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Old 03-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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First travel trailer.. Jay feather 165

Well just got home with our 2009 Jay Feather. Got what I think was a good deal, paid just over $4000 for it. It was a repo, it looks like it never was used at all, no scratches or dings, not even a sign of usage to any of the appliances. Anyways, needless to say I am very excited.

I towed it from the western side of Michigan to the eastern side, other than being a little nervous everything went well. ( I wasn't expecting such bad gas mileage) But I definately need to upgrade my Gmc Safari for regular pulls.

Upgrades will include new sway bars, rear helper springs, a trimbren kit, trans cooler and a brake controller.

The only thing I'm not sure about is the brake controller, what would be a good choice for a 1998 GMC Safari SLX (4.3 with automatic trans) where could I get it installed in the Detroit area.

Also need to wire up a 7 prong plug.

I just need someone or somewhere to do the controller and plug....... any help appreciated...

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Thanks for the help, Richard:lizard:
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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You definitely got a great deal! Congrats..
I can't answer the brake controller.. but just wanted to say that now matter what size trailer we have had, and what tow vehicle.. we usually get between 9-12 miles per gallon.

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Congrats and welcome to the forums !

Good Deal for sure.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum shroomtrippin and congrats om your Jay Feather. You did good, real good! For brake control google Tekonsha, a Prodigy is well respected.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum. Tecknosha is a good controller and just about any automotive shop or dealership should be able to install one.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:26 AM   #6
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You could try this and see if you get any leads on where to have the work done.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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Welcome to the group, maybe you can hire out to buy trailers for people. I used to think WE got a good deal!
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:34 PM   #8
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Yes I got very lucky with the price... I can't wait to use it..:hihi:
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #9
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Wow, you got that for a steal! Welcome and enjoy!
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:56 AM   #10
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WOW you got a good deal. If your somewhat a DIY'er check out e-Trailer on youtube they have videos on how to install your harness, controller as well a reviews and usage.
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