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Old 02-02-2016, 10:28 AM   #1
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Hello all!
We just joined this forum and stopped by to say hi! We currently own a 2011 Jayco Baja 14F (highwall - toyhauler - popup) We are in the market for a used or possibly new bunkhouse 5th wheel. After looking at numerous other brands, we still keep coming back to Jayco We have located a used 355 FBHS within a few hours drive that we may jump on, but we are trying to be patient and wait for the local RV show coming up here in a few weeks.
A little about us, we are a retired military family (Coast Guard) who live in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. My husband Don and I (Heather) have 3 daughters who love to camp and a chubby dog who just loves to be with us. We're excited to be here and hope to meet some of you while out enjoying our favorite past time - CAMPING. Thanks!

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Old 02-02-2016, 10:44 AM   #2
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No answer yet. The 355FBHS is very similar to my 30.5BHLT Eagles are great well built units. I don't full time but use it more than normal being retired, about 45 days of the last 60. DW + home schooled grandson we are raising, medium size dog and a cat. The length will take getting used to after the 14F, and there will be some spots too small to get that into. I have no complaints or issues. The wife's only issue is a little more room around the master-bed, making it easier to change bedding. I look for in a unit are where I can I access the kitchen & bathroom with the slides closed. Quick stops traveling are way easier with access to food and potty. You have more than enough truck. Hope that helps and welcome.

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Old 02-02-2016, 10:46 AM   #3
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Hello to all of you! Welcome to the JOF and happy trailer shopping.

We love the Black Hills, but don't get there often anymore. Seems you put a lot of distance from any coast, there in SD.
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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!!

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Old 02-02-2016, 12:44 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard and "Thank You" for your years of military service. Happy camping
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Old 02-02-2016, 02:04 PM   #7
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Welcome, and happy hunting. Shopping for a new camper is so much fun! When you find what you want, look it over...twice.
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Hello and welcome.

I was told when a sailor wants to retire - they put an oar on their shoulder and walk inland until someone says, "What's that?".

Then they settle down.


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