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pushtoy 2

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Posted: 05/15/21 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

does anyone have a jayco and have pros and cons about.Looking to buy one.


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We have a Jayco Alante 31R and have been very happy with it in the 3 seasons we have used it. About 9,000 miles so far, and every one of them towing something. At the time of purchase back in 2018, we were comparing a couple models from other manufacturers and just couldn't beat the combination of some specific features we were looking for and overall price-point. The things we liked about it versus the competitors:

* Swing away baggage doors with slam latches
* Generator on the street side
* Coach battery sliding access tray
* 3-piece bathroom in a single room
* Drop down bunk above cockpit
* Towing capacity

I'm certainly not saying it's the best thing on the road, but we have been happy with our decision.


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Like many manufacturers, Jayco makes a range of coaches from very entry level to upper mid range.

Kind of like asking about Ford-- they made Escorts and Lincolns. Not the same.

Is there a particular model you are interested in?


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We have a 2018 Jayco Precept 35S. We have had no issues with it in the three seasons of use. We tow a four down toad with no problem. We chose the 35S due to it's floorplan (Jayco no longer makes the 35S). Lots of storage and:

* Swing away storage doors with slam latches
* Generator on the street side
* Coach battery sliding access tray
* 3-piece bathroom in a single room
* Drop down bunk above cockpit
* Towing capacity
* Grey, Black, and Fresh water tank capacity.
* Sanicon mazerator makes dump station operation quick and easy.
* Hydraulic leveling system.

We did replace the uncomfortable jack knife couch with theater seating. We also replaced the tank level indicator with a Garnet 709 SeeLevel II Tank Monitoring System.

The Precept models offer good features for the price point.

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We had a 2014 31UL Precept, might have been their first year. Loved the floorplan, and interior storage.
With that one the kitchen drawer slide was always moving while driving, freaked the dogs out and I feared it would damage itself. Finally secured it with hooks and eyelets, not pretty but worked.
I believe Jayco now uses a bigger chassis, want to say 2014 was 22k GVWR so even with 3 bays empty we were over weight every time we weighed it with full fuel and water.
Finally traded it for an older diesel pusher that at present fully loaded we are 3k lbs below max GVWR.
Look for a newer Jayco and realize that 2000 lb carrying capacity is quickly eaten up with 2 adults, a dog or 2, full fuel, water, and provisions, leaves very little for screen house, grill, chairs etc. Hope this is helpful.
Enjoy the hunt for that motorhome.

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We just purchased our fifth DP, a 2010 Jayco Insignia with Entegra stamps on some furnishings and manuals. Apparently this one was built during the transition.
The quality is definitely better than our last DP, a 2008 Endeavor, and it was a very good unit. The biggest differences are slideout seals and mechanism, basement storage construction, furniture and woodwork quality, etc.

Like I said I have owned five over the last 20 years, doing all maintenance/repairs myself, and enjoyed all of them.

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