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Old 04-10-2015, 01:14 AM   #11
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We have a Premier 361REQS. We like the layout and the full size shower. The furnace and heat pump are quiet. We have found it very comfortable to live in for extended periods. I find it easier and more stable to tow in high winds and rough roads than our previous 5th wheel even though it is six feet longer and 2500 lbs heavier. We did not think much of the fireplace when we were looking at RV's but have found it a very nice warm addition.

The light switch locations could be better. It takes some time to find them all. We had a bad microwave/convection oven. The dealer wanted to just replace it but Frigidaire made us get it repaired. They repaired it on site but it was out service for three weeks. We had a list of about ten items that needed repair/replacement but nothing serious except the front cap is being repainted due to fading. We had a few water leaks due to fittings not being tight enough.

My wife misses a pull out pantry and the pull out trash can we had on our previous Montana. We have found we have plenty of storage and are quite happy with the unit.

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Old 04-10-2015, 11:27 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Wrascal View Post

You have to remove a panel held by 2 screws in the basement storage area to get to it.

Why not leave that panel off full time. Don't trash it, just remove and set it aside.

Yes on having to remove panel to gain access. Agree probably a good idea to remove or rig it up with a latch or something.

Leaving this panel off stops the heat vent from keeping the water lines from freezing when you camp in the cold.


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Old 04-12-2015, 11:28 AM   #13
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I have changed to Velcro to hold the access panels on, works better then
fumbleing with screws .
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:21 PM   #14
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Rather than velcro, I went with the mirror hangers that have the lips. Put two on the top and two on the bottom and it's much easier to get into the area than having to take out the screws.
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:41 PM   #15
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We have a 351 RSTS and ditto on the water filter comment. We have been happy overall and like the layout. I think we would have preferred a Pinnacle but the Pinnacle did not offer the floor plan we have.

My wife is anxious to see what floor plans the new Designers will come out with.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:39 AM   #16
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On my Premier, I moved the water filter from the storage area and behind the panel to under the kitchen sink. Any water that goes in the fresh water holding tank is filtered, so if we need drinking water, we just use the kitchen sink. Much easier to access and change the filter and I don't have to empty the storage area to access a panel.

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Old 04-13-2015, 08:51 AM   #17
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My biggest complaint with my 2013 Eagle Premier 351 RLTS is the front landing gear jack. The single motor electric landing gear from Atwood is completely inadequate for this trailer. It's been to the dealer several times. Virtually everything in the system has been replaced: the motor, the gearbox, both landing gear legs. It's no better now than when I first got the trailer. It's simply not enough jack for weight of this trailer.

As soon as my warranty runs out this September, I will scrap this jack and replace with twin motor jacks from either Bulldog or Ultrafab.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:29 AM   #18
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This is my second Jayco Eagle 5th. First was just an eagle and only 3-4 minor warranty issues. All resolved timely and without loss of use. Second unit is a Eagle Premier. Finish and construction very good as was with the previous unit. I did have a few more warranty issues pertaining to the slides and landing gear, but have been resolved and corrected.

Are there things I would change, sure. Unless you design it yourself there are always going to be things you scratch your head about. Is that a deal breaker for me, no. The overall design and layout works nicely for me and met all my must haves.

pluses: 2 year warranty ++. Jayco went above and beyond on last trailer even outside 2yrs. All the added non al a carte items a value with Jayco when you build out similar competitors products. Options were resonable and desired.

negatives: no options on tires, but that is with 90% of them out there and fixable.

Look at construction to truly compare, as that is where you could suffer overall.


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