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Old 12-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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New 2013 Jayco White Hawk 30DSRE Owners

Family and I just traded in our 2008 Forest River Shamrock 19 hybrid trailer (first trailer) on a new 2013 Jayco White Hawk 30DSRE. This new trailer is a huge step up for us and has everything we could think of that we really wanted in a trailer. We can't wait to do some traveling and camping.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Those Whitehawks sure are nice, and that fireplace sure adds a nice touch.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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Thank you! We were in awe when we saw this travel trailer. We had no idea just how nice they could be. I think we are going to be very happy. We bought the smaller hybrid first not knowing for sure if we would enjoy the whole camping thing. We love it. So... we decided we were ready to really take the plunge and buy a big travel trailer.
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Welcome to the JOF newbold1! I had not seen that White Hawk before now. Looks nice with the fireplace! Congrats
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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Thanks! Apparently it is a new model for 2013 that they started producing around August 2012 or so. We love the floor plan. Big living room area in the back. Island kitchen in the middle. Bath with separate entry for guests or from the queen bedroom. Don't have to walk through the bathroom to get to the bedroom... which I really prefer. It's a good trailer if you don't need a lot of beds but would instead like a lot of space to spread out. The couch pulls out to a bed if needed though. I would think this is going to be a popular layout for folks that don't have a young children that need sleeping spaces.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:45 AM   #6
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newbold1, nice setup. How did that Ecoboost handle it?
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #7
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Hi I'm new and have also just purchased a 30DSRE...I plan to tow with a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie and am learning that this unit will just put me over my payload capacity by 100Lbs. I'm not overly worried about it because its still under my GAWR & GCVR...just would like to know how it handled behind the F150?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #8
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Welcome. Nice trailer. Looks like a great floorplan.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #9
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I have to say that the Ecoboost tows this trailer very well. The trailer has a GVWR of 8,200 and my truck's max is also 8,200. I towed the trailer home from the dealership (50 miles) with full propane tanks and a full tank of fresh water. I am guessing I was probably at about 7,000 - 7,250 lbs. I felt like I was no where near maxed out on the weight. I am relieved because my trade in trailer was about half the weight and I wasn't sure if the double weight was going to feel like too much. I am pleasantly surprised.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:40 PM   #10
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I really like the floor plan. No need to pass through the bathroom to get to the bedroom. You can get into the bathroom from the bedroom though so if you have guests and such you don't have to get all dressed to use the bathroom at night (wife likes this feature). The living space feel huge for a travel trailer. The kitchen with island means that you can use the kitchen and people can walk past on the other side of the island without getting into each other's way. Of course, the couch is a pull out bed too so you have another sleeping area if needed. I think this trailer makes the best use of space for a couple that doesn't need space for kids or guests except on occasion and would more often want to have a larger living space.
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