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Old 07-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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Newbie Owners, 1st Trip Upcoming

New Jayco owners picked up our ‘11 Skylark a week ago Saturday. Planning our first get-a-way this weekend, and can’t wait. Found the forum while we were deciding and it has been very informative already. While our dealer did a fantastic job on our 2+ hour walk-thru, I’m sure I’ll have a lot of newbie questions when we return. Our daughter’s 21 so it’s just the two of us now and the c o c ker Spaniel. Looking forward to many new adventures!
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum KRV1115! Another Skylark owner! Seems to be popular now! Take a paper and pencil with you for starting that stinkin' warranty list. Hope yours turns out to be a short one! Congrats on the tt!
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Welcome to the forum KRV1115 and congrats on your new Skylark. Have fun on your maiden voyage this weekend!
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Wishing you the best of "travels" and am hoping you enjoy your skylark as much as we do.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:53 PM   #5
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You should post pictures of youe TT/TV combination and let us know how it worked and the gas mileage.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:35 PM   #6
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:01 PM   #7
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Welcome! We are taking our first extended trip this friday. Had lots of short ones but going for a weeks stay in the mountains. Can't wait to get out of the heat.

Anyway, make a list of things you forgot. It will happen I promise. That way you will be prepared for the next time.

We really like our skylark.
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Thanks for the welcome everyone

Will take some pictures during the weekend and hanks for the initial things to remember.

Zombied… while we have the 21FBV, we also have a 2011 Liberty. Are you pleased with the way your set-up handled? The short distance home from the dealer I way very happy but it was only 10 miles.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:38 AM   #9
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Actually, I did not like the way it handled right from the lot. It swayed a lot. I have towed things since i could drive, but i was almost scared. I ended up getting a ball with a larger drop and that helped make it bearable. I have since bought a friction sway control device and installed it last night actually. After we get to our first stop on friday, ill make a post to report on the sway issue.

I wonder about the weight distribution from the two different floor plans. I noticed he sway immediately.
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Zombied,

Appreciate the feedback. Although new to TT’s, I have some background towing larger boats and obviously the same concerns apply. That’s why I (as my wife puts it, “went full metal jacket”) and went with a Reese sway control WD hitch right from the start. As I mentioned it was a short ride home but it was all expressway and I was happy so far.

Hope your trip is better this weekend; we’ll have to share notes.
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