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Old 01-26-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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I parked our new 2011 Jay Flight 26RLS beside the house this afternoon. So far I am impressed with the quality of this unit that did not break the bank. We wanted a camper with swivel rockers that didn't make us think we were hauling the house with us when we go camping. Almost everything else is over 30', but found this one and it is less than 30', by an inch, but still less.

The DW and I have been camping since right after being hitched and our DD took her first camping trip when she was 7 weeks old (turns 11 yrs old next week) and been going ever since.

I am finishing repairs on a Starcraft we purchased a few years ago. The previous owner assured me it was in good shape, boy was he wrong. The thing had leaked on both front and rear roof cap joints. It is now a very solid camper, but has bunk beds and our DD doesn't care for them, so I convinced my DW we needed a new camper and she went for it.:hihi:

I actually sat in the new trailer this afternoon for a couple of hours listening to the radio and reading all the owner's manuals that came with the unit. The swivel rockers are actually pretty comfortable. I am looking forward to our maiden trip hopefully next month.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum, RPegram! Now let's see some pictures of that new baby!
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Welcome to the forum, RPegram! Enjoy that new Jayflight.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum RPegram and congrats on getting your 2011 Jay Flight 26RLS home. Enjoy the maiden voyage.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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Hey, Hello. Enjoy. I think I would like the swivels in our next TT.
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Welcome to the forum. There is nothing like the feeling of taking a new trailer home.
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Welcome and congrats.

I'm sure you and the family will enjoy...going down the road to having fun.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:32 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I'll try to get a few photos up soon, raining here in eastern NC right now.

SecretCoveDave, the swivel rockers were a requirement for our trailer. I'm an early riser and many times will be up 2-3 hours before others and wanted somewhere to sit while waiting on the rest to start our day. The rest of the day will be spent outside, but the first few hours are spent sitting listening to music. Once we decided on a floor plan we liked, we started looking at all the different brands out there. One thing I noticed were most of the TT's with rockers all came with a lot of bells and whistles. I also noticed with the addition of bells, quality could be sacrificed. I come from a long history of mechanical everything and stick and tin construction, so we leaned more towards this type of unit. After lots of research on construction, Jayco started rising to the top. We had to drive nearly 5 hours to take a look at this unit, but once stepping inside, I'm glad we did. When you start comparing "entry level trailers", which most manufacturers label their stick and tin, this Jay Flight seems to stand out. Since this is "last years model", the dealer was anxious to move it, so the deal was a big help also.

Already making plans for a few mods. I want to take out the privacy curtain to the bedroom and replace with a door I will make. I will hang my PVC fence post I use to store the sewer hose in and still deciding on if I want to add my cargo carrier I currently have on the Starcraft. It mounts to the chasis and not the bumper, so no rotational force is put on the bumper. I have also thought about installing a hitch under the bumper and mounting a three bike carrier. The hitch would be mounted to trailer chasis, with just a little support from the bumper. I will definitely be changing out that high quality AC thermostat with a digital Hunter version. I don't consider it a mod, but high up the list is putting Eternabond on all seams and penetrations in roof. If I can possibly help it one thing thing this camper will never do is leak. I am also adding a slide topper and am just waiting on it to come in so I can put it on.

I got a few weeks before the maiden voyage, so I plan on getting some of this done.
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Thanks RP, I get up earllier than DW as well. Like the idea of the door to Brm. Sounds like you will be busy but when you get a chance pictures would be nice!

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