Jayco Starcraft 16.51-2

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 09:24
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Hi all
SWMBO is quite keen on updating our current van so that we have a shower and toiilet inside. Looking at the Jayco Starcraft as we are limited to a single axle due to tight corners in parking. Have to use a Maico Mule to put the van away and it would be very difficult to turn a dual axle thru ninety degrees. Currently we have a Jayco Freedom pop top but now looking at a full van.

Has anyone any experience or feedback on this model.

Many thanks

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Reply By: William W. Wakefield - Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:01

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:01
mate if you want a good van without the bling that wont fall apart the Jayco Starcraft is impossible to beat. with a Jayco you know what you are getting and there is good backup and warranty if needed. so many other dodgy bodgy van makers these days with dodgy bodgy RVMAA badge which is your guarantee of dodgy bodgy van and plenty troubles. Jayco not been a dodgy bodgy maker dont need a dodgy bodgy bull badge of bad build quality and poor warranty. you can buy a Jayco with confidence
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Follow Up By: Kelvin R - Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:00

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:00
Mr Wakefield You must be a JAYCO salesman
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Follow Up By: OutBack Wanderers - Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 19:57

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 19:57
Back in the 70's, 80's many ppl were ripped off by unscrupulous businesses, car yards, caravans so many of them formed an alliance to give ppl a satisfaction and recourse should problems arise

like RVMAA or MTA, REVS, those who didn't join were still unscrupulous in their dealings with the public and often made up stories like Mr Wakefield.

If I'm going to part with upto $100,000.00, I want to at least deal with a Member than some dodgy backyard operator who usually disappears after a sale.

Like all caravans and reading posts on this Forum, I've yet to see the perfect van with no problems, and the problems I've seen with Jayco and their customer service department leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

You just have to look in reviews about ppl doing their hard-earned cash with those who boast, You can buy a ######## with confidence, if this was the case, there would be no bad reviews on web-sites.

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Follow Up By: westskip - Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 21:09

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 21:09
Now that's an interesting comment. If we go ahead with this purchase it will be our 4th Jayco since 1996 and I must admit that our problems have been extremely minor.

Mind you we accept that we are buying one of the cheaper brands of van, which is certainly not as well made as some, but we feel that we respect the van and never ask that it do things eg travel rough roads at an unacceptable speed. What I'm trying toi say is that it's horses for courses and while we'd love to buy a Bushtracker or similar it is just not financially possible.

So, we're quite happy travelling along on our beer budget and not going into debt to fund the champagne.

John & Helen
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Follow Up By: William W. Wakefield - Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 00:40

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 00:40
Kevin R typical rot posted by an unknowing defective. Science is my game.
OutBack Wanderers RVMAA does not give customers recourse. RVMAA sole purpose to protect dodgy RV manufacturers.
Westskip "which is certainly not as well made as some" and Jayco are made a hell of a lot better than probably 80% of other van brands. 55% of the RV market cannot be wrong and buy Jayco. Now on my 5th Jayco. Seeing first hand the pain and suffering others in our van club suffer from failure to get basic warranty items fixed, leaks, van that are supposed to be insulated and have a few pieces of foam thrown under the skin, makes Jayco a star performer.
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Follow Up By: Kelvin R - Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 09:21

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 09:21
Mr Wakefield
I travel this great country a great deal and in my discussions with many many van owners during those travels it is an interesting fact that more than 70% tell me that they would never buy another JAYCO because of the lack of after sales service with regard to the warranty claims of which greatly out number issues with other makes Again you must be or have been a Dogey Bodgy salesman I am speaking from actual experience not science of which can be bodged up IE = Global warming and Carbon emission's which comes from the mouths of so called Scientists.
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