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Old 04-17-2018, 04:41 PM   #1
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Sorry to say I'm leaving the Jayco brand.

The honey moon was over after the starr of the second trip. Our precept fell apart over the span of 5k miles.

Here is the list of issues that we are dealing with.

1. Windshield wipers broken again
2. Rear bunk slide motor inop again
3. Front heater inop again
4. Front head lights bounce so bad it's hard to drive at night
5. Invertor malfunctions at least 2x an hour by shutting off.
6. Water pump inop again.
7. Roof leak over kitchen
8. Microwave loose again
9. Front room slide not sliding anymore
10. Overhead lights stopped working
11. Driver's seat swivel broke
12. Rear backup camera inop

The list just goes on and on.

Three month wait on some parts.

I'm sorry but it looks like Thor has destroyed our wonderful Jayco brand.

Good luck to everyone I have sold my Precept 36T and have moved on to another brand
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:52 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:54 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear of your issues. How did it compare to your previous RV's in terms of issues and failures?
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
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That's what we should have done dumped our 2016 Eagle the first year, purely a piece of junk. Instead 2 1/2 years into ownership still fighting to get final warranty list completed from August 2017.Thanks
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:07 AM   #5
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With that many problems I would leave jayco also. Too bad you don't have a good dealer to fix it.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:43 AM   #6
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WOW!, I thought I had issues with my Alante, your problems make mine look trivial. I hope you find something to your liking that is better built. In all honesty if I had been given a list of everything that did go bad I would never have bought it, at least mine is pre-Thor. Good luck!
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That's a pretty terrible list of problems.
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:20 AM   #8
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Thor has nothing to do with quality problems at Jayco. Boom times have everything to do with it. The RV industry is producing more units than ever before in history and finding qualified workers is near impossible. If you study economics, history and can analyze the current labor market you would understand. To just blame Thor is killing the messenger and not addressing the problem.
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Thor has nothing to do with quality problems at Jayco. Boom times have everything to do with it. The RV industry is producing more units than ever before in history and finding qualified workers is near impossible. If you study economics, history and can analyze the current labor market you would understand. To just blame Thor is killing the messenger and not addressing the problem.
This is partially true, but not the entire cause. Cost cutting, lower wages, lack of quality control, and a general lack of caring once the product is off the production line is also an issue. I have toured several production facilities, and spoken with the managers. A push to get as many units as fast as possible regardless of quality pushed down the line and cheap materials is a factor. Speaking with workers and watching units go down the line the workers, although only tasked with one or two items to install are hard pressed to keep up, and any issue that slows down the line is to be avoided at all costs, so mistakes or incomplete installs are pushed on down. This is why I found several things on my coach that were not even installed or tightened or hooked up. And as for qualified workers hiring someone already trained is great but most production line workers are trained on site. Just my .02.
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Pity the poor customer who bought it!
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