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2009 Jayco Melbourne class C motorhome
See reader's comments and experiences at bottom of page

"Smaller, more manageable size and nimble handling - designed for luxury and simplicity - built using only the best materials inside and out"

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Important dimensions:
Exterior length 38'8" to 31'9"
Exterior height (with A/C) 10'8"
5 floorplans are available - we show these below
GVWR 14,500 lbs
Fresh/grey/black tanks - 37/34/32 gals
Ford E-450 chassis
Triton 6.8L V-10 305 HP engine
MSRP starting at $84,500 (6/09)

  
Jayco Melbourne class C motorhome exterior 

Jayco says: "Well-appointed, comfortable and easy to maneuver, the 2009 Melbourne is the perfect motorhome for people who really want to travel. Melbourne’s smaller, more manageable size and nimble handling make it easy to go anywhere–from cities to winding mountain passes. Designed for luxury and simplicity, the Melbourne is built using only the best materials inside and out, letting you truly relax and enjoy your next adventure. Smaller, more manageable size and nimble handling - designed for luxury and simplicity - built using only the best materials inside and out."

The picture below shows the interior of the 29D model (see floorplans further down this page.)  We think this is a really nice arrangement with the dinette and sofa in opposite slides.  This shows the standard entertainment center in front, which includes a 26" digital LCD TV.  Jayco says: "Thanks to its functional and flexible living space, the Melbourne’s contemporary interior feels like home. The living and kitchen areas boast special touches like an Optima leather comfort lounger with removable arms, Jayco’s famous handcrafted cabinetry with undercabinet lighting, as well as upscale appliances, fixtures and lighting
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Jayco Melbourne class C motorhome interior - 29D model 

 
Just some of the standards: Residential carpeting and padding, Raised panel cabinet doors throughout, Northridge Maple cabinetry, Leather touch comfort lounger with cup holders in arms, Under cabinet halogen lighting, Padded vinyl ceiling, Entertainment center in front, includes 26" digital LCD TV, Prep for satellite dish for roof and sidewall.

The picture below shows the kitchen arrangement of the 29D featuring an under-counter Apollo convection microwave with 3 burner top, 6 cubic foot refrigerator and a one piece J-Stone surface countertop with integrated deep bowls:
 

Jayco Melbourne class C motorhome kitchen arrangement - 29D model 


Standard bedroom arrangement includes: Under bed storage, Rear window (select models), Quilted bedspread, Deluxe pillowtop Cloud Ten mattress, Padded headboard, Halogen reading lights, Accordion door to rear bedroom, 19" digital LCD HD TV.  
 

Jayco Melbourne class C motorhome bedroom arrangement

Just some of the exterior features that are standard with the Melbourne:  Exterior speakers, high-output marine grade, Patio awning, Lockable exterior storage compartments with door pulls, Pass through storage (select models), One piece Polyethylene storage compartments, Patio light with inside switch, Front and rear Gel-coat fiberglass caps, Roof ladder, 13,500 BTU low profile central A/C, Heated holding tanks, Sewer hose compartment with door, Prep for exterior TV on door side

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FLOORPLANS

The 24E has one slide. There is an option for a dinette instead of the comfort lounger shown. This is the shortest model at 28'8".

The 26A has a bedroom slide in addition to the living area slide. There is a dinette option once again. The 29B has one long slide incorporating the lounger and the dinette. The 29C has 2 slides with part of the kitchen arrangement included in one and the bed arrangement in the other.

The 29D has 3 slides.  This is a really nice arrangement providing extra space in both the living area and the bedroom.  You can see this arrangement in the video we show below.

We show the floorplans below - click for a bigger picture:

Jayco Melbourne class C motorhome floorplans - small picture - click for a bigger picture 



WATCH A VIDEO AND GIVE YOUR COMMENTS
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MSRP starting at $85,000
(6/09)


"Smaller, more manageable size and nimble handling - designed for luxury and simplicity - built using only the best materials inside and out"
 
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(Today's video is from
Affinity RV, AZ

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Bruce and RosemaryNew 2007 29D.this unit achieves the balance between not too big or small.10.5 mpg canadian with Ford Edge Toad 4 down. Trnasmission is the key .I HATE RED SQUIRRELS !2 adults , with 2 dogs.very comfortable.Just wish front seats swivelled.
Capt BartUPDATE: I noticed a lot of people trashing the Jayco support for after market support. Well from my experience they have been very helpful in my questions and have sent me many PDF files for helping me with my modifications. When you have a 2007 unit, you cannot expect a manufacture to fix things for free.
Jeff BullardI bought a 2013 Melbourne 28F and have had a bunch of issues, most of which could not be fixed by local servicer. Passenger Seat and Seat Belt assembly do not allow seat to move. Factory installed refurbished Ford seat incorrectly. The only way to fix this would be to drive to Jayco Factory at my expense. Girard Tankless Heater failed twice, and I replaced with an Atwood at considerable expense. Jayco Service was very UNresponsive to my pleas to speak with someone. When they finally called me, the call was disconnected (they hung up??) and no one ever called me back. They used to build quality. Average seems to meet their standards now, with the exception of Customer Service and Relations - THEY DON'T CARE AND DON'T Help. Bad, bad experiences.
Capt BartWe have owned a 2007 Jayco Melbourne 29D for 1 year now and we love it. We have taken all around the SE United States. Coming from a boat, I changed a few things that I believe were not good for dry camping. Added more battery juice. Upgraded the Inventor to 1000w. Replaced all the lights with LED. We can watch TV and DVDs all night and then still run either the fans or heater all night and still have plenty of juice in the morning. The only thing that I do not like about the unit is gas miliage and rear clearance. We can get 10mpg if we cruise 55 down the highway. RIGHT??? That is terrible and everyone hates us. As for the rear ground clearance? Well we added a hitch and had a rollor wheel soudered onto the bottom. It will hit if you come at a steap drive way bump too quick. We have to take steap drive ways at an angle slow and then you are good. We love the slides and the roomy feeling you get after you park.
John and RitaWe're just back from a 2 month caravan tour into the Yukon and Alaska. Some pretty challenging roads up there. Our Melbourne 29D functioned perfectly, towing a Honda Fit and accommodating two adults and two grandkids. The sofa and table converted nightly into beds for the kids, a process at which they became pretty adept. Many other folks on our tour had problems with their rigs. We had none at all. A bigger kitchen could be nice, but we are very, very pleased. Just the right size for us.
New OwnerHas anyone made the shower bigger. We have had the home a short time is there a trick to the tankless water heater. The water in the shower goes hot cold hot cold.
MarkintheGardensWe have owned a 2010 Melbourne 29D for a little over a year. First, to jaybird, I think the 38'-8" is a typo. Our 29D is their largest model and I'm pretty sure it's about 31'-8". As far as handling, I think it handles very well. This is our first motorhome as owners, although we have rented a few times. It does react to cross winds and passing semis (don't they all?) We tow a Jeep Wrangler and even with our inexperience we have done well. As far as the actual coach, we bought this one from a local dealership that had it listed on consignment with 8,300 mi. We really liked the layout. Three slides makes it appear much more roomy. It's been perfect for the two of us and our two puppies. However, it seems that we have had more than our share of trouble (AC fan went out, Water heater died). Some of it has been covered by the maker of each component, others have been under our after-market extended warranty. Forget getting ANY help from JAYCO as a second owner. After several months, we noticed the floor in the galley felt "soft". It was discovered that the water system control valve connections were dripping. Apparently they had been dripping for a really long time and probably had not been properly tightened at the factory. JAYCO refused to do anything about the repair. With that kind of QC and zero support, I would not recommend them.
Chuck and LollieWe purchased a Melbourne 29D in 2007 and we've been extremely pleased with its overall quality and appearance. We downgraded from a Class "A" and have not regretted it. Only problem (self inflicted) left the stupid inverter on for a week and killed the coach and engine batteries. Jump started it and no problems since.
Pete VWe have the 2009 26A and we love it. Miss a dinette somewhat but don't really need it. A great product that has really improved our lives. It's our first RV so nothing to really compare but wouldn't want to be without it.
RustyWe purchased a Jayco Melbourne 29D in February, 2009. We have almost 10,000 miles on it after seven months. We have had no major problems. The two lcd tv's bounce badly during travel and cannot be angled for proper viewing, so we replaced the mounts with quick disconnect models, and remove the TV's during travel. We have averaged 9 mpg-- ave speed about 65. This is our first RV of any kind, and we love it!
6 birdsHow does the melbourne 29D handle Is it easy to turn into a city street driveway. Why aren't there many comments on this Class C
jay birdneed to know how a 29D which is actually 38'8'' drives with a 6.8V10.any additional info on the 29D
TrishaWe have a 2007 Melbourne. Nice motorhome like the arrangement. A few problems but taken care of. Jayco is a good company and makes a really nice class C.
BarbiedollWe love Jayco. We have had 3 jayco trailers; a 96n26 ft, a a designer 35 ft at a permanent summer campsite, and finally, an older 95 pop up we bought to run around in Wy and Mt. it even had a gas heater, and when we got caught in a surprize snow in Utah in Oct, we actually used the heater. We survived amidst the 40 ft Motorhomes. This looks good. Go jayco.
Ken and Penny RomfordJayco class Cs are the way to go. We traded our class A for a 2009 Jayco Melbourne 29D class C and so far I think it's one of the best things we've done! 3 slides and I really think it has everything we've ever had before and we've had 3 A's and one B. Our last A was diesel (Fleetwood), it was really good but I think the Ford Triton gas engine in the Melbourne is remarkable. We've been up and down really steep climbs with no problems whatsoever. Recommend Jayco.
Jennie DubnerWe've had 3 Jayco's. We had a 99 Designer, a 2003 Kiwi and now we have a 2008 Jay Flight. All quality. I recommend Jayco and wouldn't buy anything else.
Steve & PamJayco - Quality Quality Quality. We have a 1997 Jayco MH. 21' Only thing we'd change -- needs a stationary bed. Wish it was a little bigger. Drives easily. Love the new Jayco's.
Jerry AndersonWe have a Jayco class C - the 2007 Melbourne 29D. Great class C. A few problems to start with that should have been taken care of by the dealer but after that it's been fantastic. Like the layout with 3 slides and find it's easy to drive and plenty of power. Get about 13 mpg but with a toad it goes way down. 2 year warranty is good. We bought the Customer Value Package and I would recommend that. This is my second Jayco and third RV and this is the best. Based upon your experiences, would you buy one of this manufacturer's RVs again?: Yes. Rating: 5/5.

 
 
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