Hello fellow campers! New to travel trailer camping and new to fifth-wheels! Our new 28.5 RSTS is at the dealer now awaiting some items. Unfortunately, during transit to the dealer, the pantry door opened which caused the door knob to dent the frameless, double-pane window edge on the slide-out and managed to break off the door knob and damage the door! They are replacing the door and window, but have no idea how long it will take for the parts to come in - they said Jayco doesn't usually keep the windows in stock. Also, during the PDI, a gas leak was noticed - a bad regulator was found under the trailer and that, too, is on order. They had a heck of a time finding it.
I chose to upgrade to the Maxxis tires, double-pane windows, electric rear stabilizers, 50 amp and the second AC unit. The new "Whisper Quiet" main AC is super quiet and it was pumping out enough cold air in the bedroom area that the second AC probably won't be needed, but I thought it was better to have them install it now than to add it later.
I like that the interior lights are all LED and that the new models are prepped for solar on top for up to 500w of power. I became a GoPower dealer and will be using the trailer as a demo unit for solar equipment. Since I'm new to the trailer and solar, it should be a fun adventure.
I was disappointed with the repairs needed, but the dealer said almost every trailer they get in needs something done to it since they are put together so quickly. I'm glad there is a 2 year warranty on it, but I also opted in and purchased the 5 yr one due to the initial quality control issue.
I ordered the rig not even having a truck to pull it with. The dealer said they would deliver for free. I plan on placing it behind my barn and have the entrance overlook my pond. I did find a good deal on a used F350 and it is now in the shop getting worked on - fixing what Ford should have done to all their 6.0 diesels to begin with.
I really can't wait to get the trailer home and start going over it to see what all I can do with it! We look forward to meeting fellow campers and to see how fun camping can be. If you see someone having difficulty setting up their site, be kind - it could be us!
Here is a pic of the rig at the dealer.