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Old 09-07-2015, 03:22 PM   #11
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I have a 2013 31ds. The only problem I have had are out of sink slides twice. That was fixed by a rv repair shop.
The only thing I dislike is the on demand water heater. Hard to regulate the temp in shower and makes plenty of noise.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:39 PM   #12
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Some of those posting hear I believe are talking about trailers...
I am assuming this is a Class C RV thread.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:54 PM   #13
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We've had our 2014 31FK for 53 weeks. In that time we've put about 6,000 miles on it and used it 56 nights. Our longest stays were four, 8-night trips.

We have been very pleased with the Greyhawk. All of the major components have functioned without problem: fridge, furnace, inverter, converter, water pump, televisions, A/C, slide-out, oven, cooktop, grill and microwave.

We had one issue when the Bigfoot alarm sounded indicating (falsely) that the levelers were not completely up. The fix was simply to put rubber vacuum line caps over the limit switches to ensure a better fit.

The Girard tankless water heater was tricky to get used to, but we learned. I took one really cold shower when it cut out abruptly in mid-wash. Once I found the secret reset button and learned why it cut out, all has been well since.

The Ford drivetrain has been flawless including three trips through the N.C. mountains from Raleigh, NC to Nashville, TN and back. Our gas mileage is in the 8-9 mpg range, cruising 60-62 mph. The V10 has plenty of power to pull the loaded Greyhawk through the mountains. We have not pulled a toad, though.

We did have a list of warranty items which we accumulated during our first few trips. We put it into our dealer's shop over the winter. (Jayco's two-year warranty is a great thing.) Our work list included unbundled wires dangling beneath the chassis, surface rust on several chassis frame members, lumps underneath the vinyl flooring throughout the RV, inoperative shower light, wiring wrapped around the water filter cartridge housing making it difficult to swap out the cartridge, a tear in the padded edge along the cab-over bunk, slide-out not being quite square with the RV wall, and assorted fit-and-finish blemishes. The dealer took care of everything on the list without any arguing. Having a good dealer makes a big difference in one's satisfaction level.

We like the front kitchen on the 31FK as well as it having only one slide-out. I figure two slides doubles my chances of a slide-related problem. Also, the 31FK is configured so that it is completely useable with the slide pulled in. All cabinets, doors, etc. can be opened which is nice for those evenings we make a brief overnight stop at a Walmart and do not run out the slide.

The Greyhawks drive well, too, at least better than you'd expect a large box truck to do. The JRide Plus package on ours seems to be a great benefit.

We've had no problems with the rooftop A/C keeping cool even in the hot Southern summer weather. Granted it might be different in the Southwest. We hope to get there someday.

Most of our trips are just DW and myself, but we have done two 8-day trips with two grandkids along. Even with them along we had plenty of space. The large storage compartment in the rear is great. Just watch your weight. Visit a CAT scale when fully loaded to check your axle weights.

Spend some time sitting in the various Greyhawks. Imagine cooking and eating breakfast, getting ready for bed, spending a rainy day with everyone inside, etc. Sit on the toilet with the door closed to see how much room you have. Stand in the shower with the door closed and take a pretend bath to see how it works for you. Try to picture as best you can how that floor plan works for your needs.

In short, we love our Greyhawk. Should something happen to it, we would definitely buy another Greyhawk and from the same dealer. Best of luck and I hope this helps.
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:21 PM   #14
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I own a 2016 greyhawk 29 MV. I drove it from Long Island to Asheville, NC and from LI to central PA so far. Besides the known vibration issue (which Jayco has notified me today that a fix is forthcoming) there is only one small problem to be fixed. It handles well and is a pleasure to drive. I drove up a 6% grade with no problem. We are pleased with our purchase.
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NC Roamer said it best. We have the FK and despite our wondering eye to a Precept for a larger shower and washer and dryer, I would not own anything else. Tremendous value in a Greyhawk!
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:03 AM   #16
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After looking the last couple months, I have decided on a class C RV. I am ready to buy a 2016 Greyhawk 31FS. I really like the the quality of the RV.

Looking for feedback information from this forum on my choice.

thanks, Larry
We just bought a 2016 31FS in Aug. used it twice now. I like it, I flat tow a Jeep Wrangler without any problems, lots of power.
My 2 biggest complaints are -
1. The handling while driving on the highway. I'm told the E450 chassis doesn't come from the factory with enough + camber in the front. Very busy correcting the steering from wondering. Wind from tractor trailers will push it around to much. I find myself going slower then the posted speed limits.
2. Vibration noise unacceptable at 58-62mph. Not sure what that is, hearing something about Ford adding the 6th gear to the transmission & Mor-ride suspension.
I'm planning a 2,500 mile round trip to Disney this Christmas, I want to get these issues resolved before that.
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2. Vibration noise unacceptable at 58-62mph. Not sure what that is, hearing something about Ford adding the 6th gear to the transmission & Mor-ride suspension.
I have seen numerous complaints about this vibration issues with the 2016 models. From what I have read, there is now a fix for it. Cannot recall if it was the new transmission or something related to the Mor-ride chassis stretch.
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Vibration issue

From what I have read and heard, ALL the 2016 E450 Class C's have the vibration problem. Look at a Forester forum to check it out. Apparently Ford made the new tranny slightly longer but the Class C manufacturers were unaware of this. There is a fix and units are now shipping. My 2016 is one of the few that were sold before the problem was identified. A Jayco rep told me they had lots of them sitting on the Jayco lot waiting for a fix. That has been resolved.
My Greyhawk rides and handles very well. I have taken it on two trips on interstates and it did not sway at all. It was easy to drive.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:48 AM   #19
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We are still considering the Greyhawk 31FS. The local dealer has quoted a great price but, we are holding off on the buy process until the vibration issue is resolved.


Really appreciate all the feedback from Greyhawk owners.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:15 PM   #20
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We are trading up to the Redhawk 26XD... we're not getting the Grayhawk as they are all too big (the 26 is all we need).

As far as the Forester goes... compare the warranty with the Jayco. I've always felt that if a manufacturer doesn't have enough faith in their own product to offer a two year warranty, that raises a large red flag.

IMHO, one year is just not enough time to work out all of the issues in an RV, given that they generally aren't used that much.

Good luck, and safe camping!
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