Well we picked up the new trailer last Tuesday so we have had it a week and we love it. I am impressed with the build quality and layout of the 338.
We decided to take it on the road this weekend and drove up to the RV Park at Winstar Casino just north of the Texas Oklahoma border, itís only about 60 miles so we thought it would be a great idea.
We did buy a new Equal-i-zer 14,000 WD hitch just to be on the safe side. The trailer towed well but we ran a few extra pounds in the air bags since this is a fairly heavy TT. We were impressed in the stability of the unit when towing, it really just tucked in and stayed right behind use. We had several semiís pass us and that wasn't an issue at all.
One quick comment about Winstar is be sure and bring a level and lots of blocks as the concrete pads are not level at all. The whole site was built on a compound sloping piece of natural terrain and whoever poured the concrete pretty much just went with it. The sewer was actually uphill and no wifi or cable. We have no interest in Casinoís so we spent most of our time playing with the trailer, and hanging out with friends who live near the Casino.
The trailer really was a joy as almost everything worked without any problem and as it should. The new space was great for us and the dogs. I filled up the water tank and need to remember it is a large tank and takes a while to fill up but 80+ gallons of water but it lasts forever.
We did have one issue with the electric tongue jack I wanted to ask about;
On shore power it worked flawlessly but on the battery it blew fuses (30A) at any resistance.
The wiring was from the jack to a splice that went to both the trailer and the battery with an inline fuse. If I was trying to say, raise the tongue as soon as the jack touched the ground the 12V fuse the would blow so I had to hand crank the jack a couple of times until I discovered it worked fine on shore power.
I went thru all of the manuals that came with the trailer and wouldn't you know it there was no information on the jack. I spent some time on the internet and figured out it is a Jack Quick HH-3500 jack but again I cannot find any additional information on it. I also looked and found a tremendous amount of info on replacing and wiring one and in all but one case they did not use a fuse in the wiring.
I called and took it by the dealer, they checked the battery and it was fine so they are getting me a new replacement jack from Jayco. In the meantime if anyone might have some information on either the wiring or the jack it would be greatly appreciated.