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Old 05-20-2015, 12:41 PM   #1
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Hey folks, I just purchased a 2016 Jayco 184bh from a local dealer and will take delivery of it next week. It will be my first Jayco TT and I am really excited. We upgraded from a Coleman popup. Any thoughts on my choice and/or tips for a first time owner? Thanks for any input.

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Old 05-20-2015, 12:48 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new trailer and welcome to the forum. Lots of us on this site moved to TT from popups.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:50 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new Jayco. Driveway camping is always a good idea for the first trip. Or as I do, just pick it up from the dealer and head to a nearby campground.


Our three kids are all in there 20s now, the camping trips they loved and still talk about, were not the perfect ones, where we had everything we needed, perfect weather etc. Adapting and overcoming can be a great fun as well.
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Congrats and welcome from Colorado


Most first trips are somewhat close to home base, but its not your first rodeo - just a different horse - have fun


PS> add some info on your signature line about your trailer and tow vehicle - helps when you have questions
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Congratulations on the new trailer and welcome to the forum. Lots of us on this site moved to TT from popups.

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Old 05-20-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
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Adapting and overcoming can be a great fun as well.
+1

I agree completely, especially after the dust settles.

I've said it many times on here, but the most important items to keep at all times are these:

1) Good sense of humor
2) Positive can-do attitude
3) Credit card
4) Some cash

Don't take yourself too seriously, s#!t happens to everyone, the greatest difference is how you handle it.
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Welcome, and congrats on the TT. Having done this ,too, The first thing you may notice is the difference in the amount of wind resistance when towing at highway speed. The second thing is the desire to shop at CW for more goodies that we all seriously think we need! What is your TV?
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Welcome, one of the other things you need to do it pick up quickly on the acronyms used on the forum, TV - Tow Vehicle ect...... This forum is an excellent resource.
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Thanks folks ! My TV is a Samsung..err.. a 2013 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 4.0 liter 2WD
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Congrats on the new TT. Like yourself, I upgraded last year from a Pup. You will have a ton of fun! Just remember that's why you bought it. If you've been camping with a pup you know things can and do go wrong. A good attitude is really all you need, plus maybe a little common sense. JOF to fill in the gaps and you are golden.
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