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Old 04-26-2017, 10:49 AM   #1
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Changes to 2018 Precept Models

There is a thread on the Jayco Precept Forum regarding the 18' changes..
But below is recap from Jayco:

elow is the reply from the Jayco Sales mgr:


1. No changes yet to a smaller chassis for 31ul

2. truna system instead of Girard. Yes Love it..

3. we did have a $4,200 incr, but the 12c.f. refer is Std.
so really its only a $2,550 incr. & 99% of orders had the larger refer.

4. bus type bay doors - Negative

5. additional exterior colors Negative


NEW Fuision RV GPS


on 31ul - dual 15,000 BTU A.Cs with heat pumps and a
228 chassis with king bed.


Quick note - the TRUMA AQUA GO heaters are a definitely improvement over the Girad. The Truma heater is significantly easier to winterize
and water temp. is more stable.


nothing official, but it appears the GVWR is still 22,000 on the longer wheelbase, a move which necesitated switching the toilet and the counter in the bathroom and moving the fuel fill further aft,it

Also appears that driver/copilot seats are now Flexsteel with adjustable armrests.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:51 AM   #2
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and the Precept will feature a NEW Radio/GPS unit -

the model is - RV-BBT601

Designed to deliver RV
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Equipped with FUSION-Link the
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PND is portable, enabling owners the freedom to access their
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:19 PM   #3
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I purchased my 2018 31UL in January, 2017 from Blade RV (Mt Vernon, WA) at the Seattle RV Show and took delivery from the factory in late April. I wanted the 2018 model and was willing to wait.


May, 2016 I purchased the 2017 29MV Class C loved it except I could not deal with the huge loss of space compared to my 2015 24FBS trailer I purchased in 2014.


The 29MV had nothing wrong with it at all from the factory. I was surprised as the 24FBS an the 2014 18RB both had some minor issues.


Had the following "punch list" items (all minor):


Broken windshield (Rock hit it while in transit) - Replaced in May


Missing cocktail table support pole - Jayco sent the dealer on in June


Drivers window track was bent multiple places, could not close it all of the way, It was replaced in July


A pass-through door did not stay closed, the lock needed adjustment - solved in April


The only "defect" that remains is when using the GPS Navigation on the Fusion (Love the Fusion), the volume is not loud enough an there I no way I'm aware of to have it go to a separate speaker so it doesn't compete with the radio/Bluetooth audio


I elected the reclining chairs and 12cu refrigerator.


I added 320 watt solar panels to the roof; 120 watt portable solar panel; replaced the two stock batteries with four 24T Trojan AGM batteries (I got a total of 51AH without any charge from the sun over the 4th of July long weekend boondocking, based on my drawing about 5AH while using the LED lighting and TV, etc.)k aed a trimetic meter an the Go Power meter that came with the solar arrays, so I can ensure they are "telling the truth."


Best investment - I added the Pay as you Go Dish TV package, using a Winguard X2 antenna (portable). Now I'm watching movies I haven't seen before while relaxing in the woods and viewing on the outdoor TV (never knew I "needed" one before nor did I want it, but now I like it) or the main indoor TV, while sitting in the reclining chairs (so much better than the couch I had in my 3 prior Jayco RVs)


Used it about every other weekend so far, liking it a lot, but sometimes scary to drive (it is wide and I fear hitting mirror to mirror with a truck, came close a few times).


All is goo, except yesterday it developed a tapping noise that was continuous at a rate of two per second. With just 3310 miles on it (2978 of that was from the factory to the dealer) an with me taking the RV on vacation in a week and a half for 11 days to four different locations hours from home an from each other, I brought the RV to a Ford Service Truck Center and will see what they find and hope they an fix it before I leave.
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congrats!

Congrats on your new Precept!

I hope you have years and year of enjoyment.

Note: We are having our 2nd annual Precept "get-together"
the 1st week of October in Zion River RV Resort.

There is 2 openings... so if you are interested let me know.

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Old 08-01-2017, 08:40 AM   #5
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I purchased my 2018 31UL in January, 2017 from Blade RV (Mt Vernon, WA) at the Seattle RV Show and took delivery from the factory in late April. I wanted the 2018 model and was willing to wait.


May, 2016 I purchased the 2017 29MV Class C loved it except I could not deal with the huge loss of space compared to my 2015 24FBS trailer I purchased in 2014.


The 29MV had nothing wrong with it at all from the factory. I was surprised as the 24FBS an the 2014 18RB both had some minor issues.


Had the following "punch list" items (all minor):


Broken windshield (Rock hit it while in transit) - Replaced in May


Missing cocktail table support pole - Jayco sent the dealer on in June


Drivers window track was bent multiple places, could not close it all of the way, It was replaced in July


A pass-through door did not stay closed, the lock needed adjustment - solved in April


The only "defect" that remains is when using the GPS Navigation on the Fusion (Love the Fusion), the volume is not loud enough an there I no way I'm aware of to have it go to a separate speaker so it doesn't compete with the radio/Bluetooth audio


I elected the reclining chairs and 12cu refrigerator.


I added 320 watt solar panels to the roof; 120 watt portable solar panel; replaced the two stock batteries with four 24T Trojan AGM batteries (I got a total of 51AH without any charge from the sun over the 4th of July long weekend boondocking, based on my drawing about 5AH while using the LED lighting and TV, etc.)k aed a trimetic meter an the Go Power meter that came with the solar arrays, so I can ensure they are "telling the truth."


Best investment - I added the Pay as you Go Dish TV package, using a Winguard X2 antenna (portable). Now I'm watching movies I haven't seen before while relaxing in the woods and viewing on the outdoor TV (never knew I "needed" one before nor did I want it, but now I like it) or the main indoor TV, while sitting in the reclining chairs (so much better than the couch I had in my 3 prior Jayco RVs)


Used it about every other weekend so far, liking it a lot, but sometimes scary to drive (it is wide and I fear hitting mirror to mirror with a truck, came close a few times).


All is goo, except yesterday it developed a tapping noise that was continuous at a rate of two per second. With just 3310 miles on it (2978 of that was from the factory to the dealer) an with me taking the RV on vacation in a week and a half for 11 days to four different locations hours from home an from each other, I brought the RV to a Ford Service Truck Center and will see what they find and hope they an fix it before I leave.
Welcome to the Precept group. We purchased our 2016 35S from Blade RV last April and have been very happy with it. We've had some issues so we have become close friends with Carl in Service....haha! Maybe we'll see you around the area camping someday!!

Kelly
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Thanks but I work during the week and can't get to UT in a reasonable drive time. Maybe in 7 years when I buy the Seneca I'd love to have as I retire, I can do the long distance tripsn
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Carl and Wayne are the greatest. I travel almost 2 hours to go to Blade for service versus 5 minutes to go to "the other" Jayco dealer in the area. Carl took great care of my 29MV when the other guys didn't.
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We are in the process of buying our coach. Thanks to this group I learned a out the missing bilstien shocks that the dealer assured me were installed. Not until I called the factory did I hear the truth. The factory even said the dealership should know better and we will call them.
When we did the walk through there were so many things wrong. So much stuff was damaged and attempted to hide with furniture pencil. Who knows when I will actually sign paperwork?!
What is the feeling of the 2018 precept owners on the missing shocks, are you really feeling it? Do you not care either way?
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The Bilstein shocks are no better than the Ford OEM shocks. Just wait until Koni makes the FSD's available for the 17-18 chassis and have them installed.
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Don't sign the paperwork

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We are in the process of buying our coach. Thanks to this group I learned a out the missing bilstien shocks that the dealer assured me were installed. Not until I called the factory did I hear the truth. The factory even said the dealership should know better and we will call them.
When we did the walk through there were so many things wrong. So much stuff was damaged and attempted to hide with furniture pencil. Who knows when I will actually sign paperwork?!
What is the feeling of the 2018 precept owners on the missing shocks, are you really feeling it? Do you not care either way?
First, I feel no difference between my 2017 29MV which had Billstein shocks and the 2018 31UL that is without them.

Next, if there is so many things wrong with the unit and you are buying it from dealer stock, RUN, do not sign the paperwork.

I never buy from dealer stock, I always buy the RVs and my cars (1992, 1999, 2017) /pickup trucks (2005, 2014) on a factory order.

Yes, I have to wait 8-12 weeks, but at least I know they haven't been sitting on a lot or looked at and rejected by other possible buyers for a good reason or more.

Just my take.
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