Rockwood Roo vs Jayco Jayfeather
In general, Rockwood products (Forest River) seem to have a slighly better standing here than Jayco (Thor) from my reading here over the years. Both FR and Thor have been buying up camping and RV brands since the ‘08 meltdown and applied cost cutting measures. My sister has an older Jayco hybrid, loves it, and it has been as reliable as these things go (which means to say my brother-in-law is constantly fixing things). More recently in the past few years as the economy has improved it seems everybody wants to go camping again and the manufacturures are cutting corners to get product out as fast as possible. Fast and cheap. Now with Covid, even more are traveling and vacationing via camping than ever before versus flying and hotels. The past few years and this year have been the perfect storm for quality. Many here will steer you in the direction of older, used units for this reason and others. Look at build quality of both Rockwood and Jayco units on the lot very closely. “The devil is in the details”.
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