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Old 04-15-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Hello, my name is Bigdog...

... and I'm a Jayco owner. I've lurked here frequently over the past year but am just starting to post. I have a 2011 Eagle 324BHDS that I drag around with a 2008 v10 F-250. The bunkhouse slide room with 3 bunks is a perfect fit for a family of 5.

This is our third travel trailer but first Jayco. The first two were Fleetwoods and we were very happy with that line, we just slowly outgrew them. Jayco had come in 2nd both times so it was a natural choice this time around when we were looking to upgrade. So far, it looks like a pretty good choice.

Jayco was very easy to work with when ordering the trailer last year. I wanted a couple of mfgr installed upgrades, specifically lights in all three of my outside storage compartments plus lights under both entry steps. The Jayco rep said "Sure, no problem and no additional charge". I should point out that these features were standard with Fleetwood.

If I had one question today, it would be why in the heck is the gray tank handle under the slide room. It makes it very difficult to pull and drain when camping. The dealer did give us an awning rod that can I use to grab the handle which seems to work ok. Anyone know of anything else that I should be on the lookout for?

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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Welcome Bigdog. Good to see you posting. Sorry I can't answer your specific questions as we have a hybrid but I know that you will get good input from the great folks here on this forum. Keep posting!
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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Welcome to the JOF, BigDog. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to the forum Bigdog. I would think the reason for the placement of the drain valve handle is most people dump at the dump station with the slide in.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:27 AM   #8
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Welcome.

There is a thread on the AC bolts from Jayco, that are loose or come loose in short order. That is one thing I would first check. It could save you a lot of expense and headache down the road.
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