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Old 09-09-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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New SLX 184BH

Looked at the 154BH and the 184BH. Wife liked the sofa in the 184BH.
So we bought and brought home a new 2012 SLX 184BH today.

Excellent PDI and I made them run the AC most of the day while the trailer was being prepped and detailed. . No problems and the water ran to the right of the window and never touched it.

We're happy!
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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Congrats on your new purchase! Enjoy!
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RULE #1 A happy wife makes for happy camping....

Congrats on the new J.
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RULE #1 A happy wife makes for happy camping.....
You got that right! Happy wife means more days camping!!!
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Grats! We just bought the same model but left it at the dealer since our storage facility does not have the lights and cameras ready yet. Glad to hear you didn't have any issues on the A/C draining. I've been concerned about that and our first trip is next week.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #7
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Thanx folks. Wife has it all personalized and very homey already.
Maiden voyage coming up soon to up state Illinois.

@Flyingcamper.....AC was a concern for me too. Thanx to the input/info here on the forum, I felt comfortable enough to go for it. Now on this upcoming trip, I'll find out for sure. In 38 yrs of RVing in one type or another, I can truly say, I've never had a camper perfectly level. Drip or no drip, we'll find out. Regardless, we're really really happy w/this unit.
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184BH Undercarrage thoughts.

We just bought a 2012 Jayco 184BH last week and after a carefull inspection of the bottom a few items bother me.
A. The sensor wires comming off the black and grey tanks can easily be ripped off the first time you run over a tree branch or debris on the highway. The wires should be secured better and out of the way.
B. Be very carefull on driveway inclines, curbs, etc. so as not to crack or destroy the black and grey tank valves. These valves are very low to the pavement.

The only other thing that bothered me is the difficulty adding a few 12v power sockets. The only 12v power socket which is standard is the one for the television, rated at 6 amps.

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[QUOTE=brucef15;37617][SIZE="3"]We just bought a 2012 Jayco 184BH last week and after a carefull inspection of the bottom a few items bother me.
A. The sensor wires comming off the black and grey tanks can easily be ripped off the first time you run over a tree branch or debris on the highway. The wires should be secured better and out of the way.
B. Be very carefull on driveway inclines, curbs, etc. so as not to crack or destroy the black and grey tank valves. These valves are very low to the pavement.

The only other thing that bothered me is the difficulty adding a few 12v power sockets. The only 12v power socket which is standard is the one for the television, rated at 6 amps.

I too noticed the low wires for the sensors and the low tanks valves. Wife notice that when we brought it home and backed in our dr-way. Was very close. As you state, just gonna have to be really aware.

12v power sockets not an issue. Really have no use for one. Never have in the past and don't foresee it's value in the future.

There are a few issues I have w/this unit but they are not problems. For instance no stabilizer jacks up front. But I have them on order and will do the install myself. Don't care for the solid color covers on the cushions, but wife is taking care of that issue. All in all, I really can't complain about this unit for the cost. This is our fourth Jayco unit and it really is a good unit for us and our needs.
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We just bought a 2012 Jayco 184BH last week and after a carefull inspection of the bottom a few items bother me.
A. The sensor wires comming off the black and grey tanks can easily be ripped off the first time you run over a tree branch or debris on the highway. The wires should be secured better and out of the way.
B. Be very carefull on driveway inclines, curbs, etc. so as not to crack or destroy the black and grey tank valves. These valves are very low to the pavement.

The only other thing that bothered me is the difficulty adding a few 12v power sockets. The only 12v power socket which is standard is the one for the television, rated at 6 amps.

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Hey Bruce!

I am just curious, if you took a string to the bottom of your tire to the bottom of the rear bumper, do the tank valves clear? That is supposed to be the standard I believe, but you are right about speed bumps. I have seen a guy do that.

On the 12 volt plug deal, that is typical across all Jaycos and is somewhat frustrating. There are a few mods in the mod area where folks have added high power plugs. Sure would like one by the bed.

Overall though - are you pretty happy with that new line?
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