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Old 03-08-2017, 06:27 AM   #1
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2018 Envoy 100 - Buyer Advice Needed

Good Day All:

First time poster, long time reader.....
Thank you all for contributing to this forum. This information is EXTREEMLY helpful for inexperienced folks to gain knowledge from your wisdom.

Over the past weekend the wife an I placed a sizeable chunk of our livelihood down on a 2018 Jayco Envoy. And of course as fate would have it we were presented with another option from another dealer, just 24 hours after doing the initial paperwork.

We are still happy with our decision (and the paperwork tells us we have to be...), but I am now questioning the things I should have prior to putting ink to paper...

Does anyone else have experience (all be it over the past 3/4 months or so that these have been out) on the Envoy's? Here are some of my questions.

1. There are no slide toppers - I know we can after market these, but should we have these installed soon?
2. There is no ladder on the back - I know I can buy an extendable ladder, just an additional expense - Should we have purchased a unit with one already there?
3. No spare tire - from the treads here, looks like this a common thing now. Should we argue to obtain one.
4. That beautiful front cab-over window - Did I make a mistake and purchase two shower units?

For anyone that has purchased an Envoy, might you have advice for a freshling like me?

Thank you for your review/comments.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:12 AM   #2
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I am in the exact same boat. On our way to pick up an Envoy 100 this weekend. Hoping we didnt screw up.
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:57 PM   #3
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1. There are no slide toppers - I know we can after market these, but should we have these installed soon?
2. There is no ladder on the back - I know I can buy an extendable ladder, just an additional expense - Should we have purchased a unit with one already there?
3. No spare tire - from the treads here, looks like this a common thing now. Should we argue to obtain one.
4. That beautiful front cab-over window - Did I make a mistake and purchase two shower units?

For anyone that has purchased an Envoy, might you have advice for a freshling like me?

Thank you for your review/comments.
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0. Congrats! Welcome to the family (who've also spent a sizable chunk...)

1. Where we camp/stay, slide toppers aren't a big deal. My two cents would be to hang on and see if you think you need them. Once you solve for #2 (ladder), climb up and see what they look like before you retract

2. Meh. Get one of the retractables. I don't go up there that often.

3. Meh. Pick one side of the argument. I picked "I'm ok w/out one" side.

4. Maybe... Only time will tell. Keep an eye on things. Head up there and feel for leaks when your driving into a rain storm. Make it an annual point to go up and check the caulking.

It wouldn't bug me terribly. Our last coach came to us used as a 2008 and had no leaks in 8 years.
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:12 PM   #5
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Good Day All:

First time poster, long time reader.....
Thank you all for contributing to this forum. This information is EXTREEMLY helpful for inexperienced folks to gain knowledge from your wisdom.

Over the past weekend the wife an I placed a sizeable chunk of our livelihood down on a 2018 Jayco Envoy. And of course as fate would have it we were presented with another option from another dealer, just 24 hours after doing the initial paperwork.

We are still happy with our decision (and the paperwork tells us we have to be...), but I am now questioning the things I should have prior to putting ink to paper...

Does anyone else have experience (all be it over the past 3/4 months or so that these have been out) on the Envoy's? Here are some of my questions.

1. There are no slide toppers - I know we can after market these, but should we have these installed soon?
2. There is no ladder on the back - I know I can buy an extendable ladder, just an additional expense - Should we have purchased a unit with one already there?
3. No spare tire - from the treads here, looks like this a common thing now. Should we argue to obtain one.
4. That beautiful front cab-over window - Did I make a mistake and purchase two shower units?

For anyone that has purchased an Envoy, might you have advice for a freshling like me?

Thank you for your review/comments.
K
Was just out at the University Phoenix RV show in Glendale, AZ and saw the 2018 Envoy. Funny thing is the inside looked just like my Grayhawk29MV. There were a few minor changes but 95% the same.

So, If you have a back slideout there will be no ladder. Class C Jayhawks don't come with spare tires. Slide toppers in most cases don't come with the Class C's unless they were installed after the dealer received it.
Cab over window? Grayhawks have a side window.

Just saying.......
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Gabe7925 - any updates on your new rig? Would love to hear more about the rig and your process.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:22 PM   #7
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I am set to pick up my Envoy 26 footer on Monday. Fingers are crossed for a smooth purchase and no regrets. Will keep you posted
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Thanks, I can use all the advice I can get.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:26 PM   #9
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How is yours so far?
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:06 AM   #10
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I pick up on the 18th so for now I am printing all of the check lists and reading everything I can on walk through a, inspections and issues people have had at and after pickup. I will keep you posted just after pick up.
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