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Jayco Jay Feather SLX RV Reviews by Owners (3)

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Voted Most Helpful Review 2017 Jayco Jay Feather SLX 16XRB

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The Jayco 16XRB isn't for everyone, but I love mine. Its a very tidy and compact little camper that you don't even notice pulling. We even pull it with our station wagon. But when you open up the end it is massive. The best part is it's narrow profile, at 7 feet wide, you don't even need trailer mirrors.
But everything comes at a cost, I am 5-8, and when I lay down on the bunks, my head and feet touch on both ends. Not a problem for me, I sleep quite comfortably, but anyone over 5-8 would have to curl up on their side.
- Brent, Michigan

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Jun 28, 2018 2018 Jayco Jay Feather SLX 23RLSW

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Very disappointed with our new Jayco. In the first 2 months we have had the dripline guard about the slide fall off; under the kitchen sink we had a leak in a spot that is not a joint; the awning/slide switches on the wall fell off only to have us discover that they aren't screwed in to a piece of wood. The screws only went through the 1/8" piece of wall covering; the shower stall leaked bad. Discovered it's because the glass door wasn't installed right leaving a 1/8" gap at the bottom and the water runs right out; the bed, after the 4th night sleeping on it, developed a huge permanent divot in it; the 3rd time turning the hot water heater on the ignitor board dies leaving us without hot water for the rest of our one week trip (no fun). Finding out there are lots of 2017 and 2018 trailers with water heater boards burning out. Very disappointed that we got rid of our 14 year old Jayco trailer that we NEVER had a problem with. Seems they're being made cheaper and cheaper all the time.
- becky, Wisconsin

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Jan 25, 2018 2017 Jayco Jay Feather SLX 23RLSW

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Researching RV trailer quality, we were generally impressed with ratings for Jayco. We traded up from a pop up but have not been impressed with the quality of this unit.
After only 1 camping trip, we had to put in for a warranty repair/replacement of the couch. Sitting on it for only four days caused the cushion to collapse and a dowel rod to poke out of the coushion. Had to drag it all the way back to the dealer we bought from in Ocala as the local dealer in Orlando would not work on a warranty issue because we didn’t buy it from them.
The second trip just three weeks ago had more issues. The water heater controller went out on the second day of a five day trip causing us to have to call mobile repair to fix it. The repair man immediately knew what the issue was and said the Chinese made control board was the problem. Took less than 4 minutes to fix and cost over $330. Submitted to Jayco for reimbursement, haven’t heard back from them.
Other issues also emerged, the cheap plastic kitchen sink cracked and the kitchen faucet fixture surface began to bubble. When we got back home, there was also a notice of recall for an electrical circuit breaker issue that could cause a fire. Back to the dealership for repair and warranty submission to Jayco. No word from Jayco on the repair/replacement of the sink/faucet.
I realize that this is an entry level RV but for $25,000, you would generally expect some reliability and quality.
Also, my original vehicle, a Ford F-150, was not well suited to tow this unit. We stepped it up to an F-350 diesel as we plan to up grade to a fifth wheel eventually, but now will be looking more closely at other manufacturers, not just Jayco.
Three more camping trips planned in the next four months including going to the Florida Keys. Feels like I’m just waiting for the next shoe to drop with this unit.
- Pete S, Florida

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