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Old 01-07-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hello all! I'm new to the Jayco world and have some questions.

I've been living full time with 3 Aussie-dogs in a 27 foot toy hauler for the last 15 months. While it is functional, it is NOT comfortable. I just found a 2002 Jayco Designer 33rkts suits my needs. It looks like it's been well-maintained and lightly used.

Are there any known big issues with this trailer that I should look into? I'm checking the age of the tires. Should I be worried about the roof? I'm also a little worried about the performance of the kitchen slide since it contains the pantry, refrigerator, and stove - how do slides hold up to the weight?

Thanks in advance!


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Old 01-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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We have a similar 5er, a 2004 Designer 29 RLTS, bought used, and love it. We also have the pantry, fridge, and stove in the same slide, and it has given no problems whatsoever so far. I believe your model has three slides, like ours. One of ours (dinette/couch) sometimes makes a little noise as it travels, but functions perfectly. If you have the factory-supplied roof ladder, you should be able to walk anywhere on the roof to check for soft spots, loose caulking, rips & tears, etc. Unless damaged, it should be fine. Recommend you inspect the caulking carefully, and replace if any looks loose. Also check the four bolts holding the A/C unit to the roof (access is under the cooling grille inside the unit directly under the A/C unit). They sometimes work loose, although ours have not done so, so far. As for tires, I would check the date codes, and replace if over 5 years old, no matter how good the tires look. IMO, Maxxis is a good brand, and GY Marathons are junk and a safety hazard. In summary, really the only thing I don't like about ours is that some of the exterior graphics are starting to peel, but that is to be expected for a unit stored outside for 9 years. If your unit has been taken good care of, I believe you will be happy with it. JMHO>

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@tinlizzie - thanks! that makes me feel better!
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