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Old 02-02-2015, 09:08 PM   #1
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Pondering purchase of Eagle HT 27.5RLTS, have questions

Hello everyone, newbie here! We are looking at a new 2014 left over model jayco eagle ht 27.5RLTS, and were wanting other owners opinion on the build quality, and user experiences with this line of trailers. After reading some of the issues in the problems area of the forum, I am starting to 2nd guess myself on this trailer. Is Jayco's quality starting to go south?
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:20 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

I can't help with the specific model you are considering. It's very likely you will hear from owners of that model.

When you look around in this forum, I think you'll find that most are happy with their Jayco. But, of course, some are not. I'm very excited about the one I have ordered and would not have ordered it if I didn't believe it was the best bang for my buck.
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we just bought a 2015 338 rets and I am very happy with it you might have little things wrong with anything new but overall I liked jayco eagle the best of all I looked at
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

I can't help with the specific model you are considering. It's very likely you will hear from owners of that model.

When you look around in this forum, I think you'll find that most are happy with their Jayco. But, of course, some are not. I'm very excited about the one I have ordered and would not have ordered it if I didn't believe it was the best bang for my buck.
I know that a lot of people that are happy with there trailer will not show up at forums like this, but it will attract people with problems, to come ask questions for a solution. So it can make things seem a little lopsided.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:31 PM   #5
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I know that a lot of people that are happy with there trailer will not show up at forums like this, but it will attract people with problems, to come ask questions for a solution. So it can make things seem a little lopsided.
You nailed it! Also sums up most of the internet, IMHO.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:37 AM   #6
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Your going to love that model. We have a 2015 (same model) and yes we have had very minor problems that were quickly taken care of by our dealer.

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Is front cap fading still an issue? That would be my only concern. The new 2015's come with the fad resistant creamy white front cap.
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We have a 2012 HT 26.5 RLS and it has been a pretty good FW so far. Had a little problem with the wardrobe Schwintek slide out system that took the dealer three tries to fix, but it has worked fine for the three seasons since it got fixed. Our front cap, gray, cracked up by the driver's side running light, but Jayco replaced it with no charge after the first season. I haven't noticed any fading, but these gray colors are the type that won't show fading very soon. Other than that, we are very satisfied with the FW and it tows great. We also put a hitch on and tow our boat to the lake where we go to fish and sightsee for a week at a time. When we bought the FW the information said that attaching a hitch to our FW would void the warranty. However, nothing came of it since we had no claims related to the frame. I think you will like that FW if you give it a chance. Very easy to pull with our GMC 2500HD D/A combo crew cab, which might be a bit of overkill for this trailer.
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Is front cap fading still an issue? That would be my only concern. The new 2015's come with the fad resistant creamy white front cap.
Yes. Only with the dark caps though. Not specific to Jayco. All brands with dark caps are having the problem. Jayco is repairing them while under warranty.

I have had several different brands including two different Jaycos. I do believe quality control is going down as is the product but I still believe they are far and away the best out there, especially for the price point. Every brand trailer I have ever had has always had at least one issue when new from the dealer.

We have a HT 29.5 BHDS and love it. I Would get another tomorrow if I were buying another trailer. Only one issue so far. My only complaint about the HT line is the limited fresh water storage. But this floor plan was not offered in a regular Eagle at the time and I can haul fresh water and refill the tank in other ways so it wasn't a deal breaker for us.
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Is front cap fading still an issue? That would be my only concern. The new 2015's come with the fad resistant creamy white front cap.
It does have the dark brown front cap. Is everyone with the dark cap had fading issues? I have heard that jayco is not warranting that anymore and considers it normal.
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