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Old 04-28-2015, 07:48 PM   #1
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calling all 28dsbh whitehawk owners...

Hey folks, we are really close to putting a deposit down on a 28dsbh whitehawk but are concerned with functionality when the slide is in. we have only owned non-slide campers so this is a first for us and there isnt one on the lot for us to go through. we have been through a ton of campers and know the 28dsbh is the right layout for us, just concerned with functionality with the slide in for quick stops at lunch time and stuff like that. i know it will be out primarily but still a concern.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:06 PM   #2
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Hi there Waltah, Welcome!
Not certain what experience others on this forum have had, but our dealer told us not to put any weight on the slide while it wasn't extended. While performing the PDI, we were told that it might damage the slide mechanism if we stepped on the slide or sat in the dinette while it was retracted. If I was misinformed by the dealer and other members were told differently by their dealer, please let me know. We love our Whitehawk 28DSBH.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:43 PM   #3
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I had this same Whitehawk TT last year. I don't remember our dealer telling us to not put any weight on the slide if not extended. I would recommend asking your dealer to see if that is a problem.

Regarding access it is wasn't too bad. It was a little tight but we could get thru to get access to the fridge or anything else like the bathroom or dinette. I attached a picture with the slide in. This was taken after the trailer was delivered to our dealer.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:56 PM   #4
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thanks for your input folks, we will definitely look into using the slide area while it isnt extended.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:18 PM   #5
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Ditto here about not stepping on the slide while its retracted.

Full access to the bathroom thru the rear door tho and I found it easier to get to the kitchen area from there too.

If you're going to stop for lunch, just extend the slide. Takes 30 seconds.
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while i have you folks in here, what are some things you like/dislike about your 28dsbh? we are coming from a 1997 no slide 29ft forest river so it will be quite the upgrade. just curious to hear what you folks think.
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Only had it for a year but can't find a thing we don't like. Too much to list for likes, but can say it's perfect for our family of 4. Nice big bunks, deep slide adds a lot of room. We spent a rainy weekend in it, no problem. We could've easily went home as it was only an hour away!

Oh, I guess the flimsy fender covers they put on would be a negative. One came loose while traveling down the highway, so I took it right off and threw it in the truck. Dealer replaced it under warranty.
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X2 on the flimsy fender cover, one of ours came loose too. I fixed it myself since my dealer is close to an hour and a half away from me. We also cant find anything that we don't like about our Whitehawk. The faucet in the bathroom is a little too small to wash your hands well, but that is mod that you can take of pretty quickly yourself. We like the layout and as dmward said the inside is really roomy with the slide extended.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:25 AM   #9
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We also have a 28dsbh and it is very functional but I wish I would have stayed with the sturdier jayflight line. Our whitehawk is currently at the dealer getting the front repainted from premature paint fade. At least it's all under warranty.
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X2 on the flimsy fender cover, one of ours came loose too. I fixed it myself since my dealer is close to an hour and a half away from me. We also cant find anything that we don't like about our Whitehawk. The faucet in the bathroom is a little too small to wash your hands well, but that is mod that you can take of pretty quickly yourself. We like the layout and as dmward said the inside is really roomy with the slide extended.
Actually, my big "mod" last year was to replace the faucet in the bathroom. The one they ship with just makes a mess!

See https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post223747 (and others in this thread).
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