Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2016, 07:43 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Cape Coral
Posts: 28
Class C or A?

Moving from a newer 39' fiver. Thought we were pretty much set on the Jayco Greyhawk 29ME, but then we looked at the Jayco Precept 31UL.

For those on here that have had both a class A and class C, what are the pros and cons?

We are in our 60's, healthy, and very active but I can see where the Precept will be much easier to get from the drive area to the living area. The salesmen told us the Greyhawk 29ME would only tow a maximum of 5,000 so having a car and motorcycle on a trailer would be out. How about the Precept, would it tow for example up to maybe 7,500?

We are through with the "search" mode and are starting the final decision process today. Heading out now to look at a gently used 2015 Precept to compare to a new one. Any insight from experienced class A and C owners would be appreciated.
__________________

FLHTK-JOE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 08:11 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
nma33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Cherry Hill
Posts: 223
The Precept can only tow 5,000lbs, As for the comparison I cannot comment since I have a Precept 35UN and never had a class C, I did look at the Seneca and liked the Class A better for the bus feel compared to the Truck feel of the cockpit.
Good luck with whatever you decide on.
Nick
Attached Thumbnails
36UN.jpg  
__________________

nma33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 08:20 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,036
If you want to safely tow more than 5,000 pounds and up to 10,000 you should choose a Jayco Seneca.

We have owned two class As and a C.
There is nothing protecting you from harm in a class A such as the truck front end, airbags, and an engine designed to break away and down in the event of a crash.
abarkl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 08:24 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
hoppers4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Port Orchard
Posts: 1,128
We went from a C to an A and then back to a C. Our preference is a large C due to better sleeping accommodations for adults. The cab-over sleeping area is much more comfortable than a pullout couch. The ride and drive in this MH is also much better than our Winnebago class A.
__________________
Don
------------
2015 Greyhawk 29MV
Honda CRV toad with Blue Ox baseplate
Ready Brute Elite towbar with braking system
Hughes autoformer
TST 507 Flowthru TPMS
hoppers4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 09:01 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Jackson
Posts: 1,015
I had a 32' 2014 Winnie Minnie and it drove like complete garbage too. Two hands on the wheel at all times; no relaxing - ever.
__________________
Currently between RV's, and it might stay that way !
2017 F-150 XLT 3.5 EcoBoost 10 Speed SCREW Short Bed 3.55 rear axle - 1818 lbs payload
Sold: 2015 Greyhawk 29MV, 2014 Jayco X17z, 2013 Jay Series 1207

Jopopsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 09:50 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Bobs A Class's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 155
Joe, we previously owned 2 Greyhawks and loved them both. But, we had to have the 2015 Precept with all the advantages i.e. space, storage, more horses, and best of all, the windshield. Neither one will tow all that you have. The 2015 vs the 2016 or 2017 UL is a matter of cosmetics vs price. If I can help more, contact me.

Bob
__________________
Me, Mrs., Maggie
and Ted the pup
2015 Precept 31 UL
2015 Equinox, Blue Ox Avanta LX
Bobs A Class is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 10:28 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Casselberry
Posts: 131
Quote:
Originally Posted by FLHTK-JOE View Post
Moving from a newer 39' fiver. Thought we were pretty much set on the Jayco Greyhawk 29ME, but then we looked at the Jayco Precept 31UL.

For those on here that have had both a class A and class C, what are the pros and cons?

We are in our 60's, healthy, and very active but I can see where the Precept will be much easier to get from the drive area to the living area. The salesmen told us the Greyhawk 29ME would only tow a maximum of 5,000 so having a car and motorcycle on a trailer would be out. How about the Precept, would it tow for example up to maybe 7,500?

We are through with the "search" mode and are starting the final decision process today. Heading out now to look at a gently used 2015 Precept to compare to a new one. Any insight from experienced class A and C owners would be appreciated.

Well I'm casually looking as well.
Both the Precept and the Greyhawk have the same Ford v-10 engine, and the precept weighs more, so Greyhawk should tow more. Pretty sure I saw one at a dealer with a 7500 lb hitch. Check the math.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Larry Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 10:28 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
TimHolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Canutillo
Posts: 590
Check out the discussion on why people chose a C Class here:

Why did you choose a C Class
__________________
Home: El Paso Texas
Jayco Grayhawk 31FS 2010
TimHolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 11:06 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Jackson
Posts: 1,015
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%. ???
__________________
Currently between RV's, and it might stay that way !
2017 F-150 XLT 3.5 EcoBoost 10 Speed SCREW Short Bed 3.55 rear axle - 1818 lbs payload
Sold: 2015 Greyhawk 29MV, 2014 Jayco X17z, 2013 Jay Series 1207

Jopopsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 01:13 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
nma33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Cherry Hill
Posts: 223
I have no issues driving my Precept, Actually I rather enjoy it, You cannot beat the view! But I have the 228 wheelbase. I believe the 31UL is 190.
__________________

nma33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.