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Old 02-27-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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New family to the RV world from Fla!

Hey guys and gals,

Very excited to finally create an account and join. Wife and I have been lurking and reading a lot on here! Thank you for all the invaluable information.

Wife and I had tent camped a few times before our two boys. When we had our first, we had one difficult camping experience and kind of avoided it. Last year we had our second son and rented a popup at Disney (he was 5 months old) and it was a lot easier on all of us than the tent setup. I was smitten and after the first night, the wife came around, too. Our really good friends had talked to us about a hybrid TT, but it kind of passed over our heads a little. We began looking at pop-ups late last year with no real urgency to see if a screaming deal presented itself. A few weeks ago the RV show happened and we went to go browse for pop-ups. There was only one there so a salesman showed us the smaller TT's that were in the price and weight of a pop-up. That's when it clicked on me about my friends talking hybrids. So I told my wife to look at those and sure enough, we were hooked. We looked at several floorplans (Coachmen, Palomini, Viking) there and saw the average deal was about 25% off MSRP. Did not even sit in a Jayco, but I worked in a related industry years ago and knew Jayco was considered to be top tier.

We left the RV show and began looking online for floorplans and we liked the 16XRB. Then the wife saw the 17XFD and she was set on it. I was slightly reluctant because of the extra weight and smaller tanks, but it would b more future-proof for us as we do have quite a bit of fmaily that might want to tag along and the extra bed will come in really handy. Or when the boys grow up and we need them to be separated, for example.

Throughout this entire process we were reading this forum for all kinds of questions we had and the information was invaluable! Could our honda tow it, what are tips to buy, who are good dealers, feedback from you guys on the options (like the outside grill or not)... INVALUABLE.

Fast forward to last week and we put an order in on a new one through RV Direct (about 31% off) and have an estimated delivery of Mid May. Our local dealer was about $2,000 more than what we got. We were willing to pay more but that was a big difference to us and RV Direct has a dealer 2 hours from us in Orlando.

Now we are browsing the list of things we need and preparing our Honda to tow our new TT (which in itself took a lot of researching).

Thank you all again for the amazing information and I look forward to contributing the info we gather from our process!

TV: Honda Odyssey
HTT: Jayco 17XFD (on order)
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:06 PM   #2
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:07 PM   #3
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Welcome to the JOF and congrats on your new Jayco (when it gets here&#128518!
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:43 PM   #4
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Congrats on your order and welcome to JOF! Now the wait begins!
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:46 PM   #5
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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!!

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Old 02-27-2016, 04:48 PM   #6
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Welcome from a former Floridian! Live in N. Texas now, but we try to get back to FL at least a couple times per year. Very good folks on this site from what I've experienced and learned here.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:25 AM   #7
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Congratulations and welcome!
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new trailer. My sister-in-law bought from RV Direct in Orlando and was very happy with them.
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Congrats and Welcome.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:03 AM   #10
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Welcome, Floridian. Enjoy your new Jayco and have many years of fun camping.

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