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Old 01-12-2016, 01:56 PM   #1
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Which one to buy

I have a decision to make and have no experience to help me make it. I need advice on whether to buy 24ft jayco or 24ft Starcraft. They are both basically the same trailor however the starcraft dealer is 50 miles heavy traffic from my home and the Jayco is 3 miles. Starcraft is 22000 walkout and Jayco is 23000 walkout. Starcraft dealer has offered backup camera, pro-series equalizer and brake controller if i pay half of the 1500 cost. Jayco dealer offered equalizer and brake controller but no camera. What should I do? My main concern is the quality of the trailers, which one is best in your opinions? Thanks from the rookie!!

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Old 01-12-2016, 03:21 PM   #2
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I would buy from the dealer you were more comfortable with and thought had the best service dept. and personnel. Not Camping World, ha, ha.

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You can't go wrong with Jayco product! We had a 2007 Jayco Toy Hauler had ZERO issues with it.
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Careful asking for opinions on which RV is better on this forum. I purchased the TT comparison guide and researched for a while before buying the Jayco. The guide rated it higher than Starcraft in most categories over the last few years, especially in quality and customer satisfaction. I've called Jayco several times with questions, and their CS has been great so far...
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Check online for reviews of the service departments for each dealership. You will likely need to return to your purchasing dealer for warranty work, and having a better rated service team might be worth the 50 mile drive in traffic if the dealership 3 miles away gets crappy reviews for their service work.
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Jayco is a nice trailer I'd go with them over Starcraft
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In my tt/5-r days (15 years ago), Jayco was a quality, reliable mfr. If that's still the case, I'd choose the Jayco if the dealer has a good reputation. Check rvservicereviews.com to see if either of the dealers you're considering are listed.

Why not try negotiating for the added camera with your close dealer? Worst case, they say no.

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Old 01-13-2016, 04:42 PM   #8
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I would go with Jayco, they make a quality product and I believe they still have a two year warranty. I have been helping my Son looking for a travel trailer and so far nothing has seemed as well made as the Jayco, and they seem to be willing to negotiate a fair price.
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:51 PM   #9
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Both are weekend/vacation trailers, not full-time coaches, if that makes a difference. Do you have a suitable tow vehicle, or will you be buying one? If you don't know how to crunch the numbers to see if your current or proposed tow vehicle will be able to safely tow your new trailer be sure to ask. Don't take the word of the sales person.

I'd probably be inclined to go with the closer dealer, assuming that there are no other issues with them (Camping World has a poor reputation, for example). You WILL be taking it back for warranty work, and the closer the dealer is the easier it will be.
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Agree with all. Bought a Jayco because of reputation. Had it half of last season, took to dealer for warranty work and winterizing and haven't heard from them since. Hoping they got it winterized in time. .. make sure you feel good about the dealer.
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My 2010 Starcraft was made by Jayco. They are the same company. I have had zero issues in 5 yrs at a camping frequency of approx 60 nights/ yr. I consider them the same quality level (and in most cases same layout/feature set) and would buy either assuming the warranty is the same.

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