Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2023, 11:01 AM   #1
rickb77904
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2023
Location: Texas
Posts: 3
KZ Durango Gold vs Jayco

We have never purchased an RV before...so we are VERY new to RV life. That being said...
We are going to be full timers and are deciding between the Durango Gold and the Jayco North Point or Pinnacle.

I'd love to hear your experienced thoughts on which would be the better choice. We are in South Texas and would park it near the coast.

Thank you all!
__________________

rickb77904 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2023, 03:50 PM   #2
Cora
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2022
Posts: 2
We have a Jayco Pinnacle 32rlts. We love it. The pinnacle is 8-1/2 feet wide. The extra 1/2 ft makes a big difference in both the living area and the bedroom. We had looked at the North Point, but it didn’t have the storage and we felt cramped. Don’t know anything about the Durango.
__________________

Cora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2023, 10:32 AM   #3
Edd505
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 37
I have a KZ Durango Gold that's 6 years old bought new, I have had zero issues with it. Most RV's are built in Elkhart or Shipshewana IN. All three your looking at are subsidiaries of the Thor corp. KZ did authorize mobile repairs on the Golds as they were built for full time living, you may want to see if the still do.

Now lets talk warranty, it is not like autos & truck you take it to the Ford dealer. RV warranty will be take it to your selling dealer where it will be weeks to months getting fixed. You want to learn how to fix the minor issues yourself, you will have 120V, 12V, water, holding tanks and possibly hydraulics. Learn the systems, how they work and carry some basic tools. The appliances inside will be from a few different manufactures, Coleman, Suburban, etc just installed by the RV manufacture. During the first year a call to the appliance manufacture will likely get you fixed faster.

Look for a pre delivery check list, several on line, get one that's extensive. When you pickup your new RV have them show you have every system works, video it for future reference, do not let them rush you. Have them power it up and get connected to water. Have them fix anything you find BEFORE you take possession. Then plan to camp a night or two at the dealer or an RV park close by so you can bring it back fr anything you find. Open every cabinet, drawer, door, slide etc you will only get the one chance to get it fixed before you take it. I have owned both Jayco & my current KZ all three you have picked are good quality not what I would consider entry level. Good luck & happy camping.
Edd505 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×