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Old 09-04-2014, 03:12 PM   #11
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snip....Now, I'm even more disappointed in Jayco.
I would call Jayco back and advise them of what you were told. It may or may not help, but at least Jayco will know how this authorized dealer responds to situations like this.

But, in all fairness almost all RV dealers are busy during the camping season so some delay in scheduling may arise..., even at your dealer 150 miles away.

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Old 09-04-2014, 03:14 PM   #12
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Ooops, sorry, I re-read your answer and now understand.
Ya, your right...that stinks.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:15 PM   #13
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There is really no such thing as a better deal across town or the state in RV's. You should buy very local and form a relationship with the dealer and don't shop the price, Unless; you can fix these things and are willing to do so. I never go back unless there is a part involved that costs more than I am willing to "eat". I fix everything myself.

I think you have some minor problems. If you are not handy consider hiring a tech to fix these at your home. 300 miles = a tank of fuel. IMHO you can't save the costs from where you are, it's either in fuel or cash to a local tech. Or do like I do and fix it.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:33 PM   #14
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OP, I understand completely, as do most people here. The problem is that ALL rv's have these issues and all dealerships seem to act the same way. Most people here believe that Jayco builds better quality and stands behind their products better.

Unfortunately the things that you are having problems with are from outside vendors, not made by Jayco. Not really Jaycos fault, but then again they are the ones who spec'd out the water pump and other items. It comes down to money... they buy from the cheapest supplier that meets their minimum specifications.

Then you run into the issue with the dealers. Most people assume that RV dealers will act like car dealers. If you have a problem with your Ford, you can take it to ANY Ford dealer and have it fixed under warranty. RV dealers are not the same way. They have the absolute right not to honor any warranty. From what I understand though, Jayco is usually good about finding a local shop, possibly not a dealer, to fix your trailer.

I hope everything works out for you. Stay in contact with Jayco and get it fixed. If you can't find a place that can fix it during the summer (high season), see if Jayco is willing to extend your warranty until such time that suitable repair work can be completed.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:42 PM   #15
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I have taken a slight Hiatus from this site because of some issues I have with it but I couldn't help but comment. It is a year old. There isn't a propane gauge in the world that works, they are no different than black tank level gauges. you said the TV never worked...No way of knowing if your scanning correctly. Do you have a meter or are you just guessing where to point?
Now the gray tank leak...it is plastic and by the sounds of it didn't start leaking until recently. It has to be cracked or the valve has crud in it...you haven't clarified where it is leaking. But there really isn't anything on a waste tank to fail.

Your pump must be sucking air from somewhere. It doesn't take much to find where. Did you winterize the trailer? Did it freeze?
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There is a local RV dealer but does not sell Jayco. We had such good luck with our old unit we did not want to risk buying something else.
Now, I'm re-thinking that decision.
I honestly believe Jayco is the best. I'm just sorry my dealer is so far away.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:56 PM   #17
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One thing I don't agree with is "not one propane gauge in the world works" My old one did...for 10 years.
Yes, the TV goes through it's scan and only identifies RF channels but no TV channels and the amplifier is on.
The pump may have collected some crud so I can't totally blame it.

I'm sure the Jayco dealer will fix all my issues next month when I take it in. I guess my first camper spoiled me. Again, I’m just venting here. Ok, maybe complaining. I don’t mean to because Jayco is the best RV out there.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:00 PM   #18
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One thing I don't agree with is "not one propane gauge in the world works" My old one did...for 10 years......snip
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Mine have worked fine on my last three TT's.

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who winterized your trailer?
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This is one of the reasons that I don`t think I would ever go with an extended warranty again. I have a 7 year now because that was negotiated into the purchase for no extra charge, but really, if something breaks and you need a repair, chances are you`re in for a nightmare. I`d take it again for free, but I don`t think I would ever pay extra for it.

If the dealership will even get you in within a reasonable amount of time, the quality of work done at these shops in my experience is crap. It`s a fight to get an appointment (especially if you didn`t buy it there) and often times the work is unacceptable. They are more than happy to take your money up front, but not nearly as willing to help you out afterwards.
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