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Old 08-12-2015, 05:03 PM   #51
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After reading this thread, I'm suddenly glad the new trailer I just ordered is coming through a dealer less than 2 miles away...

You guys sure know how to put fear into the heart of a new TT buyer...

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Old 08-12-2015, 07:40 PM   #52
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After reading this thread, I'm suddenly glad the new trailer I just ordered is coming through a dealer less than 2 miles away...

You guys sure know how to put fear into the heart of a new TT buyer...

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I'm on the other side. All three JAYCO's were basically flawless, the exceptions were vendors products. Norcold, Coleman and Carefreee.

You have to remember JAYCO makes and ships 45,000+ units per year and you usually only hear about the bad ones.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:05 PM   #53
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You have to remember JAYCO makes and ships 45,000+ units per year and you usually only hear about the bad ones.
I think it would be useful if one of you who knows how to do stuff like this would select,say, a hundred or more random posters who own 2010/2011 Jaycos, same number of owners of 2012/2013, and '14/'15s, and then ask them each to check the box, "happy/disappointed" in Jayco construction. It might give us a rough idea of how Jayco is doing over time.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:15 PM   #54
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I think it would be useful if one of you who knows how to do stuff like this would select,say, a hundred or more random posters who own 2010/2011 Jaycos, same number of owners of 2012/2013, and '14/'15s, and then ask them each to check the box, "happy/disappointed" in Jayco construction. It might give us a rough idea of how Jayco is doing over time.
I'm a 2010 and ( Happy) with the construction.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:58 PM   #55
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I have a 2015 Seismic and would say that my 2005 27BHS had better construction.
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:31 PM   #56
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50% of the folks say it's normal for all RV's and TT to have issues and that you should just suck it up. The other 50% say nope, nada that's just wrong. You (and I) paid pretty good money for these toys and we want it built right the first time. And that includes it's components.
What's ironic is that cars, TV's, phones...all from China and Japan are now pretty much problem free.
Listen Jayco....
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First I need to say that I have being working these last 18 years in the auto industry supply chain and from that I learned that you don't control quality, you make quality. If you say you are controlling "quality" on manufactured products in fact what you are controlling is lack of it...
That being said, there is a reason why Jayco is number 1 besides all the warranty issues (which other travel trailer manufacturers also have):
Jayco understands the market.
And the majority of the market is this: Travel trailer buyers buy price and don't care too much for anything else.
In the 80's you would not find too much people willing to pay $600 for a phone would you? What about $60K for a 1/2 ton Pick up truck??? 5K for a refrigerator??? That makes difference...
Phone and car/pickup truck buyers pay more for technology and innovation, the majority of travel trailer buyers don't!
Even what is sold today as "laminated walls" is in fact a technology that boats used 70 years ago and don't use anymore... And what is used on trailers today is inferior than what was used in boats then because in boats they used to seal all the wood surface with resin (epoxy) so the nails would not pop out (know some?) because of wood expansion/contraction due to humidity variations between winter and summer... The difference? Today a 26 boat cost $80K and 26 trailer $13K (26BHW)... Would you like to have a trailer that would never leak (because it doesn't have joints), be 40% lighter and last twice? Use the technology that boats use today(fiberglass and poliuretane foam vaccum bonded know as sandwich construction).... but would you pay for that 26BHW $45K???
Almost nobody is willing to pay that to have the same trailer you can buy made of wood for $13K....
So I don't excuse Jayco from their flaws but we need to understand that to have profit selling a 26 trailer @ $13K something needs to give and that is processes, material and labor....
Quality process, quality materials and quality labor have a cost...
When I first started looking for travel trailers, I was amazed how affordable some models are... Then I entered in one and swear never buy that model/brand (I'm an engineer). The quality of the materials and construction were really low for my " automotive" mind.... But I was intrigued how Jayco could offer 2 years warranty on " that"....
Then I looked to other brands and models and forums and noticed that it is the same thing everywhere... That's when Jayco became attractive to me again for they have 2 years warranty @ that low price....
I'd love to have a 26BHW built (roof, wall, cabinetry, everything) in foam sandwich as boats are built but I'm not willing to spend too much north of low 20sK so.... there you have it....

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Old 08-13-2015, 07:14 PM   #58
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After reading this thread, I'm suddenly glad the new trailer I just ordered is coming through a dealer less than 2 miles away...

You guys sure know how to put fear into the heart of a new TT buyer...

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I bet that the majority of RV owners are super satisfied with their rigs and don't have issues. I have a couple little minor things that will be fixed under warranty when I have the time... but it doesn't prevent me from enjoying the heck out of it! I think Jayco makes a great product. It could be better... but I am satisfied. I am sure that you will love your trailer too!

Hope you get it soon and enjoy it!!!
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RACarvalho, good post.
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An observation I will make is that the entry level value priced jaylflights seem to get the least complaints about quality here on the forum.
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