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Alpine is owned by Keystone, Jayco Pinnacle is owned by Thor. Pick your poison.

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topjimmy wrote:

Yep just pick a floor plan ya like and buy from a good dealer and do a extensive P.D.I. and Enjoy, ALL brands build a Lemon sometimes and like was said before it helps to be a little bit of a handy Man and also I bought a 6 year Extended Warranty on all 3 of my 5er's just in case any "Big Stuff" went wrong and on 2 of my 5er's I traded in I got a Pro Rated Refund on my extended warranties because I never used them

I have had really good service from my Jayco dealer and saw more proof recently. I went with a friend to pickup their new 2019 Grand Design and the purchase inspection & dealer prep was horrible. I was not impressed with both the dealer or the rv. I think most brands need a thurough prep by dealer so find the best reputation dealer you can.

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TXiceman wrote:

Alpine is owned by Keystone, Jayco Pinnacle is owned by Thor. Pick your poison.

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Keystone is also owned by Thor. One thing about Keystone. If you ever need after the sale support, as in going above the dealer level and directly to Keystone, I wish you lots of luck.

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Yep it cracks me up that folks Drank the Grand Design Koolaid Hearing that Brand was SOOOO..... much better I have 2 friends with GD's and they have been back to the Dealer many times(Bad Dealers)for service and I am NOT saying GD's are Bad but again pick ANY brand ya like and get a good dealer and do a long P.D.I and enjoy
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topjimmy wrote:

Yep just pick a floor plan ya like and buy from a good dealer and do a extensive P.D.I. and Enjoy, ALL brands build a Lemon sometimes and like was said before it helps to be a little bit of a handy Man and also I bought a 6 year Extended Warranty on all 3 of my 5er's just in case any "Big Stuff" went wrong and on 2 of my 5er's I traded in I got a Pro Rated Refund on my extended warranties because I never used them

I have had really good service from my Jayco dealer and saw more proof recently. I went with a friend to pickup their new 2019 Grand Design and the purchase inspection & dealer prep was horrible. I was not impressed with both the dealer or the rv. I think most brands need a thurough prep by dealer so find the best reputation dealer you can.


* This post was edited 01/24/19 09:59pm by topjimmy *


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Thanks, everyone. Based on all of your comments we are keeping the 5er we have for as long as we can. This little Crossroads Cruiser had zero problems when we bought it. And now, eight years later, it has given us no problems what so ever (knock on wood). I guess we just got lucky, but the odds of being that lucky twice in a row seems remote.


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One more thought: Our trailer, most certainly, won't last forever. So is there truly NO 5th wheel product one can buy and be reasonably certain it will be a quality unit and trouble free?

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Halmfamily wrote:

If your research any brand on the internet you'll find mostly negative comments as people want to vent. These represent probably less than 1% of actual users so take the comments with a grain of salt. Find the layout and amenities you like and can afford and buy that unit. Do a thorough PDI and make sure the dealer fixes anything before the contracts are signed. Learn to fix things on your RV yourself or it will sit at the dealers for months waiting to be repaired, regardless of brand.


Agreed!! Not too many people get online and "gloat" about their problem-free RV, but have an issue and they go to town venting about it!!

I am very happy with my new Pinnacle so far. Not the same quality as my 2008 Eagle, but very happy. Obviously Jayco slipped on QC after the buy-out!!

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I have a 2016 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLSA and we absolutely love it. This is our second RV. The first was a 35' Layton TT and we had zero issues with it. We are hoping the Pinnacle is our last RV purchase. We chose the Pinnacle because we wanted the front living floorplan and we found the Pinnacle layout met our needs the best. One thing to consider with the newer FW's vs the older ones is all the bells and whistles that are put in these rigs now. When I think that I started camping in a 2-man pup tent and now I'm in a 42' FW with a full size shower, residential fridge with ice maker, satellite tv, and a fireplace; wow how camping has changed! It is literally a house on wheels. I have to say we are extremely happy with our choice. You sound like seasoned campers. I'm sure if you take your time, research what you want and do a thorough PDI, you will be happy with whatever you upgrade to.

Good luck!


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Be careful with the Internet reviews. It is like the wild west in nature where everything goes. A lot of people complain when some of it was their own fault, or competitors provide negative posts, or the manufacturer post stealth positive posts. Also it is very difficult to get a honest opinion because people do not want to do anything to threaten resale value.

The best way is determine what is adequate engineering and appliances. That will take some knowledge of how things should be built. Also be ware of catch phrases that marketing uses that are generally misleading.

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We have the '16 Pinnacle 38 FLSA as well. Love it and would buy this floorplan again.


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