Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel vs Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheel

Features Jayco
2-Year Hitch-To-Bumper Warranty yes no
Built and Backed by a 45 Year Old, Family Owned Company yes no
Structural I-Beam Frame yes yes
Tuffshell Vacuum Bonded Sidewalls, Endwalls, Slide Rooms yes no
Magnum Roof (withstood 4,500 Lbs) yes no
Frameless Windows yes yes
Gel Coat Exterior Shell and Front Cap yes yes
Pillow-Top Memory Foam Denver Mattress yes no
Mor/Ryde Cre3000 Rubberized Suspension yes yes
Slam Latch Baggage Doors yes yes
Galvanized Wheel Wells yes yes
2 X 3 Floor Joists with Batting and Foil Insulation yes no
5/8" Tongue and Groove Plywood Floor Decking yes no
5" Steel Box Tube Bed/Bath Deck Floor Frame yes no
Ez-Lube Axles yes yes
Nev-R-Adjust Brakes yes no
Enclosed, Insulate, and Heated Underbelly yes yes
Large Fold Away Grab Handle at Entrance Door yes yes
Slam Latch Baggage Doors yes yes
Frames Prepped For Bike Rack yes yes
Undermounted Spare Tire yes no
Alumi-Tread Entrance Steps yes no
30" X 72" Entrance Door yes yes
Convenience Outlet at Front Awning Arm yes no
Outdoor TV Hookups yes yes
Marine Grade Exterior Speakers yes yes
Electric Slide Motors Enclosed and Protected yes yes
Fully Protected Slideout Wiring yes yes
Black Tank Flush yes yes
Quick Connect Rear Outside Grill Prep yes yes
Battery Disconnect yes yes
Electric Powered Front Jacks with Snap Jacks yes yes
Electric Powered Rear Stabilizer Jacks yes yes
Ground and Rooftop Solar Prep yes no
Standard Accessory Hitch yes no
Dual USB Charging Ports (Kitchen and Bedroom) yes no
12V Charging Station yes yes
Hardwood Cabinet Doors and Cabinet Styles yes yes
AM/FM/CD/DVD with Living Area, Bedroom, and Outside Speakers yes yes
LED TV in Living Area (39" or Larger) yes yes
Pleated Day/Night Shades Throughout yes yes
Upgraded Cherry Stained Slide Fascias yes yes
Pullout Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer yes no
Full Extension, 75 lb. Ball Bearing Drawer Guides yes no
Countertop Extensions yes yes
LED Backlit Vanity and Residential - Size Framed Mirror yes no
Rain-Proof Fan-Tastic Vent Ez Breeze 350CFM Power Bathroom Vent yes no
Porcelain Stool yes yes
Wooden Medicine Cabinet yes yes
Glass Shower Door yes yes
Directional/Closable Central A/C Vents yes no
3/8" Plywood Bunk, Dinette, and Bed Bases yes no
10-Gallon Atwood Gas/Electric DSI Water Heater yes no
Standard Whisper Quiet A/C System yes no
Prepped for Second A/C yes yes
Outside Kitchen Available On a Non-Bunkhouse Model yes no

The Keystone Cougar fifth wheel is a common choice among shoppers but if you want something that stands out among all the other campers, check out the Jayco Eagle. The Eagle offers many standards that are not available on the Cougar and an updated, modern look that can't be matched.

Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheel Inventory

A Foundation of Strength

Unlike the Cougar, Jayco Eagle uses real plywood in their floor decking. Plywood is more resistant to permanent water damage. And if it does become wet, it dries quicker and dries to it's original shape, not swollen and uneven. Plywood is more expensive, which is why many manufacturers choose other materials, but the Jayco Eagle is not built for a quick profit, it is built to bring years of enjoyment to your family.

Corporation v. Family Owned Business

Keystone, maker of the Couger fifth wheel, is part of the Thor group of manufacturers. This large conglomerate is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has bought up many RV manufacturers. Jayco, on the other hand, is a family-owned business and always has been. This means they don't have to push to make higher profits to satisfy shareholders, the only people they answer to is their customers. Jayco was founded by Lloyd J Bontrager and is still ran by the Bontrager family. Their commitment to quality and customer service is unmatched in the industry.

Old World Craftsmanship, New World Technology

The Jayco workforce is made up of nearly 70% Amish and Mennonite workers. They appreciate quality and things built to last and this attitude of craftsmanship shows through in the products they build. But believing in old fashioned values doesn't mean they ignore new technology. The development team is constantly updating floor plans and amenities to make camping as fun and worry-free as possible.

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