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Old 03-29-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Did you consider another brand

So I was wondering who else was considering another brand before they purchased there Jayco. And what made you go with purchasing a Jayco. I myself considered a Keystone Couger. Something kept bringing us back to Jayco. I have liked the brand since I started researching them back in 2008. I spoke with many Jayco owners at campgrounds who love them. After you have your first camper you seem to know what you want in your next one. I was looking for one that would last and retain its value. Also having all the features and better build quality we were looking for. So the only choice was the Jayco


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Old 03-29-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Stopped by a local dealer that had a sale going on. I purchased based on layout and price. Got a great deal and can't wait til spring.

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:45 PM   #3
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I was very close on a Keystone Outback, same floor plan I have now, but the dealer wouldn't budge on any "extras" ie. vent covers, rear ladder. Camping World did so I bought my 2012 Jayco 320 RLDS and to this point, we're glad we did. Better features in our Jayco TT, like a 10 gal. water heater, bigger bathroom, etc.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:16 PM   #4
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We had a couple of finalists in our search, Heartland, Crossroads and Jayco.

All three had floorplans that would work for us, Jayco had a better product, better warranty, better price, nuff said !
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:20 PM   #5
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coleman,cherokee,sprinter,rockwood,puma, jayco so we still have our pop up 97 Coleman just haven't found the right dealer or price but were close on 2 TT
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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Wow... I've been with JOF since July 2009, but with all the 'server' changes a search to find my answer to your question in a much earlier thread is coming up empty! LOL

I can't remember the other rv's we considered in Spring 2009 but we looked into rv's and did a 2008 rv show. Economic times had one of our three choices going out of business. Came down to the Keystone Passport (29bhs?) and the Jayco Jay FlightG2 BHS 29bhs (we wanted bunks to accommodate grandkids and we only had a half ton truck).

We went with the Jayco as at that time (Summer 2009), there were many Keystone Customer Support complaints as well as many roof leak complaints with the Keystone....but we had to REALLY dig to find any negatives on Jayco. That, and Jayco had the two year warranty. It gave us the piece of mind knowing that we had an extra year to make sure anything that could go wrong due to 'build' would probably have addressed.

Did we have warranty issues? Yes. Were the dealt with? Yes. Did we have some of those issues dealt with outside of a Jayco dealer? Yes. Jayco is good about having warranty issues assigned to specialist's in the area of which you reside or are near if no Jayco is within driving distance.

Would we buy another Jayco? Yes
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:06 AM   #7
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Wasn't even looking to buy when we got ours. So I guess the answer would be we were looking at any brand.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:56 AM   #8
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Looked heavily at the Crossroads Zinger and a Keystone Sprinter prior to choosing the Jayco. The Keystone was relatively easy to wipe off the list, not as well built as the Crossroads and Jayco for structure and people have mixed comments on the brand. That left the Crossroads and Jayco, I still feel the Crossroads had the better layout (nicer entertainment center with curved wall) but a few things spooked me - Crossroads did away with their 2-Year warranty and an uptick in complaints on the owners forum corresponded with the reduction in warranty (not exactly a confidence booster).

Overall while I'm still lukewarm on the entertainment center and squared off wall, the Jayco offered a better value with the warranty, structure, and the premium features.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:36 AM   #9
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For us, we wanted a hybrid and there are not many that make those. Other two things we considered, the jayco brand/2 year warranty, and the layout.

Price was not as much a consideration, given we had so few choices of brands to choose from to begin with. I still think we got a good deal all the way around.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:41 AM   #10
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We had a TrailManor 2619 prior to the Eagle 284BHS. Wife loved it, and she towed it around, but it had 2 issues; (1) Tooooooo small for 2 people, 2 dogs and a Blue Fronted Amazon bird. (2) When you are 6'2"+, everything gets in the way of your head. So, the better-half (that is not me) spent about 6 months on the Internet looking at floor plans and settled on the Jayco, we went to the Big Tampa RV Show in January of 2012 and got into the Eagle and decided that the next one would be the Jayco Eagle. Last May we needed to upgrade our TV (Van was dying) so I decided on the Ford F150 - EcoBoost, great selection. We were camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains last summer, and decided to put the TrailManor up for sale and in a week, had it sold. Still can not believe it! We drove up to Indiana and picked up the 2013 Eagle 284BHS, which was only a couple weeks old. Been enjoying it since. Both of us like it, so does my head!

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