Jayco suspending production of folding trailers, temporarily ?

Discussion in 'RV Industry & Camping Related News' started by kitphantom, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    I subscribe to an online RV newsletter, and one article today was about Jayco temporarily suspending production of the Jayco line, until demand rebuilds.
  2. MattF350

    MattF350 Member

    Mar 27, 2018
    Syracuse, NY
    Good thinking, business wise. Supply and demand.
  3. Popiworks

    Popiworks Paddle faster, I hear banjos!

    Jul 22, 2014
    This should help the used popup market. If you can't tow the TT a pup is the only option other than a tent.
  4. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2013
    Kansas City
  5. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

    Oct 15, 2006
    Graceville, Florida
    PUP sales are down. A small TT is as cheap or cheaper that the PUP's are as in everything else if it cannot support itself then the money is used in another area that is making the money it's a shame as Jayco has made PUP's for a long time, over the years I have owned 3 Jayco PUP's all new and a couple of used ones and they were decent units. But it is a sign of the times and keeping a business afloat.
  6. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

    Oct 10, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    Depressing. Jayco already was bought out. So things were already changing on their build quality. However I just hope this isn’t a sign to what is to come. The reason pop ups are so expensive now I think is because there are so few brands on the market now and dealers can crank up the price as they ate up all the competition. Grant you the price for small TT and hybrids have gone down drastically and dealers are able to lie through their teeth that small vehicles like a minivan can tow them no problem. For a person who hasn’t done their homework soon find themselves upgrading their tow vehicle sooner then they expectedy or allow the camper to wither away unused because it wasn’t fun towing it.
  7. Rusty2192

    Rusty2192 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    Katskamper likes this.
  8. CamperChrissy

    CamperChrissy Active Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    Chicago suburbs
    Makes me glad we upgraded to our high wall (my dream PUP!) last fall in case prices start rising on the used market!
  9. Rayar3

    Rayar3 New Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    The Jayco dealer was using the fact they were stopping production as a selling point to me. I just couldn’t wrap my head around the artificially inflated MSRP. $17k for a 10’ box and “discounted” to $10.5k didn’t seem like a deal. Maybe they need to stop and reboot.
  10. neighbormike

    neighbormike Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2012
    Perhaps if/ when they bring them back, they will have figured out how to put a little more quality into them! (Yes, I am aware quality is an industry-wide issue and the problem isn't limited to popups.)

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