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Old 09-04-2014, 07:21 AM   #1
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Looking at Jayco Pinnacle 5th wheel

We are looking to upgrade our 5th wheel for retirement. Looking very seiously at the Pinnacle. Would appreciate any comments about this camper from owners. Thank you.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum! I haven't owned a Pinnacle but I do own an Eagle FW and I love it. I have owned other brands but came back to Jayco for several reasons. The Pinnacle is their top of the line towable and I am sure a wonderful trailer. If I were looking for a full time trailer tomorrow for retirement it's probably the only trailer line I'd look at. Good luck in your hunt!
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:08 AM   #3
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Ordered the 38FLSA at the end of July and took the plant tour on Tuesday and we are looking forward to it's arrival. DW fell in love with the floor plan as soon as she walked in which was the same thing that happened when she went in our 08 SENECA. We looked at the 2015 SENECA and that "wow' factor wasn't there.

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Ordered the 38FLSA at the end of July and took the plant tour on Tuesday and we are looking forward to it's arrival. DW fell in love with the floor plan as soon as she walked in which was the same thing that happened when she went in our 08 SENECA. We looked at the 2015 SENECA and that "wow' factor wasn't there.

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thanks for the info Grumpy. (that sounds like my Hubby too!!!) I was looking at pictures of the 38FLSA, and the 38FLFS. Haven't seen either in person. We have a small Jayce dealership in our area. Not sure what they will have in stock. Yours is the one with the stadium seats in the front living room? Is the furniture comfortable? We went to a larger dealership (not Jayco) some seate and couches are very comfy. some are like sitting on a board with covering.
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All the furniture was very comfy and the theater seats are also recliners. That was one thing that negated the SENECAS no more recliners in any of the models. We opted for the queen bed option as well since that is what we have at home. It gives you more room to make the bed and also get in and out.

Here's a link to the one our dealer had on the lot so there are more pictures than what JAYCO shows. We would have bought this one but I wanted the gen option and this didn't have the prep.

http://www.colerainrv.com/rv/dayton+...innacle+38flsa
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We have the 2013 Pinnacle REQS. No major complaints thus far. We found the 2 recliners to be too big and clumsy and 1 was located where if you sat in it you couldn't see the TV screen. So we got rid of them and put 1 EURO recliner in their place and used the additional space for some storage shelves. We felt with the large couch, the EURO recliner and the 4 dining room table chairs, the 2 recliners wouldn't be missed. We were right.
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We have the 2013 Pinnacle REQS. No major complaints thus far. We found the 2 recliners to be too big and clumsy and 1 was located where if you sat in it you couldn't see the TV screen. So we got rid of them and put 1 EURO recliner in their place and used the additional space for some storage shelves. We felt with the large couch, the EURO recliner and the 4 dining room table chairs, the 2 recliners wouldn't be missed. We were right.
Have the same rig,The EURO recliner sounds like a good idea. Put about 6,000 miles on last winter . Watch the two long hanging lights the thumb screw at the top can come loose and swing together. $65 each to replace. I ended up putting blue lock tite to hold them in . Overall good sound rig!
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We have taken ours to Florida and spent the summer in Alaska last summer in it having put over 20K on it. The only issues we've experienced is having a slide seal adjusted (dealer) as was leaking and having to repair the street side front landing gear (self- was to far from a dealer). The amenities of the Pinnacle along with our Directv make it a very nice home away from home!
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:36 AM   #9
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Thinking ahead to retirement and upgrading from my Eagle, which we love, to the Pinnacle. Like the 36 FBTS. But curious as to the differences in quality and materials. Interested in your thoughts and experiences. Thanks all.
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We have a 2013 Pinnacle 38FLFS, it is a great 5th wheel. Having the living room up front is really different and I like the extra room. I also like the rear bedroom, which is also pretty big. One thing to watch, it has fairly heavy pin, I had to move up from a Ram 2500 to a 3500 DRW. But it pulls great.
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