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Old 05-17-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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We finally got our rig out this weekend for it's shakedown cruise. Other things in our life including a new litter of puppies delayed us.

Good news is that everything worked and we are pleased with our decision. All in all the quality is good and the floor plan is well thought out. We plan to keep this trailer for a long time.

A few things that we want to improve on.

The mattress is not comfortable at all. Rock hard. Pam it thinking about a pillow top add on. Any other ideas?

The fuse blew on the front legs - as others have reported. Fortunately it did it on the up cycle and we just left the rig attached to the truck. Seems like poor engineering to me. I will go out and buy some slow blow fuses today.

Who was the moron that "designed" the power cable storage. Does anyone have a better method?

We couldn't come up with a good place for the trash can. Any thoughts?

These are all relatively minor but still things we would like to fix. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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CONGRATS on the Maiden Voyage!!!
As for the matress, my wife and I purchased a 4" memory foam mattress from WalMart for $130.00 or so. We considered the 2" mattress, but figured that the extra $30.00 was worth paying.
What a BIG difference!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:44 PM   #3
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Did you replace what was there or use the memory foam on top of the existing mattress?
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:12 PM   #4
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I simply placed the memory foam mattress over the junky thin mattress.
It does tend to slip down the mattress a bit (about two inches) after a weekend of camping so I am not sure how I want to secure the two so I do not have to keep pulling the memory foam back up.
For now, it's not that much of a pain in the butt, but it could be on longer camping trips or fulltiming.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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Congrats Pam and Nick! On the shakedown *and* the puppies.... assuming they are spoiled offspring of the two spoiled Scotties in your signature? LOL pictures... PICTURES! (umm feel free to add some of the shakedown too *giggle*)

Believe it or not, the mattress that came with our G2 tt was actually pretty comfy. We planned a trip to Costco/Walmart after we picked it up back East knowing we were going to buy a topper for it. I was amazed that we didn't need to! Thanks Jayco! But definitely look into the topper... much cheaper and more cozy than a new mattress!

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We ordered a 4 inch memory foam matress by Serta from Overstock.com and it will do the trick. Paid $110 including shipping so it was a relatively inexpensive upgrade. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:55 PM   #7
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We just got back from our own 'shake-down' & found the mattress not bad...thinking of adding a 'topper' to it as well for more padding. Kids didn't complain, but then again, I never really asked them.......
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:55 PM   #8
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We use a 2" memory foam topper on top of the mattress in our G2. I use a snug fitting mattress pad over both the mattress and topper and it stays in place pretty well. Sure is a pain to put on though! In our last rig I could slide the mattress down to where I could reach the top- don't have that much room now. But, that's a small price to pay for a much better tt!
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