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Old 06-18-2018, 03:41 PM   #1
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New 195rb owner

My wife and I just took delivery of a new 195rb Baja last week, getting it prepped for our first outing (but weather isn't cooperating right now). We are changing from 14 years of happy camping in a Chalet LTW A-frame, but wanted the walk-around bed and actual bathroom. Towing with a 4Runner (with Andersen WDH), and the 195rb seemed to be the only option that met our requirements and was as light as we wanted for towing.

While shopping, I've been lurking here and greatly appreciate all the input from the users on most questions I had. Thanks to advice here, I've already added support to the bed.

So thanks for all your posts, they really helped us make our decision and I expect they will improve our experience for years to come.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:26 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new 195rb Baja!
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:57 PM   #3
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Heading out on our third year of our 195RB, Hope it will be as great for you as us.

And it has been fun tweaking it to our personal taste and needs.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:50 AM   #5
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Enjoy the new RV.

We recently upgrade for the same reason, walk around bed so I'm not climbing over her in the middle of the night and a larger bathroom. We were able to get our first camping trip in and the extra space is much appreciated.

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Old 06-19-2018, 07:00 AM   #6
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welcome to the forum. we liked the 195rb but ultimately went with the 145rb. yes it has been a little rainy and cool up here lately. I take it you got your trailer from big sky rv? we had to get our 145rb from rangitsch brothers over in Missoula because big sky was out of stock and not getting any more in for a few months. have fun camping with your new trailer this summer.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:49 AM   #7
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You'll love it. Ours has been cross country East to West twice..Once to Homer AK and once as far as Tuscon AZ

North to south Maine to FL twice. We would have taken it to Iceland last month if we could have!

Right now its a lakeside vacation room for guests at our house and in a month we will go to Northern Maine to use it as an actual RV.

Did Jayco ever add front stabilizers? You will really want those for a restful sleep.

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Old 06-19-2018, 01:50 PM   #8
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Yes, Big Sky RV. Buying local has paid off, as I was able to take it in today for a couple of minor fixes, but our last trailer was from Billings and that worked out ok, too.

Weather is looking good for next week, hope the forecast holds.

Sure do love Bozeman, here for 20 years now.
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:52 PM   #9
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We got the Baja version, which does include front stabilizers. The difference is pretty obvious as you put them down (I put the back down first for no particular reason). I agree, they should be standard on anything bigger than a small pop-up.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:12 PM   #10
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Enjoy your new Baja and welcome to the forum.
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