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Old 02-14-2016, 03:35 PM   #11
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:44 PM   #12
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Our White Hawk was our first TT and we loved her. She gave us two years and ~11k trouble free miles. Only traded her as we wanted a little more space, especially in the bedroom
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:08 AM   #13
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thanks for all you comments, i live in N. Ireland so we are restricted to the size of unit we can tow.
Also the nearest dealer we have is in England & we have to buy from a brochure as he does not stock the model we like.
We are coming for a 32ft RV (coachmen mirada) so it will be a big change but we feel we would like to have our truck with us & the trailer offers double bunk beds for the kids.
How do travel trailers tow behind a truck?
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:50 PM   #14
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I bought a 2016 25BHS in October 2015. I'm really enjoying it. I've used it about 4 times so far for weekend trips. I've only had minor issues and Jayco was great. The place where I bought it, Richardson's RV was very slow for the maintenance work. I had to wait 2 months to get it in and then it took over 1 month to fix it.

I emailed Jayco from their website and they authorized me to take it to someone else for the repair work. However, everyone around the holidays was booked out so I just took it to Richardson's RV in Menifee.

The problems I had were not major. Water was leaking under the bathroom sink. Turned out a gasket was not tightened. The pocket door between the bedroom and living room came off the track in transit and had to be repaired. The closet door and some kitchen drawers were loose and they tightened them.

I upgraded the battery. I added two 6 v. deep cycle golf batteries and have them in series. The original 12 v. battery that came with it didn't last long at all when I was dry camping one weekend and one of my experienced friends recommended buying two 6 v. deep cycle batteries. I haven't had to use them yet as I haven't dry camped yet but I will this weekend and see how long they last.

I also upgraded the TV. It came with a 32' LCD TV but I replaced it with a nice 32' LED Samsung smart TV so I can use Netflix with it streamed from my iphone.

I also bought a Honda 2000 w. generator which I'd highly recommend if you will dry camp. It's quiet and works well. I am also planning to buy an inverter so I can use the TV and microwave at night.

I have 3 young kids so the set up and floor plan of the 25BHS is perfect. The queen size bed is very comfortable. The kids haven't complained about the double bunk bed mattresses. And I haven't used the convertible table/cushion bed yet.

It has tons of storage space which I really appreciate. And I like the kitchen island set up. The additional bathroom door is a big plus so the kids don't have to go through the RV all the time to access the bathroom. But a negative if you go camping in groups/friends is they will use your bathroom more frequently.

All in all, I'm really happy with my trailer. Still a rookie and learning a ton but it sure beats tent camping.
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:20 AM   #15
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We have a 2015 25BHS. Absolutely love it. Never had any issue with the quality. Different opinions and experiences from different places and different manufacturing times plague everything from automobiles, to trucks and trailers and motor homes.

However, once we saw the floor plan for the 2016 25BHS, we considered trading in. I really like the idea of the door off the bathroom on the street side. Though with having the sink on the island that door is a necessity if you want access to the bathroom or the back side of the TT while traveling.

Having the slide outs on both sides makes for a more appealing space once its all opened up, but again, it's a necessity with the island. The downside to this, is that we have noticed and been to a couple of RV sites where RV's park right next to each other and when everyone has slides opened, it can get ridiculous to walk around your rig (we usually avoid sites that require us to park immediately next to another RV).

Though we do prefer to boondock off the beaten path and away from RV parks whenever we can help it.
I have been looking for a 2015 25 BHS & find none in my area yet for sale. I'm in Orlando, Fl. I see your thinking of trading in, If you are interested in selling it plz let me know.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:26 AM   #16
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We bought a 2015 White Hawk 28dsbh in Nov of last year. To be honest, we were looking at either a Forrest River, Keystone or Cruiser with the same or similar floor plan. We even considered a Grand Touring bunkhouse model but something about the lack of warmth just turned us off. After shopping several dealerships we stumbled on the Jayco and we were impressed. OUrs was the last 2015 on the lot so we got a pretty good deal on it. I visit it often on the side of my house though almost like my personal "man cave" to get away from the kids for a few minutes. It's only been out once so far but it seems to be a great TT with a lot of modern features. The only thing we didn't care for are the sliding bedroom doors so I removed them.
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Yeah I really like the floorplan but especially the weight of the 2015 BHS. I have an F150 with 5.0 v8 but with the 3:31 rear gear ratio. I am looking for a TT that weighs under 7,000lbs loaded. I almost bought a new Coachman freedom express but after inspection of the inside I was frightened off. One cabinet side was hanging off & you could see the staples that held it together, Insulation around the bathroom skylight fan vent was hanging off (I'm thinking water leaks), & the cheap decorative veneer on the kitchen counter side cabinet by the entance door already had a seam buckleing out. This was a brand new unit thatust have been built late Friday before a holiday weekend or something, unbelievable.
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Old 02-25-2016, 04:24 PM   #18
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We bought a 2015 White Hawk 28dsbh in Nov of last year. To be honest, we were looking at either a Forrest River, Keystone or Cruiser with the same or similar floor plan. We even considered a Grand Touring bunkhouse model but something about the lack of warmth just turned us off. After shopping several dealerships we stumbled on the Jayco and we were impressed. OUrs was the last 2015 on the lot so we got a pretty good deal on it. I visit it often on the side of my house though almost like my personal "man cave" to get away from the kids for a few minutes. It's only been out once so far but it seems to be a great TT with a lot of modern features. The only thing we didn't care for are the sliding bedroom doors so I removed them.
I've been looking to add a door on my trailer. Are you willing to sell the slider hardware from your door?
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Check-out our signature for what we have. We are VERY happy with both our trailer and truck and plan on sticking with them for many years! What we were looking for and ultimately 'sold' us were [1] the outdoor kitchen (use it ALL the time - reduces inside humidity), [2] bunks (that double as storage for outdoor folding furniture when we don't have guests), [3] master bed access from both sides with the ability to extend the queen-short to a queen-regular (there is enough room at the foot of the entertainment center to put on a standard size queen topper ~ not only better length but bedding is less costly with more selection). Even after looking at the 2016, we still prefer the 2015 floorplan without the kitchen island because of the storage right inside the door ~ and we can get to the bathroom without extending the slide. BTW, as the DW, the truck is a dream on steep/twisty roads - no more white-knuckling for me!
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I have been looking for a 2015 25 BHS & find none in my area yet for sale. I'm in Orlando, Fl. I see your thinking of trading in, If you are interested in selling it plz let me know.
We are going to go through this season before we make a decision to trade up. However, consider ordering it through a local dealer or contact Jayco directly. To be blunt, we live in Alaska, so even if we were to want to sell it right away, it would not be very cost effective for you to buy from me. Shipping these things costs a pretty penny.
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