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Old 01-22-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hey Skylark owners!

What do you think of your Skylark?
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:41 AM   #2
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I'm new to the forum. Is this posted in the wrong place? I'm thinking about purchasing a 2011 Skylark, but never owning an rv I need some experienced folks to help me. Guess not many Skylarks have been sold yet.

So how about you guys with similar units? What do you think of the Skylark?

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Old 01-23-2011, 08:27 AM   #3
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We love our Skylark, very light, and easy to pull and park. It is the perfect size for two people and two dogs.
If you decide on the Skylark and like camping in the winter you might want to consider adding the additional furnace which will move the A/C unit on the roof. Heat pumps do not work below freezing.
I haven't had many sway problems but I would like to add a WD/Anti-sway just for safety's sake. I still haven't found a Weight Distribution/Anti-sway system that will fit the Skylark but the dealer should be able to fit it with one.
Search "Skylark" within this Forum, there are two other Skylarkers on this forum, and a few on the Jayco Facebook page.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
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Thanks!

Nice to hear your comments. It really helps make our decision. My wife and I think the size is just right for our use. I look forward to learning more. We will be towing with 06 Toyota Tundra, V8, 4 dr, 6600 lb GVWR.

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Old 01-23-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum FyShy1! I think we have some members with the new Skylark. Try doing a search (found on the blue bar above) for Skylark and read through the threads. Also, try this online review >>here and be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for owners personal comments. Hope this helps. Let us know what you wind up doing! Happy Shopping!
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:11 PM   #6
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I agree with Avitech10, we love our Skylark. The trailer is built well and very easy to tow. My family includes DW, DS and our Goldendoodle. Even with a teenager we still have plenty of room. We did opt'd for the a/c versus the Cool Cat. By replacing the Cool Cat you pick up another storage area.

I added just a sway bar to my hitch and it works great. I don't need a weight distribution hitch since the trailer tongue is so light. You should have not problems towing the Skylark with your Toyota Tundra.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:01 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info.

I appreciate the comments. Looks like we are getting close to trying to make a good deal on one. So far local dealers are WAY off from the quotes received by a couple of the online dealers. I would prefer to buy close to home.

Question: Do the online dealers give you there best bottom line price or is it still possible to make them an offer? Their quote was so much better than the local dealer, I figured they might be as low as can be expected.

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Old 01-24-2011, 10:40 AM   #8
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RvDirect is one that is about the lowest. If a local dealer isn't coming down on the price, it could be that they are adding the transportation costs of bringing the tt to you from the factory. Ask what the transport cost is at the local dealers, then see if dealer will sell you the tt at the quote you have. Also, different dealers may charge differently on transportation. One dealer quoted $1000 and others charged upwards to $2000 to bring tt to Calif. What state are you in? One other thought... call and ask to speak to the internet manager at your local dealer. You save a little more not having to deal with a salesman
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:06 PM   #9
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Hello Skylarkers,
I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the following:

TV mount - did you put a mount in yet, if so what type did you use? we purchased a 21" flat screen & have been putting it up & down until we figure out what type os mount to get.

Thermostat - anyone replace it with a digital?, I was thinking of asking the dealer about it, the one that's in there isn't the greatest, it's kind of hard to figure out where to set it.

Electric Jack - I did a little reading and sort of liking the Husky Jack, have anyone changed your jack? yet?

Looking forward to your replies.

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SunCruzin -- we did not mount our TV. It fits perfectly on the corner of the counter and isn't in the way. When we travel is sets in the bottom of the wardrobe. I can not provide any details regarding an electonic thermostat or electric jack. I have not installed either of these. If you have the Cool Cat Heat Pump then a thermostat should work well.
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