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Old 08-10-2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question Placed a Deposit on a 2021 Alante 31v.. Mistake?

Hello, I placed a deposit on a 2021 Alante 31V. I can still back out but I'm trying to make some informed decisions about the engine and suspension. Even tho its new, I'm having an RV inspector go thru it on Friday Aug 13th.

1. I've only spent a few hours on the forum and people are describing issues with spark plug wires and lack of parts which cause these new v8 engines to sit in repair bays for months. I'm wondering if I made the right decision or if Ford has fixed this issue

2. My first drive will be from California to Texas in September and I'd like to make any suspension upgrades that will help me keep the coach on the straight and narrow. I've read about the CHF adjustments, trac bar for the rear and even the Kelderman kit but since the coach is a 2021 i"m not sure which of these would be appropriate or even needed. Does anyone have any experience or input regarding the Jayco Alante 2021 builds?

Many thanks everyone and I hope to contribute as I learn and delve into my RV adventures. I've got till next weekend to march forward or change strategies so your input will greatly impact my decision. Cheers!
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Old 08-10-2020, 04:37 PM   #2
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Apparently FORD is having plug wire issues with the 7.3 affecting pick-ups and Motorhomes, not just a JAYCO problem.

Post #4 and #10 in particular.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ine-78354.html

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...-v8-78565.html
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Thank you, diving into the links/threads now.
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From what i'm seeing I would stay away from the Ford V8 right now. As for the suspension mods, I would do the CHF and if possible get a rear trac-bar. I do not have any experience with the 2021s, but on my 2019 it made a world of difference in how it handles. I would also consider a steering stabilizer as well. That's the 3 things I did to mine and it handles great now.
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From what i'm seeing I would stay away from the Ford V8 right now. As for the suspension mods, I would do the CHF and if possible get a rear trac-bar. I do not have any experience with the 2021s, but on my 2019 it made a world of difference in how it handles. I would also consider a steering stabilizer as well. That's the 3 things I did to mine and it handles great now.
Michael,Looks like I'll be calling the dealer today to discuss backing out of the deal. I really loved the floor plan and it has the new farmhouse white interior with the double 12ft fridge. Was a really hard coach to track down, but 100k for a motor that may leave you stranded for weeks is a no go. I'll keep searching possibly for a used model where all the initial kinks have been mostly dealt with and the v10 engine. I appreciate the feedback on the suspension mods as well, CHF, Trac-Bar, Steering stabilizer etc. Cheers!
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Old 08-12-2020, 12:07 PM   #6
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After much deliberation and feedback from the great forum community I decided to call the dealer and withdraw my offer and get my deposit back. The Dealer opted to call Ford and actually confirmed that the spark plug wires are an issue and that there were no available replacement parts. And if there were, it would be the same OEM that failed to begin with so I dont feel it would solve the problem, only delay it from happening again in the future. Thanks to everyone that replied here and on other threads I posted to ask for advice. This community has already saved me from one big headache. Time to research other v10 options.

Appreciate it everyone

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