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Old 08-17-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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Jayco White Hawk Observation

Yesterday we took a ride down to the RV center that is about 2 hours away from us. They had the White Hawk we were looking at all setup and hooked up to power for us to look at. Overall I was pretty happy with how it looked but noticed that some areas they seem to be lacking attention to detail.


One area is the entertainment center, it is stapled together and there are several places around the TV where you can see either part of the staple head or can see where it has the wood distorted around it.

Another area is the trim, there are a few spots where they did not even push the trim joints tight together before nailing it fast, leaving a small gap.

The final area is the bathroom door, I know that a few others have mentioned this as well, it fits terribly. It is tight at the bottom corner and when it is latched the upper corner sticks out like 3/4 of an inch from the frame.

The worst part about these is that we looked at 3 other identical White Hawks, all had the exact same issues at the same places.


Not really too surprising considering how fast they turn these out, but to fix this issues would take probably 15 minutes total during assembly, or take someone hours to fix after it is already done.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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I have one...23 MBH. Don't have those issues. My only complaints are no tank rinser, placement of bathroom faucet, and location of power outlet in kitchen near door. Definitely not deal breakers....been in ours semi full time since May.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:59 AM   #3
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all the things you mentioned are identical to how my Jay feather is. I don't worry about it
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:05 AM   #4
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Yeah, none of these issues were a deal breaker for us. Just observations of things that if they had taken a few more minutes during assembly would result in a nicer looking product is all.

We will probably still end up purchasing one of the units. I am sure I will find other things I do not like, but on a 30 minute walk through, those were the things that stuck out as soon as walking in.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:10 AM   #5
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We don't have those issues either. That said, there are some areas where it looks like the trailer was just thrown together, and the dealer fixed a few trim details (primarily scratches) before we took delivery. We have about 4,000 miles and 24 nights in it so far this year and the only issues we have are a broken window shade and very noisy slide, both of which should be covered under warranty.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #6
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We just purchased a 28DSBH and it had the same issues. We took the trailer anyways and will bring back to the dealer once the season is over. Everything is very minor so I am not too concerned. As long as all the mechanical and expensive items work I am happy. Here is a link to a list of our problems. Overall I am very happy with the whithawk. It is a great looking trailer.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...846#post221846
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:44 PM   #7
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I'm very happy with this trailer but in addition to what was already mentioned, the padded cabinet doors under the dinette bench don't support weight very well and I already have screws coming out. My bathroom door is square. 22 nights in it this summer so far.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:46 AM   #8
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Overall we still liked the camper, and ended up putting a deposit on it for pickup in a week or two. The one item that really bugs me more than anything is the bathroom door fit or lack there of maybe. I was thinking about mentioning it to the dealer, but have heard the horror stories of hack job fixes done by dealers.

Not sure if I should mention it to them or just try to fix it ourselves since we have done a ton of door hanging and trim work. Other option is just let it as it is....
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:03 PM   #9
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We have a 33RSKS with the same bathroom door issue. Dealer assures us the warranty dept will take care of us. We will find out at the end of the season.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:14 PM   #10
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I am going to tackle mine myself. Will have to peel off all the old glue,cut some support poles to press it in place and re-glue and attach. Then I know it will be right
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