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Old 09-06-2015, 08:04 AM   #1
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Talking Took the plunge

Started tent camping last year and yesterday I signed for a 2016 Jay Feather 16XRB. I pick it up next Saturday. I'm a single mom and camp with my 8 year old son. My brother has a much bigger travel trailer and parents have a motor home and have been camping forever so I know they'll help me but I feel like I might be in over my head. LOL
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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Welcome to JOF. There are many helpful members here but you may also get some real time experience while enjoying camping with your family for a few trips to get familiar with all the different systems.

Enjoy it and the family time.
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Thanks. Was hoping to get out for some fall camping, but it's already winterized.
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Thanks. Was hoping to get out for some fall camping, but it's already winterized.
Oh yes, I have heard of that. LOL
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Oh yes, I have heard of that. LOL
I guess I could go out and not use the water.
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Winterizing is not a big deal .. take it out and use it.....
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I think I might just do that.
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You're going to like your 2016 Jay Feather 16XRB. The wife and I purchased a 2015 last year, and have had no problems with it, other then the grill was not fastened down to the counter top. We never use it anyhow!


Easy to set up and tear down.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:10 PM   #9
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You're going to like your 2016 Jay Feather 16XRB. The wife and I purchased a 2015 last year, and have had no problems with it, other then the grill was not fastened down to the counter top. We never use it anyhow!


Easy to set up and tear down.
Thank you. That makes me feel good about my choice. My parents always had Jaycos until they got the motor home.

I have to say, I'm sick to my stomach and having a bit of buyer's remorse and I haven't technically purchased it or picked it up. LOL
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FWIW - We went to an RV show with two other families in February, just to look at all the things we'd never sit in.

6 hours later, we had an Intent to Purchase an x18D.

We did not pick up until April, so I had two months of the aforementioned "sick to my stomach" remorse feeling. I spent those two months incessantly reading the Jayco forum.

We took delivery in April, sold our PUP, and have been on 8 outings this year, with a ninth and possible tenth set up for late October.

I got over the sick feeling the minute I slept in it in the driveway. One of the best memory makers our family has ever purchased!

Now get ready to dewinterize your TT, and ENJOY!!
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