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Old 09-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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jayco vs forest river

looking to upgrade from our chalet pop up to a 20ft trailer after looking at a lot!!!! of trailers we have narrowed it down to 3 forestriver surveyor sp-189 jayco jay feather ultra lite 197 or 165 skyline nomad 189 thank you for your help..
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We looked into the jayco but there was no slide out. We looked at the next one down and it's a Shasta Revere. Very nice slide out, excellent workmanship, deep drawers, well made. Check them out.good price and good product. Strong trailer. We could have picked beteeen jayco and shast, we picked the shasta.
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Shasta is made by forest river
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Both are a good brand so pick the unit that you like best and you will be happy.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:47 PM   #5
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thanks for the info we picked up the jayco 197 with slide out dinette. lots of room for the dogs
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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I would pick a Jayco over the FR any day.

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The one thing I noticed about the Jayco lites is that most (almost all) of them have slideout bed. That's something my wife doesn't like......it's a security issue for her. Just my/our 2 cents.
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JMHO, owning a Jayco Feather Sport 197 , after numerous problems , and doing the repairs myself , I found the construction to be shabby ,Very hastily done and using sub par materials (looks like scrap wood ) ... Sloppy , ill fitting joinery , 3/32” plywood roof with the thin plastic (TPO of the thinnest/cheapest grade ) draped over sharp edges ... Dry fit windows that leak and cause de-lamination ... Many problems and the factory was of NO help after the warranty ran out ... My dealer even insultingly called it a “disposable “ trailer ... I really don’t think $20,000 is “disposable “ ... not for me anyway ... But his answers to all my pre sale questions were all Lies any way ... so I can’t trust him either ...

Jayco , NEVERMORE !!!!

Even the wife is now saying don’t bother to repair it anymore as it’s only going to fall apart soon anyway ...

Buying a Quality trailer these days requires a Good Bit of research and effort on the part of the buyer to even get something decent .... And a good bit of knowledge about trailer construction since all seem to be built on a “price point” and not a Quality point ...

And best check on how much weight it can Really carry .... On mine the cargo weight didn’t include the options , like the awning, spare tire , battery , radio, RVQ, etc.etc. so effectively if the wife and I both step into the trailer , it’s effectively overweight ...


Buyer BEWARE !!!!!!
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BTW, isn’t Forest River owned by Warren Buffet ... who pays No taxes ???
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JMHO, owning a Jayco Feather Sport 197 , after numerous problems , and doing the repairs myself , I found the construction to be shabby ,Very hastily done and using sub par materials (looks like scrap wood ) ... Sloppy , ill fitting joinery , 3/32” plywood roof with the thin plastic (TPO of the thinnest/cheapest grade ) draped over sharp edges ... Dry fit windows that leak and cause de-lamination ... Many problems and the factory was of NO help after the warranty ran out ... My dealer even insultingly called it a “disposable “ trailer ... I really don’t think $20,000 is “disposable “ ... not for me anyway ... But his answers to all my pre sale questions were all Lies any way ... so I can’t trust him either ...

Jayco , NEVERMORE !!!!

Even the wife is now saying don’t bother to repair it anymore as it’s only going to fall apart soon anyway ...

Buying a Quality trailer these days requires a Good Bit of research and effort on the part of the buyer to even get something decent .... And a good bit of knowledge about trailer construction since all seem to be built on a “price point” and not a Quality point ...

And best check on how much weight it can Really carry .... On mine the cargo weight didn’t include the options , like the awning, spare tire , battery , radio, RVQ, etc.etc. so effectively if the wife and I both step into the trailer , it’s effectively overweight ...


Buyer BEWARE !!!!!!

So.....where to research? I mean, in today's world there's got to be a place to get information on what's hot and what's not in TTs.
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We've owned three (3) Jaycos - a Cardinal pop-up (our first "RV") and two Designer 5th wheels. All have been good, reliable RVs at their respective price points, and our experience is that Jayco's customer service is second to none. We've only had to use it on buyout items (e.g., a bad cooling unit on a Norcold fridge), but when our selling dealer couldn't get us in for weeks, Jayco located an alternate local shop (a non-Jayco dealer), made all the arrangements and got us in the same day we called.

For what it's worth.....that's our experience.

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