At Jayco, part of our mission has always been to build a high quality product. One way we undertake this is by implementing a comprehensive Quality Assurance Testing program that includes a myriad of tests and checks.
Our Quality Assurance Testing takes samples from each model type; camping trailers, travel trailers, fifth wheels and motorhomes once they come off of the production line. Each test unit takes anywhere from 2 – 4 hours to thoroughly check depending on the size and the amount of amenities included in the RV. Last year, Jayco tested nearly 260 camping trailers, 1,400 travel trailers, 560 fifth wheels, and every motorhome we built.
The post-production quality assurance tests are in-depth and supplementary to the various checks that are carried out as the units move down the production line. Jayco likes the added assurance the Quality Assurance Testing in post-production provides, so to make certain these tests are comprehensive and thorough, we have a team of trained and dedicated individuals who focus only on quality testing. Our Quality Assurance Testing program includes five major categories; the camping audit, the rain booth, the water and glue test, the peel test and the heat and freezer box.
As the units move through these tests, if an error is found, the results go back to the production line where the unit came from so they can make the necessary changes to eliminate this error. Checks are also done on the units that came off production around the same time as the unit that went through the testing process where the mistake was found to make sure the same problem is not appearing on those units.
Over the next several blog posts, we’ll take a more in-depth look at each of the post-production Quality Assurance Tests that allows Jayco to find and correct errors before the units are shipped to dealers, reassuring Jayco, its dealers and its consumers that Jayco does in fact strive to constantly build high quality products. In the meantime, you can view a video about our Quality Assurance Testing program by clicking here.