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Old 11-23-2020, 07:53 PM   #1
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Smile Hello, I'm an RV noob, just bought an RV!

Hey all, I'm Ryan. I'm married with one child and a cat.

As of Saturday we bought a 2020 Jayco 24MBH and I'm both equally excited and terrified! I've got a 2020 Ram 1500 Classic (5.0L Hemi) which is more than enough to pull this rig.

I've been binge watching YT video after video learning and taking notes about as much as I possibly can, which has helped calm my nerves a lot.

But, I also need a place where I can ask questions from folks that "know stuff" to help me out when I just don't know something.

I live in the PNW and am eager to 'get out there' and learn something. I pick the RV up this Saturday too, but I don't know where I'm going to go for my first outing. Any suggestions would be awesome.

Anyways, looking forward to getting to know y'all as we join in on this exciting journey.

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Welcome to the Forum from Western New York State! Congratulations on the new Jayco! There's a wealth of knowledge and experience here to help you with any questions you have. We're glad you've joined us here!
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:10 AM   #8
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Congrats on the new memory maker and, welcome to JOF Ryan. Driveway camping could be a great option seeing as you’re new to this game. Having “stuff” nearby whether it be a wrench, drill, mop or spatula reduces the frustration of the learning curve. When you pick up the camper, insist they walk you thru and power up everything including the water system.
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Welcome to JOF!

One suggestion, Before leaving the dealership make sure they show you how to connect and disconnect the hitch. Remain calm, go slow and practice!
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:33 AM   #10
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Welcome from Wisconsin. Congrats and enjoy your 2020 Jayco 24MBH. Lots of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful people here.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:53 PM   #11
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We always go to a nearby campground, driveway isn't the same. Keeps you close to home and store for what ever and forces you to hook up, set up, level, and take down.
We've been camping for 40+ years and do this for each new to us camper. Also, you will have an abundance of willing helpers at the campground.
Happy camping....
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:13 PM   #12
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Make sure you read up on a PDI (pre delivery inspection) if this is a new rig, make sure you check everything with them (plenty of lists and some YouTube videos on this)

Look for things you need as a new travel trailer owner (plenty of YouTube videos and lists on the internet) surge protector, x chocks, Anderson style levelers to name a few. Amazon has some good Black Friday sales going at the moment too.

And welcome, only been here a short time myself, but this is a good bunch of knowledgeable folks.
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:37 PM   #13
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Welcome to the forum. This is the place where you can ask questions. You will get faster and better responses if you "title" your post properly. Don't say, "I need help." Rather say, Need help with my TV, or need help with my hitch. There are a lot of good people here that are more than willing to help out. And our Moderators are the best. Most questions have been at least covered so prior to posting using the search tool is helpful. You can feel safe asking the most basic questions.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:11 PM   #14
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Welcome to the RV life and this forum from N.J. I bought a used Jayco(2015 Greyhawk 31FS) in June and took it cross country right away. We have taken it camping about 7 times total counting the 6 weeks trip out 2 Cali and back. It was awesome and I can not wait for spring to get it out there again. You will love the memories you make. I wish I did it sooner. My kids are 17 and 20. They had as much fun as we did. Enjoy!
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Old 12-02-2020, 01:29 PM   #19
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Pre-Delivery Inspection

Do yourself a huge favor and do a thorough PDI. Don't trust the dealership that sold you the unit. You can download and use a good one from the internet. I purchased a new Jayco 321RSTS earlier this year and took 3.5 hours to do mine, BEFORE signing on the dotted line.
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Old 12-02-2020, 01:32 PM   #20
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I’m new on this site too since we just upgraded from a pop up. Scenic Beach state park is not too far away from you since your in Silverdale. They have both pull through sites and back in sites and there is a good amount of privacy at most of the sites. So it could be a good option for a first outing.
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