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Old 04-10-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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Jayco Jay Smart European Style

Looking forward to seeing this new model introduced. It will be introduced in Texas in June. going to be produced at the Indiana plant.... interesting and different from anything I've seen from other manufactures in the states....
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This is the closest I can find...

http://www.trailerlife.com/camper-tr...vs-are-coming/
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It's about time!
It will be interesting to actually see the trailer here on US soil. I have looked at a lot of European TT and class B/B+ units and have always wondered why American manufacturers seem so hide-bound in making "me-too" Grandma's cottage or cheesy big-box restaurant style units for the US market.
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It's about time!
It will be interesting to actually see the trailer here on US soil. I have looked at a lot of European TT and class B/B+ units and have always wondered why American manufacturers seem so hide-bound in making "me-too" Grandma's cottage or cheesy big-box restaurant style units for the US market.
That may be. While Jayco makes a pretty good quality trailer, just because the European look is all the rage doesn't mean that they are any better. Everyone raved about Ikea and for the most part, their stuff looks great but isn't any better than Sauder Woodworking. I just hope that if the "look" catches on here that the poor quality doesn't follow with it. In fact European units are far lighter than their US counterparts. Why is that? Are they sacrificing something?
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Chuck, thanks for the link, here is the pic:



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That may be. While Jayco makes a pretty good quality trailer, just because the European look is all the rage doesn't mean that they are any better. Everyone raved about Ikea and for the most part, their stuff looks great but isn't any better than Sauder Woodworking. I just hope that if the "look" catches on here that the poor quality doesn't follow with it. In fact European units are far lighter than their US counterparts. Why is that? Are they sacrificing something?
I think they are sacrificing wood in general, particle board, wafer board, overweight chassis', overweight suspensions and metal framed furniture. I don't think I would miss any of that...

The Sauder Vs Ikea comparison is interesting and may be, as a comparison, spot on. If so, it's a matter of taste and perceived quality and I tend to lean toward Ikea...YMMV
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I asked my salesman about them before I ordered my unit. last month. He said he didn't have very much information yet, but thought they would be quite expensive.
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The axle placement is so odd to me...
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The axle placement is so odd to me...

X2 it looks like it would have slim to no tongue weight.
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