Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-27-2016, 07:50 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
MIFL19H's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 193
Quote:
Originally Posted by borninblue View Post
My dealer says not possible that they are all white due to the production line. I know not true but I feel him getting agitated.
Sorry to hear that the dealer is not willing to check with Jayco, I am sure if they asked it could be done and being the weekend I don't think they could have found out that fast.

Since Jayco would charge extra anyways you could always buy some Black covers and put them on yourself. This is what I was going to do if the answer was no and the dealer wanted to charge me for them. They are easy to change out.

What did you decide on the rims? You can always put some on later if you wanted to.
__________________

__________________
'16 28BHBE / Elite / Thermal / Dual AC / 50 Amp / 12K Equalizer
'15 F250 Lariat CC FX4 6.2 w/ 3.73 / Air Lift 5000's / Bilstein 4600 HD's / Bilstein 5100 Steering Stabilzer / Hellwig Sway Bar / ARE Z Cap
'12 X19H Hybrid (Sold)
MIFL19H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2016, 08:04 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
MIFL19H's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 193
I am installing Air Bags and my Air Lift kit was deliverd yesterday, opened the box tonight to start the Bag assembly and found out I only have 3 Roll Plates, need 4 as they are the end caps for the Air Bags. The Kit looked like it was boxed by a kid, I am not impressed so far.

Needless to say I am not happy as tomorrow was about the only day I had to install them before picking up our camper in 3 weeks.

I also received my Equalizer 12k hitch, man the spring bars are much thicker than the 10k bars on my old hitch. Hopefully all the parts are there for the hitch, I will build that tomorrow since I can't install the Air Bags.
__________________

__________________
'16 28BHBE / Elite / Thermal / Dual AC / 50 Amp / 12K Equalizer
'15 F250 Lariat CC FX4 6.2 w/ 3.73 / Air Lift 5000's / Bilstein 4600 HD's / Bilstein 5100 Steering Stabilzer / Hellwig Sway Bar / ARE Z Cap
'12 X19H Hybrid (Sold)
MIFL19H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2016, 08:41 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
IceOnFire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Eastvale, CA
Posts: 157
I'm considering getting air bags for my F-150, what brand did you get...Firestone? How hard is it to install?
__________________
2018 Eagle HT 29.5BHOK (on order)
2016 Jay Flight 28BHBE (up for sale)
2016 Ford F-250 Lariat Screw 6.2 CC SB
2014 Feather Ultra Lite X23B (sold)
IceOnFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2016, 08:56 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
MIFL19H's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 193
I went with Air Lift, for the F250 I liked how the Firestones mounted to the axle versus the Jounce Bumper stop better but I am a believer in family owned American manufacturing so decided to go with Air Lift.

Then of course the kit is missing Parts!

Since I am missing a critical part my install is on hold but I don't think it will be to difficult but I am mechanically experienced so this is not something that would be difficult for me, guess it would depend on your abilities.
__________________
'16 28BHBE / Elite / Thermal / Dual AC / 50 Amp / 12K Equalizer
'15 F250 Lariat CC FX4 6.2 w/ 3.73 / Air Lift 5000's / Bilstein 4600 HD's / Bilstein 5100 Steering Stabilzer / Hellwig Sway Bar / ARE Z Cap
'12 X19H Hybrid (Sold)
MIFL19H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2016, 09:45 PM   #55
Senior Member
 
MIFL19H's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 193
Update...

Scheduled for PDI/Pickup on our Camper on Saturday 3/19 with a 2 night shakedown trip on 3/24 at a local county campground.

In the mean time...

I called Air Lift about the missing roll plate and they sent me one right out, I told them the box was not packed very well but other than that all parts were there and looked new. They said it should have been neatly packed so either it had been returned without being installed (minus the roll plate) or Ace Venture had his way with the box as it looked like it had been taped back up. I am happy with their service so far, they were very helpful.

Today opened up as an option for install so I took advantage of it. Took me longer than I anticipated, little over 7 hours, but it was a 1 man show and I did it in the driveway not on a lift and took my time so I did not miss anything and have to re-do it.

So far no leaks and as stated before it does not take much air to fill so will use a small 12v Air Pump. I left it at 30psi for the night, we will see what it is tomorrow afternoon (I don't have to drive it tomorrow). I did run them up to 60psi and checked for leaks and all looked good.

Received my 12K Equalizer still need to assemble it, will bring the tounge brackets and assemble at the dealer on pickup day.
__________________
'16 28BHBE / Elite / Thermal / Dual AC / 50 Amp / 12K Equalizer
'15 F250 Lariat CC FX4 6.2 w/ 3.73 / Air Lift 5000's / Bilstein 4600 HD's / Bilstein 5100 Steering Stabilzer / Hellwig Sway Bar / ARE Z Cap
'12 X19H Hybrid (Sold)
MIFL19H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 08:34 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
MIFL19H's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 193
Update...

1 Day to go... Completeting PDI and hopefully bringing our camper home this Saturday 3/19.

Printed out the PDI info (Thx to Fairenatic) and got all my paperwork and Plate to transfer together. Assembled my Equalizer 12K (Thx to IceOnFire for some measurement info), this will be my first time towing with our F250 though with the 12K and Air Bags I feel good about it.

Tough part is where the dealer is, is not the most convenient to get in and out of, tight streets with busy Orlando traffic so hopefully I don't hit anything or get any dents in this thing on the way out.

Hopefully when I get it home I can park it in my spot on the side of the house, will be interesting... Backing 28BHBE I took measurements so hopefully I was right.

I have 30 AMP at the house so I can hook it up when I get it home to play with it, I have the week off (Spring Break for the Son) and after a few days of other chores and loading up the rig with our camper stuff (I get my garage back) we have 2 nights booked at Moss Park in East Orange County (FL) for the Shakedown cruise.

I did have 2 nights booked at a more local campground we had never been to but after doing a drive by I decided not to risk it as it was very tight, although there were some big rigs in there, I am familiar with Moss Park so it is a better option.

Wish me luck... I hope all goes well with minimal to no issues.
__________________
'16 28BHBE / Elite / Thermal / Dual AC / 50 Amp / 12K Equalizer
'15 F250 Lariat CC FX4 6.2 w/ 3.73 / Air Lift 5000's / Bilstein 4600 HD's / Bilstein 5100 Steering Stabilzer / Hellwig Sway Bar / ARE Z Cap
'12 X19H Hybrid (Sold)
MIFL19H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 09:45 PM   #57
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 1,435
Good luck! Hopefully it's not too much of a sleepless night for ya!
__________________
2013 Jayco JayFlight 26RKS
2013 Ford F150 Ecoboost FX4

2003 Coleman Bayside / 2011 Jayco Jayfeather X20E -- RIP
2012 Tacoma Sport DCSB / 2013 Tundra SR5 - RIP
Heady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 08:47 PM   #58
Senior Member
 
MIFL19H's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 193
4 months after ordering our 28BHBE we brought her home today.

Took almost 4 hrs for our PDI/Demo, all went well and I found no damage and everything seemed to work as it should and all our special requests / deletes were correct. It was raining the whole time so did not spend much time on the ground but being an enclosed underbelly I could not see much anyways. I will crawl under it when I take it to the lot I use to adjust the hitch.

Positive with the rain is I searched for leaks and all was well and the awning dropped the water as it should. Was able to run all systems including city water and running on 50 Amp power and running both AC's simultaneously. We checked everything per the PDI list, had the DW go through the inside as a double check for my sweep. I could tell from the demo guy that people looking over the campers in detail are few and far between.

The dealer wanted to (and did) mail me the paperwork to sign ahead of time, in the end I politely requested to do my full PDI prior to signing anything or providing payment, I was told this is not their normal process but would "allow" me to do this. I find this scary for the uninformed RV purchaser, and there were people there picking up campers that had done it the dealers way.

Couple items missing were the Sink Covers from the Elite Pkg and the Bathroom Drain Plug but all in all we were pleased, I used the PDI checklist from the forum.

As for towing it... That is something I have to get used to, I had not towed in a year but this is a lot more rig than our X19H we had before. I never wanted to go this big but as fate would have it the opportunity presented itself that I needed to get a new TV and chose our F250 which allowed us the opportunity to get this floor plan which was our favorite "best of everything" floor plan but our TV in the past limited us. Smaller "lightweight" rigs that forced us to compromise on features we wanted where more $ or basically the same $ so it was a no brainier in the cost category as far as we got for the $, but size wise it was a big pill to swallow literally, but we went for it.

I was unable to setup the WDH correctly at the dealer lot but had guessed on a setting and it was not quite enough, luckily I had my Air Bags to bring the setup almost level but there was not enough pressure on the bars and distributing weight to the front of the truck. We are going to load all our stuff back into the camper this week then I will properly setup the WDH. This camper pushes a lot of air with it's increased height and sometimes moved my truck around pretty good, I believe (hope) this will correct itself once I get the WDH setup better. I have a cap on my truck so the air flow is smooth all the way back, once you get this camper out in the open and hooked up it makes my truck look small.

Pics to follow soon... been a long day and I'm .
__________________
'16 28BHBE / Elite / Thermal / Dual AC / 50 Amp / 12K Equalizer
'15 F250 Lariat CC FX4 6.2 w/ 3.73 / Air Lift 5000's / Bilstein 4600 HD's / Bilstein 5100 Steering Stabilzer / Hellwig Sway Bar / ARE Z Cap
'12 X19H Hybrid (Sold)
MIFL19H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 08:57 AM   #59
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 91
Congrats again, what an exciting day for you guys!!! How old is your son and how was his reaction, how did he do on the PDI?

How come it took 4 months? Anything wrong with the order or just a long time? When did they reach out to you to give you an ETA? How was that process?

Funny you mention the traffic on that avenue, we drove by there last month and I was thinking the same thing. Steep grade coming out of it and a small street for how busy traffic is. Also there was a lot of traffic in Orlando yesterday we were coming back from Disney around the time you were there.

I want to do the same thing you did, show up with my paperwork. The sales rep told me I'll need to plan on going down for the PDI. Then a few days later when my loan disburses, I can go back down to pick it up. I was thinking I'll grab the forms after the PDI and not bring the kids so we can focus on the PDI.

How helpful were they there with you setting up the WDH?

Congrats again and post pictures of you guys with it for sure.
__________________
TV: Honda Odyssey
HTT: Jayco 17XFD (on order)
jestoy7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 09:47 AM   #60
Senior Member
 
oldmanAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: AZ
Posts: 7,034
Hope you slept well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MIFL19H View Post
4 months after ordering our 28BHBE we brought her home today.

Took almost 4 hrs for our PDI/Demo, all went well and I found no damage and everything seemed to work as it should and all our special requests / deletes were correct. ...snip...

I was unable to setup the WDH correctly at the dealer lot but had guessed on a setting and it was not quite enough, luckily I had my Air Bags to bring the setup almost level but there was not enough pressure on the bars and distributing weight to the front of the truck. We are going to load all our stuff back into the camper this week then I will properly setup the WDH. This camper pushes a lot of air with it's increased height and sometimes moved my truck around pretty good, I believe (hope) this will correct itself once I get the WDH setup better. I have a cap on my truck so the air flow is smooth all the way back, once you get this camper out in the open and hooked up it makes my truck look small.

Pics to follow soon... been a long day and I'm .
Be sure to inflate your TV and TT tires to the maximum shown on the sidewall when towing. The higher pressure reduces sidewall flex which helps reduce sway.
__________________

__________________
Sherm & Terry w/rescues Eydie (min Schnauzer) Steve RIP (std Poodle)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Camped: 102 nights '15, 90 nights '16, 70 nights '17 so far)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.
oldmanAZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.