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Old 08-25-2015, 08:42 PM   #1
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Picking up my 2014 Jayco WhiteHawk 23MBH on Saturday

My wife and I are going to pick up our new 2014 Jayco White Hawk 23MBH from the dealer on Saturday. This will be our first Jayco Trailer and would like some comments or advice on what we should ask our dealer.

We decided on this trailer because we liked the idea of the Murphy Bed. Any experience from others with this trailer would be appreciate. Thanks
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:10 PM   #2
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We have the 20MRB, your trailer's smaller and younger brother. We love the Murphy bed. Nice to have the floor space during the day.

As for your questions, have the dealer show you how the slide works.All the way in and out. When in, are the seals even on both walls inside? Outside, while the slide is in, is it in the same on all four corners? It should be tight.

You will probably hate the bathroom faucet, easily replaced with a higher spouted one, and I would suggest swapping the shower head for something better with a shut off at the head. While you are in the trailer, try and sit at the dinette. Can you get your feet in and out easily around the legs & feet of the table? (We replaced it with a card table).

Turn on all of the appliances on both propane and electric and make sure they work. If you can, place all jack stands down to stabilize the trailer and see how much it rocks & rolls. We bought these two items to eliminate much of that:

X-Tended Fit X-Chock - BAL 28014 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World

BAL Lock-Arm Stabilizing Bar - BAL 23216 - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World

I also bought some long under bed type clear plastic storage type totes for the outside storage bins. Keeps things organized (hoses, extension cord, tv cable, etc).

A foam topper helped on the Murphy bed and it will still retract all the way with the foam and bedding!

Hope I don't sound negative. Like I said, we love our 20MRB and have made the above mods to make it better for us.

Congrats on your new rig!

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Old 08-26-2015, 08:32 PM   #3
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Murf,

Thank you for your advice and we will take your advice when picking up the the trailer.

Thanks
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:54 PM   #4
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My 23MBH had/has the following issues.

-underfloor heat duct was not installed
- Fender on the entry side is 3" off center.
- All of the cabinet bottom shelves were poorly secured and nearly ripped out of the framing with very little weight.
-Lots of little cosmetic issues, staples sticking out etc.
-The shower leaks onto the floor, you will need to get end dams to prevent this.

If you go to the mods forum you can see what I have done to my trailer to improve it.

My family loves the layout, there is a lot of space for a little trailer.
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My 23mbh had none of those. What it did have was the nightstand one one side had been damaged by what they think was a not secured bed during the transport. The dealer had already ordered the replacement from jayco. I took It home and then brought it back for the warranty work. If there was anything else they found it on their inspection. I'm quite pleased with my dealer and my 23mbh.

This though does reinforce that if the bed is not latched properly you coul get some damage
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:44 PM   #6
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jamaddox,

How long have you owned your 2014 Whitehawk 23MBH? Have you taken it on any long trips and did you experience any problems pulling the trailer.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:59 PM   #7
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I'm so glad to find threads regarding this model - seems to be scarce. I can't wait for my delivery - supposed to be end of October! Based on other threads that may end up being much later. Am hoping somehow I will have it for Thanksgiving. This will be my first Jayco TT.

In the mean time, was wondering if anyone can answer a few questions:

-Plan on purchasing the Equalizer WD system (other choice Husky Centerline TS) opinions welcome
-Considering the purchase of second parallel battery from dealer (will this void the warranty in any way)?
-Total length of trailer including bumper & spare? (purchasing RV cover)
-Upgrading to Anderson levelers & X-Chocks (will the standard 10" expansion work on this trailer or do I need the extended 17" version)?
-Anyone using the Zamp solar panels yet? (opinions please)

I welcome any input pros or cons on options above or those I've not thought of. Also would love to hear what you do or don't like about this model now that you've had time to enjoy it.



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Old 09-03-2015, 02:29 PM   #8
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I would look at the Curt TruTrac, works great on my 23mbh.

2nd battery will be fine

I believe it's 27'10" with the spare

You will need the 17", I had to add 2.5" blocks to my 10" models.

Love floorplan, fresh water capacity and exterior. Don't like the interior fit/finish/quality.
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Thank you blderman, very helpful.

I was also curious if you or anyone has any idea of what's under the bottom bunk? Wondering if it's all structural reinforcement, plumbing/vent runs OR if there's a potential for additional storage if modified?


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Plenty of room under there. I put an exterior access panel in.
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