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Old 07-07-2011, 02:34 PM   #11
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My Envoy pulls her fine, but I'd like more power as well, although it isn't a necessity... if the hills slowed us down people simply pass us on by, and that was fine by me!
I should mention, my envoy is the extended version with the 5.3 V8....
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:55 PM   #12
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I agree, I'm not going to win any drag races, especially uphills. I cruise about 100-105 kph and let it slow a little on the hills to reduce the strain on the drivetrain. If others want to go around me, they do so and if I can make it easier for them to do so, I will.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:32 PM   #13
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congrats on you new jayfeather, I have the same model and my family loves it, and no problems with mine worth talking about and we are on our second summer with this unit. Hope your travel trailer gives you and your family years of worry free fun.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:23 AM   #14
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I also bought a new Jay Feather 28U. It is about a month old now and my wife and I really love it. We bought it from a Jayco Dealer from Winfield BC. It is located just outside of Kelowna. We towed it home to the coast over a large mountain range and I just could not believe how well it towed with our Silverado half ton. The only thing I have noticed while towing on the I-5, is the small pull you feel if a tractor trailer passes too close to you. A anti sway device would not help in these situations and I find most large trucks will give you a little room. I've decided against getting one for now.

So far I have put the smoke colored vents from CW over bathroom and bedroom vents. I also installed the Camco screen door hold bar which was a cheap and great mod. Last week I ran a dedicated 30 amp circuit out to the front of my house where I park the trailer in the summer between trips. I also added the antenna add on for ota Hd channels you can get while traveling south of the boarder. Next came the dual X chocks, and today I picked up a small Tv bracket for the bedroom TV.

Future mods are in the works . Re routing the power cord so I can use the cabinet between the living room chairs as a cabinet and not a utility box. I met a guy in Oregon who made his own leveling system. I might do the same. A guy on another forum installed one on his fifth wheel controlled by a PLC. I might marry the two ideas together and see what I can come up with.

The only problems with my unit so far have been one door catch which was not set right and the door lock which i've fixed. I still need to align a small strip of wallpaper. We went to 6 RV shows prior to buying our trailer. I bought our trailer over the Internet sight unseen. Our salesman told us that 50 percent of their business is done that way. I'm really impressed with this Jayco product so far.

Enjoy your summer. Richard.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:39 PM   #15
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They assured me that no water ever got into the roof as it is double sealed. We shall see.

My trailer is heading for the Jayco dealer to repair/replace the delaminating front panel. They may end up replacing as I don't think any repairs can be done to a vaccuum bonded panel once it delaminates. Should be interesting to see how they ship a complete front clip without damaging it.

The roof above the front wardrobes/cupboards is all wavy and the unit is separating from the roof/front panel. There's rust on the staples that hides the seam joining the front to the roof, so there is irrefutable proof that water did indeed get inside the seam before they got it sealed up. I really hope they do this repair right as I don't like the thought of a new trailer having to have whole panels replaced.

This shakes my trust in Jayco's reliability
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:54 PM   #16
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Keep us updated...a disappointing turn of events, no doubt. We found the original dealer in Ottawa was poor in service & did a really shoddy repair. We've no indications of delamination or water inside (yet). Unfortunately for us, our warranty time is now over....
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:55 AM   #17
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Well, good news. A whole new front clip/wall was ordered in Oct/Nov sometime and should be in any day. They said hopefully should be done in a week or so if the panel comes in on time. I'm going to send them a couple of links to this forum so they can see I'm not the only one who's had this problem with this particular trailer. Hopefully they do not use the same aluminim strip to join the roof and front together again or I fear the same problem may arise.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #18
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Update

The trailer was completed yesterday and they sent me an Email notification saying so. Today was cloudy with low enough temps that the snow and ice on the sides of the road would stay frozen, so off I went to Moncton to pick it up(about an hour and a half drive). They did a great job on the repair and I hope no more issues arise with this as they did not use the same aluminum strip to join the front wall to the roof. If I can get some pix of the new piece in between snowfalls, I try to post them. I have the before pix, just couldn't figure out how to post them one day. I'll work on that.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #20
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Exterior shots of replaced fron wall







Kind of hard to see the new piece joining the roof and front wall under all the chaulking but I believe it to be like the one used to make the same repair as McMonks 23K. I guess they really wanted to make sure this issue never cropped up again.
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