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Old 05-01-2014, 09:45 AM   #11
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We bought our 3rd new Jayco last year. The first was a Jayco PUP in '93. Owned it for 10 years. No troubles. It's replacement was in '03, a Jayco Kiwi 17a Hybrid. Owned that 10 years. No troubles that were manufacturer related. Small leak in roof at 7 years due to dried out seals, leaky shutoff valve in plumbing at 10 years.

Keep in mind that every brand could develop roof leaks. It even states in the owners manual that its the owner's responsibility to do regular inspections of all seals.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:00 PM   #12
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We love our Jaco and the service we have gotten in the short two weeks. My dealer checked in several times making sure everything is okay.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:14 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone. What helps are those saying" this is our 2nd Jayco" or " 3rd" ect... Believe me I understand you can get a lemon under any name. When I was having the leak issue with a prior unit and started research I couldn't find a good word about them. Even the dealer I bought it from stopped selling them because of all the quality issues. Too little info too late on that one. I did also get from that video that many things were premade so to speak and final assembly was what we were seeing. Example the walls. I am feeling better knowing that there are happy Jayco owners. Now I'm sitting here wondering what day I can leave work early to get to the dealer and get this purchase rolling. LOL
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:13 PM   #14
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The two year warranty to the original owner is priceless. We had LOTS of problems with our new Jayco for the first 18 months and most were fixed by Jayco.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:35 AM   #15
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Well good luck with whatever you decide to purchase and just remember that everything is made by human beings and we are all flawed. Stuff happens and its how they deal with it that counts. To me the whole experience of getting out and camping makes all the headaches seem worth it in the end because i love camping and family time together. With all the kids being grown now it seems like thats one time when we can get together without alot of the noise and distractions of the world and work. Just try to remember when you get there to stop and smell the roses and look at the beauty of Gods creation , take it in and hold it all when you get back to the real world.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:53 AM   #16
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Would I buy another Jayco product? "Yes"",in a heart beat.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:06 AM   #17
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Have to remember it a moving house. Trailers are not to build to last forever. If you do think it does, then don't buy one. It also how people takes care of the trailer. I know there are people who is aggressive with the trailers. Stored it in a good cover storage. Take care of your trailer like you take care of yourself. The trailer last longer for those that take pride and show TLC (Tender Love and caring). Keep replacing parts or adding screws if needs. Don't put it off and let it fall off then complain on Forums that this trailer is junk. Not all trailers are built to be perfect. Even you spend alot of money it still will have loose screw or faulty fridge. RV is an expensive hobby. Take care of it and take pride with it.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:04 PM   #18
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I think that's probably the same or similar to the video I posted not long ago. If it hadn't come from Jayco's marketing department I'd have thought it was from a flamer. But our Eagle is now three years old and we've spent over a year living in it, all told, with not a single issue beyond two that were so minor we let them go to nearly the end of the warranty. I forgot. There was a brake problem that I had fixed by a local horse trailer dealer and Jayco reimbursed me even though I hadn't gotten pre authorization. If it matters, it's seen temp swings from over a hundred to way below freezing while we were in it, and stored in an open barn at sub zero temps. I think the most important thing you can do is buy from a manufacturer with a good rep for customer service. I've screwed up a few things that required their input and they've alway come across quickly.
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I'm on my second Jayco and have found them to be of higher quality than other brands I've owned. I've not had any leaks whatsoever. It is rare to find an RV that isn't going to have a few problems initially. The minor issues on mine were all taken care of on my first trip back to the dealer's service department. If I ever replace this one, it will most likely be with another Jayco.
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Water is the single biggest enemy of RVs. My 2014 had several holes in the roof. Had I not been up on the roof inspecting I would have faced serious problems. Inspect, inspect, inspect! I fixed the critical ones myself and the dealer fixed the other problems. With "moving homes" stuff comes loose and if you catch it in time it will be fine. For example, the screws started backing out of the house door latch on my Greyhawk I was able to tighen them up and move on (had to also realign the latch too). Bottom line, stay on top of small stuff and the unit will last a long time.
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