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Old 03-29-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Just arrived: Swift 154BH

Just picked it up at Colrain RV in Cincinnati. Easy to work with dealership, would do business there again.


The camper ... moving in as we speak. Very nice inside. Quality looks good so far. No screws poking out, sawdust, or misaligned fits anywhere, which I have seen on other new campers.

We shopped around a lot before hand and settled on a KZ Sportsmen Classic with the same floor plan, so we knew what to expect in that respect. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the salesperson messed around with us and soured the whole deal, so we went online and discovered the Swift.

There are some things a bit nicer about the Jayco over the KZ. Specifically the warranty, but also the vent fan over the stove top, the dinette table and the radio. About the radio, no CD player, but three different inputs for MP3 player, USB, and SD card. Very nice. Better than CDs, IMO.

I'll add other impressions as they are revealed. Here's my first pic:



My avatar pic is the dealer photo.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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No doubt an exciting day for your family. Keep us updated with your pics and adventures this year. -Lee
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:39 PM   #3
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Nice looking unit. Please continue to share your impressions of the swift
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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Trying a better photo...
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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I think you are really going to like that camper. Looks like it has a lot packed into it and is a very good price/value.

Even though it is a fairly lightweight trailer, you might consider a Weight Distributing HItch and Sway system. You would get a lot better ride and eliminate some of the bounce you get with the single axle.
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OMG we're so envious. You must be very excited. The unit looks great!

Thanks for sharing.
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Etothepii! It's always fun to move into a new tt! Will you be at Camp-Driveway tonight?
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The ride from Cinci to Columbus went pretty well. MPG down was 22. Back was 11.
Haven't researched it yet, but I think Cinci is at a lower elevation. The ride felt fine, though. Moderate highway traffic.

I have a friction sway control that has yet to be installed. I bought it before the camper, and will install myself now that the camper is home. I am holding off on a WD hitch, waiting to gauge performance without it first.
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Etothepii! It's always fun to move into a new tt! Will you be at Camp-Driveway tonight?
That was my son's first question!!!! Probably not on a school night
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That was my son's first question!!!! Probably not on a school night
*cough* The nice thing about being a grandma is you can camp in the tt on a school night if it's not toooooo cold outside
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