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Old 04-26-2016, 09:20 PM   #11
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Spare fuses
Duct tape (I prefer Gorilla Tape actually)
WD-40
Small set of basic tools (at least)
A pad and pen to write down what you forgot, and what you wish you had.
A small wad of cash.
A credit card.
A positive, can-do attitude. This one will take you the furthest. Not much you can't do with this and the previous items.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:35 PM   #12
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Part of the deal is a discounted hitch, but I don't know any of the details on that yet. Will tomorrow, any suggestions there? I'm happy to pay extra $$ for something that may provide a real difference.

Im a big fan of the blue Ox sway pro wdh. It easily adjusted and has worked great for us going on our third season.

Congrats on the trailer by the way.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:37 PM   #13
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Spare fuses
Duct tape (I prefer Gorilla Tape actually)
WD-40
Small set of basic tools (at least)
A pad and pen to write down what you forgot, and what you wish you had.
A small wad of cash.
A credit card.
A positive, can-do attitude. This one will take you the furthest. Not much you can't do with this and the previous items.


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Old 04-27-2016, 07:19 AM   #14
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Before you leave the lot when picking up your trailer, get a ladder (a sturdy 6' step ladder works for me), climb up and look closely at the roof. Look for any damage of the membrane, and make sure that all the sealant is in good shape and that everything is sealed up well. If anything is questionable, have it fixed BEFORE you drive it away from the dealer.

Check the tires before you take delivery, also. Look closely at the tread area, and both the inner and outer sidewalls for any bulges (bring a flashlight). Jayco uses low quality tires on many of their trailers. If the tires are good, make sure they are aired up to max sidewall pressure. Include the spare tire in your inspection. If even one of the tires were bad, I'd have the entire set of 5 replaced with better tires with a higher load range.

If it were me, I would jack up the wheels one at a time and make sure they spin freely, that they don't wobble on the spindles. I'd pry off the rubber caps on each hub and make sure I see grease. While the wheel is up in the air, have someone actuate the trailer brakes to make sure the brakes grab and hold, on each wheel. If all's well, adjust the brakes, by the book, before leaving the lot.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:14 PM   #15
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cause you're gonna need a few of these lol !!! Ya might even find yourself scratching your head saying what the hell did I get myself into......take your time ask a lot of questions.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:41 AM   #16
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cause you're gonna need a few of these lol !!! Ya might even find yourself scratching your head saying what the hell did I get myself into......take your time ask a lot of questions.
How did I forget beer on my list?! Oh well, I guess that's what the credit card is for!! LOL!
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:06 PM   #17
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Just purchased a 2015 26BH today, don't get to pick it up till next week though.

We have some experience with a small popup, but nothing like this. What are the must know, immediate things to check or deal with before heading out with this unit?

What accessories should I buy right off the bat? I'm thinking a ladder for the top rear bunk as one of my kids will be sleeping there.

Also, has anyone installed a rear view camera on a 26BH?

Part of the deal is a discounted hitch, but I don't know any of the details on that yet. Will tomorrow, any suggestions there? I'm happy to pay extra $$ for something that may provide a real difference.


In the same boat as you. Newbie that just bought a 26BH. Escited for our first camping trip on 5/13
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:38 PM   #18
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So just go the 26BH home today. It looks a lot bigger than I remembered on purchase day. I guess that had something to do with it being one of the smaller units in the lot.

Anyways, quite happy with the build.. Quality looks good. Neighbour also commented on it looking very solid, yet simple in design which is why we liked this one.

Anyways.. I know the bumper to hitch length is just over 29'... But when someone asks how long, do you normally say bumper to hitch length? Or the length of the 'cabin' part?

Thanks
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I'll say mine's 26', unless it has to do with camp site TT length limit, then I say it's 30' just so I know for sure it'll fit.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:04 PM   #20
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So just go the 26BH home today. It looks a lot bigger than I remembered on purchase day. I guess that had something to do with it being one of the smaller units in the lot.

Anyways, quite happy with the build.. Quality looks good. Neighbour also commented on it looking very solid, yet simple in design which is why we liked this one.

Anyways.. I know the bumper to hitch length is just over 29'... But when someone asks how long, do you normally say bumper to hitch length? Or the length of the 'cabin' part?

Thanks

I had to laugh because I thought the same thing. When the brought it out by my truck I said, no that's not it, the one I got was smaller than that one.
Nope, that was mine lol
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