Jayco has a 2 year warranty, I THINK Keystone is just one. We spent the last 2 weeks looking at 5vers, to include Jayco Superlights and Keystones. Personal preference between those two for me would have been the Jayco. We almost went with a Jayco 31.5 something but we ended up buying a KZ!
We currently have a 2010 Laredo 316RL and it has been trouble free for almost 3yrs. Our next one will be a Pinnacle. The 2yr warranty and fit/finish is what will be driving us to the Pinnacle. Like I said...we love our Laredo but can't speak on the Super Light.
The Laredo 266 RL is a fully loaded 5th wheel from Keystone RV, and is a popular brand. It has R-28 Roof Insulation and R-30 floors...very good!
The Jayco is 9,950 lbs GVWR 29'7" long, 48 fresh water, 65 grey water and 35 black. And comes with a 2 year warranty and High Pressure Vacuum Laminated wall construction that is 10 times less likely to leak and delaminate. It's a brand new, from the ground up engineered t be light weight without giving up anything in the way of strength and features. Built by a 44 year old family owned company,
The Laredo is 11400 lbs GVWR 30'5", 55 fresh, 40 each grey and black, and has only a couple of options like the 15K A/C, and is well very well equipped.
Jayco has an "all in one bathroom" complete with a hand wash sink, the Laredo has a 2 part bath (shower room seperate from toilet room...and bath sink in bedroom)...which is a matter of preference.
Jayco has the living room chairs facing the TV Entertainment center for a direct view...the Laredo chairs occupants will have to view the TV at an angle. Again a matter of preference.
A new 2011 Jayco 26.5 rls on sale now (RVTrader)is listed at $26,598.00 at a dealer in Oregon, and a 2012's runs around the low 30K's nationally.
The new Laredo runs from sale price of $26,907.00 in PA up to high $30's.
My posts shouldn't be taken for factual data. They are purely fictional, for entertainment purposes and should not be constituted as actually related to scientific, technical, engineering, legal, spiritual or practical advice. Amen.
We owned a 2010 266RL. Absolutely no problems. It was our second Keystone product with zero issues. The only reason we traded was we were looking for a double slide in the living area and wanted to stay around 32 feet in length. We just needed more space.
We looked for a long time and decided on the Jayco SuperLite 26.5 HT RLS over the other brands we looked at, including the Laredo. We really liked the layout of the 26.5 with the swivel chairs facing forward, the couch with the air bed and the free-standing table and chairs, which were probably available in the Laredo, don't remember. The bedroom wardrobe slide really sold us because it gives us so much more storage for both clothes and "things". So far, and we only have had this home for about three weeks, is that the bedroom slide, a Schwintek slide system, quit working when we were sitting in it having beer with some friends and trying to impress them, didn't work. Dealer was totally unfamiliar with the system and it's been sitting a week waiting for parts. If you want to see my problem, take a look further down in the thread and you'll see what I am talking about. Other than that, and it hasn't caused us to lose any travel time yet, we love the FW, it tows great and it does seem like it is very well made for a very light FW. If your parents would like to chat, I can be reached at 307-335-5486. I was able to but this trailer, only traveling 150 miles to the dealer, for $26,200. It has electric rear jacks, the free-standing table and chairs, the Glacier package and has two 12-volt batteries and the outside kitchen.
Thanks for the replys! It sounds like they really can't go wrong wither way, since none of you have reported problems with either 5er.
I was out at their house yesterday for Easter and they had most of the "stuff" out of their current 34' Jayco Designer. Mom wants to down size form the 34' since they don't plan on going south for the winter anymore, and she want to get rid of their current 5er while its still worth a fair amount being that its 8 years old right now. They found a dealer, about 200 miles away, that has both of the units in stock and I think they were planning on going to take a look at them this week and more than likely purchase one of them.