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Old 08-05-2014, 10:32 PM   #11
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Only Cons for us are small grey water tank and having a good place for trash can, such as under the sink. Also would be nice if bedroom had a wall mounted light switch.
For the trash can we bought this contraption that is basically a trash can frame that holds a standard 13 gallon bag. The contraption disassembles so you can store it when not in use. When in use we put it right next to the door by where the fire extinguisher is mounted (between the door and the refrigerator in our model 30DSRE). That seems like a good spot and somewhat out of the way. Plus you get a full size bag instead of a bitty one that is full too fast.

I bought this trash can contraption thing at Camping World. Here is the link of the one we bought.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...g-holder/35607
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:53 PM   #12
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Newbold1 - Thanks for the tip on the bed lift, picked one up yesterday and it was an easy install, works great......
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:30 PM   #13
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Newbold1 - Thanks for the tip on the bed lift, picked one up yesterday and it was an easy install, works great......

Great! You'll probably find that you like using the bed storage now. It was a pain before and now it's no big deal at all to get things in and out.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:35 PM   #14
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I fixed my two electrical issues. Both were very easy.

1. The 12 volt socket was as simple as a wire came loose on the back of it. I pulled it out of the wall, reattached the wire, crimped it better, and then put the socket back into the wall. All good now.

2. The front exterior light had a switch that had simply gone bad. Found a replacement switch for about $2.00, popped the old one out, new one in, and reattached the wires. All good now.

So... I probably could have fixed those issues a long time ago.

I did check with my dealer on the front cap and they didn't seem all that interested in trying to get Jayco to cover the fading as a warranted repair.

Maybe in a couple years I'll have it redone in white. I figure white will resist the sun and fading in the future. Around 5 years from now or so I am thinking of trading up. We might go with a Jayco Eagle Premier next time around. Possibly a Pinnacle but that might be overkill for our next RV.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:45 PM   #15
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I agree Newbold1 with your review other than ever thing on ours works. For my wife and my self it is a perfect layout the fireplace and island sold us at first glance. The front of ours is fading and it stays inside except when in use.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:14 PM   #16
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Fine review, Newbold1! We've been very satisfied with our 27DSRL, hauled it 6000 miles to the west coast and back in Aug. 2013; and made numerous 3-4 day trips since then. Our daughter lived in it all this summer while she had an internship in the Waco, TX area. Just picked it up on Monday and brought it home, will take it out to Garner SP in two weeks. Main "con" for us is the smallish grey water tank, but it's manageable with care. We also replaced the standard two chairs with two recliners, much more comfortable; also replaced factory mattress with a CW mattress for same comfort advantage.

I appreciate the tip on the bed lift kit, will order one momentarily.
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We have now had this RV for 30+ months and we have logged almost 15,000 miles towing it around the country. We just returned from a trip to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (3,200 miles round trip for us) and thought it would be a good time to provide some updates to my review.

Issues that have developed are:

1. The slide with the refrigerator in it began to touch the linoleum floor when closed. It reached the point where it would squeak loudly when opening or closing the slide. The floor wasn't damaged but there was a rub spot like wax build-up that did scrape off the floor... fortunately. I saw no easy way to adjust this slide and assumed service on it was going to be costly. Instead, I used my Dremmel tool and a hack saw and shaved a couple millimeters off the bottom of the wood frame on the slide. That solved it and no one would notice it unless I pointed it out. The slide has never leaked... still doesn't... so I think I am okay. Hopefully, this won't gradually return as a problem.

2. The front cap has now faded to the point that I have given up on trying to make it look good. Regular washing and waxing has not worked. If I do not trade this RV in the next couple years then I will almost certainly need to have the front cap repainted.

3. The anti-siphon device on my black flush connection made that feature unusable without getting water on the floor in the bathroom. It was an easy fix and apparently a common problem with a defective anti-siphon device (part).

4. One of the feet on the swivel chairs broke. I ended up buying new swivel bases for both of them and scraped the original ones. Another easy fix since the old and new are just wood screwed to the base of the chairs.

Positives are:

1. The interior of the RV continues to look like new. I have a couple tiny places where the faux wood has been dinged by something falling over or otherwise hitting a wall, door, etc. Nothing bad though and considering we have now logged well over 100 nights in this RV and close to 15,000 miles towing it, I cannot complain.

2. The RV has remained water tight without ever developing a leak anywhere... ever. This is so important in an RV and I am very pleased at how well it was constructed.

3. I did a major cleaning of the roof late last year. It was a surprisingly easy job and the roof cleaned up very well looking almost new again and bright white. I also resealed all of the seals but noticed that the original seals still looked pretty good. My RV "lives" outside even when not in use and it sits in direct sun all day long.
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My wife and I are really thinking about a fifth wheel as a step up. We want the extra space. We have been pleased with our Jayco and are seriously thinking about a Jayco Pinnacle because we feel we might do well to stay with this brand given our experience.

I think we have put the Whitehawk through a lot more than it was originally designed to handle given the miles we've traveled with it and the number of nights we've camped in it. It has done quite well overall!
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Smile Front end cap fading / chalking

I also had this problem. Became very tired of the weathered look and tried some Meguiar's paint care stuff that I use on my C7 Corvette to remove very minor clear coat marks and swirl marks.
My first step was to use an orbital polisher with a polishing foam pad and Meguiars - Mirror Glaze (fine cut liquid cleaner). This can be found at Walmart, or Auto Zone type places. Worked the entire front (in sections) with this fine cut liquid cleaner. Then I cleaned the pad and went over the entire front again with Meguiars - Mirror Glaze (#82 Swirl free polish). Last part is to hand wipe / rubb / polish the entire area with micro fiber towels.

Wow. The front end cap looks like new and I am very happy.

If you are lacking the ability to do this, I think a good paint shop could do this for you pretty cheaply.

Hope this helps, happy camping.
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