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Old 09-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Hello, I just acquired a a used trailer. Are there videos out there about how to set this thing up?

I am new to this kind of the trailer and don't know where to start.

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Haven't seen any videos.
Pretty standard set-up. I have a 165 Sport.

1. Level side to side
2. Chock wheels
3. Disconnect from TV
4. Level front to back
5. Plug in electrical
6. Hook up water
7. Purge air from lines, make sure valves are opened to HW tank
8. Open hot water at faucet and make sure tank is full before lighting HW
9. Light HW pilot, hold for 60sec and turn to on position, should fire right up with a visible flame
10. Put out awning
Enjoy

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Old 09-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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Doug, nice check list.
Particularly not unhooking until you are level side to side. I refuse to tell you how long.
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Also before you unhook make sure you can hook up to power, water AND sewer. I have done that a few times.
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Good catch Richard.
That should be #1. Check that your power cord and sewer hoses reach.
Also, make sure awning doesn't have any obstacles. usually not a problem unless boondocking.

We got it down pretty good during our 9 weeks trip out West.

Practice makes perfect lol

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2005 jayco sport 165 guide video

All this helps. Thank you.

When do you use the tank vs. the city water hook up. If you just want to use the sink, would you just use the city water and then drain the gray water?

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It is your choice, Jay.

When we are just camping for a quick night and want an early morning get away, we do not hook up to water or sewer. Instead we use the water in the trailer fresh water tank. This water is used in our sink/head and then pours into the trailers gray or black water tanks. Also, we will not unhook the travel trailer from the tow vehicle.

The next night out we hook up water and sewer and drain tanks before we leave in the morning.
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All this helps. Thank you.

When do you use the tank vs. the city water hook up. If you just want to use the sink, would you just use the city water and then drain the gray water?

Thank you. Jay
If available, I prefer the city water. I just run a little through to flush the lines and I don't have to worry about the quality of the water in my fresh water tank.

If you only use the sink, then all you'll have is grey water.

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