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Old 02-01-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hello everybody. My soon to be family of four just purchased a jay flight 29QBS two weeks ago and I stumbled across this site last week. I have already learned a ton from reading the posts, so thank you for all of your free info. I was wondering if yall had any advice for me and my family. We have already bought a good sewer hose, power cable adapters, fresh water hose, and a few other odds and ends, but I would love any input yall had. When we purchased the trailer we bought an E2 roll bar WDH, is that a decent brand/model? We are so new to this we have no clue if we are doing this camping thing correctly. Thanks for any advice yall have. My family and I can't wait to get camping, see yall on the road and in camp.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:20 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your JayFlight.

The E2 is built by an excellent company (IMHO) and is a 2 point sway control. I have the 4 point sway control WDH made by the same company - Progress Mfg. There may be others here using the E2.

There is almost no way to do camping incorrectly, as long as everyone is safe, but there is virtually a limitless way to do it.

What kind of experience do you have with camping? That will help others provide meaningful 'clues' about camping. Also, what tow vehicle will you be using?

Welcome to the JOF.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I grew up camping with my family in an RV, but that was years ago. I'm sure everything has changed. My TV is a 2011 2500HD Durmax, so hopefully it's plenty of truck for the TT. Thanks again for any and all advice yall have.

My other TV is a C-17, but I can't just take that out whenever I want.
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:38 PM   #5
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We LOVE our 29QBS. We have two boys (6 and 8 years old) and take them all the time in it. We have room to bring another family of three with us very comfortably and have yet to use up our storage. The Duramax is going to tow it just fine. We tow with an F150 EB and while it rides fine with very little sway, it is right at the edge of too much trailer for us in terms of payload. We just take our time pulling, no hurry.

Yeah, a Globemaster is more than enough to haul it but you would be hard pressed to find a suitable campsite for that TV and the fuel consumption is miserable.
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Thanks for the info. I grew up camping with my family in an RV, but that was years ago. I'm sure everything has changed. My TV is a 2011 2500HD Durmax, so hopefully it's plenty of truck for the TT. Thanks again for any and all advice yall have.

My other TV is a C-17, but I can't just take that out whenever I want.
Congrats on a new Travel Trailer and yes, you have plenty of truck for that TT. Happy camping.

Love those C-17s, nice ride every time.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:41 PM   #7
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Flyboy,

Welcome and congrats on the new rig!!!

Once you load the trailer up with everything, you will probably need to re-adjust the wdh. When the dealer set up the wdh it was for an empty trailer. Here is a link to wdh set up and how a wdh works.

Enjoy the new rig!!!
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Congratulations and Welcome, but most of all, thank you for your service to our Great Nation!

We were in your shoes a couple of years ago and the best advice we got was to take it slow and easy. Lots of great folks here that are happy to answer any questions you may have.

IMO, two essentials that I consider cheap insurance, and I don't see on your list above, are an Electrical Management System/Surge Protection (I won't plug in without it) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Those were some of the first things I purchased and the EMS has saved us a couple of times.
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Congrats!

My suggestion would be to not worry about what you need to the point of getting stressed out. Get the basics (which it sounds like you have) and get out and use it. Make sure your first couple trips are short or have someplace not to too far away if you have to run out for something. The RV industry is great at selling things that you may need once in a lifetime of camping. We bought a few of these items. Now I find myself simplifying.

Walk around in the campground and if you see something interesting, something you think you want, or something you don't know what it is, stop in for a chat and ask what they think of it. Campgrounds are like old fashioned forums! Most campers like to chat with others and are typically pretty friendly!
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Don't forget you need to level the trailer under the wheels, side to side. Wether it be with boards or plastic stacking blocks.
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