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Old 09-19-2014, 10:34 AM   #11
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Thank you!

That's very helpful to know. Care to expand on how the problem manifests? The 2007 seemed to have a very solid roof. Though I didn't get up on it; as it was dark by the time I got a ladder. I did look over it with a pretty strong flashlight and pressed upwards from the inside everywhere I could reach.

The only roof related thing we noticed was a small stain/blemish about 6" in diameter that was hidden until we slid out the side. It didn't appear to be bubbling or delaminated as it was as solid as the rest of the roof.

I'm assuming there was a small leak that was fixed quickly enough to prevent non-cosmetic damage.

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Your question was which model year, 2007 or 2011? IMO I would eliminate the 2007 model year from your short list. The 2007 model year was a transition year for Jayco with the TPO roofing material that had a 'fleece' backing, which was a moisture wicking problem for Jayco.

In general the 23B HTT's have a great floorplan offering a spacious feel once the bed-ends are opened. BIL had a 2006 model and worked out well for them.

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Old 09-20-2014, 07:38 PM   #12
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At 14k, I would be looking at something new, and do all I could to convince the wife that it is big enough. I purchased an older model for our current trailer. We have only had it five years, one of which I was gearing up for deployment and one which I was deployed. We didn't use it last year as we were getting used to me being home again. This year we took it out and found soft spots in the floor. We are now waiting on delivery of a new trailer. I agree with a previous post about buying other folks problems. If you are going to put down 10-14k, might as well make any problems your own. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:13 PM   #13
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snip.....Care to expand on how the problem manifests? The 2007 seemed to have a very solid roof.......snip
Moisture can reach the TPO fleece backing from anywhere on the roof where caulking has been compromised (vents, stink pipes, skylights, etc.) and also along the roof/sidewall seam...., specifically moisture getting trapped behind the gutter rail and following the screws into the structure.

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At 14k, I would be looking at something new, and do all I could to convince the wife that it is big enough. I purchased an older model for our current trailer. We have only had it five years, one of which I was gearing up for deployment and one which I was deployed. We didn't use it last year as we were getting used to me being home again. This year we took it out and found soft spots in the floor. We are now waiting on delivery of a new trailer. I agree with a previous post about buying other folks problems. If you are going to put down 10-14k, might as well make any problems your own. Just my 2 cents.
For the money these trailers cost. I sure hope they make them good enough to last longer then a couple of years. Its like anything else if their is a year that has known issues stay away from that year. Mine is used and I haven't had any issues other than the normal maintance stuff you should do. Check caulking, a/c tighten down screws, check seals around openings etc.
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We have a 2008 jayco 19 h. Wish we had the 23B for the extra space. Make sure you check around the bunkends for no leaks. Especially the front
Also check rvdirect.com for a quote on a new one. you may be able to use that to get a lower price.
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:41 PM   #16
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We purchased a 2006 23b a year ago instead of buying new,we love it, we bought it from a dealer we paid a little less than 10k for it the only issue it had was the awning was a little worn , the dealer replaced the awning and replaced all four tires because of being original and replaced the battery we were very happy we went with used because another year and it will be paid off and far as we are concerned you never have enough room thx
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At 14k, I would be looking at something new
X2. 14K is a lot of cash. Not used money IMO
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X2. 14K is a lot of cash. Not used money IMO
x3 actually. I kind of referred to this in my first post
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What area of the country are you in? I know a dealer that has a couple new 2014's with the power package left over for 16,500. I just got mine there a few weeks ago and he had a couple left. It's a little more than the 14k for the 2011, but it's new and includes a 2 year warranty. Just a thought.
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What area of the country are you in? I know a dealer that has a couple new 2014's with the power package left over for 16,500. I just got mine there a few weeks ago and he had a couple left. It's a little more than the 14k for the 2011, but it's new and includes a 2 year warranty. Just a thought.
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