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Old 03-23-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Seven Years Pop Up - Soon A Jayco 5'er!

Hello all, from Colorado! We have loved traveling around with our PopUp for years (but not the set-up/take-down!) So, after years of research, and shows, and hemming and hawing, we finally ordered a new Jayco Pinnacle 31RLTS. Should be here in April! Had a PullRite SS hitch put in the TV this week. We are ready to go! From all the comments on this forum, we think we made the right choice with Jayco. A little nervous about that first "pull out" and drive home from the dealer, but we'll take it slow! :hihi:
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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Congrats and Enjoy. Please keep us posted, I on the 7yr plan to get 5'er.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Congradulations on the new Pinnacle, we love ours !!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:46 PM   #4
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Welcome to the JOF rvee5er! I would have loved to have jumped from our pop-up to something as nice as a Pinnacle. Nice! Now the hard part is to wait for delivery. While waiting, peruse Youtube for some video's to help you prepare for pulling the 5'er for the first time... .LOL Congrats
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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Congrats - that's a sweet trailer. IMHO, Jayco is the right choice. Have fun with your new unit, and please post often.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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That's a big jump from a PUP to a 5er. I hope to get a 5er some day too :-)
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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Congrats on the new Pinnacle 31RLTS! Somehow I know you're gonna love it!!

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Old 03-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #8
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Welcome to the user friendly Jayco Owners forum! Our members just love to answer questions or help out other members when possible and have fun sharing their experiences . They also love pictures of your RV, tow vehicles, and campsites!! So do not hesitate to post pics of your Jayco in the "Pics of your Jayco forum" and pics of your tow vehicle in the "Tow Vehicle forum".

Feel free to participate in our many fun polls (first thread in New Members forum has them all listed, second thread has more new member welcoming info). Post often, have fun with the forum, and enjoy your Jayco!
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:01 PM   #9
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Steadyfast-JT's Strongarm-BAL LockArm-Plugit Right Stabilizers

Appreciate all the "welcome" replies. This should be fun!

A newbie question: I intend on installing stabilizer bars from the getgo. Seems there are four popular brands: Steadyfast, JT's Strongarm, BAL LockArm, and Plugit Right.
All seem like they will do the job, but I would appreciate any quidance or suggestions. Particularly on installation ease and durability, or any other thoughts?
(For example, will the enclosed underbelly of my 5W pose any problems for any brand?) (I do not have the 5W yet, just trying to get ready.....!)

I really appreciate your comments!
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:30 PM   #10
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I'm a little late to the party on this one, but congratulations on your 5er. As for the stabilizers, I just finished checkout on the Steadyfast system. I've been waffling on this for quite some time with a lot of thought. I bought the Steadyfast system for a couple of reasons. First, the locking devices only require bending down, not crawling under the unit. Second, there are 3 bars to lock and finally, the locking nuts are big and seem easy to tighten.
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