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Old 11-30-2017, 02:05 AM   #1
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My wife and I have been wanting to get a travel Trailer for a while now. We settled on a used 2005 Jay flight 25RKS. It is in good shape and had been updated with a small residential fridge. I'll be replacing a couple of tires due to weather cracking. I pulled it home Saturday using a friends truck from south of Asheville, NC. It pulled great with no issues. The TV is a 2004 Silverado 1500 RWD extended cab shortbed with the 4.8L and 3.42 gears; I know it is probably underpowered / undergeared, but hoping it'll work for now. I've added a Tekonsha Prodigy P2 controller and a used Equalizer weight distribution hitch with sway control (1200# tongue, 12k with bars- it's probably overkill, but I'd rather have too much than not enough). I've downloaded the Equalizer manual so we can reset the hitch to my truck. I've also downloaded the Jay flight owners manual and have read through it a couple times already. Plans are to permanently mount the fridge (it's loose and needs to be secured better) and to replace the dinette with a small recliner and chair. I suspect that I'll be adding an electric tongue jack soon.

Early on in my life, I was a truck driver and a mechanic. For the last 22 years, I've worked as a troubleshooter for a forklift manufacturer (LP, CNG, gas, diesel, and now electric.

I'm new to this and will probably have a ton of questions. Especially if someone has ever moved the LP leak detector. It'll need to be relocated if we remove the dinette.

Thanks for reading and looking forward to learning all I can about Travel Trailers and camping.


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Old 11-30-2017, 03:30 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new to you Jayco.

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Old 11-30-2017, 04:07 AM   #3
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Welcome to JOF. You will get help from a lot of friendly members here so ask away. Hope you get many good memories from the rig and make it yours with modifications.

I can tell you that moving the lp/co2 detector is easy. Just needs 12vdc to the new location and put it about the same height off the floor.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info on the leak detector. That was the info I needed. I didn't know if it needed to stay at the floor or what.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:44 AM   #5
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Welcome to JOF. I'm just a piece down the road from you in central SC. Lots of great info here.

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Old 11-30-2017, 08:14 AM   #6
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:39 AM   #7
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Congratulations on the new-to-you Jayco and welcome to the forum.

Regarding the trailer's tires... While replacing the weather checked tires, check the date codes on the other tires. They might need to be replaced, too, due to age even if they don't look as bad.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:03 AM   #8
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:03 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum. We joined nearly a year ago when we bought a used 2010 22FB Jay Flight. We're just down the road from you in Wilson. We've benefitted from many of the forum topics and had many questions answered. One of the first things we replaced were six year old Marathon tires with Maxxis 8 plys - including spare. We plan to have this TT for many years, so we just had a RV shelter built to protect it from the NC sun. It's enclosed on the back / North side, and the right & left sides are closed down to within 4' of the ground. We feel it's a wise investment. Best of luck with your Jayco. Maybe we'll run into you at one of the many great parks in the Carolinas & Virginia.

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