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2012 Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheel
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"The new Jayco Pinnacle is more than just another fifth wheel. It's the culmination of over 40 years of innovation and experience in the RV industry"

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 5 floorplans are available  - we show all of these below
(The information given here is believed to be correct but please check details with your RV dealer. We will update this and further information becomes available)
 Exterior length from 34'9" to 40'5",  Exterior width 8'
Exterior height 12'11"
GVWR 14,950 - 15,950 lbs, Unloaded Weight 10,820 - 12,620 lbs
Hitch weight 2,230 - 2,685 lbs
Tanks - fresh / black / grey - 87 / 52 / 87-89 gals

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Jayco says: "The all new Jayco Pinnacle is more than just another fifth wheel: it’s the culmination of over 40 years of innovation and experience in the rV industry. From our Culinary Dream KitChen with expansi-View floor-to-ceiling dining area windows to the Gel-360 exterior shell to the tranquility BeDroom suite, everything about the Pinnacle has been redesigned from the ground up, for a revolutionary new level of affordable liveability and comfort."

A Roaming Times' reader says:
"This new Jayco is our 2nd Jayco, and we are very happy we stayed with Jayco! No problems with either Jayco! And our buddies with other brands have leaks and other issues with theirs. The most standard equipment, the best price, and quality cabinets and construction by real Amish craftsmen! And the 2 year warranty is icing on the cake, from a RV company that has been in business 42 years and still belongs to the original family! Floorplans and models for anyone, big families or just couples, entry level beginners or vetran rv folks! They have something for everyone!."   Jayco fan
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Just some of the construction and external features of the Jayco Pinnacle:  Jayco : 5/8" tongue-and-groove plywood floor decking, 2" x 3" longitudinal floor joists placed on 16" centers, bead-foam insulation in sidewalls and roof, Cabinetry crafted with screwed-stile construction, enclosed and protected electric-powered slideout motors, euro-style aerodynamic front and rear gel-coated caps, frame prepped for bike rack/cargo tray, heated and enclosed fresh water and holding tanks, i-Class cambered structural steel i-beam frame, Polar barrier insulation package, Poly flex one-piece moisture barrier underbelly covering, r-21 insulation in roof, r-8 in sidewalls r-24 in floor and underbelly, r-15 in slideout floors, seamless one-piece rubber roof, tuffshell vacuum-bonded 5" crowned laminated roof (r-21), tuffshell vacuum-bonded laminated sidewalls (r8), Welded tubular aluminum sidewall framework

Just some of the internal features of the Jayco Pinnacle:  6' 9" main level slide room height, Cabinetry constructed with residential multi-tiered design, Cable and satellite tv prepped, Decorative bead board accent panels on kitchen base cabinets, Decorative mullion style cabinet door with accent window, expansi-view opera-style floor-to-ceiling windows in dining area, hardwood ceiling features in select areas on main level, hardwood entertainment center, desk, nightstand and dresser tops, hidden cabinet door hinges throughout, hide-a-bed sofa with air mattress, blanket drawer and hidden storage, linoleum floor in entryway, Pleated day/night shades throughout, Power lift vent with fan in living room and/or kitchen, vinyl flooring, Wallpaper border

Just some of the kitchen features of the Jayco Pinnacle: 8 cu. ft. norcold refrigerator with raised-panel front, backsplash in kitchen, bi-fold cover for range, built-in wine rack, Decorative wood spindles on base cabinets, flush mount 3-burner range with 9,000-btu superburner and piezo igniter, full-height pantry with adjustable shelves, oversized 21" oven, under-mount stainless-steel kitchen sink


The kitchen - and a closer look at the amazing kitchen storage:

Just some of the bedroom features of the Jayco Pinnacle:  72" x 80" Cloud ten king-size-pillowtop mattress, Aromatic cedar-lined front wardrobe closet, bedroom satellite receiver prep cabinet, hardwood framed front closet doors with mullion accents, hardwood media center cabinet with in and out tv compatibility, his and her nightstands and reading lights, residential-sized dresser with full-width drawers



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"The new Jayco Pinnacle is more than just another fifth wheel. It's the culmination of over 40 years of innovation and experience in
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Re: Jayco Eagle fifth wheelRandyBOur first fith wheel was a Jayco Designer. I told the salesman that I did not want a wooden frame. He steered me to the Designer and said this is the one you want. Fast forward a few years and found out it was a wooden frame when wood rot started showing it's ugly head. Rubber roof has been nothing but problems also!! Am not impressed with Jayco at all!!!
Re: Jayco Eagle fifth wheelScrewed customerJust bought a new Jayco 3912 Seismic. Having owned motorhomes, travel trailers, park models, and fifth wheels for over forty years, I can say without a doubt, that this is the worst piece of junk I have ever owned. I made the mistake of assuming an 80k unit would be usable and something to be proud of. I bought the unit 3 weeks ago and it hasn't even left the dealers lot as they try to fix all the noticeable problems present. I have even spent 2 days of my own, just going through the unit and trying to fix scratched and dented woodwork and appliances, furniture that doesn't fit, wiring that isn't hooked up or stowed away, filling nail holes, filling in gaps in the woodwork where they couldn't even cut things properly, cutting down drawer handles so they don't hit appliances or other cabinets, cleaning up paint overspray on moldings and slide outs, and the list goes on and on. Between the dealer and I, I'm sure that 40-50 hours have just been spent on cosmetic and interior issues. I am very concerned as to the infrastructure and all the mechanicals that haven't been used yet. I have written and spoken to Jayco 4 times so far and the best answer I got was "Sorry". If anybody is considering a Jayco unit, stay away and buy an old used unit as it can't be any worse than a new Jayco one. They should fire all their quality control people(if they have such a thing), fire the engineers, and get rid of anyone that is supposed to help their customers. I have been in sales and service for 40 years and how a company can stay in business, and in good conscience sell such junk, is beyond my understanding. I know that once the warranty expires I will be getting rid of this unit ASAP, probably at a considerable loss. And in the meantime I will do everything in my power to steer buyers away from their products. My next step is to get the officials in charge of our state's lemon laws to get involved. My disgust with this product is overwhelming and has turned what should be an enjoyable experience into one of the worst episodes of my life!
Re: Jayco Eagle fifth wheelFrank GankasPurchased a used once Jayco Eagle 26.5 5th wheel in March of 2014. The Jayco was a 2013. On our way home from our first trip to the river our rubberized roof peeled halfway off with the plywood showing! Called Jayco to see what recourse or warranty and they said because we were not original owner we had no warranty. The trailer isn't even 2 years old and they wouldn't even give us the time of day! Unless you are purchasing a new Jayco, I would say never buy a used one since they cover nothing. I would never purchase or deal with that company
Re: Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheelCharlene and Paul-Houma, LAWe have a Jayco Pinnacle that we bought new in 2011 and have had nothing but major problems. 2 slid motors out, water heater out, front and back jacks out, corian counter cracked, alarm broken, now microwave/convection oven out and they say they cannot replace. Jayco is the worse company I have ever had to deal with, they are rude, not helpful at all. They will not return your calls and put you on hold forever. We will have to hire an attorney. The list is longer, these are just some of the things wrong. DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM JAYCO
Re: Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheelChArlotte of Edm. AB CanadaOwned a 2011 pinnacle fifth wheel. We started with a 2007 27BHDS then upgrade to a 2009 31BHDS. Last year we bought the Pinnacle (children rarely come with us now) and I love my 36 REQS pinnacle!!!! An avid jayco fan!!!! BRAVO!!!!
Re: Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheelPam RoseWe have a 2011 JAYCO 36REQS Pinnacle. Never regretted buying it. Can only recommend Jayco.
Re: Jayco Eagle fifth wheelPeg1944Like fifth wheels, like Jayco in general (we've had 2 of their RVs, both good) and the Eagle in particular. Our floorplan is real nice love the main living area and the bedroom. This RV is better than our home.
Re: Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheelbuzzzThis is cool but I've never had a 5th wheel they look really difficult to tow and travel with. All my experience is with travel trailers, is there really a difference in handling and towing?
Re: Jayco Eagle fifth wheelSteveI have a 2010 fifth wheel. We had a few issues with the slides. They would not open for a few days. They were in sleep mode. Called the factory and they advised what to do. I thought this problem was going to tie up our vacation but it was minor. Just tap the switches for the slide out and it works. No repair. Everything is excellent and we love it. This is the first Jayco that we owned. Use moth balls to avoid mice and wall sensor.
Re: Jayco Eagle fifth wheelHeatherWe have a 2010 Jayco Eagle 5th wheel. We are having a problem with mice and can't seem to get rid of them. Does anyone have any suggestions on how they might be coming in? We just purchased it in October and are sick that this is happening to something so new.
Re: Jayco Eagle fifth wheelToriWe have the 2006 Eagle fifth wheel. This is our first fifth wheel and I've got to say Jayco is the way to go. Really nice layout and we've had very few problems. I'm a Jayco fan.
2008 Jayco Eagle 351RLSA fifth wheelwestcoastcopWe have the 2008 Jayco Eagle 351RLSA. This is our 5th new Jayco...and again we are pleased with the buying experience at the Dealer...and are yet again continue to be dazzled by the quality, workmanship and incredible attention to detail! And so many things not listed in the brochure are standard. Jayco's are built by a company that is still owned by the original family, 41 years ago. They aren't like some of the RV companies that make 30 different brands...Jayco just makes Jayco! They have a 2 year warranty that they actually have no restrictions on. Some manufacturers void your warranty if you full time or use it as a "residence"...not Jayco! And the double stacked structural steel frame instead of cheap flimsy aluminum frame. Real oak wood cabinets and drawers instead of particle wood used in other brands. Tinted Safety glass standard. About 20 items are standard on Jayco that are extra cost options on other brands. And Jayco uses name brand stuff on their RV's...not cheap crappy no-name appliances. Goodyear tires, Atwood heaters and water heaters, Sharp DVD TV's, Samsung microwaves, etc. And you'll find if you do happen to have problems (our last 4 Jaycos never had any issues!) the Jayco folks say that they treat their customers like family...and they DO! Jayco gets ***** 5 Stars for sure!
2008 Jayco Eagle 315 fifth wheel fernand lucierl like every option on it and the finish is super. l have a problem the fuse 35a at the batteies burn all the time .it looks like when l take the fuse of the charger it is ok but where is the battery charger there is not enough explanation on the booklet. Based upon your experiences, would you buy one of this manufacturer's RVs again?: Yes. Rating: 4/5.


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