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Old 04-08-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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Excited and overwhelmed

It's official, I pick up my X17Z on Friday, upgrading from a small Rockwood pop-up. Very happy and excited, but nervous too as this will be my first experience dealing with a bathroom, furnace, water heater, etc. I sure hope the dealership checks everything out and shows me what to do!
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
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Take your time at the walk through. Don't let them rush you. Take good notes.

Some good threads on this site about what to do on your walk through.

Get a 3 ring binder and keep every manual they give you.

Don't sweat it.... You WILL learn as you go. Just like the rest of us, and, if you have any questions, there is a community of experience on this site that will help you

Welcome to the best time of your life!
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:57 PM   #3
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Welcome to JOF

To increase your comfort zone call the dealer in advance and advise him that you want to preform a thorough PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), also mention that if the weather is bad to pull the trailer indoors for the inspection.

Whats important is when the dealer is explaining how the furnace, frig, A/C, etc., work, make sure you go through the actual process of starting the furnace up, A/C, etc...., not just a verbal walk-thru.

Below is a very detailed PDI, I would make a copy and highlite the items that you feel are applicable to the trailer you are purchasing.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=18379

Hope this helps.

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Congrats and good luck on Friday. Take lots of notes.
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Don't sweat it. I too stepped up from a PUP to a 25' Jayfeather as my first TT. It was a little overwhelming, and I forgot half of what was explained to me during the PDI. After our first trip or two I figured out that it was all pretty simple stuff, and nothing to be worrying about. If you have questions, the good folks here, or a call to your dealer, will get your answers you need. Relax, don't worry and enjoy!
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See.... I told you.....Bob to the rescue...
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:44 PM   #7
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Me three. Graduated from a PUP to the 16XRB. Lordy you are gonna be even more over the moon than you already are. And the first time you are out camping and get to use that bathroomand shower????.....aaahhhhhh. Guess it's a girl thing. And storage when you're used to having none - fan-freakin'-tastic! I really enjoyed "playing house" when I first got mine and set it all up with permanent stored stuff - where to keep kitchen items, toiletries, and also decorating, etc.
Anyway congrats!! I looked at the model you're getting very closely before buying but it was a bit too heavy for my TV. It is so nice. Remember that cookie dough for your first trip. And ice cream.
One thing I knew leaving the dealership - that I had this forum for help with questions and they haven't proven anything but awesome here! Please show us photos when you get settled.
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Welcome from Kalamazoo! There is a handful of Kzoo natives on the forum. Did you get your trailer from Quality Products in Plainwell?

Make sure your PDI is on the job training. "Teach me to fish, don't hand me a fish." If you haven't done so yet in your life, obtain a composition book and start a log of all your new adventures in your trailer. Makes for some good reading in the winter and helps me remember where/when we camped, what site we were on and much much more. Some day when I'm on my death bed I'm going to read through it again for my last camping 'trip'.
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Beautiful sentiment mcfarmall!!
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Enjoy your new trailer!!
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