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Old 05-20-2016, 11:27 AM   #11
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I am on my first fw after two other RVs. Could you buy better, probably and spend more, definitely.

So why buy or why did I buy? The answer to both is "user interface" or how you react to the layout and design. It shines in both. It is feature rich and will have you thinking the folks at Jayco "Get It"...and they clearly do.

It's well built has touches and features of far more costly units. Perfect, no and there aren't any like that. I would buy again without hesitation.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:07 PM   #12
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We have a 2016 Eagle 355MBQS with Rainier tires. What problems did you encounter?


Well I can tell you the problem I had. I picked up my brand new 323LKTS a week ago and 20 miles in to the trip home one of the Rainier tires blew out. Didn't even realize it happened until someone drove up alongside me and told me.
Upside is I had a new tire and rim drop shipped to my house 3 days later.

I'm going to ride these this season in hopes I just had a defective tire or I did in fact run over something. But if it happens again I'm changing out these tires pronto. I do like the look of the rims though.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:42 PM   #13
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A blowout 20 miles into its maiden voyage home...
I'm sorry, but that says it all concerning Ranier tires.
Maybe it's just me but I don't know how you could trust them the rest of this season.
In any event, I wish you luck!
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:48 PM   #14
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We have a 2016 Eagle 355MBQS with Rainier tires. What problems did you encounter?
See post #12 and #13 in this thread...
Not much else to add to that.
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:48 PM   #15
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Good day,

I have owned 4 fith wheels so far but never a Jayco. Would like feedback from other owners on quality or any potentiel problems. I am looking at a Eagle 360QBOK. Thanks!
Here's my take. My previous fiver was one of the "best selling" 5th wheels made and I never had problems with it but on their owner's forum there were horrendous problems reported like broken frames and busted holding tanks. I bought my Jayco '12 model in '13 and have had minimal problems and am more than satisfied. The two year warranty is great because, for most of us, it takes that long to find out if there are any problems at all. One year just isn't a long enough warranty period for any RV unless you are going to full-time.
Having said all of that, I would be concerned about buying ANY RV at this time because the industry is cranking them out at a record pace and at those record levels, there are usually problems.
I get a blog from one unfortunately couple who retired and went full-time. After about 9 months of being on the road, they spent the next 9 months in a motel in northern Indiana waiting on their 5er to be fixed, only to find out that it couldn't be repaired so waited for a brand new one to be built (BTW, not a Jayco). Nice folks. Makes the problems on this Jayco site seem somewhat small.
Go for it cuz you only live once and life should be an experience eh?
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:04 PM   #16
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A blowout 20 miles into its maiden voyage home...
I'm sorry, but that says it all concerning Ranier tires.
Maybe it's just me but I don't know how you could trust them the rest of this season.
In any event, I wish you luck!


I agree but I've just shelled out quite a bit on the unit. Keep in mind someone had to haul it to the dealership as well from the Jayco factory. That's a hell of a trip. Who knows. Maybe the tire was damaged previously, maybe I ran over something or maybe it was just a bad tire. There are thousands of people riding on these tires. I don't tow far or often so I'll keep them for the season and replace them when I get some spare change. These tires don't come cheap. Besides I've got a 5 year road hazard warranty. If they blow they pay for a new one not me.
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