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Old 01-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Jayco Pinnacle 35LKTS Order

We are considering ordering a 2012 Jayco Pinnacle 35LKTS.

What options do you feel are must haves? Ones to avoid?

Sleep Comfort bed over the stock mattress? Probably not

Fireplace? Probably not

Central Vac? Yes

30" Convection Microwave? Yes

12 cu ft double door fridge? Yes

In & Out 22" TV? Undecided. Would like brackets installed in bedroom and jacks, but would like to choose my own aftermarket TV.

4 Point Leveling system? Yes, but would rather have a Bigfoot

Key Fob Remote? Yes

Satellite kit? No, but would like separate cable and sat connections.

2nd AC in bedroom? Definitely yes in Texas

Kitchen Power Vent? Probably, but undecided

Mor/ryde Pin Box? Yes

Generator prep? Yes

5500 Watt generator? No if it's propane. Yes if I can get a 6,000 Watt diesel

Thermal Pane Windows? Yes. I regret I did not get that on my current trailer.

Slide awnings with metal wraps? Yes

Bike Rack/Cargo tray? Undecided

Outside Grill? No

Saddle leather? Appealing, but is it worth $4,000?

Premium Paint? Maybe, if there are no decals. Decals don't hold up well in the Texas sun

Will they upgrade the Mor/ryde 3000 suspension to the 4000? I hope so.

Advice appreciated.

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Old 01-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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Hello Doc! I see you have begun the search. Welcome to the forum.

One thing I would assure is to specify a low profile AC on the front. Mine is a standard height and it adds a few inches to the overall trailer height, which will be important with a fifth wheel.

Digital thermostats are standard on the 2012 and up.

I have been pleased with the slide out bike rack in 6 months of use.

Getting used to the door being by the edge of the slide out will be an adjustment.
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Hello Doc! I see you have begun the search. Welcome to the forum....
Thanks Norty!

According the the Jayco literature, the front AC option is a 13.5K low profile.

I'd rather have a 15K and add a few inches of height. It gets hot down here.

I suspect, the low profile is the only option they will offer.
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I would rethink the fireplace...we ordered that with our 36kpts.

We did not want to spend an extra 7k+ for paint but that is just us.

Other than that you have things thought out good and good luck on deciding.
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I would rethink the fireplace...
Agree, we were not high on it but have found we really like it. There is so much storage inside that you don't miss the loss of a little space. It puts out enough heat that we have not used the Vornados as much.
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Thanks Norty!

According the the Jayco literature, the front AC option is a 13.5K low profile.

I'd rather have a 15K and add a few inches of height. It gets hot down here.

I suspect, the low profile is the only option they will offer.
Mine came with a 13.5, but not the low profile model. We have not camped in the 100's yet but it does a good job so far.
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I believe you want to keep your rig below 13'6" as I think that is the minimum clearance on highways. The front air conditioner on my Eagle puts me at 13'4" and I have had height issues in certain towns as well as with trees in many places. I took down a 3" branch while backing down my son's street. No damage but hearing that klunk as the branch hit the roof of my truck was not pleasant. A fiver adds a whole new dimension (height) to RVing when your used to a TT.
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Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

Looks like we are getting the fireplace. Mamma likes it.
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Sleep Comfort bed over the stock mattress? No

Fireplace? Yes

Central Vac? Yes

30" Convection Microwave? Yes

12 cu ft double door fridge? Yes

4 Point Leveling system? Do not know, new option

Key Fob Remote? Yes

Satellite kit? Yes with separate cable and sat connections.

2nd AC in bedroom? Yes

Kitchen Power Vent? Yes

Mor/ryde Pin Box? Yes

Generator prep? Yes

5500 Watt generator? Jayco installs Gasoline operated unit

Thermal Pane Windows? Yes

Slide awnings with metal wraps? Yes

Bike Rack/Cargo tray? Yes

Outside Grill? No

Saddle leather? No
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...5500 Watt generator? Jayco installs Gasoline operated unit...
Odd that. I thought Fed regs required generators to run on the same fuel the vehicle already has (but, then again, maybe not). Unless it is a toy hauler with a fuel station, that would mean a fiver's generator would have to be propane powered.
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