outlet to water bay and leave on in freezing temps. Use the tank heaters and use electric heaters for your coach unless you have a large propane tank. Your idea of a skirting is a good one.
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:11 PM   #5
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Today was the big day

Well, today we were supposed to pick up our New 2020 Precept 34G... Appointment at noon, Spoke with the service manager a week in advance and was promised everything would be perfect.
7 hours later, we are back home and our Precept is still there. Some of the things we noticed a month ago and wrote them into our offer to be repaired still weren't done. Some small things, fit and finish stuff. Some large things like the hide-a-bed sofa needs to be replaced because of something hard under the seat material. It doesn't just zipper off.
The guy doing the walk-through was useless. 2 things I wanted info about, how to setup the generator auto start and the Infosystem.. he had no clue. Said he wasn't a tech.
Turns out the Infosystem didn't work.
One of the things I find very frustrating about Jayco is the lack of information one can attain about a new 2020 model. The Brochure doesn't give any details or specifics, all generic crap... I suppose so they can change to different manufacturers at any time.. but still it is frustrating.
Round 2 tomorrow, today they wanted me to sign all my paper work without even taking it our for a test drive.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:23 PM   #6
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I might walk away without accepting the unit. Your dealer will be a problem in the future.
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Old 10-28-2019, 07:27 PM   #7
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Brochures are generic for that very reason. If they were specific, and Jayco changed specs, the brochures already out at the dealers would be instant scrap paper. They have to rely on the manufacturers manuals, supplied with the unit, to be a little more specific to your unit. even then, sometimes those manuals cover some similar, but different model numbers.
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:17 PM   #8
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Do you know what Generator you have? Look up the owners manual online. Do you have a picture of the Control panel For the Auto start? You might be able to find one online. If its a Onan 5500 I can share my information.
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Old 01-25-2020, 07:47 PM   #9
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Any other good or bad experience with the 34g?
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:31 PM   #10
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Check the termination of the vertical termination strip at the top where it is caulked under the roof to wall. Mine was soft and not properly sealed allowing water entry which showed up at the center top of the windshield and dripped down onto the dash.

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