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Old 07-18-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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Just bought our first 5er - Jay Flight 305BHS

So excited to have found this forum!! How wonderful!

We are the proud owners of a Jayco fifth wheel! It's a 2007 jay flight 305BHS

We are a family of 5 and this camper is a perfect fit for us. I love all the room inside and my husband loves all the storage in the outside of the camper. My husband is 6'2" so the extra headroom in the 5er is wonderful!

The camper is in great shape, but our first mod will be changing out the terrible mattress. I think my hubby is going to extend the bed platform and we'll put in a standard queen mattress. It will probably extend above the ledge at the top of the bed but it should be okay.

As soon as we sell our old HTT we'll bring home the new camper. Dealer is letting us keep it there for a few weeks.

Hubby needs to get a hitch put in his truck as this is the first fiver we've purchased.

Any tips would be appreciated. We are looking forward to some fall camping!
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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A full sized queen mattress was one of the first mods we did to our Jayflight. I removed the existing bed platform and put 2x2's in its place, screwed to the floor. I used the plywood from the original platform and put it over the frame of 2x2's so that it was aligned with the new mattress at the foot and added some plywood filler pieces at the head. The plywood extends a few inches past the 2x2 at the foot but it works fine. That gave me 13" clearance to the bottom of the shelf at the head of the bed so that a new full size queen pillowtop mattress just fit. It's a HUGE improvement over the existing mattress...I don't know how anyone sleeps on those things. You lose the under-bed storage (well, not really but it's only 1 1/2 inches deep now) but it's well worth it, IMO. I'm 6' 5" so it really makes a big difference and was fairly easy and cheap (except for the mattress) to do.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:41 AM   #3
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Oops...I used 1x2's, not 2x2's...but either would probably work.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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Great, thanks for all the suggestions!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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Since this is your forst 5'ver beware you are a lot taller that your Travel Trailer, so watch out for lower hanging limbs and other low obstructions a travel trailer would normally clear.
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