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Old 03-01-2015, 05:32 PM   #1
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We're out of the tent!

Happy Sunday everyone! After months of internet research, rv lot visits, rv shows and some interesting craigslist encounters we are the proud owners of a 2012 Jay Flight Swift SLX 145 RB. It was one of those deals that having cash on hand and a motivated seller made the waiting worthwhile. So, so long air mattress and hello memory foam topper!


As you can see from my subj line we are not new to camping but are definitely newbs to anything RV related. A month ago terms like black/grey tanks (drain in that order!), low point drain valve, hot water heater bypass, atwood, norcold, 3 way fridg, city water fill, 12 volt water pump, 30 to 50, 30 to 15 adaptors, etc, etc rarely crossed my mind. Thankfully I had found this site early in our research so between the faq’s and massive amount of shared knowledge I definitely went in better armed than I was 3 mos ago so my thanks for that.



It’s just me and the fiancé and the majority of our camping will be done her in the SW at some our fav spots so the baby SLX fits the majority of our needs. We’ve been like little kids w a new toy since we brought it home 2 weeks ago. The axle’s been flipped, the fiancé repacked our camping gear in space friendly bins, added some magnets to keep screen door flush against frame, and sanitized the fresh water system. The TT had only been used for four trips by the original owner so there wasn’t a lot wrong with it. Have mostly been checking for “non-use” issues and so far so good.


Anyway just wanted to introduce ourselves and thank this forum once again for the wealth of information. We are breaking the TT in next Fri and we feel like we’re kids again waiting for Christmas morning!

Have a good one
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome. Enjoy the tin tent!
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:38 PM   #3
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I just bought the Baja Edition of the 145RB. Looking forward to exploring the Great Southwest with this behind our Jeep...
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:49 PM   #4
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum.

As you've already discovered, lots of good information and good people on this site.
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I'm used to towing boats and was shocked how light the 145RB felt behind our Grand Cherokee. Forgot how quick lighter trailers turn when backing up. Just kept repeating the grandpa taught mantra "hands on bottom, trailer goes where hand goes"
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Welcome GP and congratulations!

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Welcome to the site. I know you will enjoy sleeping a little higher. LOL

Lots of things to learn and it is very interesting,
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Welcome GP and congrats on moving on up...
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