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Old 07-04-2018, 11:39 PM   #1
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Am I just dreaming or is this real?

My name is Richard and I am new to the Jayco Owners community.

Recently we purchased a 2014 Jay Flight SLX 184bh because we fell in love with it since it reminded us of the camper we had years back and regretfully sold.

After 5 years with no camper, were pumped to finally get back into the camping game and on the very first trip we quickly realized what a mistake we had made. Two adults, a teenager, our very large Chocolate Lab and plump old kitty found each other elbow to elbow and our waste water tanks were full after just a few hours out! What a mistake we had made choosing the 184bh!

This brings us to today, where we now can call our cramping problems solved since we just sealed the deal on a brand new 2018 Jayco JayFlight 242bhs!

I feel like this is a dream! We are so excited to move up to this beautiful spacious home away from home. We take possession of our new Jayco next week and we’re so excited.

Good thing our “old” 2014 is a very desirable model, we’re told, and should sell quickly!

I can’t wait to add my personal touch with some custom modifications and additions such as a Solar system, central vac, and more.

It will be so hard to wait until next Friday! In the meantime, you can bet I’ll be here, soaking in all the info and learning from the many experiences of other Jayco owners on here.

Here’s to many many years of camping memories to come! God Bless!

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Old 07-05-2018, 01:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to the group! There are tons of info and mods to search here, enjoy your new camper!
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:01 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new Jayco
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:14 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Screwby View Post
Welcome to the group! There are tons of info and mods to search here, enjoy your new camper!
Thanks! I couldn’t sleep with all this excitement and decided to browse the site and stumbled across BigJohn’s gold mine of amazing modding ideas and I just can’t stop reading!

Can’t wait to get started on some of my own improvements. Will definitely be posting pics of my future projects!

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:12 PM   #5
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CONGRATULATIONS on the JAYCO JayFlight 242bhs!

...and WELCOME TO JOF!!! The members here are GREAT!!! There is a lot of GREAT information to be found here. I am sure that you will have information and pictures to share with us... so please do!!


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Old 07-05-2018, 02:39 PM   #6
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Good looking unit there. Welcome and enjoy the forum.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:56 PM   #7
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Welcome and congratulations on moving up to more elbow room (and larger black tank!).
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:04 PM   #8
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Welcome to JOF. Even though yours is not a fifth wheel, there are some great MODs indexed on this tread that can provide ideas to get you started spending the rest of your money.
Scroll down to the index on page 1.
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Welcome to the Zoo Rich, and Congratulations on your new camper.
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Congrats and welcome to the Zoo from MO
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