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Old 12-13-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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New to forum, looking for upgrade

Hello All - I've posted a few times but haven't introduced myself. Family of four (two young kids, 4 & 8). Bought our first camper in 2010 (19H) after years of tent camping. Love the model, only downside I can see is that having the "tent" on either end of the camper lends itself to campground noise and colder weather (we live in the Northeast). Still, it's been great. Two of the best summers of my life. But having one boy and one girl, them sharing the rear bunk isn't ideal as they get older, so we're considering upgrading to a real bunkhouse style. I've already posted my thoughts on the new White Hawk line in a separate thread. So I'm looking for feedback on late model Eagle Superlites, in particular the 304BHK or 304BHS (or even the 314BDS).

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Old 12-13-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the gang, SDV1975. Those bunkhouses sure are great when you have kids.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. My son has a different brand bunkhouse and it is prefect for them.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:31 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum SDV1975. IMHO I'd lead toward the 314BDS if your TV can safely handle it. My rational is that your 4 & 8 years olds will be 8 & 12 year olds someday and the extra room the slide out provides will be well worth it, especially when the want to bring their friends along. Plus the lav door leading to the outside is a no brainer with kids.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #5
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Thanks very much for sharing your thoughts. Great points Wiscampsin! (you'll make our local Jayco dealer happy, lol)
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:30 PM   #6
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum SDV1975! Been there done that! LOL! We had a 'tent trailer' that we used for two of the three summers that we traveled the lower 48 with our middle school aged boy and girl. I'm telling ya, after that first year camping in a tent through the mid-west our kids were so happy to move up to a tent trailer that they would've slept with a goat! It was pretty nice upgrading to a tent trailer with the ends that can get cold and the noise that comes through the canvas easily. One thing we learned to to was to run the a/c fan when we could (in cooler weather) as it worked well for 'white noise'. Now-a-days we get to camp in a hard sided tt. Those bunks sure work well when you have kids. Our grandkids love them. Have fun shopping for your new upgrade!
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