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Old 06-27-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I bought a 2011 Jayco 1007 on Friday and we took it out on our first trip Friday night. It was my first time camping. We went to a Jellystone Park with my 4 year old. When you ask him about his favorite part of when we went camping, it was that he got to eat a giant marshmallow and sleep in his 'wide' bed. To us, it was that we didn't think about work for 48 hours and it was like having a week off. It was fabulous!

We are planning our next trip to Pennsylvania in 3 weeks.. and a few other Wisconsin destinations. If anyone knows of great places in the midwest, please let me know. We live in a northern suburb of Chicago and go to Dayton all the time to visit our family.

So far we are loving the camper. Comfortable beds, great a/c, kitchen.. its just awesome. Having trouble figuring out the awning and I am specifically challenged in backing up with the camper - my husband is a lot better at backing it up. We are thinking of solving our awning issue by changing it out to a Carefree model - the $500 might be worth saving the marriage! :hihi:
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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Welcome Penns215 to the Jayco forum and congrats on the new Jayco!!
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Welcome Penns. It sounds as if you have caught the camping bug! Enjoy your new Jayco.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:54 PM   #5
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I'll bet ya if you ask the guy at the site next to you to show you how the awning works, you'll be pleasntly suprised at how easy it is...and have a new friend. Anyone with a jayco would easily understand how it works. As far as backing it in, many times I watched my dad help folks out and back their units in for will be a few times, but you WILL get this and it is FUN...enjoy!!!!
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:38 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum Penns215 and congrats on your 2011 Jayco 1007. Lots of great State Parks just north of you in Wisconsin.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:59 AM   #7
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Welcome and congratulations on your new trailer. I have the power awning on my G2 and it is nice. I was worried about backing into a space on my first trip but it was easier than I thought. I went to my Church parking lot and practiced there. Find a WalMart or some place that has a big lot and practice a little, you'll get it in no time.
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