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Old 05-26-2010, 02:00 PM   #11
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I have a new 2010 324 BHDS and while I like the unit I am not that impressed with some of the workmanship. The battery wiring is poorly done and not weather proof so I re-did it. The junction box under the front between the A frame members fell off because the screws were over tightened & the heads snapped off. The TV swivel bracket screws were overtighten and pulled the threaded brackets in the tv apart. I had to take the TV apart to fix the brackets. The pump mounting brackets had one of the screws tightened down right through the rubber mount. My impression is that a lot of the installation is rushed. Plumbing and electrical lines in general were just run any old way without thought as to a how things fit together. I have very loud pump sound & water hammer in the lines which is contributed to by the way the lines have been run through the various cabinet panels. This I am going to fix with some pipe insulation spacers, a new quieter pump and ac***ulator. These are small things but they are all over the trailer and spoil what is a pretty good unit. I opened a cabinet yesterday and found an electric line running through a hole that had been drilled so fast and roughly there were 11/2" splinters Around the hole waiting to drive themselves into someones hand. This is just careless by workmen but should have been picked up in quality control.
This is a bit of a rant but there are a lot of things I need to fix on a brand new unit. I could take it back under warranty but then that is such a hassle unless the dealer is right close by so I will just get on and fix them. I just find it so annoying when good materials and components are just thrown together.
Wow Rob, sounds like although you had a rough start with your new Jayco Glad you are able to fix the problems yourself. Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:33 PM   #12
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We have a 304BHDS and this is a list of all the things we had to have done and re-done to our Eagle;







































































and I had to wash it after I drove it in the rain.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #13
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I have had my 32BHDS for a month now and have camped in her twice. Only problem I had was a small knot in one of the blind strings. I spent an hour after my PDI inspecting behind drawers, in closets, underneath and on top the roof. No quality issues except the blind knot. I was swayed to Jayco for their quality build and design layouts.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:48 PM   #14
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I also get the loud fresh water pump noise throughout the trailer. I took it to the dealer once and they said they rerouted some of the water lines that were crossed but I still hear the noise just as loud as before. I understand there will be some noise from the electric motor and pump but I can almost feel it pulsating throughout. All my boats had similiar water set ups with much less noise, more of a whrrr.

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I have a new 2010 324 BHDS and while I like the unit I am not that impressed with some of the workmanship. The battery wiring is poorly done and not weather proof so I re-did it. The junction box under the front between the A frame members fell off because the screws were over tightened & the heads snapped off. The TV swivel bracket screws were overtighten and pulled the threaded brackets in the tv apart. I had to take the TV apart to fix the brackets. The pump mounting brackets had one of the screws tightened down right through the rubber mount. My impression is that a lot of the installation is rushed. Plumbing and electrical lines in general were just run any old way without thought as to a how things fit together. I have very loud pump sound & water hammer in the lines which is contributed to by the way the lines have been run through the various cabinet panels. This I am going to fix with some pipe insulation spacers, a new quieter pump and ac***ulator. These are small things but they are all over the trailer and spoil what is a pretty good unit. I opened a cabinet yesterday and found an electric line running through a hole that had been drilled so fast and roughly there were 11/2" splinters Around the hole waiting to drive themselves into someones hand. This is just careless by workmen but should have been picked up in quality control.
This is a bit of a rant but there are a lot of things I need to fix on a brand new unit. I could take it back under warranty but then that is such a hassle unless the dealer is right close by so I will just get on and fix them. I just find it so annoying when good materials and components are just thrown together.
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To fix the pump issue I am using insulation line separators and new Shurflo 5.7 pump with ac***ulator and the Shurflo silencing kit. I will post how well it all works to silence the after I get it install & test it. I have been installing a Xantrex inverter this weekend.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:44 AM   #16
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I have to admit, there are some 'little' things on the quality of ours, as well. You can see that while they've tried to keep the Quality Control at a high, it's really the workers on the floor that make the difference.

Same thing - some drill holes poorly done, wiring could have been neater etc. etc... I have a skylight over the shower that I have to take apart and clean because there's so much dirt/sawdust from the factory sandwiched between the sea ms it bugs me everytime I look at it!

For the water pump ... I found a quick fix for a good portion of the noise on my last TT, which was REALLY poorly put together - For some reason the water pipes are these hard plastic pipes which vibrate like mad whenever the pump was on. I cut out a 6 inch flex pipe made of really pliable plastic and spliced it between the hard plastic pipe and the pump (acted like a shock absorber). Funny, though, the worst rattle I couldn't fix was in the tub (the little pull in the faucet for the shower) which would dance like a stripper whenever the water was on. I eventually just took a rubber band, wrapped it around the faucet to hold it down!

The water-pump noise always seems to be an issue. One thing I've noticed no one really talks about is the heater...we camp well into the fall season (right up to hallowe'en) and need the heater when it drops near freezing. At night, the darn thing sounds like an aeroplane testing its engines! Time for these companies to come up with a better furnace, I think!
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