Jayco suspending production of folding trailers, temporarily ?

Popiworks

Paddle faster, I hear banjos!
Jul 22, 2014
199
This should help the used popup market. If you can't tow the TT a pup is the only option other than a tent.
 

nineoaks2004

Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday
Oct 15, 2006
8,241
Dukes, Fl
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.
 

jmkay1

2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah
Oct 10, 2013
7,601
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.
 

Rayar3

New Member
Jan 27, 2019
6
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.
 

neighbormike

Super Active Member
Gold Supporting Member
Oct 6, 2012
3,885
WI
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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