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Old 03-08-2016, 01:09 PM   #31
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I totally agree ALJO, I also feel that the negative posts will have Jayco paying attention to owners problems and concerns...and correct these recurring issues...
I did not buy another make RV, after reading many problems from that name brand RV, and went with Jayco cause it seemed less likely to have problems...
Seems like the Schwintek slide system is perhaps very probematic from what I have read.
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:02 PM   #32
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JAYCO, COACHMAN, HOLIDAY RAMBLER, EVERGREEN, WINNEBAGO use them and the list goes on and on with many being full wall. I really don't think they all would if SCHWINTEK was a.major problem.

If I remember correctly JAYCO shipped in.excess of 45,000 units last year. Granted not all had slides and not all SCHWINTEK in those that did, but the problems are really not that high.
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Best thing for an owner of an RV is to inform yourself on the accessories you have (even if you are not technical). For most of the accessories you get information from the RV manufacturer but not for all. Like technical specifications on axles, rims, tires, slide out mechanism etc. I always go on the internet and find all the information with trouble shooting charts. I don't rely on the manufactures or dealers to fix my problems. If I am in the middle of nowhere I have to fix an accessory myself and I want to know what is wrong before the someone wants to screw me over. You all heard the story from the furnace mechanic to sell you a electronic board while there's nothing wrong with the old one. Education is a life long process and the University is right on the internet. RV's travel on the road and through vibration things can go wrong, just like with other vehicles. I can get angry the way the RV industry put things together, but it doesn't help. Their process of changing is slower than mine. So I take it as it is and stay independent with all the repair I do. I have two binders of information in my TT, that's why DW stays home when the binders come along........the GVWR lol.
Just got a Jay Feather a couple of weeks ago, but have been in every spot to clean up wiring. Check all appliances and check wheel bearings, brakes etc. Yes, the dealer told me they did do a full brake and bearing adjustment(a free $320.00 job)...........yeah right, then I would have seen traces of removing the hubs. And yes this is a very reputable dealer and well known. Well I expect one more week and I have a very good and dependable RV on the road. And this summer the roof is my first priority a new coat and proper sealing......there will be no short cuts.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:53 PM   #34
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The MSRP for a Seneca would buy you a Bentley Continental with more ass than a toilet seat. It's disappointing to have to take it to the dealer for 6 weeks after every use. I sprung for the Super Premier full coach and running-gear extended warranty for 7 years at purchase because they made the price attractive in negotiation. Maybe I didn't throw that money away......
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well hopefully once it is repaired it will work for a long time to come.maybe the slide was just a little out of kilter in adjustment from the factory.... going through the factory and watching how fast they build these units I don't know how they don't have more wrong
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When it is at the dealer they should after the repair test everything. And anything their eyes should see they should fix. You paid well for all the warranties. Investing that much money and sitting more at the dealer than you are using it, there's something wrong with that picture.
If people would have to go with their vehicles to dealers like that, manufactures would go broke from the lawsuits. And people would quit buying them.
What is wrong with the RV industry is it because the people keep on buying them?
The way they leave the manufacturing plant is no different than 50 years ago, yes they are more modern in styling, but we still find sawdust, big holes cut un necessary and wiring all over the place not neatly routed. But we keep on buying because we have accepted those situations. Think most of us are aware of the problems and many will fix things them selves on the cheaper RV's. But that make things not right for the RV industry.
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I just received a call from the dealer that parts delivery is expected March 23rd and possibly repaired by Friday 25th for my Spring Break trip starting Monday the 28th. That is 8 weeks since failure. I've made 2 payments for a broken coach and skin-of-teeth timing for a trip planned months ago. Does it seem like Jayco does not recognize the sales made west of the Mississippi and that, even after approvals, shipping is almost a week? Give me the option for overnight and I'll pay the difference. Or, radically, stock parts in your dealer's inventory or a west coast warehouse?
Just venting. My dog is too small to kick and my red-headed wife kicks back.
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Bought a 2011. Slide made some unusual noise at times. Finally failed early in 2nd year. 1 month at dealer. I learned 'Schwintec'. Failed 2 more times that year. With a total of 6 months at dealer. Jayco was just not interested and dealers don't make enough on warranty work. So, CA has lemon law that I had to use. Norman Taylor was very, very helpful. Sometimes we need a big club to get action. Slide works now and received a settlement to keep it working. Jayco and others need to take more pride in their products and customer support. If everyone just accepts getting crap then that's what will be served.
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Sprechen Sie Schwintec?

'Lemon Law' made my ears perk up. Early in the ownership of this outwardly beautiful coach with mechanical issues, I contacted a California attorney that Google said was a pit bull with RVs. Nope, he said, it has to issues that will kill you, not just make you get a divorce and rue the day you bought the POS. So, can you furnish contact info for the attorney? I've contemplated spending $200 at the local sign shop for a BIG banner to plaster on the side and park outside the dealer. Burn a bridge, but so far it hasn't been much of a relationship. No raised voice because I know that the service writer is not the fault. Just rushed assembly by employees with room temperature IQs and a corporate mentality that 'it's good enough for who it's for'.
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Yeah we keep on buying them with the frustrations it brings us. That's why I do all the finishing and updating when they come in my yard. Also slide problems. If a slide isn't moving with easy or is binding you'll have to find the cause of it. It's a two men job; one operates the slide and one looks at all places accessible and make an assessment.
With assembly they hate lubricants so this might be a problem.
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