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Old 12-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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We recently bought a Jayco Eagle 5th wheel. A 2001 285 BH. Very nice inside but needs a little work on the outside and really needs a good bath. A new window and new slide gasket are first up and tires before any real trips. Tires are good but past their "expiration date". Good roof and quite good structurally.

Lots of extras with it including the hitch, rails, controller and wiring. The previous owner delivered it Saturday, then we pulled all the towing things from his truck to install on my truck.

Everything works but one thing is working not quite right and kinda confusing. I thought I would find an adjustment but no so I'll be asking for a little help on the slide room later in the proper forum.


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Old 12-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum.
You'll find lots of great help here on your 5er.
I hope you find it interesting getting her back to 100% and learning your way into your new rig.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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Welcome to the JOF, Merry Christmas, and please ask away about whatever you need in the way of help. And post pics of your new rig when you can.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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Welcome to Jayco Owners Forum. Chances are, someone on this forum has had the same or similar problem that you may find as you are working on your Jayco. The members are great about offering their help so all you have to do is ask. Glad you are with us.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Welcome and enjoy.
We have an old Eagle Motorhome and have fun working on it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:14 PM   #6
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Thank you for the welcome and the reassurance of experienced advice. This is our first RV so I have a lot to learn. I guess the best place to talk about my slide issues is in Tech Talk?

Here are a couple of pics.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:09 PM   #7
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Welcome to JOF! Looks to be a well kept unit. Yes tech talk would be a good place to post your question. Enjoy the new unit, and the forum!

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #8
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Welcome and happy camping!
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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Hi, Wil.

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Welcome to JOF. Looks like a pretty nice unit. You should have lots of fun with it.

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