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Old 06-25-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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New to Camping!

Hi! My husband & I just purchased a new Jayco Jay Flight 22FB. We have been "camping" in our boat for years & decided to finally buy a trailer.

I have been lurking on this site for a while & decided to register in case I have questions!

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Hi D. Welcome and I hope you find all the info you need at the JOF!
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #4
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Welcome Deemarch from another happy 22FB owner
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:25 PM   #7
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We have " camped" in our boat for more than 30 years. The RV is new to us but there are many similarities. Smaller space is one. Care with water consumption and holding tanks is another. Of course there is also how long will batteries last when not on the grid.


We certainly are.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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Deemarch, welcome from another 22fb owner. We're loving our TT, I'm sure y'all will enjoy yours as well. OH, I bet ya can't build a fire on your boat!

ENJOY, and welcome again!
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:03 PM   #9
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I think the 22-24 foot size trailer are boss... Easy to habdle going down the road - maybe alittle better gas mileage.. Alot easier to get backed in at the camp sites...

You gonna have fun for sure...

If you are interested in camping off the grid then you will need to do a few changes with things to be successful about it... Right our of the box so to speak will have you in the dark rather quick...

The way we made it successful for us was to make sure we was using a smart-mode converter/charger unit, added more batteries (min two but having around 220AH battery capacity is very successful camping off the power grid), changing incandescent automotive bulbs out for LED boards, beefing up battery cables to match you new battery bank, adding inverter to use your 120VAC appliances, and finally getting a 2KW Honda type generator so that every day you can connect your trailer shore power cable to the generator 120VAC receptacle using a RV30A-15A adapter to re-charge your batteries back to 90% charge state in 2-3 hours each day. Then you can do this all over again for the next day/night battery run. The game plan for us was to beef-up the batteries and inverter to run all the things we want to use each day/night camping off the power grid and then be able to re-charge the batteries each day using the 2KW generator.

We are very successful camping off the power grid using this method. About the only difference in camping off the power grid verses the electric camp grounds is we don't get to use the air conditioner or high wattage items like a microwave.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #10
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Thanks to all! I am sure that I will be here, asking questions & finding out all sorts of stuff for years to come!

Now, we have to plan our first camping trip! Boaters call it a "shakedown cruise".

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Old 06-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #11
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You know what the happiest day in a boaters life is right? The day you sell it

Been there done that too many times.

The opposite is true with just gets better with each trip.

It's a "break in" trip with campers because the boat does "shake you down" for all you have in $$. Matter of fact every trip is a shake down cruise now a days unless you sail.

Enjoy it.

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