2019 Jayco Greyhawk 29MV Questions
Just pulled the trigger on a new 2019 Jayco Greyhawk 29MV and have some questions.
1) The 29MV I bought must be an earlier 2019 model as it does not have the slide toppers installed. It appears all the new 2019 Greyhawks have them installed at the factory now (see the one for sale at Haylett RV in MI). My question is what slide toppers are people using on the 2018/2019 29MV and how do you like them?
2) I'm also considering replacing the factory steel wheels (and associated stainless steel wheel liners) with Alcoa aluminum wheels (well, at least 4 of the 6 wheels that is). I realize that I will not be able to easily rotate the tires if I do this but if the new steel wheel liners are anything like the old ones I had on a past motorhome, I'll gladly give that up for the convenience of not having to hassle with the liners when checking tire pressure. Our old motorhome liners were a huge PIA because of the way they attached to the wheels. My question on this one is what are your experiences with maintaining air pressure with the liners in place?
3) The 2019 Greyhawks dropped the keyless entry that was on the 2018 so I'm considering upgrading this myself. Anybody done this on a late model Greyhawk and, if so, what product did you buy and do you like it?
4) It seems Jayco can't seem to find a reliable "infotainment" system for the Greyhawk. The 2018 had the Garmin RV-BBT601 and the 2019 comes with the Soundstream VRN-65HB. Both have lots of bad press out there. I recently installed the Kenwood DDX9704S Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capable head unit in my 4-Runner and absolutely love it. Anybody tried swapping the Garmin or Soundstream head units that come in the 2018/2019 Greyhawk with a higher end head unit like Kenwood, Pioneer, or Alpine? Did all the features from the original head unit (like front/side cameras, outside speakers, etc) still work after the swap? What head unit did you use? Do you use CarPlay? Are you happy with it?
5) The 2019 Greyhawk comes pre-wired for roof solar panels. Anybody added solar panels and, if so, what did you use and are you happy with the solution?
6) Related to question #5 above, how many coach batteries (1 or 2) can be installed in the 2019 Greyhawk? If you added solar to your unit, what batteries are you using (AGM, LiON, etc)? Did you have to upgrade the factory converter/charger as well?
7) And while we're on the battery topic, does the Greyhawk charge the chassis battery as well as the coach battery/batteries while plugged into shore power? My old 2006 Winnebago Adventurer did not so I added a device that did. Very convenient.
Well, That's about all I have for now. Can't wait to pick the new unit up (it's a couple thousand miles away from me). And many thanks in advance for any responses, suggestions, comments, etc.
2019 Jayco Greyhawk 29MV & 2013 Toyota Corolla S