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Old 04-26-2019, 06:10 PM   #41
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I hear you, I specifically bought a 1 ton because I knew I would need it. From all I read they only add a helper spring to make it a 1 Ton from your 3/4 ton. This is for GM, looked at your profile by the way you still have your Tundra listed as Tow vehicle. Using Tapatalk does not let me see if you listed your make for your new truck in your sig.

Just saying this because you could theoretically add a helper spring or maybe some airbags. This would technically make it a 1 ton, but I worry on the legality of it. Would you still be towing more than what your truck is rated for even if you modified it to handle more payload.

I am pretty sure the was a rear bunk Jayco that did not have a bathroom in it. My wife liked it, but I really like the rear living area. Tv in front of theater seats is something I did not want to give up.

Funny that my wife’s runner up RV had the back living room/ guest room with a half bath. I reminded here that that meant cleaning 2 bathrooms every time we leave from a campsite.
Oh ya, i gotta change that profile thing to the new truck - thanks! I've read about that spring thing - thinking maybe airbags or something if we have to.

Funny you should mention that rear bunk jayco - the one with only 1 bathroom now shows as "Dealer Stock Only" and the bigger one with the 1 1/2 baths is still there. That 1 bath rear bunk would be towable, similar in layout to a Cougar 369BHS. Our main objection to the 1 1/2 baths is my wife saying exactly what you reminded yours of!

We think we'd like a mid-bunk for the extra room that is still separate (like a rear bunk house) but with that added space in the loft for storage or people as need be. Curb side kitchen is definitely desired in the next one, and that rear living room in a mid bunk sure seems to make the best use of the space.
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:22 PM   #42
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I picked up my 357mdok finally. I love it.

PDI was just ok. They were giving more of a quick walkthrough than an inspection. I found a few things like only 1 battery installed? They added the second battery right there.

The one I am waiting on is the main living room sofa/bed has about a 2” gap when in bed position. I saw this when we first bought it and had them put it on our paperwork to get fixed. I still have it in writing on the paperwork but they did not fix it.
They took pictures to send to Jayco to see if it “needs” fixing. Ok they did not say that but I felt like that, never seen a gap that big. Obvious defect.

One of the doors for the propane tanks hits the straps hinge, showed it to them and they joked about Jayco’s work but showed no initiative to fix. I already used my Dremel and cut the loop of it and now it closes without bending the door. They showed me other newer Jaycos that changed the strap with a hinge that has a lower profile, I told them to order me one and they said they would. I saw no one writing it down, so it will not get done.

Nothing else is wrong so I took it home and will fix the small things myself and probably do it better.

Had to order a 50a to 15a adapter so can plug it in here at home.

The 3500 towed it with no problems. Actually did better than I expected, I never had a diesel before so I did not know what to expect.

Happy camper, well I will be in about 2 weeks.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:45 PM   #43
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I picked up my 357mdok finally. I love it.

PDI was just ok. They were giving more of a quick walkthrough than an inspection. I found a few things like only 1 battery installed? They added the second battery right there.

The one I am waiting on is the main living room sofa/bed has about a 2” gap when in bed position. I saw this when we first bought it and had them put it on our paperwork to get fixed. I still have it in writing on the paperwork but they did not fix it.
They took pictures to send to Jayco to see if it “needs” fixing. Ok they did not say that but I felt like that, never seen a gap that big. Obvious defect.

One of the doors for the propane tanks hits the straps hinge, showed it to them and they joked about Jayco’s work but showed no initiative to fix. I already used my Dremel and cut the loop of it and now it closes without bending the door. They showed me other newer Jaycos that changed the strap with a hinge that has a lower profile, I told them to order me one and they said they would. I saw no one writing it down, so it will not get done.

Nothing else is wrong so I took it home and will fix the small things myself and probably do it better.

Had to order a 50a to 15a adapter so can plug it in here at home.

The 3500 towed it with no problems. Actually did better than I expected, I never had a diesel before so I did not know what to expect.

Happy camper, well I will be in about 2 weeks.

Congrats! Just in time for the summer.
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:10 PM   #44
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First “mod” done on day 2 of ownership. This is no where near the quality of the wood workers I see doing mods here but I decided to show it.

Added a shelf under sink for more storage, recycled a cabinet door that I bought in the wrong size. Since it was black it looks ok. Once we are sure we want this I will screw the legs to the cabinets and probably stain them.
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Second “mod”. We were missing a place to put our shoes when we walk in the RV. Our old roo had a space with a door, right next to the entrance where we would leave our shoes. We always take our shoes off to keep the RV as clean as possible.

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Temporary install of fence post stinky slinky storage.

When time and budget permits I will buy the hardware and copy Magnolia Tom’s installation using threaded rod and beam clamps to the underside of trailer.
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Temporary install of fence post stinky slinky storage.

When time and budget permits I will buy the hardware and copy Magnolia Tom’s installation using threaded rod and beam clamps to the underside of trailer.

Now I seen a trailer when I store my trailer had one but he had it under the bumper with 5" u-bolts and I said that is how I can do it but his was round and not square. So I look at mines and seen that the hitch is in the way so my next thought was to install it on top, well I'm still thinking about that.


Nice modding.
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Now I seen a trailer when I store my trailer had one but he had it under the bumper with 5" u-bolts and I said that is how I can do it but his was round and not square. So I look at mines and seen that the hitch is in the way so my next thought was to install it on top, well I'm still thinking about that.


My wife immediately said that it looked ugly. I reminded her that it is temporary. I thought of painting it black but figured why spend the money when I will put it underneath the RV later.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:59 PM   #49
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We love this floor plan, but have not purchased it. Did you see one in person? If so, can you confirm that the outside kitchen sink drains into a holding tank? Seen far to many of these mid bunks with "outdoor kitchens" with sinks that drain onto the ground for my comfort.



Is your 3500 a dualie?


I am on my maiden trip and I remembered you had this question, outdoor sink is plumbed to the black tank.
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My wife immediately said that it looked ugly. I reminded her that it is temporary. I thought of painting it black but figured why spend the money when I will put it underneath the RV later.
Lol, so where are you going to put it at, and yeah underneath works when you do that take a pics please.
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Lol, so where are you going to put it at, and yeah underneath works when you do that take a pics please.


I have not researched exact location but I am thinking behind the drain location. I saw someone use beam clamps and threaded rod. That will be my method.
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Yeah, I think I seem it there also.
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I am on my maiden trip and I remembered you had this question, outdoor sink is plumbed to the black tank.
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Does this count as a “mod”.

Big difference keeping the camper cool when I do not run the A/C.

The frameless windows are nice, but as you know they do not let a lot of air in.
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Now this is finally a real mod. Half of the JT Strongarms is installed. Pushing on the side of the trailer is a huge difference.

I will find out this weekend how it feels inside.

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Just for fun:

My new Rig has so much storage I can bring these:

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Well I brought the WSM in the truck.
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I sure had fun today.
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Does this count as a “mod”.

Big difference keeping the camper cool when I do not run the A/C.

The frameless windows are nice, but as you know they do not let a lot of air in.

Lol, now that's the way to do it.
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Now this is finally a real mod. Half of the JT Strongarms is installed. Pushing on the side of the trailer is a huge difference.

I will find out this weekend how it feels inside.

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This is what I want to have done on mines but my next mod is to get the TST 507 system first, so did you install this yourself?
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