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Old 06-30-2012, 10:26 AM   #11
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No, still waiting for one to be delivered to a lot within a reasonable driving distance. Closest units are in western North Carolina or eastern South Carolina. We are in south Florida. Funny thing is that we have gone to Myrtle Beach,SC for the last five summers. Chose to stay around home this summer. We were thinking of ordering a unit, but wanted to see one first.

I keep checking in with Jayco. So far all 2013's have been sent to western and Midwest dealers. Only thing we have seen that is comparable to 23.5 RBS is the Elkridge 22' . Outside kitchen a lot nicer than Jayco and there is a built on bike rack on back. Elkridge has a pin weight that is 200 lbs heavier than the 23.5. Jayco appears to be a have a lot more window area in the main living areas. Still leaning towards the Jayco.
We loooove the Jayco, it's gorgeous! have you seen one or just on the website? better in real
I haven't seen the Elkridge so cannot compare but I can tell you, that the Jayco has great windows, love the large one by the dinette! (tinted too)
the outside kitchen is kinda dorky if you ask me but better than nothing. Funny, our's came with a 2 burner stove, the little sink AND a bumper grill.
As for the bike rack on the Elkridge, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the Jayco. It's got a factory installed 3000 lbs capacity Reese hitch receiver on the back, so you can tow another trailer with your motorcycle or boat or add your own bike rack to the receiver and voila!
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #12
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Was just looking at the Elkridge, boy, the Jayco has more floorspace, the slideout is larger and contains the stove fridge and sofa which has an airbed
the sink and large counter space is on the bedroom wall.
again, larger windows, including another small window behind the stove, so in the main living area, door window, stove window, large dinette window, large sofa window. No window in the bathroom but skylite (not opening kind, the bubble type) above the bath.
Also, in the bedroom, 2 full length closets
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #13
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Why the superfluid very the Reese Revolution or was the 23.5 not equipped with the Reese? I am still undecided regarding the hitch. Seems like moving the piviot point back is good and allows the use of a simple fifth wheel hitch. Dealers I have ask about the Reese have tried to steer me away from them.

The P range tires are way too soft as are C's. I will be installing E range on truck. Jayco comes with D's. Will keep D's for a while. If we take long trips out west, we will upgrade to E's on trailer as well.

Brother in law overloads his fiver and ends up buying a couple of new tires each trip. He installed E's and is just returning from 8000 mile trip with no tire problems. We upgraded to E's on our old motor home after loosing a couple of tire and had no further problems. Didn't thing we were overloaded, but Class C's don't much cargo capacity to start with. Bad thing about E's is the loss of ride comfort.
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Why the superfluid very the Reese Revolution or was the 23.5 not equipped with the Reese?
The Reese revolution is an option which wasn't ordered by the dealer on our's


The P range tires are way too soft as are C's. I will be installing E range on truck. Jayco comes with D's. Will keep D's for a while. If we take long trips out west, we will upgrade to E's on trailer as well.

wondering if I should keep 20's and get michelins 275/65R20 which will change my odo a bit as gear ratio or change rims and tires for 17's which will give me more choice for tire selection. Also going to LT E ratings

... Bad thing about E's is the loss of ride comfort.[/QUOTE]

Guess it's the price of having a working truck
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I gladly give up ride for not being stuck along a road somewhere with a blowout.
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Good to know that the Jayco has a receiver hitch. Guess I should have snapped to it when someone said that they were towing a boat behind their Eagle HT.

I will be going on a road trip with son looking at prospective grad schools and we may try and get by Jayco factory when in the area or at least get by a dealer that has a 23.5 in stock.

I have seen the exterior kitches on the Jayco. Liked the Elkridge in that their outdoor kitchen had a frig and microwave. Drawback is the frig is electric only. The extra frige and microwave also adds the additional weight.

Keep in touch regarding your 23.5. Thanks for the info to date.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:55 PM   #17
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Picked the 23.5 yesterday. Beautiful! Got the superglide hitch (pullrite) and pretty impressed! You can turn at a 90 degree angle no problem. Only thing is you need to be within a 10 degree angle to hitch up or it won't lock. Small price to pay to get a nice automatic slider
With unitched it ourself for the first time and extended the landing gear too long and maxed out when leveling, so we had to re-hitch (no problem) and lift the landing gear and bring them down with the switch.
This model came with a bbq wich we'll be keeping in the truck bed for lack of storage, need the small storage space for hoses and such.
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Congratulations!

Glad to hear that your unit came in and glad you like it. We have never owned or pulled a fiver, so I will have a steep learning curve. What model of the superglide did you get and how is your tailgate/side rail clearance?

Heading out tomorrow on a road trip with son to look at grad schools. Had planned to go by factory in Elkhart for a tour and look at a 23.5, but they will be closed while we are in the area. Plan B is to visit a dealer in NC that still has a 2012 model on the lot. Wonít have the truck so I canít bring it back. It sure would save on hotel rooms.
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Glad to hear that your unit came in and glad you like it. We have never owned or pulled a fiver, so I will have a steep learning curve. What model of the superglide did you get and how is your tailgate/side rail clearance?

Heading out tomorrow on a road trip with son to look at grad schools. Had planned to go by factory in Elkhart for a tour and look at a 23.5, but they will be closed while we are in the area. Plan B is to visit a dealer in NC that still has a 2012 model on the lot. Wonít have the truck so I canít bring it back. It sure would save on hotel rooms.
Not sure of clearance, I'll measure
Superglide 2700
Good luck in your search. It's really a nice 5W very well equiped
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Read up on the Superglide 2700 and found it to be a very resonably priced slider. I see that the instructions specify a 6" clearance between the rails and trailer. Six inches should provide plenty of room for uneven campsites and steep driveways.
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