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Old 03-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #1
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Eagle 322 FKS Question

We purchased a 322 FKS late last fall. It was home for a weekend and went directly to storage. We are excited for spring to arrive so we can finally get to camp in it! We want to purchase a memory foam mattress but I forgot to measure the dimensions on the king size mattress. Doe anyone have this model or know the dimensions of the mattress? I'd like to purchase the new mattress soon so we're all ready to go. Also, anyone have any special secrets to share regarding seasonal camping? We have camped for over 5 years but have always camped in state parks. This spring we will park in a seasonal campground at Indian Lake close to Russells Point, OH. Any advice and/or wisdom will be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum and congrats on your new tt! Several members here have your model tt. I'm sure we have a different mattress than you, but we did buy a topper for it from Costco.
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Welcome to the forum Headed to the Lake and congrats on your 322 FKS. We're on our 4th year at a seasonal site. We have made alot of new friends at our campground and I'm sure you will too. No special secrets I can think of. It's pretty much like you've done for the last 5 years, just no set up or take down. I love the fact that we pull in, unlock the door, restock the fridge, extend the awning, and we're done. Sunday about 4:00 PM we retract the awning, lock the door, and head for home. Oh yeah, one thing we did, with the campground owners permission, was to put stones under our TT. You can see a pic in our webshots if you want. I would suggest getting a shed if you're allowed to have one. We didn't think we would need one, but found out real quick they are handy for chairs, tiki torches, garden tools, etc. We bought a Rubbermaid one at a home improvement center when it was on sale in the spring.
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Welcome to the forum. Things you forget will most likely be added to your list for the next week. It takes a while to get it all right.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:17 AM   #5
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Thank you for such a warm welcome! Wiscampsin, awesome pictures! You have a beautiful site. How did you make those chocks? I think something like that would be nice to have and I'm sure it's more economical to make them ourselves. You and your wife seem to be very handy! We're not quite that talented We've already started to make a list of what we'll need and the storage building is on the list! Any other ideas will be appreciated. Take care!
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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How did you make those chocks? I think something like that would be nice to have and I'm sure it's more economical to make them ourselves.
Thanks for the compliments. Here's a couple links on the home made wheel chocks, scroll down on both to see pics. Very easy to make.

http://www.rverscorner.com/articles/chocks.html

A different style:
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/24000023.cfm
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We bought a small cargo trailer and keep it on our river lot. Mowers, weed eaters, gas cans, chairs, tools, you name it and it's there. It is also easy to move in the fall, just hook up and take it home.
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Thank you Wiscampsin - I'll put DH to work this weekend! Clutch, great idea! Everything right where you need it. One thing we've tossing around....do we need some kind of surge protector from the electric source to the camper? For some reason, this is sticking in mind that I've heard somewhere. We will be purchasing a pressure regulator for the water along with some type of filter system. Anything else we should be thinking about??
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One thing we've tossing around....do we need some kind of surge protector from the electric source to the camper? For some reason, this is sticking in mind that I've heard somewhere. We will be purchasing a pressure regulator for the water along with some type of filter system. Anything else we should be thinking about??
I would definately get a surge protector. Considering what it would cost to replace all the onboard electronics (TV, fridge, microwave, AC, furnace, water heater, furnace) it's cheap insurance. Some prefer the hard wired version, others like the portable version. I bought the portable one, EMS-PT30, because I wanted to keed any surge as far away from the TT as possible. I recommend one from Progressive Industries. I got mine from Tweety's.

Hard wired model:http://tweetys.com/electrical-manage...rdwire-30.aspx
Nice because it's out of the weather, interior Digital Remote Display provides info from the inside of the TT, and no chance of theft. A little harder to install if you're electrically challenged but definately doable with the supplied instructions.

Portable Model:http://tweetys.com/electricalmanagem...able30amp.aspx
Direct connection to campground power pedistal. I admit I can't see the display unless I go outside the TT but I knew that when I purchased it. If I had to do it over again I would probably get the hard wire version. I built a box from pressure treated wood that I mount to the campground pedastal to put the portable unit in to keep it out of the weather. I use a bike lock cable to secure it to the post of the power pedistal to deter theft. Sorry, I just realized I don't have a pic of my box and probably should put one in my webshots.

Other things to consider are tire covers to keep the sun off the tires and vent covers so you can leave the vents open during the rain and when you're away to allow fresh air in. An indoor/outdoor thermometer is nice to have but not a necessity. I would also recommend swapping out the original thermostat with a digital one.

http://home.roadrunner.com/~morodat/hunter_install.html

http://www.rverscorner.com/hunterstat.htm

http://www.klenger.net/RV_General/HV...tat/index.html

I know all this stuff can up $$$ reak quick and you don't have to do it all right away. We didn't use a surge protector for all the years we travelled and never had a problem, but my thinking changed when I joined this forum and RV.net and read about how many used and recommended it. Just set you priorities and decide what you need to have and what you'd like to have.
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Wiscampsin, We can't thank you enough for all of the wonderful guidance! It's so nice to have these forums where we can learn from one another's experience. The only thing we've got are the vent covers so I guess that's one down! We will just have to work down the list and realize you don't start out with everything. Again, our sincere appreciation for the great tips and all of the links. Very, very helpful!

PS - I heard back from Jayco regarding the size of the camper king mattress, it's 80 x 72 whereas a regular king is 80 x 76. Just in case anyone else needed the info.
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