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Old 09-06-2016, 04:49 PM   #1
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Angry 2016 Jayflight 27RLS - Nothing but trouble

Purchased a 2016 JayFlight from the local dealer and I can't believe the issues straight from the factory. Water leak in roof and in shower pan, screws coming out everywhere, vents for AC not connected, breaks locking up as ball bearing not greased when installed, flashing falling off, among many other issues.

I am a lifelong RV'er (parents with me and now I with my family), the RV is stored inside in a shop for weather protection. The whole thing has been nothing but trouble and we're very disappointed. The reason I went with Jayco is reading positive reviews from this site and they simply had the floorplan we preferred.

Has anyone else had issues like this with a 2016 JayFlight?

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Old 09-06-2016, 05:27 PM   #2
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Other then a few minor inconveniences I have had nothing but pleasure from my 2016 BHBE.

I was able to correct all the issues which consisted mostly of loose things and an electrical junction box mounted in a very poor location.

We have towed her nearly 2,000 miles since June.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:42 PM   #3
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Wish I could say the same with my 2015 28BHBE. We had tons of problems when we first bought it, especially with the slide. The good news is that the dealer took care of all of the issues, even though we brought it in 4 times during the same year.

We have had no issues with the trailer this year, so I attribute our initial problems to quality control failures at the Jayco factory. Our dealer, Sicard RV in Ontario, I have no complaints about since they repaired everything promptly.

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Other then a few minor inconveniences I have had nothing but pleasure from my 2016 BHBE.

I was able to correct all the issues which consisted mostly of loose things and an electrical junction box mounted in a very poor location.

We have towed her nearly 2,000 miles since June.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:43 PM   #4
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Bought my 2015 new in Nov, 2015.
I found another leak on another hatch door. Hosed down the trailer and found it was missing a 2" strip of the sealant.
Drove to dealer w/o trailer and explained and showed picture to them thinking they might give me a tube of sealant since it was easier for me than towing the trailer in.

Service lady told me I still needed to do maintenance despite it being under warranty and if I didn't they could deny my warranty.
Sold me a tube of dicor for $15 and I fixed it myself.

By my 3rd or 4th leak, I'm used to it. Like most of the defects they are small and easier for me to fix myself.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:00 AM   #5
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Purchased a 2016 JayFlight from the local dealer and I can't believe the issues straight from the factory. Water leak in roof and in shower pan, screws coming out everywhere, vents for AC not connected, breaks locking up as ball bearing not greased when installed, flashing falling off, among many other issues.

I am a lifelong RV'er (parents with me and now I with my family), the RV is stored inside in a shop for weather protection. The whole thing has been nothing but trouble and we're very disappointed. The reason I went with Jayco is reading positive reviews from this site and they simply had the floorplan we preferred.

Has anyone else had issues like this with a 2016 JayFlight?

Thanks...
I have had a few items that either I or Jayco has addressed.

I had the front panel on my '15 27RLS start to delaminate this summer, in the heat. Jayco authorized a private repair place near my home to repair it and shipped a new panel directly to them.

Bathroom door's short wall was not quite strait, making the bathroom door always want to pop open. I trimmed the door down myself.

Seal across the top (inside) of my slide keeps slipping out. I will take it into the dealership for repair at the end of this season. For now, I just check it and put it back in place when I extend the slide.

That is about it.

The overall quality of the trailer is not real high. After all, as someone else said, it is mostly luan and styrofoam. However, I could not find anything better in the same price range.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:55 AM   #6
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Seal across the top (inside) of my slide keeps slipping out. I will take it into the dealership for repair at the end of this season. For now, I just check it and put it back in place when I extend the slide.
There should normally be a bead of silicone across the top of the slide seal to prevent movement and water intrusion.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:23 AM   #7
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There should normally be a bead of silicone across the top of the slide seal to prevent movement and water intrusion.
On my trailer the seal is actually a two piece design. It allows you to replace the seal portion, which is nice. But, the part mounted to the trailer is not strait and allows the seal to fall out. I suspect I may not be the only one with this issue, but then, most people do not look over the top of their slide.
Below is a side view of my seal. As you can see, the bulb actually "clips" into the part of the seal that is mounted to the trailer header.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:09 AM   #8
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If it were mine I would add a bead of silicone to the top edge where the seal meets the trailer header. Easy enough to remove and prevents water from seeping in.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:31 PM   #9
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We have a 2016 Jay Flight 27RLS. We have almost 2,000 miles on it in ten trips and four driveway uses and all is well. We reinforced the dinette seats and the bed frame just from reading things on the forum other than that all is well so far.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:12 PM   #10
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I have a 2012 Jayco Jayflight 29 RLDS that i bought new in 2012. I'm glad it came with a 2 year warranty because almost every time I took it out something went wrong. Then to top it off the dealer usually had it for a month. Lots of the repairs were small things but I had to wait my turn the dealer said. When I bought it there he said since I bought it there I wouldn't have to wait long for repairs, boy I wonder how long I would have had to wait if I bought it somewhere else.
The end trim pieces of my slide (looks like press wood) fell apart, pantry door was warped, carpet edging came off slide wasn't lined up properly, shower knob was striped, left wheel was throwing grease all over the wheel, just to name a few.







My next trailer will be a Forest River
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