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3.5 (11 reviews)
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3.2
Overall quality
3.3
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3.9
Driving/towing
3.9
Factory warranty
3.5

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Michael Seals

Arkansas, USA

Reviewed on April 1, 2024

RV reviewed 2014 Jayco Octane 273 view listing

2.2
Buyer beware! Condensation within the walls without any visible signs . My Octane has never shown any condensation issues, not in the cabinets or living areas. I’ve always kept the unit well vented when in storage and under a RV carport. Your RV may be rotting away and you don’t even know it! ... read more
Buyer beware! Condensation within the walls without any visible signs . My Octane has never shown any condensation issues, not in the cabinets or living areas. I’ve always kept the unit well vented when in storage and under a RV carport. Your RV may be rotting away and you don’t even know it! My Octane is an excellent example of poor craftsmanship and no pride in one’s work! It took just seven year for the front eight feet to rot away from the inside out. I would have not known except that my Octane split open driving down the highway. The entire passenger side front corner opened up nearly the entire length while we were heading to a rally. At highway speeds it took just seconds to start peeling back and away. After opening up the walls I discovered massive gaps with no insulation and the AC duct-work taps so poorly cut that half the air was being pumped into the roof and walls! The three roof vents were open behind the trim pieces. So every time we ran the AC we were pumping moisture into the walls and roof. This was so bad that the aluminum floor framing has rotted away, yes aluminum 1 1/2 square tubing totally dissolved in seven years! There was no vapor barrier between the outer aluminum siding and the inside walls. This creates continuous condensation every time there is a temperature variation. Forget about the warranty or your RV insurance, you are on your own for the repairs on this type of damage. Dealer estimate for the repairs? Just shy of $16,000 for repairs! Like I would let any dealer repair it back to factory specs!! I’ve repaired the unit myself for less than 3K. I used closed cell insulation, treated lumber, vapor barriers, Kreg joints, exterior rated glues and highly elastic polymer caulk and sealants. Built the way you would expect to find in one of these expensive toys. So look before you buy and definitely check if you own. Not all RV Condensation can be seen!
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1.0
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1.0
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4.0
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4.0
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Clint

Reviewed on March 23, 2023

RV reviewed 2021 Jayco Octane 222 view listing

2.2
I have owned my trailer since 2021. We have had to replace the tongue jack, propane regulator, rear cargo door screen and finally the Jaycommander. The cargo door screen most likely was never operational but discovered in March 2022. After working through 2 dealers we have finally had it fixed in February ... read more
I have owned my trailer since 2021. We have had to replace the tongue jack, propane regulator, rear cargo door screen and finally the Jaycommander. The cargo door screen most likely was never operational but discovered in March 2022. After working through 2 dealers we have finally had it fixed in February 2023, nearly a year. This is a combination of bad dealers and inventory problems at Jayco. The Jaycommander failed after the last firmware updated. After the update the awning would not retract. We have now been waiting over 5 weeks for the warranty support and have been told it would be probably another 4 weeks for a part to arrive and another week for the repair. When we get the trailer back, I will be selling the trailer. We have spent half the time we have owned the trailer trying to get it fixed. If this is standard operating procedures and times for repairs, I do not want to be part of the RVing world. It has cost me far too much time, money and frustration.
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1.0
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1.0
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4.0
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4.0
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Kate Zavacky

Pennsylvania

Reviewed on July 6, 2021

RV reviewed 2017 Jayco Octane T30F view listing

4.6
Great Toy Hauler, can fit TWO quads or one BIG side by side. Feels like home. Comes standard with a generator, unlike most other toy haulers. Solar ready, great for boondocking. Has a vent for the stove which is also not so easy to find on other toy haulers (if you like to cook)... read more
Great Toy Hauler, can fit TWO quads or one BIG side by side. Feels like home. Comes standard with a generator, unlike most other toy haulers. Solar ready, great for boondocking. Has a vent for the stove which is also not so easy to find on other toy haulers (if you like to cook)
Livability
5.0
Overall quality
5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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Gay Landenberg

Michigan

Reviewed on June 15, 2021

RV reviewed 2021 Jayco Octane 222 view listing

2.8
My husband and I purchased this RV in April. We have used it once so far. We are happy with it mostly. However, on our first use the refrigerator was not keeping temperature. All dealers that could service it were out for 3-4 months. We took it on our own to a private company to service because of this. They ... read more
My husband and I purchased this RV in April. We have used it once so far. We are happy with it mostly. However, on our first use the refrigerator was not keeping temperature. All dealers that could service it were out for 3-4 months. We took it on our own to a private company to service because of this. They were able to get us in within 2 weeks. We found out the manufacturer had covered the refrigerator vent with insulation. This could have become a fire hazard. We don’t know if we’ll be reimbursed for the repair which was only $110. It seems to me the manufacturer should have had better quality control for this. I will update on whether there’s any other issues. Just know if you have a new Jayco RV with a Norcold N8X refrigerator that isn’t working properly that the vent may be covered over with insulation and don’t run it until corrected.
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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Richard Gaer

Colorado

Reviewed on April 12, 2021

RV reviewed 2018 Jayco Octane 210 view listing

3.8
We have enjoyed the hauler a lot. Took it on a couple of adventures and had great times. Met with good people. We lived in it for a few months while we were waiting for our new house. We went through a couple of cold spells and we faired well. Towing was great. It's long and you must remember to give yourself... read more
We have enjoyed the hauler a lot. Took it on a couple of adventures and had great times. Met with good people. We lived in it for a few months while we were waiting for our new house. We went through a couple of cold spells and we faired well. Towing was great. It's long and you must remember to give yourself room to turn. Sets up easy. Awning is always nice too. We are selling because of declining health. So pick up a very lightly used toyhauler at a good price. Also has solar panel wiring so you can hook up a panel to camp without electricity.
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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4.0
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V. Smith

Kansas

Reviewed on October 16, 2020

RV reviewed 2017 Jayco Octane 222 view listing

4.6
Awesome build quality! Higher grade components are used in Jayco compared to other manufactures (cabinets, toilet, flooring ,jack, fridge, axles, ect). Tows really well with 1/2 ton. Lots of garage space for the toys. We upgraded our mattresses, but they all need that. Love this TH and we are sure to build so... read more
Awesome build quality! Higher grade components are used in Jayco compared to other manufactures (cabinets, toilet, flooring ,jack, fridge, axles, ect). Tows really well with 1/2 ton. Lots of garage space for the toys. We upgraded our mattresses, but they all need that. Love this TH and we are sure to build some awesome memories with it.
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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Ken Martin

Idaho

Reviewed on October 7, 2019

RV reviewed 2018 Jayco Octane 33L view listing

2.4
Purchased new Jayco T33L Toy Hauler, We like the floor plan with raised bedroom and bathroom to provide lots of storage underneath. The trailer sits up high in the air, I have a 3500 GMC, diesel truck and pulling it anything over 60 was white knuckles and down right scary. Trailer was equipped with Blue Ox 15... read more
Purchased new Jayco T33L Toy Hauler, We like the floor plan with raised bedroom and bathroom to provide lots of storage underneath. The trailer sits up high in the air, I have a 3500 GMC, diesel truck and pulling it anything over 60 was white knuckles and down right scary. Trailer was equipped with Blue Ox 15K hitch and this didn't make any difference. Others issues within one time of camping, flooring coming up, stripped screws inside and out, stabilizer jacks too short, 24 inch won't even touch the ground without blocks. seats covers were loose and didn't stay in place and much more. Poor quality overall. traded the unit off after using 1 time.
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2.0
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1.0
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4.0
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1.0
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Chris Atkinson

Idaho

Reviewed on February 22, 2019

RV reviewed 2017 Jayco Octane T32E view listing

1.6
The patio is great. But the towing on this vehicle is the worst experience I’ve ever had just trade it off for something else.i have a dodge 3500 and it didn’t hold it to the road over 60 mph. I put air bags on the truck a blue ox hitch and heavier ply tires with no resolve. Very disappointed in t... read more
The patio is great. But the towing on this vehicle is the worst experience I’ve ever had just trade it off for something else.i have a dodge 3500 and it didn’t hold it to the road over 60 mph. I put air bags on the truck a blue ox hitch and heavier ply tires with no resolve. Very disappointed in the product.
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2.0
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1.0
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James

California

Reviewed on November 5, 2018

RV reviewed 2018 Jayco Octane T30F view listing

5.0
We have had two Class A coaches, two fifth wheel trailers (one toy hauler version and one standard), and four travel trailer (three toy haulers and one standard). By far, hands down this is our favorite trailer at most every level. The high quality standard, easy tow ability, and well thought out design of th... read more
We have had two Class A coaches, two fifth wheel trailers (one toy hauler version and one standard), and four travel trailer (three toy haulers and one standard). By far, hands down this is our favorite trailer at most every level. The high quality standard, easy tow ability, and well thought out design of this bunk house/toy hauler/beautiful home on wheels that is completely self contained is as close to perfect as we have found. We really liked her when we first found her and brought her home. Now after a year of several adventures, our Jayco Octane T30F has proven herself to be the most reliable and well made coach we have ever owned. We can't see ourselves looking for a replacement, or upgrade ever.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Woody

Florida

Reviewed on September 6, 2018

RV reviewed 2017 Jayco Octane T32E view listing

5.0
Looked at several other brands, the Jayco Octane T32E, by far, met all my needs at a competitive price. It was the only one with generator and screen room/party deck for around the same price as competition. With the Blue Ox hitch setup, it trailers fine for a trailer of that size. Highly recommend anybody lo... read more
Looked at several other brands, the Jayco Octane T32E, by far, met all my needs at a competitive price. It was the only one with generator and screen room/party deck for around the same price as competition. With the Blue Ox hitch setup, it trailers fine for a trailer of that size. Highly recommend anybody looking for serviceability and comfort in a toy hauler go with the Jayco Octane series with a generator (gives that "go anywhere" capability)
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