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Old 05-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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Cool Brand New Owner of a 1998 Jayco Pop Up

Hi everyone!

I am a brand new owner of a 1998 Jayco Heritage Pop Up Camper! I am quite excited and hope that we really did get a good deal on this!

We have had a few mishaps in the few days that we have owned the camper. I pulled it from Stone Mountain, GA to Birmingham with my Jeep Wrangler and besides the fact that I could not hook up the lights because we had the wrong plug on the Jeep, it did fine. When I woke up in the morning to look at my new toy, we noticed that one of the tires was shredding! Made it home just in time, I guess!

Then we go to open the camper and apparently the kind man we bought it from forgot to remove the crank before I pulled off on my journey home. So, I could not open my camper but ordered a new crank on eBay, it should be here this week.

Today I woke up unable to wait for the crank and have asked my hubby to go to the hardware store to try to find something that will crank it up (yes, I have no patience!).

We looked for weeks at different pop ups and this one had a lot of bells and whistles the others did not have. Before I bought it I made sure those bells and whistles were working. Regardless, in the end I paid $2500 for the unit. Let's hope I got a good deal! If not, I will be sure to hear about it for the next decade!

There are some projects I want to do before it's maiden camping trip. I want to replace the curtains, get new mattresses and get a porta-potti tent as this one does not have a toilet (it's okay, I wouldn't have let anyone use it if there was one!).

Does anyone have any suggestions or pics of curtains that they made and hung in their popups?

Also, how big can I go on the mattress (height) or should I go with airbeds?

thanks for stopping by!

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Old 05-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the JOF lovingmyjay! Others will probably share some of what they did, but while waiting, check out the Jayco Mods Forum for some neat ideas already posted. Have fun with your 'new' pop-up
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #3
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Welcome to the user friendly Jayco Owners forum! Our members just love to answer questions or help out other members when possible and have fun sharing their experiences . They also love pictures of your RV, tow vehicles, and campsites!! So do not hesitate to post pics of your Jayco in the "Pics of your Jayco forum" and pics of your tow vehicle in the "Tow Vehicle forum".

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:10 AM   #4
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Same Pop-Up

I have the same pup-up and was wondering the exact some on the curtains and mattress. I have had my unit for three (3) years and have not found mattress that fit. We have just put a foam mattress over the present ones.
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