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Old 01-30-2014, 09:26 AM   #1
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Our first trailer!!!

Just bought our very first travel trailer, a Jay Feather Ultra lite 23B. Pick it up tomorrow...and [I]'m already having an anxiety attack about driving it home! Found this forum and am hoping that I can get ideas and tips from Jayco users! Wish us luck tomorrow!

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Old 01-30-2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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Welcome and Congrats on the new TT
Tons of great info here
Post some photos when you get her home...


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Old 01-30-2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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Purchased and wrecked within two days. I love my 2011 Jay Flight 26BH. Will love it more when it gets out of the repair shop. Must obtain a spare tire, does anyone know the bolt pattern measurements. I would measure them myself as they show on line however I don't have the camper here it is in the shop. Thanks
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:10 PM   #4
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Congratulations Rebecca and welcome to the forum! Just take it slow and you'll be fine. Post some pictures when you can!

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Old 01-30-2014, 01:53 PM   #5
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We picked ours up last summer and I was white knuckled because I had never pulled something that big. The dealer had every thing set up right and I really didn't even know it was behind us. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours.

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Old 01-30-2014, 02:16 PM   #6
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We found an empty parking lot that I could practice backing up with before taking it home. That way you can get use to using the mirrors. My tip would be having one hand placed at the bottom of the steering wheel and move that hand in the direction that you want the rear of trailer to go when backing up.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:47 PM   #7
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Congratulations and welcome!
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:29 PM   #8
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Ha Ha Ha, I know that feeling on the first drive home,didn't sleep the night before pickup. I did just fine that day but a week later we drove down I-5 and right through Seattle and Portland,I was just beside myself that first trip. 47 days later at the end of our trip I didn't bat an eye in city traffic. Now it's like it belongs behind the car. I pull my EXP21M with a VW Touareg diesel and it has power to spare.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:35 PM   #9
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:23 PM   #10
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Welcome to the JOF and congrats on the TT!

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