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Old 03-31-2016, 10:16 AM   #51
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I fine it amazing, that they can build a unit, which moves down the highway, twisting and bouncing and still have doors etc that still work. Your stick and brick settles a 1/2" and cracks appear, doors stick. The new "small home" phase has tiny homes priced at upwards of $70,000. For a unit that has nothing more than you find daily at an RV center for $25,000.
I think the industry does a good job making an affordable product that allows millions of Americans to experience travel and our country in comfort and safety. Are they perfect, no, but, Jayco does a great job at customer service and tries to make it right.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:58 AM   #52
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My advice is check EVERYTHING at the PDI! On thing I didn't check is the macerator on mine. Did a weekend shake down at local campground. The thing didn't come on. Brought it back for this and a few other things. Technician told me the fuse was missing and not labeled is why I couldn't find it. Then he tells me after he installed the fuse still nothing, he found no wire connected to the back of the panel from the macerator. He had to run a wire from the fuse panel to the macerator switch. I guess not everything is checked before it leaves the factory. You would think Jayco would know who the macerator installer is going down the line, look at warranty work from dealers and say "Hey, who installed the macerator on unit ****? You left the power wire off Dingbat, don't do it again!" If it was my company, well, never mind, it's not my company!
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:49 PM   #53
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Wags, I agree with you that these units hold up pretty well considering what they are put through.


This will be my 1st TT. Been rv'ing since 1973. I've owned everything except a 5TH wheel.


I realize my Jayfeather is a lightweight, fairly entry level of TT. Obviously material quality is not up to par compared to a more costly and top of the line unit.


Regardless of cost there should not be a difference in how they are assembled. Plumb is plumb and level is level whether it's a $70K unit or a $25K unit. It's not hard to see if something needs correcting before it leaves the factory.


Like Mountain Cajun says, Jayco should be tracking warranty issues and determining if someone is consistently dropping the ball during production.


I will enjoy my TT as much as all my other RV's. Can't wait to pick it up and hit the road. Wireman
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:17 PM   #54
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Wags, I agree with you that these units hold up pretty well considering what they are put through.


This will be my 1st TT. Been rv'ing since 1973. I've owned everything except a 5TH wheel.


I realize my Jayfeather is a lightweight, fairly entry level of TT. Obviously material quality is not up to par compared to a more costly and top of the line unit.


Regardless of cost there should not be a difference in how they are assembled. Plumb is plumb and level is level whether it's a $70K unit or a $25K unit. It's not hard to see if something needs correcting before it leaves the factory.


Like Mountain Cajun says, Jayco should be tracking warranty issues and determining if someone is consistently dropping the ball during production.


I will enjoy my TT as much as all my other RV's. Can't wait to pick it up and hit the road. Wireman
Yea that's true. Assembly should be consistent through & through no matter how much the trailer cost. I think of it as, if I buy a Cessna airplane, but also like the lear jet, which one will get me back on the ground in one piece after a flight.
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:13 PM   #55
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I know mine's been though heck. A couple of time I had to make emergency stops, slamming on the brakes. You can imagine how much that would torque the structure of the TT, but everything still fine. Coming up on around 50k road miles with it now, and that includes some pretty rough roads.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:26 PM   #56
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I think your experience is normal. We finally got our 23mds last month after almost a 4 1/2 wait and found the following: toilet set crooked, water pump not tightly bolted down, outdoor shower leaked, water supply line under sink leaked (not tightened enough) towel ring in bathroom placed so low on wall that even a wash cloth lays on the vanity. Cloths hanging rods in both closets set so low shirts and pants fold over onto the floor, also rods placed to close to door so you have to push clothes in to close the door. Floor in one closet falling off due to nails missing the nailing surface. Little piddly stuff that would have taken maybe an extra hour to do right. Makes me think though; gee wonder if any suspension parts installed by the same guys?
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Had many minor things that I fixed myself. Like the Gray and Black water tanks labeled backwards on the Monitor Panel. I just made new labels.

The main problem was deliberate. The water filter which is in a box you have to remove in the rear storage area. Just have to remove anything stored in there, and take out a few screws. The deliberate problem was whoever did that area had wrapped to wiring bundles and a water line around the filter so tight that you couldn't get the tool to remove the housing on it.

This had to be deliberate!!! I cut the water lines and removed the housing and put in a short piece of hose to reconnect the line. I now use the blue ones that attach to the hose. No cover to remove, and simple to install. I wish the worker, who had to be laughing his ass off when he did this, the loss of his job!!!
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:38 AM   #58
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I've bought 3 Jayco trailers new. A '93 1208 pop-up, an '03 Kiwi 17a hybrid, and the X20E in my sig. All 3 I feel have solid construction but mediocre fit and finish. Little things like misaligned doors, trim around the bathroom not fully glued down, loose screws around the microwave. Some stuff we caught on the PDIs, some stuff that I missed. Nothing so bad that I was willing to leave it at the dealer for 2 months waiting to fix.

What I will say is that if we are expecting nearly flawless delivery, I think we'd also be paying far more for the units than we are.
You are exactly right.......
Everyone wants top quality and cheap prices.
I am a lot happier with my Jayco than the Mobile Suites I had before.
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I don't own a Jayco, yet. My TT will probably get sold this summer and I'm probably buying a new TT in the fall... as a retirement gift to myself. I have a friend... a very good friend... that has Jayco Eagle TT now. I am glad because my friend is NOT handy. I work on his stuff when the need arises, and this one has been stellar, so far. Yes, he's my very best friend. His first trailer was made by Keystone. I worked on it more than my own TT. Based on his experiences so far, I'm probably going to buy a Jayco Eagle or White Hawk TT.

Just about all RV manufacturers pay assembly employees by the piece. The quicker they can get that cabinet screwed in and go to the next one, the more they make. So, often if they need 4 screws, they may only use 3 or worse yet, 2... Anyone that thinks they do serious quality control is sadly, naive. Bear in mind that this is not just a Jayco problem, it's definitely industry wide.
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:03 PM   #60
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When we toured the factory, we were told they get paid by the unit. They work in teams, each doing a different operation. They work together so all rely on the other members. As the unit moves down the line each member or team of members does their part, and then it moves to the next station. They have a quota for the day, when they get that quota filled they can leave. Be it 4 hours or 8 hours. They were doing 13 JayFlights the day we were there.

All the panels , cabinets etc are preassembled in a loft area and slide down to match up with the unit. Very efficient impressive operation. They also have a team that goes over and checks and "fixes" things before it goes out for deliver. I was told they do track warranty issues with each team.
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