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Old 10-01-2015, 05:28 AM   #1
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I want your experience

Hello
My girl friend and I are the proud owners of a Jayflight 23RB
When I say we are new to this that's an understatement
The retailer has agreed to store it til Spring
I'm asking you as owners to share your experience.
The question is when it comes to accessories from sewer hose to lawn chairs what would you recommend
I have all winter to make cash purchases so what should be my priorities? What "Quality " manufacturers do you recommend for purchase
Amazon has a lot, but some items look cheap or a gimmick
Both are traps I want to avoid
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:11 AM   #2
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Man, where to start....

A good sewer hose in my opinion is the Camco Rhino setup. Durable and stows well. Water regulator as well. A decent inline filter is a must. A set of leveler block like Lynx levelers or even the Andersen Leveler. I've used small pieces of 2x6 cut into blocks to put under the levelers on the TT. A good fresh water hose.. maybe two just in case. An extension for your shore power cord is always a good idea. Many people have some type of surge protector or electrical management system. You can search other threads here on them. Plenty of advice. A good hitch and sway system is also a priority. You can also search that topic here. The list can go on forever but I'm sure others will a have plenty to add.

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Old 10-01-2015, 07:57 AM   #3
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Being very new myself, I found the hard way that 25' water hose is not always enough, and the 25' power cord can be a little short also. I bought the rhino flex dump hose, no desire to play with pooh. The lynx blocks worked well for me, and I'm using BAL x-chocks to chock it, with a couple of collapsible wedges for good measure. Water Regulator is a must. You'll get great lists here. I found my local Wal-mart has a good selection of Camco products, and they seem reputable. Enjoy.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:49 AM   #4
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Welcome and congrats on the rig!!!

Where to start.....
Spare tire and tools to change if needed!!!!
Wheel chocks!!!! X-Chocks should not be used as the only chocks.
Boards/ Lego blocks for leveling.
Fresh water hoses- I have enough for about 160' I think it is.... Also have a splitter to use at the pedestal.
Water regulator
2- 25' 30 amp extension cord, a couple 14g extension cords for the toaster, crock pot, electric griddle, etc....
2- 10' sewer hoses- for support I have 4" u-shaped gutter inside the vinyl fence post sleeve mid for the sewer hose.
Ez-Up
Camp chairs
Awning mats
Camp Chef Explorer stove
Coleman Roadtrip grill- may retire or replace
2 Aluminum roll top tables- store just like bag chairs
Fire tongs and poker
Hot dog forks
Ice maker for the longer trip(s)
Rope for just in case

Still need a 50amp to 30amp, a surge protector, tire pressure monitor for the trailer, and I know there is something else on the "grocery list"!!! Lol

This is a list of what we have in the trailer (may have missed something! Lol), besides some pot and pans, nesting mixing bowls/ measuring cups, etc. We use paper plates and plastic ware 99% of the time.

Check the link in my signature for some mod ideas. Any questions just ask!

A great way to see what you need in the trailer is to driveway camp! And keep a pad of paper and pen/pencil close on you first few trips to write down what you need.

At the end of the first (full) season, go through the camper to remove anything you didn't use all season....
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1. Good weight distribution hitch with Sway Bar like the Andersen No Sway WDH
2. Andersen Leveler and chocks
3. Giant bubble Leveler, mounted it on the left side (so you can see it from the driver seat)
4. Water Regulator (to protect the RV water lines)
5. Very Long Power Extension Cord AND 30 to 15amp adapter (for emergency power)
6. 4 RV Aluminum Stack Jack (rated 6000lb each), put 2 stabilizes next to the axle (wheel) to eliminate the bounce.
7. Lynx Leveling blocks (for the jacks or for leveling that need more then 4")

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You will need beer. Beer is always required once you hit your destination and back into your spot. Levelling and such can wait
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You will need beer. Beer is always required once you hit your destination and back into your spot. Levelling and such can wait


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The retailer has agreed to store it til Spring
Quick question... Is the battery installed on the TT, or are they going to install it in the spring? If it is installed now, go over to the dealer and pull your main 30 amp fuse that is located near the battery, or the battery will be dead in a week or 2. The CO detector, radio circuit board, fridge circuit board, hot water circuit board all use a SMALL amount of 12VDC, and will discharge the battery in a week or 2. You also need to pull the fuse when you return from camping, unless you leave it plugged in to shore-power/home outlet.

Best idea, as you do not know if it is at a full charge would be to remove it and take it home with you and put it on a smart charger until spring. That will be one less thing you will need to worry about.

Did the dealer give your the walk through inspection and try all the things in the TT? If not take a trip and have them go through and test every item with you. This way you will be ready for the spring camping season.

Also make sure that they do not use your TT as a display model, you will be amazed at how much traffic will walk through it without your knowing.

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In addition to always checking tire pressures prior to leaving, don't forget to check the spare also, and be sure that you have the necessary equipment to change a tire should it become necessary: proper size lug wrench, jack, etc.
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Something that was mentioned, do you have a wdh yet? Can't link it at the moment (on my phone), but there is a thread both here and on RV.net concerning adjusting the wdh for a safe towing experience. Even if the dealer did set the hitch up close for an empty trailer, you will probably need to re-adjust it once you load the trailer. Ideally if you have a CAT Scale near you is to weigh your rig and trailer 3 times.

Remembered something else that is on my grocery list:

Main on/off switch at the battery. I plan on ordering a Blue Sea mini single on/off switch, mounting it to a group 27 battery cover/case, along with a waterproof 12v cig style outlet for a 12v compressor and "beach toy inflator". I will use some wood to keep the battery from sliding around inside the larger case.
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