Jayco heritage caravan or a Jayco Westport 18 ft to 22 ft 1996 -2005 looking at

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I would like to get some poeples thoughts about these vans.
I really like the look lay out and finish of these vans .
Are they good Quality ,Strong ,Tow well , Hold the value .
Shower .toilet .Aircon .Suppention .brakes
If any one can give me some feed back would be great
Cheers Trev
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Reply By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 17:05

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 17:05
I have a Jayco Heritage 2005 with "dirt pack" for some time now.....no thoughts of trading her in or getting rid of her..............suits us down to the ground.

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Follow Up By: Trevor G - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 07:40

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Great stuff
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 19:13

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 19:13
Hi Trevor,

Just upgraded from a 2000 model 18.5 foot Gazal Champion to a 23 foot Jayco Sterling 06 model.

I have been looking consistently over the last many months at the vans you are interested in and can find no fault with them outside of the usual things you might get with any van.

Recently looked at a 2001 Jayco Westport 22foot model and was impressed.
Separate shower, separate loo, plenty of cupboard space and everything 12 volt, except the microwave and air conditioner. Nearly bought it but the boss wanted to update bit more than a year that is why we went 2006.

The Heritage is equally as good but with a slightly more modern interior as you know. They do hold their value as we got slightly less for our trade than we paid after 6 years. The price we paid for our new (second hand) unit has remained about the same for a few years now so they are definitely holding their value.

A lot of people bag Jaycos but my mate had a 21 foot Sterling from new in 06 and has not had a problem outside of the usual trivial stuff which you get with any van.

He is very happy with his and is not about to get rid of it. I bought mine on the strength of his experience.

I bumped into a bloke in 08 out at a caravan park in Dubbo who had just bought a new Jayco offroad and he was telling me his mates said "why did you get a Jayco"
As I told him, there will be a couple of silly little things that will go wrong with a new van but after you sort them out you'll have a pretty good van for the money. I still stand by that.

Go for it, you can't go wrong provided you inspect thoroughly and buy wisely.

You have only got to look at what is available for a given price to see Jaycos are good value. The real early (pre 1995) Jaycos were another story I believe, but then I have no personal experience with them. Just hearsay.

Cheers, Bruce.

By buying second hand hopefully someone else has sorted out the teething problems.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 19:17

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 19:17
meant to say " a lot of people bag Jaycos but my mate has one, (not had one)
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Follow Up By: Trevor G - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 07:38

Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 07:38
Thanks so much Bruce great feed back , Love the style of these vans
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Reply By: david m5 - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 19:49

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 19:49
A Jaco has an aluminium frame compared to meranti on a lot of other brands.That would be a selling point form me.
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Follow Up By: david m5 - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 19:50

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 19:50
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Follow Up By: Trevor G - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 07:37

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Thanks David
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Reply By: Member - Jinki & Harry - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 22:36

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 22:36
Hi Trev

We have a 22ft Jayco Westport 2002 model, full ensuite across the back with the east west bed, L shaped table and lounge with front kitchen. We have a heavier rear bumper, as we put a fold up boat trailer on it. Also had a washing machine installed in the back wardrobe section in the ensuite and a deep freeze beside the frig.

We have done best part of 150,000kms and never a problem. It tows very well and is always serviced annually by Jayco. Paid something like $48,000 at the time and believe we have had value for our money. It is in very good condition.

Know that many out there bag Jayco big time, however believe they are good value for money, after all you can pay $100,000 plus and they all still can smash up into splinters as we have seen on our travels.

We also have an Ultimate Camper Trailer which was a lot more than the van, but what we wanted for our remote off road travelling.

Good luck and when you have purchased, enjoy our wonderful countryside out there!
Cheers Jinki & Harry


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Follow Up By: Trevor G - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 07:36

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Thanks so much guys that great feed back , Love the style of these vans
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 17:36

Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 17:36
Hi Jinki and Harry,

That's a pretty good wrap there with 150,000 K and not a problem.

Very few brands could boast that I would suspect.

Good going.

All the best, Bruce.
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