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Old 05-16-2016, 03:11 PM   #11
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Got the drive shaft issue fixed. Ford changed the transmission on the 2016 models to a 6 speed which changed the geometry on the drive shaft according to Jayco. Jayco was not aware of the change and installed the drive shaft the way the 2015 models should be installed and is why the whining sound occurs. Jayco was very cooperative in getting it fixed. Basically said take it anywhere I want and they will pay for it. I took it to my local Ford dealer and they had to install a shim kit provided by Jayco to get the alignment corrected. The dealer should have known this was a problem and had it fixed. Not happy about that but now its fixed and drives like a dream. They paid for a front end alignment as well.

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Old 05-16-2016, 06:39 PM   #12
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We took our 31FK out for a good long test ride before we closed the deal and had no issues. Last weekend we took a short trip, about 60 miles round trip, mostly highway speeds and again didn't have any issues. We were paying close attention to this as we read about some people experiencing vibrating at higher speeds.

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Old 05-16-2016, 08:40 PM   #13
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I'm pretty sure they got it fixed on the newer 16 models. Mine was built in Oct-15. Not sure what date they got if fixed on but previous to Oct-15 I would assume all of them would have the same issue we did.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:02 PM   #14
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Our 31DS was manufactured in March 2016 and we have had no driveshaft issues. The steering alighment was off and Jayco reimbursed me the cost to get that taken care of.
2016 Greyhawk 31DS
2016 Chevy Equinox LX
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:08 PM   #15
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I am in the process of purchasing a 31FS Greyhawk. During the test drive of two different identical units I found this problem. It started around 60mph and completely went away around 70mph. We are waiting to see what the fix is, though it sounds like they are aware of the problem and it can be fixed.

When I would set the cruise @ 65mph it seemed more of a noise issue than a vibration, but the steering wheel was slightly shaking.

It also pulled to the right.

Waiting until it is all fixed before signing any paperwork. Dealership is being great about it though.

Mine was made in 08/15.

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