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Old 06-16-2016, 06:43 PM   #1
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2016 JayFlight Issues to watch.

I am a first time Jayco owner and started having issues almost immediately. As I read around it seems most everyone takes their units to the dealer for warranty returns and never really look into the issues themselves. As I am opposed to having my trailer sit at the dealership for 6 weeks in the middle of summer (long story that would probably violate the "no dealer bashing" policy of the forum) I resorted to fixing most of the issues myself.

Within a week the Furrion radio/dvd/bluetooth stopped working properly and had to be replaced. Apparently there is a service bulletin that has been distributed to the dealers about these radios being bad from the factory.

The same trip the plastic end on the door strut broke and had to be replaced. The new one had metal ends to prevent this problem.

The grey and or black drain valve leaks filling the drain tube between dumps. Currently unresolved but another shop told me some of the valves being used are cheap and leak constantly.

The 12v wiring from the front to the back that runs underneath the trailer is improperly installed causing shorts in the marker lights and tail lights. It appears the factory "forgot" to run the wires through the cross members with grommets and instead just ran the wires on top of the sharp edges of the lower cross-members. After less than 3 months of use the lights started blowing fuses and now I'll be replacing all of the wiring under the trailer as it runs over every crossmember.



So the question becomes has anyone else had issues that they have resolved themselves with these new Jayco trailers?
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:01 PM   #2
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Just starting season 7 with mine and it has never been back to a dealer for anything. What few small issues I have had I fixed myself. Many of the small things that come up can be fixed in the time it takes simply to make an appointment and drag it to the dealer, let alone wait for them to get to it.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:14 PM   #3
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Nope. 2016 Jayco with too many miles on it already and only two minor issues.
The radio is maddening though. Our aftermarket TV remote not only changes the channels but the radio comes on with it too. I am about to wring that radios neck though the problem is the remote frequency
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:44 PM   #4
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I try to fix everything myself too. It is often much easier than towing it the 45 miles one way and leaving it for a period of time. We do make a list of some items that I don't need to fix right away and are mainly cosmetic and will have them repaired under warranty at the end of the season.
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My motto is if I can fix it myself and it doesn't cost and arm and a leg, then I will do it.
I don't like it sitting at the dealers, the dealer is too far away, and if I fix it I know it will be fixed correctly.

Really, other than the irritation of something breaking in the first place, it is kind of fun to work on...just like a mod. I learn more about my trailer each time I work on it.
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Since most guys here are fixing their brand spankin new amish quality trailer, why not trying to get a credit for the 2 years warranty at time of purchase ? That would make lots of sense to me
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Since most guys here are fixing their brand spankin new amish quality trailer, why not trying to get a credit for the 2 years warranty at time of purchase ? That would make lots of sense to me
Fixing issues yourself is your choice. I don't think they'll credit you for self repairs. Nor would any other industry. In fact, I'd bet most dealers would want to fix even the littlest of problems so the can bill it back to Jayco. Some people fix their own issues because the service dept at most dealerships are backlogged and people don't want to wait. Others say they can do a better quality repair if they do it themselves. It's when that big ticket item fails, or something beyond one's repair capabilities fails, you'll appreciate having the warranty.
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:04 PM   #8
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So that tell me that we are not done with questionnable workmanship and the incapacity of the industry to give good warranty services in a timely manner.

Well thats how it is and theres not much we can do about it, my next TT will be one to two years old for sure, i wont pay full price for a so call ....new.... trailer that ill have to rebuild on my time and dime.





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Fixing issues yourself is your choice. I don't think they'll credit you for self repairs. Nor would any other industry. In fact, I'd bet most dealers would want to fix even the littlest of problems so the can bill it back to Jayco. Some people fix their own issues because the service dept at most dealerships are backlogged and people don't want to wait. Others say they can do a better quality repair if they do it themselves. It's when that big ticket item fails, or something beyond one's repair capabilities fails, you'll appreciate having the warranty.
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:19 PM   #9
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I'm into fixing my trailer myself too.


Gotta look into how the underbelly wiring was done. That mess you have is absolute "horror show".


Biggest gaff on my trailer was the wheel bearings: One wasn't tightened properly and none were greased adequately. Minor issues with the cabinets and the orientation of the lamp over the dining table.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:30 PM   #10
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Each item on my rig that was covered by the 2 year warranty and fixed by my dealer was pre-approved by Jayco before the work was done.

My local dealer would not do any warranty work without prior authorization. They said they would not get paid if they did.

After the first few trips, I figured that I could do the majority of the things myself and not have to bother with taking it, picking it up. As I have said in other threads, I have only had a couple of what I consider to be big troubles. Both were handled fully to my satisfaction. Jayco even stepped up on another problem after I was out of warranty a few months.
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