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Bzzz

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Posted: 07/18/07 12:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love my JAYCO and love Camper's Corner in Knoxville, Tn. WWW.CAMPERSCORNER.NET

Great service, fair deal--pleasant experience.

Yes, I might of paid a buck or two more than it was available on line, but can get service and do not have to put my tail between my legs. Buying on line is all fine and well, but when the aftermaket kicks in, would probably get pushed to back of line.

Should you not be able to make a deal with salesman, ask to see his supervisor--the sales person will try to sell high as he can, to increase comission, and buyer will buy at the least they can. Sales person can only go so far.

Come to an agreement.

PREFER BUYING FROM MY LOCAL DEALER.

MAY THE CAMPING G-DS BE WITH YOU.

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Okay, here I go....We bought a used 1999 Jayco PUP and loved it, then
purchased a new 2005 Jayco 21J Jayfeather self contained hybrid with 2 pop out beds. We loved the camper, loved the layout and the storage inside and out(had a garage in the back), but was concerned about the canvas in the rain and other weather. I wanted to buy another Jayco that was self contained but could not find one with the right weight to tow. SO....ended up buying 2008 Rockwood Roo 23RS
which has the hard side queen bed in the rear of the camper and bunk beds in the front. I have only had the camper for about a month and have gone camping for 5 days so far. I am impressed with both brands.
Although, Jayco does have a better product and makes use of every inch for storage. I would buy either one when it comes time to upgrade.


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VentureForth wrote:



. . . Frankly, I don't see how mine could be the same 29 foot that the Jayco uses. . . .


I was thinking the same thing. Your Wildwood Model 29BHS has to be longer than my Jayco 29BHS. The numbers are usually close to the size of the camper but my 29 BHS is 30.5 FT from coupler to bumper. I wonder if your 29BHS is 32 feet. In my opinion your camper has to be longer to fit the frige next to the stove.

I had a Forest River Flagstaff before this. Comparing ultra lights to normal campers is almost apples to oranges. We like the FR camper but the Jayco seems to be better made and better quality. We will see in a few more years if that is truely the case


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We decided to trade our year old Zeppelin for the 29BHS for the following reasons (in no particular order):

Obvious differences in fit, finish, and overall quality of the Jayco.

Huge level of standard equipment (the kids love the surround sound).

Two year warranty coupled with one year coachnet roadside included.

Sales & service from our local dealer, Jim's RV.


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We bought our Jayco used, 1 year old, and we got 1 year of factory warrantee. Jayco will transfer the 2 year warrantee 1 time within the 2 year time. My dealer came to the campground and fixed a couple of minor issues, no questions asked, no charge, no hassles. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Jayco again from Ricks RV in Joliet, Il.

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Well, we were really torn between a Jayco and the Rockwood. We have a Jayco dealer near us that we really like but I wasn't impressed at all with the Jayfeathers (and we needed a lightweight). We hated their appearance, low clearance, and the amenities were lacking compared to other liteweights. We chose a Rockwood and felt that the fit and finish was equal to the Jayco. We purchased, through Forest River, a 2nd year warranty for $150 dollars on our new unit. You should also know that I have heard huge difference of opinions when it comes to Forest River products, depending solely on what product you own (Examples: wildwood, roo, rockwood, etc.). So far we have loved our unit and have been very pleased with Forest River Rockwood's customer service and warranty coverage.


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We love our Jayco. Our popup was a Forest River and I can say we had no issues with it. We have looked over the past couple of years and I must say that Jayco and Forest River Flagstaff - Rockwood are both on our radar screen for replacement of the Kiwi, IF and when we decided to make a change. We did look at a Wildwood or two and I can say quality wise, I think you will find the Jayco to be better than Wildwood. Flagstaff - Rockwood and Jayco appear to be on the same level in terms of quality IMHO.

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larryandpaula wrote:

Besides, Jayco is getting rid of their 2 year warranty and FR plans to have the 2 year warranty.


Actually, Jayco will continue to offer the 2 year warranty. The only difference is it will not be transferable to new owners.

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Posted: 07/18/07 09:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We own a forest river, and my sister owns a new Jayco. We looked at the 322FKS in the Jayco as well and in my opinion the Jayco are nicer. However, that is because the Rockwood we own is an ultra light, and they can't put all the luxurious trim etc like in the Jayco.. also, the Jayco 322FKS was like 5K more.

Since getting a diesel truck now... I think we'd go for the 322FKS if we sold our Rockwood 8315SS (even though we only used it twice -- anyone in Alberta want to buy it? )

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And Forest River's warranty already isn't transferable.


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