29.5 “quality “ before PDI?
Hi, we are shopping for a new (our first) fifth wheel & went to look at the 29.5 BHDS & BHOK. We love the new white color scheme & storage but I was underwhelmed seeing the quality of the unit at the dealer lot. I understand that the units have not been prepped yet but wow, they were a mess, so much so that I’m not sure they can be cleaned up enough.
We currently have a 2017 Flagstaff 831BHDS that we purchased new, when we picked that one out the lot it also had not been prepped but seemed like a much better assembled unit. Things I saw on the Jayco like sealant oozing from the corner moldings outside, serious gaps in the compartments in the belly, sagging underbelly wrap, led strips falling off in the outdoor kitchen, the list goes on & on. Again, I know it hasn’t been prepped yet but I’m wondering if they can even get either of those units corrected.
This isn’t our first RV so I know what I’m dealing with plus I did work in the industry in the early 2000’s so I know we can’t expect perfection but..... Since I was initially drawn to the Jayco’s from the long standing tradition of quality I was a little surprised. To compare we are also shopping Grand Design which I do feel is a better built unit but the outdoor kitchens are weak IMO, also shopping Keystone Sprinter Campfire & Cougar half tons. I don’t feel the Keystone product is a better built unit especially with cable slides & lack of rear bumper hitches.
Anyway, for those of you with 2017/2018/2019 Jaycos did you view it before prep? Was it a mess or am I just expecting too much? Any insight is appreciated, thanks!