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Old 05-11-2016, 11:09 AM   #1
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Precept ongoing issues-CS person not any help!

When we purchased our Precept 31UL last August after trading in a Melbourne, our first road trip was a total disaster. List is too long, but main issue is the overall handling and ride. Constant shaking, swaying, like riding in a school bus. Took to dealer they did an alignment and other adjustments. Thought everything was fine. Our last trip to Texas it appears that the issues stated above still exist. Can't even read a paper while sitting at the table because of the constant vibrations and the cabinets kept coming open. The cabinet with the TV in bedroom came open and all of the DVD's flew out!!! Went back to dealer and Jayco agreed to send us to a Ford Dealership in Texas to check the ride and the chassis. Overall conclusion, the length of this unit is to long for the wheel base. Jayco states that they do not "weld" any framing, but I learned that the frame from the back axle to the bumper is welded. Also if you stand in the bedroom and look out the front windshield the unit is very "back heavy" and the nose is slightly higher.

Bottom line, customer service basically is saying that because the chassis checked out fine then other issues are under warranty. I asked why so many people were adding safe-t-bars, etc. because purchasing something over $100,000. should have that already. Still waiting to hear back from them and BTW, they are putting all of the responsibility on my dealer!!!!
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:57 AM   #2
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I have a 35UN in service at Jayco, so far I have nothing but a fantastic experience with everyone I have talked to at Jayco. I am sorry you are having so many issues with your coach. Best of luck getting it right for you.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:11 PM   #3
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Well as of today, I have been totally blown off from Jaycoand my dealership. Jayco insists that having no issues with the chassis basically I'm the problem. Yes, a longer unit could hold up better but we were downsizing from a 38ft. Bad construction all around. I'm going back to Itasca!
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Well as of today, I have been totally blown off from Jaycoand my dealership. Jayco insists that having no issues with the chassis basically I'm the problem. Yes, a longer unit could hold up better but we were downsizing from a 38ft. Bad construction all around. I'm going back to Itasca!
Have you taken it to a scale to see if it is loaded properly. Most bad handling is do to not enough weight on the front axle.
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No. Most of the storage, gas, water tank are in the back. I only have under storage but the insides are not that big.
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Weight

Do yourself a big favor....weigh all four corners.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:40 AM   #7
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Where would I do that?
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Scales

Search for a local truck scale in your area. Weigh each corner.
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:19 PM   #9
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We are taking it in tomorrow to a Piolet station. What do I need to look for about the weight measures?
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:12 PM   #10
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Look at your axle ratings. Then look at the right and left front weights and right and left rear weights. Are they close to equal? Then add the the two front axle together and two rear axle together side to side only and compare them to your axle ratings. Are they close? My coach 2016 31UL drove ok in stock form. I did add the rear track lock, front steering stabilizer and Centramatic wheel balancers and it is noticeably better. I do load the two front side storage with heavy items. Tool chest and air compressor. Hope this makes sense!
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