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Old 08-09-2019, 07:13 AM   #1
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Jayco... After the Sale (of the company)?

My wife and I purchased a Jayco Flight 26rks in 2013, had it built to our specs (AC and options) and we usually go out for 3 or 4 days at a time... and honestly, we really have had Excellent luck with it.. No Major issues at all. We keep it in an enclosed RV garage when not in use and keep the unit plugged in to a 30amp hookup in case we want to turn things on while packing up to go. Again, we have been extremely pleased and other than the Uncomfortable Jack Knife Couch, were happy with it.

We started to look at perhaps a little larger unit over the last couple of years to upgrade to.. (I'd even be happy with another Flight)... but maybe I"m just seeing it... but it just seems things have really cheapened up... the walls are like cardboard the inside just feels cheap.. the floors are spongy and from our current 2013, the new ones just really feel like they have cut a lot of corners.

I"ve even looked in to the Eagle, at twice the cost it does not seem like much of a quality up grade.

Am I missing something or is it I'm just use to our TT and how it feels?

The Dealer where we bought it use to only carry Jayco... .but now i've seen where they have picked up several other Warren Buffet brands.... I guess the consolidation is working!

So, if you were a "Pre Buyout" owner and were looking to move up a little in size (under 32') what would be your choice?

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Old 08-10-2019, 09:11 AM   #2
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It's not just you. RVs have been cheapened immensely in the last ten years or so. Lighter and lighter materials, thinner everything, frames and suspension components just adequate and no more, build quality is terrible...

I paid $13,000 for a new Jayco bunkhouse in 2003. In 2018, I bought a new Coachmen about the same size and paid $16,000. There's only one way to hold prices down like that...

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Old 09-03-2019, 08:05 PM   #3
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I wanted to update this thread because after I posted my information of Dunlap RV I received a great message from one of the managers at "Family RV Industries" the new owners of Dunlap RV and I have to say that I am impressed the gentleman contacted me and spent alot of time with me on the phone explaining the New Owners and their plans ... and after our conversation I am very comfortable with the new owners... approach and how they run their business... it is a true Family run company...

We continue to look at our options were somewhat up against the wall due to our current Tow Vehicle... Yea, I know, buy a new one... but right now I"d rather deal with the one we have it only has 15,000 miles on it... 2500HD Gas 6.0l Crew Cab, short bed and it looks like the Max GCWR is 16000 lb with a max Trailer weight of 10000 lb. Our GVWR listed on the truck is 9200lb so, it does limit us somewhat.
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