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Old 01-29-2016, 08:10 AM   #1
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New guy wantin some advice.

My wife and two children spend most of the year on the road with my job. We are in a Palamino TT right now but it's not holding up to the hard life of full time RVing. We have decided to get the Jayco 377rlbh. It's a very popular unit now and I believe it has the best floor plan/construction of any 5er out there right now.

My question is this. When we spec one out. What options are popular and should I prep it for a generator for an extra 1k?

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Old 01-29-2016, 08:27 AM   #2
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If you plan on dry camping, then get the generator prep. I did not get that option on my 377.

We have the residential fridge, heat pump, outside TV, cord reel, extra A/C, 2nd awning, exterior grill (I would forego the grill, but ours already had it)...that's all I can think of off the top of my head. I'll be headed to storage in about an hour or 2 to hook up and do our 1st trip.
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I just got one recently as well. Ours has the residential fridge, convection micro, heat pump, second AC, second awning, slide toppers, cord reel.

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Old 01-29-2016, 09:43 AM   #6
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I just got one recently as well. Ours has the residential fridge, convection micro, heat pump, second AC, second awning, slide toppers, cord reel.

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Nice! We were looking at slide toppers. Do they help with longevity of the slides? Or is it more for weather proofing?
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They keep the leaves and debris off the slides. Really they're to keep slides and slide seals clean so I suppose they could aid in extending the life of the slides
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They keep the leaves and debris off the slides. Really they're to keep slides and slide seals clean so I suppose they could aid in extending the life of the slides
We're getting toppers primarily for keeping the debris off the top of the slide (got REALLY loaded up at a couple of sites) and to keep the top of the slide out of the direct sunlight (felt a lot of heat on the inside on several occasions; little insulation there as compared to the main roof).
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Since you seem to be living in this unit for extended periods of time I would go all out.

Must haves IMHO:
Slide toppers
2nd AC
cord reel
Convection Micro
Heat Pump (saves propane)
Residential Fridge
2nd battery (2 x 6V right out of the gate)
Mor Ryde Pin
2nd power awning if available for your model

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Thermo pane windows
Ground Control

Bypass:
Grill (you get the quick connect regardless)

I did the must haves when we ordered our current unit and wish I could fit another awning. That is the one thing I currently desire on my unit. I did not do the genny prep as I had a portable one we use the few times we dry camp. If you are going to dry camp a lot then just get the genny option. If always full hookup then I would skip and save the space for storage.
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IMHO the cord real is a waste of money and a big waste of usable space.
Just coil the cord up on the ground and toss it on the basement floor where the cord reel would be.
They charge a lot for the outside TV. IF you're handy you can get the mount from MorRyde and buy a cheaper, better tv and mount it yourself.

I don't know how your are going to camp, but maybe think about 4 6v batteries and solar. If you are ever without power and don't want to listen to a generator.
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