First Big Trip - Lesson Learned
We just completed our first big trip in our 2015 JayFlight 23MBH. We drove from Orange County, CA to Seattle and the Oregon Coast. We logged 3,006 miles over the trip with 2 adults and 2 kids (7 & 5). It was spectacular!
Couple of lessons learned:
1. on day 4, our furnace went nuts. It wouldn't shut off, heat wouldn't come on, and then it would work fine. Thankfully we had an electric space heater and were able to keep warm. I pulled the grate under the fridge where the furnace sits and found a puddle of water on top of the furnace housing. After more investigation, we found our refrigerator condensation drain tube was not routed to the outside. I'm not sure if it had never been or not, but I pulled the fridge access panel and routed the drain outside. Problem solved. Within a couple of hours, the furnace was dry and worked as advertised for the rest of the trip.
2. Just prior to the trip I upgraded my electric tongue jack to a Husky Super Brute with 5K pound capacity. The electric one that came with the trailer was very loud, strained horribly when hooking up the W/D hitch, and constantly was blowing the fuse. The upgraded jack was $298 on Amazon, delivered in a day, and took maybe 20 mins to install. What a difference the new one makes. It is smooth, lifts with authority, no struggle lifting the rear end of my Ram 2500, and the remotes are handy to. I fully endorse this product.
Hope this helps someone else out who runs into similar issues. PM me if you want to know where we stayed on the Oregon Coast. It was a great place on the water with an indoor pool.
2014 Ram 2500 MegaCab Turbo-Diesel
2015 Jay Flight 23MBH
Former pilot to the rich and famous. Current domestic engineer, head chef, head laundry officer, head dog walker, and pilot volunteer. Lover of tacos and soccer