Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oklahoma panhandle
Posts: 435
3'senough, what negatives are with the slide toppers? I may regrete it, but I plan to go with the Reese Revolution pen box. Yes, keyless entry. Yes, as you say, I plan to get everything in writing, including price, before I sign anything. Problem, I'm so new to camper shopping, I don't know what a "good" price would be.

Thanks for the reply.
__________________

Shorty Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
3'senough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 2,072
Slide toppers collect water under heavy rain unless you get up there and put beachballs or something else under them. Sure you can adjust the tension but the larger slides just seem to pool. They also flap in the wind and have no option of being drawn in under those conditions. i.e. thunderstorms. One good thing is that they keep the junk off your roof while under trees. It's really a personal choice but for the money I think I would rather invest it into something else in the unit. If your going to keep your unit in a seasonal spot I could see some benifit to having them.

If your are going with a Jayco try obtaining a web quote from RV direct with all the options. Quick and easy for a shopping tool when you go the local dealer.

If you go with an extended warranty shop it. Jayco has one but when offered to me it was at 10% of the purchase price which I passed on. The 2 year warranty covers you on everything and some of the components are covered by the original manufacturer for longer than that.
__________________

__________________

2014 375 BHFS Eagle Premier
2014 Ram 3500 Longhorn DRW CC
6.7 CTD, Aisin, 4.10's
Yamaha EF3000iSEB
3'senough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 03:14 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Gilmer, Texas
Posts: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by poohbear View Post
I dont even know if they are made,but one more set of electric stabilizers at the front of the axles.Maybe an auto-leveler, definitely the slide awnings that roll out when you extend the slides(when ours goes in for the inspection-sticker adding them) .I get on a ladder with a leafblower now before retracting.
I forgot the remote for the electric jacks/slides.I love it especially since i use a gooseneck as I can stand right by the bed and make sure the ball is lined up.
we just had pure dumb luck on buying our 321RLTS as we never saw any at dealers that werent loaded with extras,Maybe we were looking at places that JAYCO was thier premo units and only ordered as such.
poohbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #14
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3'senough View Post

If your are going with a Jayco try obtaining a web quote from RV direct with all the options. Quick and easy for a shopping tool when you go the local dealer.

.


Expect around 30% off MSRP from RVdirect on a ordered unit quote. I bought mine from them as local Jayco dealers were giving me the run around. Happy shopping!
__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 03:48 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oklahoma panhandle
Posts: 435
Once again, thanks to all.

One other question. As I stated above, I plan to get the Reese Revolution pen box, but, what recomendations do you guys have for the "in the bed" hitch. I saw a guy with a Hensley. It had air bags, oscilated four ways. The guy stated takes the "bump" out of the tow.
Shorty Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
3'senough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 2,072
Shorty, it depends on your willingness to invest. The more cushion you put between yourself and the unit the better the ride is going to be. Keep in mind that your truck is only going to give so much as well. I cannet speak to that but there are some threads within this forum on this unit. Do a search on it or start a new topic just on that and some guys will chime in on it. What I can say with conviction is that you want something to cushion the pin connection. What that is and how you choose it depends on your truck and unit setup.

For some reason I thought some guys were having clearence issues depending on the vehicle and pin setup with different configs. Take measurements and consult the manufacturer before investing.

Whatever brand you select I would spend the extra for the claw or upgraded catch if offered. Some brands only do an upgraded version. Reese offers the double plate catch method on the lower dollar hitches but for a few hundred more you can purchase a claw type cast iron catch with a larger plate which I opted for. The unit comes apart with two pins for easier movement out of the truck with decreased weight. Also the new customized mounting brackets are reccomended for more positive mounting vs the universal mounts.

Curt makes a nice hitch as well. If you go with the sidewinder/revolution then your only option is to cushion the hitch.
__________________

2014 375 BHFS Eagle Premier
2014 Ram 3500 Longhorn DRW CC
6.7 CTD, Aisin, 4.10's
Yamaha EF3000iSEB
3'senough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 07:55 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
nylyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast, NY
Posts: 960
I have the 30.5 BHLT with the revolution. My hitch is a standard non-cusioned hitch and I really don't have any issues. I am able to turn very tight with the revolution and not even have to think about it, you are not making a mistake going with one. My Superlite pulls very easily behind the F250. If this is your first 5th, you're in for a treat!
__________________
Karl - Southeast, NY
2011 Jayco Super Lite 30.5 BHLT
2003 Ford F250 Lariat 6.0 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel My mods Bathroom Door Water Filter TV mount Cork Board
Streamline your A/C
nylyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 07:13 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oklahoma panhandle
Posts: 435
Well, Kitty did it. She ordered the bunkhouse Sat. Dealer says it should get here late March or early April. I guess we have joined the ranks of the 5'ers. Thanks to all for your input.

Shorty
Shorty Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #19
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shorty Cox View Post
Well, Kitty did it. She ordered the bunkhouse Sat. Dealer says it should get here late March or early April. I guess we have joined the ranks of the 5'ers. Thanks to all for your input.

Shorty
Congrats and enjoy!
__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
3'senough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 2,072
Congrats and welcome to the club.

I would suggest you put together a list of PDI pre-checks that you go over before you take it off the lot. i.e. A/C bolt check and numerous other minor issues that have been poping up for other owners. Suggest you start a new thread to draw more input for the minor issues others have had.
__________________

__________________

2014 375 BHFS Eagle Premier
2014 Ram 3500 Longhorn DRW CC
6.7 CTD, Aisin, 4.10's
Yamaha EF3000iSEB
3'senough is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.