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Reviewed on October 9, 2022
Let me start by saying i do not work for a dealership or an RV manufacture. i am a consumer. i do choose to look on the positive side of things, but nothing is perfect. We have purchased 4 RV's since starting camping. We had 2 bumper pulls and 2 class C motorhomes. For the money i don't think you can beat a C...
Let me start by saying i do not work for a dealership or an RV manufacture. i am a consumer. i do choose to look on the positive side of things, but nothing is perfect. We have purchased 4 RV's since starting camping. We had 2 bumper pulls and 2 class C motorhomes. For the money i don't think you can beat a Class C. They are not cheap by any means, but they give you the most bang for your buck. We purchased other brands than Jayco but have found that Jayco is the best. I am biased to Jayco because I have had a great experience with them. No matter what RV you get they are all expensive. With that said this is my honest review of our new motorhome. As soon as we got the motorhome we drove it home and loaded it up and drove it 600 miles, mostly at night.
This is our second Jayco Class C Motorhome. We had a 2019 Redhawk 25R. The 2022 is lightyears better than the 2019. The new chassis and motor combination make the motorhome so much better to drive. You get minimal push/pull from semis passing by. the old coach you were fighting it to stay in your lane. Not anymore. It feels more like a big SUV now. The new motor has great torque/power that allow you to climb hills so much better. The old motor struggled climbing up hill but not the new motor. You will get some slow down but it is minimal. i am not able to drive the speed limit and get decent gas mileage. It is a real joy to drive. We have already booked 5 trips for the next year to see different campgrounds. The front seats are very comfortable.
The motorhome is great. Don't be fooled when they tell you that the Redhawk is an entry level coach. We found that the 2022 has all the features that we need. Side cameras are not standard on the coach, there is a charging station, ambient lighting, we love the color scheme as it is the farmhouse. The couch and dining seating are very comfortable. My youngest loves the bunches. The bunches will fit an adult very easily. The queen bed is big enough for 2 adults to sleep comfortably. The mattress is al little hard for us so we will be buying a topper. Dual air conditioners in our coach. There are well worth the investment. Plenty of storage on the inside and out The shower is great. It has glass doors that close very tight and a latch to keep them closed while traveling. We found the fit and finish to be top notch. The apple/android car play is great. We crank of the tunes and sing/dance with smiles on everyone's face. The lever is also different on the new coach. It has a big handle to open and close the door. I have found it is the little things that make the big difference. Don't get fooled by a motorhome that has a lot of fancy items to coverup the craftsman ship/design. The TV is not in optimal position but it is usable. The TV is an afterthought in muy opinion.
While you are doing your walk thru ask the tech what general maintenance needs to be done to the coach. I have found doing a general inspection of the coach where it is caulked and recaulking is necessary, all the rubber seals on the slide need to be sprayed to keep from drying out. Change the oil in the generator and motor and I think you are good to go.
Make sure when you purchase your motorhome you are realistic about what you are getting. No motorhome is perfect by any means because we are all human, but we have found Jayco to be top of the line. you have to expect some things to rattle lose/or crack when you are driving a house on wheels 70 miles per hour down the highway. Just keep an eye on things and you will not be surprised.
We had a awesome dealership/salesperson which makes all the difference. If you are in the market to buy a motorhome go see Justin at Great American RV in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. He was excellent. The entire staff at the dealership was great/ We went to 4 other dealerships before buying from Justin. We knew our position, budget and were honest about our expectations. We told them up front all our expectations and Justin worked to get us where we needed to be without breaking the bank. Everybody has to make a profit in order to stay in business. Know your budget and be truthful where you want to be. It is a big investment, but you will save money on vacation by having a house on wheels. Expect to sue your RV at least once a month to get your money's worth out of your investment.
No motorhome is prefect. You can always find a couple of things you dislike or want to change, but No matter what you are buying do your research and see what fits you best. It is a big investment but it is well worth it. You can make so many memories with your family that they will never forget. Time is precious. Make memories with your family!
There are a couple of things we will change/add. We will add auto leveling and we will change the blinds to the roll up/black out kind. IN my opinion it is a given that you need to add a new mattress or a topper to every mattress in an RV. But i also have bought a base model on all my purchases.