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Old 09-20-2015, 05:58 AM   #1
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Hello from a new Jayco owner!

Hello everyone! My wife and I are picking up our new 2015 White Hawk 24rdb this coming Friday! As first time rv owners, we are really excited (and a bit nervous too!) We are really looking forward to getting out of the city and away from the daily grind.

I have several questions I would like to ask the experienced folks here on the forum, but I will post those elsewhere as instructed by the moderator. I did read through the "new bee" post, and found it extremely helpful.

Look forward to sharing our experiences with you all!
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to JOF and the new experience.

There is loads of info already posted here but don't be afraid to ask questions,
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

As a newbie, I am looking everywhere I can for good information on getting started. Particularly, I am interested in getting an idea of what equipment I really must have before using my trailer the first time (we are going to have a "shakedown" session at a campground right near our house).

I found this forum thread, and the reply from WIBadger was awesome for me:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...d-19508-2.html

Does anyone have any additional info they would pass along? I am thinking specifically about equipment/procedures related to my trailer rather than general camping supplies.

Once again, thanks for the warm welcome! I will post a pic of our "baby" when I pick it up next weekend!
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Welcome dscott, we live in Cumming. There are some great campgrounds on L. Lanier that I think people would travel quite a way to stay at. We have worn out Shady Grove for our shakedown cruise and several long weekends. It's been great for "educating" us as we are new to owning a tt ourselves.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:57 PM   #8
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Welcome dscott, we live in Cumming. There are some great campgrounds on L. Lanier that I think people would travel quite a way to stay at. We have worn out Shady Grove for our shakedown cruise and several long weekends. It's been great for "educating" us as we are new to owning a tt ourselves.
Mothernaturesson, Thanks for the tip about Shady Grove. We are actually located in Acworth, but I put Atlanta to be a bit more generic. It isn't far to the Lake Lanier area - we'll definitely check it out!
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:38 AM   #10
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Hey everyone! We brought our new "baby" home in the rain late last Friday night. After a 2.5 hour drive, I was trying to run down the hydraulic jack and realized I had NO power from the new battery. Luckily, I could plug in (I had a 30 amp outlet installed in the shed where I keep the camper) so we could disconnect the trailer and get the slides open, etc. The next morning, I went out to see what was wrong and found a broken fuse on the battery itself - a result of a really poor job the dealership did with the connection. They basically made up the battery connection with an old wire nut, 2 loops of electrical tape, and a prayer. It was pretty easy to fix.

We spent Saturday night in the trailer, and tried out all the systems except for the toilet/black tank. So far the only problem I have found that I couldn't handle is that my water heater will not work under electrical power. I keep getting an alarm fault when I try to switch from LP to electrical. I've read the manual and checked the simple stuff, but trying to figure out the electronics in the water heater panel is a bit above my skill level.

We are going to go for our "checkout" trip this coming weekend at a campground just 5 miles from home. After that, I figured I would call the dealer and set up a time to get the water heater (and any other issues that arise) fixed.

So far, so good. Thanks to all for your great advice and warm wishes!

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