Welcome aboard! I have a 2008 197 that I bought this spring (March 2011). It was like new, used very little, almost 0 miles. Very nice little trailer. I've made a couple of mods, as others have. So far, I've had it out on gopher shooting tours, about 8 nights in total.
Interesting about the holes in the floor. I have a shop that I can fit mine in, so I will definitely have a gander.
I like the way JAYCO has built this trailer. It is easy to pull, and is neatly arranged inside.