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Old 10-07-2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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We are excited to begin camping with our "new" ultra light camper. We are picking up our 2009 Jayco Jay Feather 23B TT. The wife and kids are excited about going camping finally! And after sleeping on my trusty backpacking self inflating mattress in the woods last weekend, I am looking forward to it too! I have been scouring the site for about a week now in anticipation of taking ownership of our TT, and I have to say, this forum has been a great resource already!

If you had to pick one mod to start with from the following list, what would it be?

1) Create additional storage under the dinette
2) Add refrigerator coil fan
3) Replace the thermostat with a digital unit
4) Add an electric tongue jack
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5) Add 2" memory foam mattresses to the beds
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
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Well, welcome to the Forum. You will find lots of great advice here. If Momma doesn't get a good night's sleep, nobody is going to be happy and I do mean Nobody! Since you have kids, you are still of the younger generation so should be strong enough to crank up the unit by hand. The electric tongue jack could come much later. The 2" memory foam is a really quick and easy step to take. The others will fall in place.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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If it were me, I'd choose comfort over convenience. A good night sleep is more important than where in going to stick that extra box of whatnot.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:47 AM   #4
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We never even unwrapped the stock mattress that came with our new unit. Purchased a queen size Tempurpedic day one. Momma wanted a comfy mattress & Air Conditioning so the mattress and a generator were bought first off.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:08 AM   #5
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Welcome!

I'd probably get the memory foam. Then again, I'd try it at least one night without the foam just to see how it is. We don't do anything additional in our hybrid other than throw down an unzipped, flat sleeping bag and it's very comfortable.

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Purchased a queen size Tempurpedic day one.
That won't work for the OP, they bought a hybrid trailer.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
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Whatever it takes to make momma happy. The truth is always....

"If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy"

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Old 10-07-2014, 09:32 AM   #7
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Well it looks like the memory foam mattress is the winner. This was our first year of camping and we only camped one weekend before I went out and purchased the memory foam mattress for our bed. We have bunks for the kids and I later went out and purchased another one / cut it in half and it fit perfect in both bunks for the kids. We are all happy campers now with a good nights sleep. Enjoy your new camper we had a blast this summer in ours.

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Old 10-08-2014, 06:29 AM   #8
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Sounds like it is unanimous! Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:36 AM   #9
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Memory foam...SAMs or Costco great price. But cheaper on eBay.
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Welcome and happy camping !!!
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