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Old 01-30-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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J-Flight 22FB, Our first TT

Hello all, we live in Houston and finally took the plunge. After a year of searching and debating we chose a J-Flight 22FB as our first TT. We are recently early retired and look forward to many camping experiences. So far our list includes a two week trip through Florida, from one end to the other. Then we have Ohio and Colorado on the list for two months in the summer.

We'll be towing the 22FB with an 2006 Durango HEMI, Prodigy-2 BC, and a Fastway E2 sway control hitch.

Looking forward to a great forum.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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Welcome Earl9653

I'm sure you'll enjoy your new TT. I bought my first TT ever, a 26BH, in September, and have been traveling full time since November 16th. The only problems I've had have been minor inconveniences (which I fixed by modifying my trailer) and a burnt out lightbulb.

Oh yeah, don't forget to install bug screens over the fridge, furnace and water heater vents if they didn't come installed. Fairly cheap and easy to do, and from what I understand mud dauber nests are a pain to clean out.

Have a good one,
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum earl9653! Sounds like you have a pretty neat maiden voyage planned!
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:24 AM   #5
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If you are going through Florida and like nature and the outdoors, be sure and schedule a trip to Lake Kissimme State Park just East of Lake Wales, FLorida. http://www.floridastateparks.org/lak...ee/default.cfm YOu will have deer and turkeys coming right in to your camp site. The campground is not next to the lake but Lake Kissimmee is the largest lake in Florida and plenty of fishing. One of the really old fish camps is right down the road at Camp Mack. If you are lucky, they might be having a bass tournament the time you are there. Be sure and watch the weigh in.
Enjoy your trip
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:54 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of good info here.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:53 AM   #7
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We also have a 22FB. We've had it since June with minimal issues. I've had to replace some wood that a factory worker split during manufacture. No big deal. I've done some mods to it to increase the Comfort/Utility factor but we are looking at it as our "1st" trailer, since we have already started our wish list for the next one. What makes the 22FB a good value is that it is a well built trailer with all of the necessary amenities and plenty of room for two people. It gets you into the camping lifestyle in relative comfort without a price tag that breaks the bank.

Some things to consider adding...

Wire shelving from Home Depot in every cabinet in the trailer. I doubled the storage space for around $50.

Progressive Industries EMS to protect your electical/electronic systems.

A 110V outlet in the pass through compartment for an air compressor and an interior light.

Marshall LP changeover with indicator lever. The regulator that came with the trailer is an auto-changeover, but you don't know which tank you are on or when you run out of propane until something doesn't light.

I carry a small Sears air compressor so I can air my tires up cold. Everytime I check air pressure, several are low and they need to be aired up when cold.

Watts Water pressure regulator.

When I sell this trailer, the shelves will stay, everything else goes wit me to the next home on wheels.
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We have the 2010 31RKS and it had the Marshall regulator with the red/green indicator already on there. Guess that is one thing I lucked out on.
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By the way, one problem I had with my regulator and electric Jack......There was not enough room to put the propane cover in place as my electric jack had a protrusion on the back side to hang the trailer power cord when not in use to keep from getting dirt in the contacts I guess. You had to really force it on and that was going to break the regulator or the protrusion off one. I finally took my regulator and connectors off the center rod and just turned everything around so my marshall regulator/valve is facing the travel trailer and not forward. Everything slides in place like a greased cat now.
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We have the 2010 31RKS and it had the Marshall regulator with the red/green indicator already on there. Guess that is one thing I lucked out on.
Maybe, maybe not.. LOL

I'm returning mine for exchange because it leaks. I left my bottles on and it leaked almost a whole bottle of propane. You are probably OK, but here's how to check it. Turn on either gas bottle so the green indicator is showing. Close the valve(s) Check it the next day and the green indicator should still be showing. Don't believe anyone who tells you that a little propane leak is OK. It's not.
I disconnected the rubber hose where the swivel-flare fitting connects to the black pipe under the trailer. I repeated the above process with the same result. That told me the leak was tank/regulator area related and not a bad connection under the trailer or to the appliances. I also had checked all of the connections under the trailer and at each appliance with bubble leak detector and all of them were OK. That left the regulator. I've read some comments about this being a problem with the Marshall auto-switchover regulators, so this would be a good check to do periodically. Hope this saves someone a bottle of propane.

Another worth while addition would be an ABS propane tank cover that has the lid on top. It's easy to get to the tank valves, and if it's easy to get to, you'll urn them off everytime you store the trailer.
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