Jayco Recall

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 13:19
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The ACCC and Jayco have issued a recall notice on various caravans & campers with the 2000Kg axle and 12" wheels.
Check out the site below to see if your van/camper is included in this recall.
http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1010771
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 16:52

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 16:52
This problem will get worse over time. Jayco like other manufacturers possibly use imported suspension parts to keep their costs down. Many parts have no quality control so the problems continue. Michael

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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 17:12

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 17:12
well they need to keep costs down because they only charge around double what you'd pay in US/Europe
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 19:47

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 19:47
Yeah Steve! I cant work out why campers and Jayco style vans are so expensive in Australia.. Michael


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Reply By: lancie49 - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 22:40

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 22:40
A $30/40,000 Jayco using cheaper components to keep within a budget.

OK

What do the $80/100,000 builders use ?
Where do they source their components, and/or where do their component manufacturers source their parts ?
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 07:50

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 07:50
I recently bought a complete Alko brand electric braked axle, i assume the quality is good for the price i paid. Have a look on the net for parts, there is plenty of options but you have no way of getting to the bottom of a problem if one occurs. If something ever goes wrong, bend a backplate or the like, Alko will supply one that fits. Some imported bits dont match others so you could end up with a backplate that rubs or interferes with the drum, or poor fitting or incorrectly hardened studs that break.. Buy a brand name and you at least have a starting point if you have a problem.. Michael
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Follow Up By: Grinner - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 13:38

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 13:38
I'm pretty sure that my 2011 Jayco Expanda uses and Alko axel and brakes as well. In fact most of the major components seem to be the same names you see in all other caravans - Alko, Dometic, Thetford, Camec, Carefree, etc.

Having done the Jayco Factory tour, I think Jayco can built a more afforadble Van due to their production process and the sheer number of vans they produce, economies of scale at work.

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