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Old 08-21-2016, 08:07 AM   #31
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Joe, make sure the tires have proper inflation. Mine were at 87 lbs. I called my guy who builds custom coaches and he said that's like driving on flat tires. I increased the pressure to 108 cold (tires say 110 max cold) and it was like a completely different coach.
Like I said in my post, it really doesn't "wonder" but just doesn't track perfectly. Of course that was on Illinois highways which are the worse in the nation. During upcoming PDI I will have my digital tire gauge with me and make sure I am close to max pressure in all six tires.

We will be camped within 5 miles of selling dealer for another month before heading south so I feel comfortable being able to take my time with any needed adjustments.

Thanks to all for comments.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:31 AM   #32
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Joe, your comment about Illinois reads interested me. Are you not buying your coach in Florida? If you are buying up north and will drive to Florida and take 65 through Indiana, you may change your mind. Good luck. OBTW, we may spend the winter at Tamiami.

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Old 08-22-2016, 06:25 AM   #33
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Bob, we had sold the F350 diesel last fall and had stored our Montana up here in the Peoria area. We had pretty much decided to either sell the fiver up there or trade it this year. With 5 kids and 13 grandkids still in Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, and Wilmette, we return to this area every summer for a couple months.


We will head south on Sunday, October 2nd. For the past 3 years we have always taken I-57 to I-24 to I-65 to US Rt. 231 to I-10 to I-75. It is about 50 miles further than going through Atlanta but no big elevations and we actually like the drive through Alabama better no matter if we are towing or not. Going the way we do, Nashville is the only congested area and we usually stay in Clarksville so we can hit Nashville around 5:30 or 6am going south.


Are you talking about Tamiami CG right across from the Shell Factory in North Ft. Myers? If so we will have to get together. I will be making some calls next week to try to get a storage spot in the fenced area connected to the back of their property.
When are you heading down?
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:49 PM   #34
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:39 PM   #35
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I've noticed the Jayco Precepts have very low wheelbase/length ratios. How do they drive? I've read all over where you want 55-56% + - my Greyhawk has 58% but the Precept I just checked out was only at 51%. ???
We noted the steering problems in the new 2016 Jayco Precept 31UL when we did the test drive, but our salesman assured us that it was fine. Well...it isn't. Why should we as new buyers have to pay to have swaybars installed. It bottomed out when backing out of our driveway, which only has a very, very slight slope. The back-end separated from the body. There are numerous warranty issues. We've used it for five days. The rest of the summer since beginning of June, it's been at the dealership. I would never recommend buying any Jayco product.
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:43 PM   #36
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If you get a 31ul with short wheelbase and smaller tires you will not be happy without adding suspension upgrades, which equals lots of money.
We noted the steering problems in the new 2016 Jayco Precept 31UL when we did the test drive, but our salesman assured us that it was fine. Well...it isn't. Why should we as new buyers have to pay to have swaybars installed. It bottomed out when backing out of our driveway, which only has a very, very slight slope. The back-end separated from the body. There are numerous warranty issues. We've used it for five days. The rest of the summer since beginning of June, it's been at the dealership. I would never recommend buying any Jayco product.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:15 PM   #37
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Never believe anything a salesmen tells you. They want to make the sale, period. 31ul wheelbase at 190 or so is far too short. Got rid of ours and got a 35un, very happy with this one, but still needs track bar and steering stabilizer.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:16 PM   #38
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Back to the C or A we wanted a 29MV we changed our minds on three things lack of storage, lack of fresh water and wastewater and living space turning the drivers seat and passengers seat around makes a huge difference in living space. We have not had any issues with our 31ul drive ability we bought it used for the same price of the 29mv with 4800 mile we have 8200 know. The engine is not the same in the class A the B has less valves and less horse power.


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Old 10-19-2016, 06:22 AM   #39
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Had a 31ul, lemon, wheel base too short, bad handling, got a 35un, much better but wish we bought a Seneca.
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