Traded in our '16 Wildcat 262RGX for a '17 28.5RSTS and brought it home late yesterday. Got it in Boise Id, nearly 400 miles away so went off a lot of large pics the dealer had on his site as well as the salesmans communication. So, just wanted to post up about some things that need attention.
First off, even though this is a '17 model, I honestly do not think it had ever been used or was possibly a demo the dealer bought. The dealer I got it from is not a Jayco dealer. There is absolutely no wear or signs of use anywhere. Also, the Furrion info paper was still stuck on the head unit sticking out through the cabinet door and it was a PITA to remove which is why I think it may have been a demo unit. Also the loose clear plastic was still on the face like would see on a new one.
Anyway, the issues I see so far are mainly fit/assembly issues...
Creaking overhang when loading on my Andersen hitch - My Wildcat never did this and know there is nothing to fix it. It is what it is.
Outside cargo doors are very ill fitting and rubber seal falling out of one, but I will deal with that
Keys hard to use - will shoot some graphite in the locks
Fading cap - realize that is my problem and will deal with it down the road
Swivel/rocker chairs - What were they thinking having swivel chairs right
next to each other? They were so awkward to manuver, I turned them
upside down, drilled 1/4" holes in the swivel plates and bolted them
together. Now they are rocker/recliners only.
Cabinet hardware out of alignment - Several male/female latches were off
by quiet a bit, so I raised or lowered the male side to fit where it belongs.
Bedroom slide wires hanging down when the slide is extended. - I started
another thread on this and still dealing with it.
I spent most of my first day dealing with some of these while the wife was making it homey. Oh, and the main reason I picked up this Jayco, is because I recently found Nevada has a 10k GVWR towing limit with a Class C license. Our Wildcat was 11,870. So was looking for a similar unit under 10k, which this is at 9950. The surprising thing is it has much more room with the three slides compared to two we had, plus it's nearly two feet longer.
I was nervous driving nearly 400 miles trading in our immaculate Wildcat thinking I would be disappointed. But this thing is so sharp looking (fading cap nothwithstanding) and roomy inside, we are really happy with it. The AC and heater alone made it worth it, they are MUCH quieter than our Wildcat was. As the saying goes, happy wife/happy life. I will deal with the assembly issues and I am LEGAL to tow this thing.