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Old 05-17-2015, 10:08 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me the difference in JRIDE and JRIDEPLUS? The 2015 brochure lists the suspension enhancement as JRIDEPLUS where the 2014 brochure shows JRIDE. I am looking at a new Precept 31UL that was manufactured in October of 2014. I test drove it and it was very affected when trailer trucks passed and seemed to sway a lot. It may have been a lot of my nerves, as I have never drove a motorhome before. I read on some forums where handling is a concern of some people and they are installing sway bars. Any information and advice you could give me would be appreciated.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

I can't help with your specific question, but it's very likely someone on this forum will have some information.

In your post you said, 'I test drove it and it was very affected when trailer trucks passed and seemed to sway a lot.' One thing to check is the tire pressures; they might be low.

Inflation near the upper end of the tire's pressure range will help stiffen the sidewall and reduce sway. Higher pressures can make a harsher ride and the dealer usually wants customers to feel a softer ride.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information. The salesman said the tires were probably low. I still can't pull the trigger and buy it yet. The one I drove was built in August of 2014. I was hoping to find one that was not already almost a year old.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:33 PM   #5
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Jmoonv...welcome to the forums. Do a search for Precept on this forum. Also do a search on iRV2.com under the F53 chassis threads. There is a tremendous amount of info.
As for the affect from winds & large vehicles....my 31 UL had noticeable movement. I added $1200. worth of rear trac bar & steering stabilizer to tame the beast. It is better.....but there are definitely challenges at times.
Remember....your sales person will tell you what you want to hear.
We have a Precept Owners Group on the Jayco forums w/20+ members. Come join us. Just click on my signature & scroll down to groups.
Take your time....the 2016s are out & being delivered w/ upgrades.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for the information. I will take your advice and try to find a dealer with a 2016 in stock. My wife and I both liked the 31UL better than anything we have looked at and both think this is what we will get eventually. I will also look at irv2.com and try to learn more. I am new to forums and can't figure where your signature is so I can click on it. I would by happy to learn all I can from the folks on your forum..Much Thanks
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with your search
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jmoonv, click on my screen name D&MAKAFUN above my pic. Then click public profile and you will see the rest. Also, you can send me a pm (private message) by clicking on send private message to D&MAKAFUN.
I will be happy to share info and sites so when you make your decision you will be educated.
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I believe the Jride plus added a second sway bar in rear for 2015.


My new Precept 35UN was terrible to drive until I brought tire pressure up and did the CHF mod to it. It drives much better now and I have not spent a dime so far. If it still gets squirrely in wind I may add a rear trac bar but the front is pretty good now.


I don't think a "good driving" class A is out there if you are expecting it to drive like your pick-up.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:01 PM   #10
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We had a 2015 31ul and it was a lemon. Handling was terrible. Traded out for a 35 in. Much better handling and ride. Take your time and test drive them all. Salesmen just want to sell.
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