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Old 10-26-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Just Ordered 1st Fifth Wheel

Thanks to everyone for all of the great information about Jayco fifth wheels. After weeks of looking, researching, watching YouTube videos, and reading forums, we ordered the 2014 Eagle 33.5 RETS. We looked at the Eagle Premier and the Pinnacle, both with great "wow" factors, but decided that right now a more affordable unit was the better way to go for us. Very happy with our choice and the new trailer.

This is our first fifth wheel; having traded in our TT for a better bedroom situation for a tall guy like me. Any advice or helpful hints from you vets would be greatly appreciated.

Due date is early December and that is going to be a difficult wait! We are hoping to plan a trip to the Jayco factory for a tour and hopefully to see our unit on the assembly line.

Thanks again everyone for a great forum for newcomers like us!!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new 5er. I think you will be very happy with the upgrade from a TT. We have had several TTs over the years, and now have our first 5er, as well. After just a few great trips, we decided that we will not return to a TT.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Any words of wisdom for a 5'er newbie?
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:32 PM   #4
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Just Ordered 1st Fifth Wheel

Congrats, Dec will be a long wait......but worth it.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:35 PM   #5
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Congrats on your new purchase. Your gonna love it..
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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Very nice, enjoy and have a great time. You'll be on the road before you know it.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:33 AM   #7
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Words of wisdom?, Yeah, make sure you have cab clearance when you back in. Saw a guy backing in his Fifth wheel and he busted out his rear window because he turned to sharply. Just a thought.
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Words of wisdom?, Yeah, make sure you have cab clearance when you back in. Saw a guy backing in his Fifth wheel and he busted out his rear window because he turned to sharply. Just a thought.
saw my uncle do this with a brand new setup.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:33 AM   #9
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Thanks all. Trying to gather info for fifth wheels and wait patiently...last ones pretty difficult. But greatly appreciate the advice and welcoming attitudes. Now I'm planning next years trips!
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:12 AM   #10
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The turning radius is a lot longer on a 5th wheel then it is on a trailer. That will become obvious the first time you try and go around fuel pump islands. Nothing that you can't adjust to but you really need to watch your mirrors until you get used to it.
You should love it. We moved from a trailer to a 5th wheel two years ago. We will never go back. Nothing wrong with a trailer but it's a big step up in room with the right 5th wheel. Congratulations!!
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