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Old 10-25-2017, 09:34 AM   #1
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Horrible Ride in our Brand New 2018 Jayco Alante 26X

Horrible ride in our brand new 2018 Jayco Alante 26X
JesseS,
We purchased a 2018 Jayco Alante 26X and just returned from our first
trip .... we drove from Florida to Pa. which we've done many times with other motor homes, Class A, Class B, Class C and a travel trailer, never have we had such a poor ride ... we were terrified at times on the interstate driving alongside tractor trailers. We had to constantly check for upcoming trucks in our mirror due to being buffeted around as they passed making it very difficult to stay in our lane.
We also took a pounding on the interstate, but our major problem was the swaying of the coach and we never did over 60mph, even though the limit was 70 - 75 where other coaches our size and larger were flying by us, something that we could never do with the way this 2018 Alante 26X handled.
We have as I mentioned, driven lots of miles in other coaches and have never had one handle this badly.
We recently had a Safe-T-Plus front stabilizer installed hoping that this would improve the ride, even before taking the trip, because we read reviews on this site so we felt it was a good investment, but it didn't help this coach.
We are taking it to a local MotorHome dealership for a wheel alignment and balancing, hoping this helps our problem. After this last trip, we feel very uncomfortable driving it and if nothing helps, we'll be trading it in for hopefully a better driving coach and of course we'll be losing quite a bit on our trade, but it's better than losing our lives .... this is how bad the ride is.
My wife is refusing to drive this coach until we get the problem taken care of,
and I don't blame her one bit, and she was a professional school bus driver for 20 years.
Has anyone else had similar issues with their Alante besides us and the few folks here?

James
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure I saw a recent thread on this exact same issue from another Alante owner. Class C forum maybe?
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:13 AM   #3
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I may have placed the post in two areas by mistake .... thanks.

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Old 10-25-2017, 11:33 AM   #4
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There have been countless threads on this subject. Please use the search option.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:09 PM   #5
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My 2016 Alante has same problem I have put $2500 in parts and you still can't keep it on the road I have talk to jayco and they want do anything. So I called department of transportation and reported problem it is in your book from jayco I am still waiting to get my Rv in to fix shower floor were they didn't put in any support they Jan now there saying April I wish I would of bought something else good luck
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:11 PM   #6
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Doesn't anyone take these MH for a test ride before buying, a trip down the freeway would have told you a lot.
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:47 PM   #7
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You are absolutely right, but the interstate was 20 + miles away from the dealer.
We tested it on a main road with a speed limit of 55....we have an appointment for an alignment and wheel balancing, so hopefully that will help, if not, we'll get rid of it and take the loss.

Thanks again,
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:59 PM   #8
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Thank you DDailey, we'll update our post after having the wheel alignment and balancing done on Nov. 1st... we're hoping that helps.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:56 PM   #9
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If you need help with the shower pan PM me, I fixed mine as it was very 'spongy' I added 3 supports and now it is solid.
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Old 10-28-2017, 02:40 PM   #10
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Wow. That's bad.

You've mentioned the "ride", but actually described handling problems. Is it the ride, as in too firm, etc., or is it the handling (ability to control the vehicle)?
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