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Old 01-25-2016, 08:42 AM   #51
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More food for thought. Why the heck did they make the storage door's so small in relation to the actual size of the storage area? It looks like they could have been at least another 6" higher and a few inches wider. Sure does limit the size of containers and ease of access. Thanks. Wireman
I remember thinking the same thing, but I have the bed of my pickup for larger items. We haven't gotten very far in planning for loading, but it seems likely that we'll put things like our under-awning rug, tools and hookup-related items in there, like hoses and leveling blocks. I was also thinking of one of those telescoping collapsible ladders.

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Old 01-25-2016, 04:37 PM   #52
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Well I have to agree with the storage door size they are just tall enough for a bag of Lynx blocks to fit in them.


But I did go buy some new plastic bins that were shorter but wider then what I had before and after using them and loading and unloading I actually like them better.


I think for storing items the wider bins are better then taller bins as items do not seem to hide as much. After loading the bins I just slide them in and then turn them sideways.


What I originally thought was a bummer actually turned out to be a non issue.


I still have all the same items I had in there before.
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:58 PM   #53
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TxTwoSome, I think your right about the shorter storage containers. Easier to handle and less stuff piled on top of itself.


It just would be easier access and easier to look in the storage area with a larger door.


I read thru some info & pics on the StarCraft Launch 24RLS which is basically the same floor plan, just a bit longer and they have a much larger storage door. It also has some standard features that would have been nice to have.


It's a couple feet longer and weighs more. The MSRP is probably more also. That's why I settled on the Jayco. It's been 4 weeks now & probably another 6 to go. Wireman
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TxTwoSome, I think your right about the shorter storage containers. Easier to handle and less stuff piled on top of itself.


It just would be easier access and easier to look in the storage area with a larger door.


I read thru some info & pics on the StarCraft Launch 24RLS which is basically the same floor plan, just a bit longer and they have a much larger storage door. It also has some standard features that would have been nice to have.


It's a couple feet longer and weighs more. The MSRP is probably more also. That's why I settled on the Jayco. It's been 4 weeks now & probably another 6 to go. Wireman
Before I bought mine I also researched the StarCraft 24RLS and you are right the doors are larger on it.


After many trips to dealers and looking at all the little things.

I made a complete list of all the differences between the two and the Jayco had more in the plus column so that's why the Jayco for us.
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Coming back to camping after getting the kids out of the house. The 23RLSW checks a lot of boxes for us with one major exception being the awning. Has anyone ever inquired about getting a longer awning factory installed rather than the 13 foot model that is standard?

Also looking for opinions on best Jayco dealer in Indiana?

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That would be the best way if possible. It would avoid mounting holes from the smaller awning and trying to figure out how to patch them.


I'm not sure how flexible Jayco is on changing existing equipment on factory builds. I think the majority of us would like to make changes in some way. That would make all our rigs semi custom and I don't think they want the logistics hassle of doing that.


Maybe on something simple like that its possible. Good luck. Wireman
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:14 PM   #57
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Sorry to drag this post from 1 subject to another but my questions are about the 23RLSW. If I remember right in the bedroom there are 2, 110 volt outlets mounted in the base of the bed.

When I get my unit I was thinking of putting in a outlet at each base cabinet along side of the bed. For those of you who have the 23RLSW already, do you see any problem extending wiring off the existing outlets to this area.

Seems to me it would have been a better position for them originally. Or is there issues getting wire to there because of the storage area underneath? Wireman
Took a look in the storage compartment today, and the wire to those AC outlets appears to run through the outside access storage compartment. Looks to me like it should be quite easy to add outlets where you want them, if you really want to do it. It would help to be a small person, however, due to the limited size of the access hatch on either side of the trailer.

I would recommend mounting the new outlets in a shallow work box in order to keep the project at least somewhat compliant with electrical code. Just sayin'...

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Took a look in the storage compartment today, and the wire to those AC outlets appears to run through the outside access storage compartment. Looks to me like it should be quite easy to add outlets where you want them, if you really want to do it. It would help to be a small person, however, due to the limited size of the access hatch on either side of the trailer.

I would recommend mounting the new outlets in a shallow work box in order to keep the project at least somewhat compliant with electrical code. Just sayin'...

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My trailer is in storage I will not get it out till next trip first weekend of March.

I will look then and see what I think about the outlets and let you know.


Who knows I might have a good idea! (Stranger things have happened)
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I looked at a dealer unit yesterday and the only wires I saw in the storage compartment were the 12 volt running light wires.


If I do it I will do it correctly. Wireman
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I looked at a dealer unit yesterday and the only wires I saw in the storage compartment were the 12 volt running light wires.

If I do it I will do it correctly. Wireman
Hmmm... Happened to look in my outside storage compartment today, and saw 110 AC wire - almost certainly 14/2 w/ground - running from the passenger side down into the storage compartment, across to a hole near the center that would feed the outlets located under the bed. Didn't take a picture. Looks like that would make it really simple to put outlets in the base cabinets, if yours is the same as mine.

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