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Old 05-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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First outing in new Whitehawk!

We took our long-awaited first trip in the new TT to Palmetto State Park this past weekend. The park is only about 70 miles from our place, but is very distinctive in that four different ecological areas combine, making for very diverse plant life, and lots of birds to view.

Happily, everything worked the way it was supposed to, and we figured out a number of modifications we want to make to the interior prior to a month-long trip to OR this summer. I also learned that our TV will need an aux. transmission oil cooler, I saw 217 briefly in 95 degree ambient temps, which would not augur well for summer towing in the mountains! Even though it was quite warm, the TT cooled down comfortably in about an hour; and became chilly in about two hours. The Glacier Package option should be standard on any Jaycos that will spend time in TX in the warmer months!
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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Nice! Looks like a brochure photo for Jayco.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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As a photographer, I thought I'd show it off in good form! I used a spotlight to lightpaint the TT over 8-15 second exposures. I hope to make many more images like this over the next few months, maybe Jayco will allow me to trade the photos in on a new trailer at some point!
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #4
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First outing in new Whitehawk!

Nice shot indeed. Love the awning lights!
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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Are those the new factory installed LED awning lights?
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #6
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Nope, those are the owner-installed LED lights, purchased from Amazon. I also installed a strip on the awning tube, but neglected to bring a short ladder and consequently could not reach high enough to plug them in, too. Next photo should have both the awning and gutter lights on!
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Re: First outing in new Whitehawk!

Looks good!
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:58 PM   #8
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We too just finished our first weekend in the new 28DSBH. Everything was great, no major issues, leaks or breakdowns. I did have a few issues or questions to see if anyone else noticed the same thing.

- The bottom bunk above the water heater is noticably warmer will heating water using propane. You can feel the temperature difference on the mattress and moreso when you pull it back. Warm enough that my daughter complained about having hot pillows.
- The water mixing while showering seems off, very hot blast of hot water before it levels out the preset temperature
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:55 PM   #9
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Just finished our first trip in our 27 DSRL at Dreher Island State Park outside of Columbia SC last week. Love our new trailer and everything worked great.
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Nope, those are the owner-installed LED lights, purchased from Amazon. I also installed a strip on the awning tube, but neglected to bring a short ladder and consequently could not reach high enough to plug them in, too. Next photo should have both the awning and gutter lights on!
I don't know what king of awning you have, but our White Hawk awning has a way to pull the tube down to the ground so you can hang lights. It's also to let the rain run off better.

When you open your awning all the way, do you have a black knob on the underside of each awning arm? If so, unscrew it a little bit and then it will allow you to pull that side of the awning down a little bit. Simply screw it back in when it reaches a comfortable position for you. When you're done, hold the awning arm down and unscrew that black knob a little bit and then hold the awning arm because it will want to spring up quickly. That's why you need to hold it while unscrewing it. Don't unscrew it all the way, just enough to loosen it.

Like I said, you can use this method to hang lights or to keep rain water from building up on the awning.
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