Well, as you guys know, about a month ago our 2009 32BHDS was stolen. I won't rehash that story (there is a thread here if someone wants to read about that), but we finally settled all of the insurance issues on the TT and replaced it with a new 2012 32 TSBH. We have 6 kids (14yo boy, 13 yo girl, 10 yo boy, 7 yo girl, and twin girls that are 3) so the hug bunk room in this camper was perfect for us. Here is a shot as it was being prepped at te dealer:
I picked it up on Friday and installed a ProPride 3P hitch right there in the parking lot. Big thanks to Sean at ProPride for having everything delivered riht to the dealer on time, and helping me make sure I brough all of the tools I needed.
So I finished the hitch, loaded a few of the items we bought for the camper into it, and wen't to pick up the family. Here it is, as we were loading a couple of thing into it from the house:
Then we left right for Cumberland Mountain State Park:
Our campsite is a little bare because we haven't completely finished buying everything we needed again. We just bought the basics until we get the settlement for our homeonwers insurance for the contents (it's amazing how much that stuff adds up).
While we were there, they happened to have a 15k trail run that I finished on Saturday. Did it in about an hour and a half - usually I run quite a bit faster, but the trails were pretty rough with rocks and roots - but that's what makes trail runnig fun.
Well, here are the high points / random thoughts:
1) The ProPride is an awesome hitch. We had a HA on our last TT and decided to go with the 3P for a couple of reasons: adjustable hitch can be use on multiple trucks, didn't have to drill into the trailer frame, and it was about $750 cheaper. Both hitches work great, but I was very satisfied with the 3P. Took me about 2-2.5 hours to install all by myself, and being very thorough and meticulous.
2) Our last 32BHDS had a huge otdoor storage areas (no kitchen) in the back that I'll really miss, as well as a bigger bathroom with a second door.
3) Other than that, we love the 32 TSBH. Jayco added several "little things" that I'll list in no real order:
- The light under the stairs is a nice touch
- Has a built in black tank flush
- the sealed underbelly has an access panel - nice if you need to get in
- power tounge jack and stabilizers are easy
- the built in nike / cargo tray is neat, however you do loose a few inches of ground clearance.
- The quality is very good - all "fit and finish" items looked great.
- Having a power awning with adjustable tilt is great - best of both worlds
This is our 3rd Jayco, and we've loved them all. We're just glad that we're back camping again - loosing a full month in spring stinks, but it could have been MUCH worse (thankfully we had gap coverage).
Here is the floorplan: