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Old 01-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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What a year! January of 2010 brought us a new (to us) 2008 21' trailer. We were excited to move up from our 12 yr. old popup. After storing it, we moved it home in early May. I started packing it and making up the beds. On May 15, vandals went on a rampage in this small Montana town (highly unusual) and spread paint over 33 vehicles, awnings, streets. But lastly they entered my neighbors shop (across the alley) and set it on fire. My RV was sitting directly across from the fire. This old, wooden shop went up fast and hot. My RV saved my house, taking the brunt of the heat. I was hiding behind the fence with a hose trying to keep enough water on it to save it. My fence was smoking, the garden shed, my garage only made it because it was stucco; I could hear the smoke detector going off in the trailer and watched the propane cover melting. The fire department was delayed because the heat tunneled up the alley and they couldn't get close; they had to circle around through another side yard to get to the fire. My RV was totaled with the outside wall interior melting down.

Yesterday, we finally found a replacement. We are now the proud owners of a 2005 Jayco Jay Feather 25Z. I am not new to RVing, but haven't had a trailer of this size since the '80's. I will have to learn all over again. We are still searching for an appropriate tow vehicle. Since we will never realize restitution and insurance only helped a little, we have to take one step at a time. I am the manager of the animal shelter and have limited resources.

I need all the help and reminders I can get, quirks of he 25Z, Jayco's in general and new friends. We are in beautiful western Montana, 3 hours south of Glacier Park. We don't have to go far to enjoy the most beautiful country imagineable.

Thank you for the welcome.


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Old 01-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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Wow! What a tragic story but a happy ending. Welcome to the JOF!
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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Hey welcome, here's hoping for the best in the future. Some of the people on here know a lot just ask.

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Welcome to the forum, vickmt! Wow, that was quite an ordeal you endured. It is great to see you are getting back on your feet. Ask any questions, we are here to help!
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Welcome to the forum. We visited the Polson/Hot Springs area last Sept. and had a great time. Beautiful country!!
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Welcome vickmt, the folks here can answer any question you have. Glad to have you join the forum.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:30 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum vickmt. Sorry to hear about the fire, but at least your house was saved. You're so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area of the country.
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Vicki! Sorry about the disaster, but congrats on your "new" tt
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