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GPG52!

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Posted: 03/01/14 06:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Interesting comment
"the Cougar has a lower hitch weight, despite the almost identical GVWR's."
I would suspect that is caused by the axle placement... & floor plan (i.e. rear kitchen)
Personally I prefer a little more pin weight (if you can afford it) and the axle placed further behind the frame it gives you better control over the coach.
A lower center of gravity also adds to more stability.
My 2c worth.
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Posted: 03/01/14 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JEBar wrote:

between a Cougar and an Eagle, no question, go with the Eagle

Jim


X2 Good luck on your choice and happy camping

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We looked at the Jayco Eagle AND the Keystone Cougar 327res. HUGE price difference - over $20,000. However, the Jayco had a 2 year warranty and the Cougar had a 1 year warranty. Floor plan was almost identical - the Jayco had a lot of upgrades and looked more like an expensive home - $20,000 worth. However, the Cougar was gorgeous to say the least and had a TON of room and storage.

I, too, was a tad skeptical of the Cougar...read a lot of complaints - you will also hear about complaints on ANY product. But, on the Cougar, I did read a lot of praise!

For the amount of camping that we will be doing - this wasn't a hard decision. $20,000 was a lot of money! We pulled the trigger on the Cougar and we couldn't be more happy! We did go ahead and purchase the extended warranty for peace of mind.

If money is no problem, go with what you like....take into consider how MUCH camping you will be doing - is the extra money worth it for you? Also, check our YOUR dealer - this is so important to make sure you have after the sale customer service and that they don't just dump you after you have bought!

Again, we LOVE our Cougar!


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No question, go with the Jayco


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This is a good place to start with Jayco. They are about five miles from the the factory and the lowest prices. Get the price on the Jayco you want and shop that around to the dealer you want. By the way they
(RV connections) don't take trade in's.

http://www.yourrvconnection.com/


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We were looking at the same two units. We went with the Cougar 327RES. The wife liked the interior of the Jayco Eagle a little more, but I have F-250 short bed, and the Jayco Eagle's front cap is more squared off on the front than the Cougar which has the 88 deg Max-Turn front cap. The Eagle is also has ~350-400# added weight on the pin. Just things to consider since you have a 2500.

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