We've owned 3 Jaycos - a Cardinal pop-up, a 1996 Designer 3030RKSS and a 2000 Designer XL 3610RLTS. Jayco changed from wood to aluminum superstructure framing starting with the 2001 model year in response to market pressure, not because the wood-framed units were inferior. All of our Jaycos were excellent units at their respective price points, and Jayco's 2+3 warranty and customer service are beyond reproach, as far as I'm concerned. I only wish they had a really top-line unit that we could have shopped when we bought our current rig in 2004, although we're very satisfied with it as well.
On any unit of this age, though, maintenance is the key. Check roof condition, condition of the sealant in the seams, etc. Look for any signs of water leaks - water intrusion is death to an RV!! Check the function of all systems and appliances. If it's in sound condition and the price is right, I wouldn't have any problem considering this as a candidate for purchase.
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