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Old 09-29-2014, 04:59 PM   #31
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Jayco quality is defiantly on the down slide. Too many quality issues getting out of the factory. Get the little things fixed and enjoy.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:17 PM   #32
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Jim W - since I posted to this thread I discovered another problem and wondered if anyone had a similar problem. Since the TT had only 5000 miles on it I did not look at the tires until I happened to look down last week. One tire was almost slick and the other 3 were in great condition. There appears to be an axle problem and the dealer has ordered 2 new axles. Anyone else have this happen on the JayFeather 221?
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:29 PM   #33
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Well there seems to be a fine line between whats "bad" and whats actually acceptable.
Working at an RV dealer, I can truthfully say. There are many people who throw me the "I SPENT (x amount) $$$ on this, and it should be and remain perfect forever" People must realize these things are sticks of wood (or aluminum) put together with staples (or rivets) and we bounce them up & down the highway at 60+ MPH. Try doing that with your house. It would crumble to the ground in the first 2 miles.

Now on the same note. Things like drawer catches, well I fix them everyday (even in brand new units). Axles are not usually bad, but often out of alignment. Radios are bad quite often, as are TV sets, ETC. Dealer should find these things before delivery (well maybe not a misaligned axle), but if they miss something, it should be fixed without question by the dealer at your request
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:41 PM   #34
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Jim W - since I posted to this thread I discovered another problem and wondered if anyone had a similar problem. Since the TT had only 5000 miles on it I did not look at the tires until I happened to look down last week. One tire was almost slick and the other 3 were in great condition. There appears to be an axle problem and the dealer has ordered 2 new axles. Anyone else have this happen on the JayFeather 221?
You never checked your tires during your 5000 miles of travels??? Consider yourself very fortunate that you only had a bald tire.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:43 PM   #35
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Thanks for your input Bobx2 - you missed the point
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:36 PM   #36
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I agree with most all of the above posts. We are new to the rv stuff and are having a hoot. My problem is that I don't see the same quality for the $60k I spent on my fifth wheel compared to the $60k I paid for my truck.

That being said I can't wait for the next trip.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:42 PM   #37
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Thanks for the measured perspective. I believe you make a good point about the RV industry. From my limited experience it seems R&D, testing 'mule' platforms and so on is non existent.

Considering the size of the industry a little surprising. I enjoy the Jayco and the camping, this is not sour grapes. Just MHO.
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I personally think that if GM, FORD, CHRYSLER, TOYOTA, NISSAN and all the other auto manufacturers had owners forums such as this, the percentage of complaints for minor problems would be the same or higher.
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I personally think that if GM, FORD, CHRYSLER, TOYOTA, NISSAN and all the other auto manufacturers had owners forums such as this, the percentage of complaints for minor problems would be the same or higher.
They do..I'm on Jeep, dodge, ford,corvette, Polaris, RZR, etc.
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Searching a few websites on the industry, I counted the number of manufacturers and came up with about 120. In 2013 a total of 290,000 units were sold. The now discontinued poorest selling US vehicle once sold a third that number.

The big 8 US manufacturers sold about 15 million vehicles.

I don't think the number of models made by each is imporant in concluding that those numbers are a major factor in the lack of quality in the RV industry as a whole. On average most don't make very many units.

As an aside, I found this interesting. A very recent NHTSA recall: "September 25: 29 Jayco fifth-wheel trailers from 2015, Recalled for incorrect cargo carrying capacity information on the label."
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