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Old 04-04-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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Hello all. I've only browsed around a little but quickly saw the need to sign up. A temporary job assignment with ridiculous rent got me into my first RV. Pending a successful pre-purchase inspection I'll soon be the owner of a 2007 Jay Feather 29N. Lots of little improvements from the owners but the biggest being a new roof and tires. I know jack nothing about RV's and look forward to reading the forum.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from another Texan. Lots of great guys and gals here..
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Welcome and congrats on your purchase! The forum is a great wealth of information, remember we were all newbies once, so feel free to post and ask questions.

Many new owners do a trial run in their driveway or a close by campground to ensure everything works, get used to how to use the features of the camper and to be close by home incase they forget something.
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Welcome to the JOF and congrats on the new TT!
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:10 AM   #5
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Thanks. I know nothing and sure I'll be asking questions. My first one is this; I'm moving to Midland for a year long work assignment. My trailer only has stabilizers and not leveling jacks. Being that it will sit for an extended time should I install the jacks and get the wheels off the ground?
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snip..... Being that it will sit for an extended time should I install the jacks and get the wheels off the ground?
I wouldn't recommend it, most RV frames really aren't designed for this kind set-up...., best that the weight remain distributed on the axles and tongue jack.

If your 29N isn't going to be parked on a solid surface (concrete, etc.), I would put a piece of wood under the stabilizer jacks for distributed support over gravel, dirt, etc., and once month check that they remain "snug".

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Welcome to the forum.
I will add if your not set up on a concrete pad to put the tires on some 2x's also. Also it helps to put some cinder blocks under where your stabilizers come down. Like Rustic Eagle said they have a tendency to settle.
Adding the cinder blocks takes alot of travel out the stabilizer thus less movement in trailer when walking. Also add some x chocks between wheels helps cut down on movement.
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I wouldn't recommend it, most RV frames really aren't designed for this kind set-up...., best that the weight remain distributed on the axles and tongue jack.

If your 29N isn't going to be parked on a solid surface (concrete, etc.), I would put a piece of wood under the stabilizer jacks for distributed support over gravel, dirt, etc., and once month check that they remain "snug".

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Thanks. I'm not real sure what kind of pads there are out there. I would imagine mostly gravel.
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