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Old 06-28-2016, 06:01 AM   #11
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Hello,

Could you please describe the interior materials quality?

So far we've been checking this units at different dealerships and they all have a lot of missing parts (which I assume came off) while the unit was sitting at the lot.

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Old 06-28-2016, 12:40 PM   #12
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Welcome to the forum. I think Jayco used quality mechanical components like pumps, frameless windows, generator, plumbing and electrical. The finish on the cabinets looks cheaper than pictures and videos I have seen of Leisure Travel Vans and Airstream conversions I have walked through. Where they filled in screw or fastener heads with putty is a little lacking of craftsmanship and sticks out like a sore thumb to me but not to the wife. Overall I am happy so far with the purchase at a fraction of the price of Airstream conversions and LTV.

What kind of parts were missing?
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:58 PM   #13
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pfflyer, Thank you for your reply.

The missing parts are mostly decorative parts like the edge trim covers. I completely agree with you regarding the fillings for screw and fastener heads. We also were not impressed with the edge molding which goes around the counter top. To make the counter top appear thicker Jayco made it wider than the thickness of the counter top, which makes it easy target for damaged.

The dealer told us that there is a version of Jayco available with upgraded furniture. They didn't have it on the lot. Do you know anything about it?
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:36 AM   #14
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I am only aware of a bunk over the cab or the entertainment center over the cab as far as interior furniture goes. Looking on their website they list options which my dealer thankfully ordered all of them. They are still listing it as a 2016 on the website and the other class C's are 2017. Some Melbourne owners on the Jayco owners forum also say they got a 2017. Not sure if the upgraded furniture is a dealer installed upgrade or Jayco hasn't updated their website. For less than a $1000 I was going to replace the dinette with a leather love seat but the wife shot that idea down. She has become fond of the dinette and it does make a nice place to work if I need to on the road. We bring along extra pillows and convert the dinette into a "love seat" by dropping the table. Like RDVAN stated in the 2nd post you can make a lot of personal improvements and still be less than the top tier brands. If I had the skill, will and time of others on this forum I could gut the whole thing and a install top notch interior for $10k-20K and still be $20,000-50,000 less than what a LTV lists for. Judging by the demand of LTV not sure if they deviate too much from list. For the time being the interior is fine with us and we are very happy with the value. I do wish they would have ordered the chassis with the steering wheel controls like my 2013 but I guess you cant have everything. Good luck.
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pfflyer, That's a good point. After all it's more important that exterior plus chassis were strong build and good quality. The furniture can be replaced later. Do you have any opinion on the slide out mechanism, Jayco Melbourne uses?

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This is my first RV so I have nothing to compare it to. They use Schwintek inwall slideout system made by Lippert Components. Not sure about the reputation but it appears it is used by several manufactures. The only negative thing I know about it is it is a little more involved to manually close if for some reason you find yourself in that situation. It did semi crush a hard cover Bible that fell off the "nightstand" with no obvious harm to the system. It appears to still be tracking properly with about 6 openings and closings after it happened.

Here is a link. http://www.lci1.com/in-wall-slide-out
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Here are some videos I stumbled on. Thanks for the question I learned something new.

http://wn.com/understanding_a_schwin...l_slide_system
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Thank you for information.
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Hi all you Jayco Melbourne owners! Just wondering why you are posting on the Sportsmobile section? I don't think Sportsmobile, a very small custom builder, has any connection to Jayco. To the best of my knowledge, the do not build a class C, just unfit class B's

Also, is there any relationship between Jayco and Forest River? The interiors are pretty similar.

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When I first started this thread I thought it was under Sprinter based RV's sub forum Class C because there wasn't a Jayco sub forum. Don't know if I screwed up or it was moved but I am leaning towards my screw-up. Moderator is there a way to fix it now?
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