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Old 08-29-2016, 05:05 AM   #1
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Jayflight SLX 195RB Modifications

Posted a few photos of our 2016 Jayflight SLX 195RB with a few modifications. Changed the white steel wheels to 15" aluminum, makes it look much nicer, added the max-air vent covers, hard side propane tank cover , bike carrier on front, and added the two stabilizer jacks in the front, a well needed add on. Now, time to take it out on labor day weekend for the first time!
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:46 AM   #2
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Amazing how much just the aluminum wheels change the look. Let me know what you think of the front bike carrier as I've been on the hunt for one.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:37 PM   #3
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Did you add a power vent? I have ordered a Heng Vortex II for the bath vent and wondered how hard is it to fish a wire from the light.
I did add the front stabilizers and they are great. I also added the lift arms on the bed and that makes access easier and safer.
Did you notice all the waste space beside the water tank? I am thinking of buying a door from Jayco and making it accessible for stuff you only need once in a while.
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No, i just added 2 max-air vent covers...... as much as i would like a fantastic fan, i have no desire tostart fishing wires. My next mod will be the bed struts.
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We have a 2015 and our list of mods has made life much easier.

- Front Stabs were a must
- Gas shocks for the mattress and a support for the center as the boards start to bow down with time.
- Dual Propane tanks with cover on front
- Dual batteries
- Memory Foam mattress
- Replaced bath faucet and shower hose/head as the bath faucet cracked and wouldn't supply water to the shower head. Now it's nice dark brass.
- Various matching towel and wardrobe hooks in dark brass.
- 24" LED TV/DVD combo on a adjustable arm above the fridge area.
- Added drawer unit to the wardrobe closet to store misc stuff (still can hang coats).
- Max-Air II vent covers (still want a powered vent cover in main space)
- 12vdc adjustable fan for air circulation
- Equalizer weight distribution hitch

Things we've had to watch out for - had a small spider make it into the fridge LP tube which clogged it partially. The fridge would only partially cool off. Had to remove the tubing (Pain) and blow out the clog - saved $300 on a RV shop visit. Tub faucet cracked and had to be replaced.

My only gripe is the size of the holding tanks unless you got a baja version, otherwise it has been a great rig for the last several years.
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We have a 2015 and our list of mods has made life much easier.

- Front Stabs were a must
- Gas shocks for the mattress and a support for the center as the boards start to bow down with time.
- Dual Propane tanks with cover on front
- Dual batteries
- Memory Foam mattress
- Replaced bath faucet and shower hose/head as the bath faucet cracked and wouldn't supply water to the shower head. Now it's nice dark brass.
- Various matching towel and wardrobe hooks in dark brass.
- 24" LED TV/DVD combo on a adjustable arm above the fridge area.
- Added drawer unit to the wardrobe closet to store misc stuff (still can hang coats).
- Max-Air II vent covers (still want a powered vent cover in main space)
- 12vdc adjustable fan for air circulation
- Equalizer weight distribution hitch

Things we've had to watch out for - had a small spider make it into the fridge LP tube which clogged it partially. The fridge would only partially cool off. Had to remove the tubing (Pain) and blow out the clog - saved $300 on a RV shop visit. Tub faucet cracked and had to be replaced.

My only gripe is the size of the holding tanks unless you got a baja version, otherwise it has been a great rig for the last several years.
Unfortunately the Baja edition only gets you an increased fresh water tank - the black and grey tanks are the same as the standard edition. On the 2015 model it was 35g - looks like it dropped to 30g on 2016 and newer models.

We've done a few of the mods listed including the gas struts, Maxx-Air vents and second battery. Have you checked your overall loaded trailer weight with the addition of the second battery and dual propane tanks? The standard model is only 3500lb GVWR while the Baja edition is 3750lb. I don't think we have an excess of stuff loaded and only travel with about 6-8g in the fresh water tank and we are about 3700lb loaded.
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Do you have any photos of your bed support mod?
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Here is a post with pictures of how I installed these - let me know if you have any questions:

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...uts-27480.html
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Do you have any photos of your bed support mod?
I'll grab some when I visit the trailer this weekend. Heading out for a two week trip. The support is basically two pieces of 1/2" particle board. About 10 inches wide with the length the height of the bed to floor. I notched each board in the center (1/2" wide notch) that went halfway down the board. This allowed me to slide the two pieces together in the middle perpendicular to each other. Just imagine two "U" shaped boards going together with the center of the "U" sliding into the corresponding "U" slot on the other board. It now would look like an "X" from the top and it works perfectly.
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Unfortunately the Baja edition only gets you an increased fresh water tank - the black and grey tanks are the same as the standard edition. On the 2015 model it was 35g - looks like it dropped to 30g on 2016 and newer models.

We've done a few of the mods listed including the gas struts, Maxx-Air vents and second battery. Have you checked your overall loaded trailer weight with the addition of the second battery and dual propane tanks? The standard model is only 3500lb GVWR while the Baja edition is 3750lb. I don't think we have an excess of stuff loaded and only travel with about 6-8g in the fresh water tank and we are about 3700lb loaded.
Wow - I always thought the Baja had larger gray and black water to deal with the larger freshwater tank.

I carry most of the weight in my truck (with airbags) to avoid overloading the trailer. The biggest gotcha was adding the battery and spare LP tank up front - I tend to wait for water until we reach our destination to keep the GVWR lower as well as the tongue weight.

Had to go back and think about it - we actually have a 2014 model instead of a 2015 but the specs are the same.
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