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Old 01-10-2016, 01:48 PM   #21
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If that is true why do you own a Jayco? Why didn't you pay more money for a brand that has all the features you think are necessary?
Right on X2X2X2! I have a friend who is on his 2nd Class A DP Bus. Exactly what is it that you can't get if you're willing to shell out $350 plus. Even at that rate he has had the bus back to the dealer 3 times in 2 years. The first one broke down on the interstate and that was all it took to trade it for a brand new 44 footer with more tvs than a Best Buys and a heated storage bay.

O well I'm satisfied that I got more than my money's worth with my White Hawk
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:46 PM   #22
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If that is true why do you own a Jayco? Why didn't you pay more money for a brand that has all the features you think are necessary?
I would be happy to if there was one.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:51 PM   #23
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I would be happy to if there was one.
http://www.horizonsrv.com/ heated tanks
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:22 PM   #24
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70 mph in freezing weather on your maiden voyage??? You got bigger balls than me...
70mph did not happen until I was 300-400 miles in and getting a feel of the pull, and during daylight hours with a good view of the road ahead. I've pulled plenty of heavier trailers, just not with this truck, a diesel or a trailer with this much surface area. Any suspicion of less than great road conditions and I backed off to 50mph or less, and any confirmation of ice or snow brought me lower. It was far from reckless. In all reality, I had more truck, and less trailer weight than I usually do. The truck ran about 1600rpm in O/D and about 2400 in drive at 60mph. It was just a bad place for the motor. At 70mph my rpm in O/D was about 1900-2000 and the motor was much happier.

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finally03gt is the under belly on your unit enclosed? If not get some material similar to this Underbelly Material - RV Parts & Accessories - All-Rite.com any RV shop will have it. Seal seems with aluminum tape, a tip from local RV shop.

.....I'll get a picture tomorrow of the heated water hose I made, not pretty but works great.

Nope, underbelly widddeee open. That's my basic game plan if we go cold again. Thanks for the info.


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Suspecting you didn't do a lot of tent camping when it was below freezing .....Throw in heat, Sat tv,.........If you are an occasional user as it sounds like you are,
Haha.. got me there. I actually hate cold with a passion. We don't do much TV, but the heat was pretty nice. We take about 2 trips a year.

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Well said prep for cold. Heat taped aluminum & from wrapped water hose. Loose heat tape, foam noodles w/ bungee loops, and a roll of duct tape. Hook hose add insulation & heat to CG pipe/bib as needed with foam, bungees & tape. Forgot to add the 3 way plug for two heat tapes and a short extension cord to reach the 20amp in the pedestal.
I saw a "proper" store bought heated hose for $100. I figured I could cheap out for less than that. Thanks for the pics. When we left, I honestly thought we had purchased a trailer with the "artic package", but I was horribly wrong. Oh Well, first RV purchase, so it's a learning curve
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Sorry for the delayed reply guys. I appreciate all the input. I was not receiving my emails letting me know there were replies, and I got a tad busy. But again, thanks for all the info.
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Man you are tough! Below freezing weather, I would leave the water systems dry (antifreeze only) and use a water jug.
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Man you are tough! Below freezing weather, I would leave the water systems dry (antifreeze only) and use a water jug.
I would say ignorant is a more appropriate adjective. The guys at the front desk of the RV park suggested using the water tank. They probably assumed, like I did, that they belly had some protection.
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I would be happy to if there was one.
There are plenty. Airstream and Oliver both come to mind. If money is no object I'd sure take a look at them. All things are a compromise. You obviously made a compromise between price and quality when you purchased a Jayco.

You made it sound like there was something especially shoddy about Jayco quality. Heck, you could simply go with a different Jayco product line, like maybe Open Range, and gotten improved quality. At an increased cost of course.
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:56 AM   #30
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There are plenty. Airstream and Oliver both come to mind. If money is no object I'd sure take a look at them. All things are a compromise. You obviously made a compromise between price and quality when you purchased a Jayco.

You made it sound like there was something especially shoddy about Jayco quality. Heck, you could simply go with a different Jayco product line, like maybe Open Range, and gotten improved quality. At an increased cost of course.
Any RV you buy is gong to be a compromise unless you have it custom built from the ground up. Its not just a Jayco thing. Almost all of them are built the same with a few exceptions.

I just wish everything was not on the bloody edge. From the tires and wheels to the cargo capacities.

And some things should just be standard from a safety standpoint like an EMS, TPMS. E rated tires and rims, etc.

And even if offered as options, you start hitting the cargo capacity wall even before you have left the dealer. And they know it and that is why they are willing to give up all that profit from options to third parties.

I am willing to bet that 98% of the RV's on the road today are overloaded. This just causes more safety issues for ALL of us on the road.
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