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Old 12-31-2015, 09:44 AM   #1
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Hey, y'all!

I am Lorelei, and my husband is Dave. We recently purchased a new Jay Flight 174BH, and just yesterday returned from its maiden voyage. We love it! A bit of history - we started out in tents but one cold night brought on a asthma attack, so we decided to get a pop-up. We rented one to see how we liked it, but it was way too much trouble setting up and taking down, so we looked for and found an old Aliner. We loved it for about ten years, but by that time health issues dictated that we get a TT with, um, facilities.

We sold the Aliner and bought a TT of another brand that shall go unmentioned. From the first, it had quality issues. The refrigerator never cooled sufficiently, there was a burning smell from the battery and electrical system when we hooked it up, the dealer (who was a 200 mile trip away) installed and set the trailer brakes way too high, which resulted in damage that they said was " OK ." The final straw was discovering a massive leak between the floor and the bottom of the camper. There were other quality issues that we could have lived with but not the brakes, possible electrical problems, and the leak. Back to the dealer it went. To the dealer's credit, they gave us a full refund.

My colleague has a Jayco, and she said she has never had a problem with it. After a lot more research plus a price we could not refuse, we bought the 174BH. Everything worked perfectly - what a relief! I know it's on the small end of TTs but it feels massive compared to our Aliner.

Anyway, if you have made it to the end of this first post without either falling asleep or wanting to tape my typing fingers together, I salute you! Thanks!


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Old 12-31-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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Congratulations, Lorelei, on your new Jayco TT and welcome to the JOF.

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Old 12-31-2015, 12:28 PM   #3
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...and WELCOME TO JOF!!! The members here are GREAT!!! There is a lot of GREAT information to be found here. I am sure that you will have information and pictures to share with us... so please do!!

Fall asleep reading your post, you obviously have not read any of my posts yet... talk about a yawn.. speaking of which (1:30PM) time for my afternoon siesta.

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Congratulations!! And welcome to JOF! There is TONS of great ideas and helpful posts on this forum. Along with a bunch of great people. Enjoy!!

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Old 12-31-2015, 05:05 PM   #5
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Congrats on your new rig, hope it is trouble free for you! We love our Jayco! Safe to assume Charleston SC? If so, you are lucky, that is a beautiful city! We will be traveling thru on the way down to Florida in about 6 weeks!!!
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:09 PM   #6
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Congratulations and welcome!
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Welcome to JOF. Great place to live, my home also. We are on James Island.

This is a friendly place to enjoy exchanging ideas with fellow Jayco owners.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:20 PM   #9
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Well, thanks for the warm welcome! Yes, we are from Charleston, SC, or rather the outskirts of the city. I look forward to accessing y'alls' knowledge.
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Welcome to the JOF! Enjoy the new TT!


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