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Old 06-25-2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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Hybrid tips plz

Taking our 2014 Jay Flight Swift SLX for our first trip. Any tips on folding in the rear tip out (bunk) so as not to get the mattress wet after a rainy camping trip?
Any other tips with the Hybrid greatly appreciated😊
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:43 PM   #2
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Surprisingly the beds stay quite dry even if you are forced to pack up in the rain. It is best if you can season the canvas before your trip. We did it after a few rainy trips and it was no issue. The instructions are in the manual. But basic lyrics you spray the canvas a few times with a light mist of water to help the area around the stithing relax, and seal back up.

Tip, when making the bed, have one person inside and one outside. I open t he emergency exit screen and then tuck in the bedding from the outside, the DW does the same from the inside. No crawling over the bed to make it.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:37 AM   #3
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Like Jag we didn't have any real problem. If it's not coming down hard have someone lightly slap the tenting from inside to bounce the standing water off and have them drop the ridge pole. Fold 'er up and go. I think it's more important to not leave them folded if they are wet. Dry 'em out as soon as practical.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:39 AM   #4
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Is the canvas not secured to the bed on the SLX? The newer Jayco's I've seen (mine included) have the canvas permanently secured on the all. Mattress never gets wet. If its not, pull the mattress into position before folding in the bed. That's what we did on our old '03 Kiwi.

More often than not, if the rain has stopped most of it rolls off and the vinyl dries quickly. But when its still wet I've taken a towel and gotten most of the water off. In the rare times when its raining while packing, I just fold 'em up. Nothing you can do.

Tucking bedding on a hybrid mattress? Never heard that one before. We throw out an unzipped sleeping bag as the base and throw our pillows and blankets or sheets on top. Takes just a few minutes and one person can do it.
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Tucking bedding on a hybrid mattress? Never heard that one before. We throw out an unzipped sleeping bag as the base and throw our pillows and blankets or sheets on top. Takes just a few minutes and one person can do it.[/QUOTE]

We just use sleeping bags on the mattress,makes it so easy.
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In the summer months we'll stretch a fitted sheet over the mattress 'cuz laying on a sleeping bag gets too warm. We have some awesome fleece sleeping bag liners from Cabela's that we zip two together to cover up with...it's just right for warm weather.
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We just use sleeping bags on the mattress,makes it so easy.
We used to do that when we first got the hybrid. That's how we did it in our PUP. But we found the hybrid holds heat a lot better than a pup and our sleeping bags were too warm. In summer, most times all we need is a sheet. And it was certainly cheaper than buying new sleeping bags.
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