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Old 02-11-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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Love the Jayco Expanda campers sold in Australia

We are in the market for a new expandable (upgrading from a 2011 x17C for more room) and I came across Jayco Expanda travel trailers (expand out and up!) I really like the look of these campers. Turns out these light-weight campers are sold in Australia. Wonder why the design hasn't been introduced in the U.S.? Seems like they would sell really well here....

http://jayco.com.au/#/Products/Expan...1_R/Overview_2
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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Looks pretty cool!
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I too really like a lot of them too, floor plans are really nice and they have a few features the US models do not have. This past year is the first time I noticed on their website 5vers.
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I like the top hinged covers over the bunk ends. Seems like a better design and would protect the canvas.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:44 AM   #5
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I like the top hinged covers over the bunk ends. Seems like a better design and would protect the canvas.
Great idea and wish we had that here in the states. The lighter interior looks nice and bright, I don't care for the real dark wood that's in style right now.
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I think US Jayco is content being a quality producer of TT for the masses.

At first glance - I like the clean contemporary styling and the fact that I could store it in a normal sized garage. Unfortunately, that comes at a price of losing enclosed storage....which was the main reason we ran away from Pop-ups
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I agree with the above comments. The top hinged covers would be so beneficial and probably not add significantly to the weight. The pop tops would improve ventilation, add light, and allow the hot air to escape quickly. The only downside seems to be the missing upper-cabinet space but I think that's somewhat compensated by pass-thru storage areas. I wonder if Jayco would consider shipping a few over and test the market here...
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Found myself browsing around Jayco's Australia site and can't help thinking those models are just way cooler than what they make in the US. Anybody agree? I mean, those mini wine fridges and pop up TVs at the end of the bed? Not to mention the beautiful interior finishes.
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Interesting suspension as well. Coil springs, shocks and a kind of wishbone trailing arm, kind of reminds me of the main landing gear on a DC3.
In general I think these TT's are built much lighter than what we see in the US and I wonder about that. They seem much lighter/brighter inside which would be nice. One of the first things I do (after getting the A/C and water running) is pull the shades up to get some light inside.
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I agree our tinted windows are pretty dark in the Greyhawk but it does give you total daytime privacy without pulling the shades..I miss my rig already! Only winterized last week lol
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