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Old 12-23-2015, 10:16 AM   #1
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New 5W owners from Ontario, Canada

Hi there,

We are new to fifth wheel and towing.

It all started out a few years ago when he took me camping in a cabin. I checked around, looked at motorhomes, thought it would be cool to downsize and see the country in one of them! Many RV shows and research, we settled on a fifth wheel instead of a motorhome. The lighter the better, so we found our floorplan, got the truck, did not get the unit we wanted (thank you, Canadian dollar!), but found a Jayco, which is what I was looking at at first! I say it's a sign .

Since last week, we are the owners of a 30 foot Eagle HT 265RKS and have to patiently wait 5 months before we pick it up.

We will likely be asking a lot of questions

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Old 12-23-2015, 11:01 AM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome!

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Old 12-23-2015, 11:45 AM   #3
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...and WELCOME TO JOF!!! The members here are GREAT!!! There is a lot of GREAT information to be found here. I am sure that you will have information and pictures to share with us... so please do!!

Well, we have plenty of reading here to pass the time waiting for the fiver.

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Old 12-23-2015, 12:28 PM   #4
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Congratulations and welcome to JOF. Researching the way you did will save you a load of money in the long run. Many, like me have to buy each one and find out the hard way.

Get some pictures and a floor plan, talk and converse with others here who have similar rigs and you will be an expert by the time it comes. You will likely be ready to go come the big thaw.

First thing I would do is learn about hitches and brake controllers and work towards having that settled before the 5th wheel is here. So much to learn.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:57 PM   #5
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum!!
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:03 PM   #6
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Congrats and welcome to the forum from Mississauga. We too are waiting for spring to arrive so we can go out camping.
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:26 PM   #7
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Congrats on your new eagle ht.THe wife and i just purchased a 27.5 eagle ht last month. It is our 3rd jayco, after owning other brands jayco is the one for us

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