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Jayco Pop-Top Journey 17Ft Outback

Jayco Pop-Top Journey 17Ft Outback

3.3 from 18 reviews · View Statistics

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3.3

18 reviews
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  • Value for Money
    3.7 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (3)
  • Mileage 56,000 km
  • Interior Build Quality
    3.3 (3)
  • Off-roading Performance
    3.3 (3)
  • Exterior Build Quality
    4.0 (2)
  • Comfort
    4.0 (2)
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hey you

hey you

  • 5 reviews
  • 4 likes

Had it for 9 months

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Jaycee Journey DX Outback, bought it new , tows well, nice looking van,,nice design shame it was put together by Richards Craniums,,,nothing was as it should have been,,,repairs under warranty took for ever,,,dripping shower washer replacement took 4 weeks = that over filled the cup of unhappiness, sold it at a loss after 9 months, bought 14 yrs old Future System caravan no problems at all.

Purchased in March 2018.

Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Incentivised ReviewNo
Mileage5,000 km
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Easy fix to Lift roof of van

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Move struts 300mm,up the gas struts to 600 ,new vans are already moved and the gas struts are 630 ,will make it a one person lift easy l have a 2012 van

Purchased in December 2011.

Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Incentivised ReviewNo
Mileage120,000 km
Car ModelToyota HiLux MK7.III
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love the van not fussed with the cuppoard doors screws to small to much three ply used

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very well easy to tow its just the woodwork not good lot of fixing to be done putting up the roof is a two person job I wish I had really checked on weigh you can carry

Floor Plan17ft
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robert42

robert42Northern Region, NSW

  • 6 reviews
  • 6 likes

Not Perfect

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Heavy glass shower door fell off,electric brake wiring under van breaking,wheel alignment out of spec,van heavier then what's on compliance plate,plastic cupboard handles breaking,water leak above bed no sealant on part of roof, quality control at factory poor good to tow but so many problems.

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Not one for unsealed roads

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Purchased brand new Journey DX Outback only to take it on gazetted unsealed roads and lots of damage. We were not off road and drove to conditions with reduced tyre pressure. Shower door fell off marking cubicle and hole in flooring, all drawers dropped and hinges. Inside is fitted out as normal caravan. No additional measures taken to make inside suitable for unsealed roads. Great looking van but be prepared to spend time reinforcing it to suit conditions. Lots more damage to list but hoping all fixed under warranty.

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Love it

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It is a great van and easy to toe and get into tight places , We love it and have had no problems with it to speak of. Have had it on gravel road and it stands up well

Floor PlanDouble bed standard floor plan
JJO17

JJO17Perth, WA

Very good van, tows great

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Very stable with passing trucks and not affected by wind. Van tows great and brakes well once you have the brake controller set up correctly. Pop top comes down with movement and needs to be checked each time it’s lowered. Small issues with QC but acceptable. Very comfortable and well laid out. Everything works and there is a big improvement in quality control. Very happy with our new van.

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JJO17
JJO17

One year and van has been excellent. Would gladly give 5 stars now. Had some great trips to some interesting and challenging places. Highly recommend the Journey Outback DX 17ft.

mako33

mako33tumbarumba

  • 2 reviews
  • 6 likes

A heap of junk

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70 problems over the last 2 years, It has been back to jaycos factory 3 times for rebuilds. Now the mess they have made of it the last time it was there. The workmanship is nothing short of appalling. No quality control at all. You would think they would have learnt by there mistakes by now. Trying to get a new one out of them at on cost.

Floor Plan17 foot d/bed seperate shower/toilet at rear
Paul

Paul

  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

Well we just love it!

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Shaz

Shaz

  • 2 reviews
  • 8 likes

Very very disappointed

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Leaked in first rain, causing paintwork inside to bubble, was fixed and has done it again. Cupboard clips not working cupboards fall open during travel. Overhead cupboard broke away from wall. Solar panel controller failed. Blind refuses to come up. Window starring at screw point. Cupboard doors not aligned. Outside shower trickles only no pressure at all. Very unhappy customer here !!

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Capnbazza

CapnbazzaPerth, WA

  • 10 reviews
  • 10 likes

Built to a price but a dam good van for the money

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Brad

BradPerth, WA

  • 3 reviews
  • 9 likes

Extremely Dissappointing.

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No grease in Wheel Bearings(8). Non return Valve in scheme water incorrectly installed. Electrical terminals not crimped(squashed with pliers) Interior cabinetry very poorly installed; many cabinet components failed including the overhead cabinet which became detached. Yes these are being addressed under warranty, but why so poor workmanship? Lift your game Jayco. Not Happy

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Lack of bench space.

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One thing that soon becomes evident with the Jayco Journey Outback pop top van is the lack of bench space. Very little room to prepare meals or wash up etc. Stove and fridge are excellent as are single beds. Lighting is exceptional and storage space is adequate but we find the toilet capacity hopeless along with water tanks - the water capacity can't support the shower if free camping unless a constant water supply is available.

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Lee

LeeAU

Great

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I've read a lot of negative comments about this van I don't know if I'm one of the lucky ones or there are a lot of knockers out there but I'm more than pleased with it. The $ value against any thing similar is huge. We have only had one weekend away in the van so far but love every thing about it the lighting is fantastic. The new van is light years a head of our last van discovery out back same size tones more room and the end ensuite is Awsome I really rate this van and personally I think it's one of the best looking van around if you are thinking of a Jayco I would recommend it.

Floor Plan17.55-8OB
Brendan

BrendanMelbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

A Fantastic Van At A Great Price Point

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SvanD

SvanDGeelong

  • 3 reviews
  • 10 likes

Jayco Journey Outback Value for Money

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SvanD
SvanD

Very disappointed

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I purchased a Journey outback in September 2015. In the first week one of the struts broke then the tent came away from the van. Both repaired. Since then the shower stall has come off the back wall, the front of a drawer has fallen off, a cupboard door has come off its hinges. Both bedroom cupboards leaked and damaged the adjoining wall. A handle on one of the support legs broke, the contact used on part of the walls hasn't been installed properly and it is bubbled, the boot is warped as well as the boot lid. I asked for a replacement caravan and was told I need at least 30 things wrong with the caravan. Purchased from Brisbane Camperland and paid for it in full.

Floor Planqueen bed with ensuite
Jeff

JeffCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

  • 9 reviews
  • 11 likes

nice unit for price

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Value for Money
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Incentivised ReviewNo
Mileage43,000 km
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Questions & Answers

Gary

Garyasked

Pop-Top Journey 17Ft Outback

Hi i have a 2015 outback Journey 17 ft & have discovered lately that i am having tyre wear on the inside tread of my 4 tyres , please explain ?

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Dave
Dave

Get alignment done . Have heard of one Journey owner only getting 4000Km out of a full set of tyres. Said Jayco not interested.

Gary
Gary

Thanks Dave, being independently sprung, I wasn’t sure how much could be done,certainly can’t see where axles can be adjusted, having said that I will certainly investigate your suggestion
Regards
Gary

Pig
Pig

Had a rear tyre wearing on the outside had a wheel alignment done at a truck alignment factory all good now

Elizabeth S.

Elizabeth S.asked

Pop-Top Journey 17Ft Outback

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Elizabeth S.

Elizabeth S.asked

Pop-Top Journey 17Ft Outback

We have purchased a Jayco Journey Dx pop top van And can’t locate the battery
Can you help thanks Liz

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cobber
cobber

Ours is under the table seat

Elizabeth S.
Elizabeth S.

Thank you I will do a search

Graham
Graham

Mine is a jayco journey and its under the double bed

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Details

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CategoryCaravans
Price (RRP) A$46,971
Sleeping Capacity2 people
Number of Axles1
Tare Weight2,100 kg
Travel Length7.2 m
ExpanderNo
Pop-TopYes
Main Bed SizeDouble
Bathroom / Laundry InclusionsShower, Sink and Toilet
Exterior Features240V Power Point, Awning, External Speakers and Solar Panels
Interior FeaturesAir Conditioning, TV and Wi-Fi System
Kitchen InclusionsCooktop, Microwave and Sink
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Release dateSep 2007
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