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Old 02-12-2015, 05:37 PM   #1
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need help from 154BH experienced owners please...

I am about to place an order for 154 BH.

Can you please list things that this coach is lacking so that I can address that with the dealer before ordering ?

Once I place order with the options, there is no turning back, so I need to know now please...

One thing that I wonder, is that small side mounted a/c cool enough for hot 100 plus Texas weather where we plan to go this summer ? Have you gone to the 100 plus degree summer trip before ?


Again, I need help before I put in the options.

Is the 2 back only stab jack enough ? or should I put 2 more on the front ?
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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Or if you have similar small Jayco trailer, please help me also with the options
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:39 PM   #3
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any known weak spot ? leaking vulnerable ?
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:37 PM   #4
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We bought a 195 last year, which is similar. We specifically bought it for the side mounted AC because we didn't want a unit on top that could cause problems with leakage and low branches. Never hit 100 degrees, but for the small size of the trailer it really got it pretty cold.

We had them throw in front stabilizers and I wouldn't have it any other way. Also had them throw in a generator at a wholesale price because we boondock 100%.

Be sure you get a full deep cycle battery. I didn't think about it ahead of time and got a marine dual purpose ( I just assumed they would provide the correct one).

Other add-ons were tire covers and Max Air Roof vent covers. Wouldn't be without them either.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:57 PM   #5
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On the stab jack,
can you please let me know what happen if we don't have dual front jack ?
I walked in this morning and could not tell the difference

On the battery,
can you please explain the advantage of deep cycle compare to marine dual purpose ? And where in Jayco spec says that I should get the deep cycle ?
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:46 PM   #6
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http://www.eastpenn-deka.com/assets/base/0149.pdf , This explaines deep cyle, marine and dual pupose.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:11 PM   #7
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I currently have the 154BH Baja Edition. The advantage to the baja is bigger gray and black tanks and also bigger fresh water tank for more time out boon-docking. it also has full sized tires full wrapped diamond plating and sealed underbelly to protect more. also has a larger LP tank. It also came with 4 stabilizers 2 front 2 back, i couldn't be without the front jacks make a lot of difference. it was well worth the extra money for the Baja Edition. LOVE IT
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I have the 184BH. Only slightly larger than the 154. I was ready to sign in the line in a 154 before I finally decided on the 184.

Just a thought, the price is probably the exact same or close. The 184 is only 200 pounds heavier. Having the couch and the extra storage beneath the couch is awesome. Without the couch, it is pretty much an eat in or sleep in only place. Plus, you have a little bit of room to put place things ( not on a bed). Just something to think about.

Now, if you think you are gonna boondock, get larger tanks. Our tanks are only good for 4 days max.

If you plan on going over any kind of terrain at all... Even large curbs, have the axle swap done ( unless you have the skills to do it yourself later). I did the axle swap and I LOVE it!

Anti-sway hitch and /or weight distribution hitch. Even if you don't go for the Weight distribution hitch, get the curt anti-sway bar ($35-45 in Amazon).

RV carpet.

Sewer hoses included.

Front stabilizers.

Front stabilizers.

Front stabilizers!

Our camper has a 5000 btu AC and it is barely enough in Missiuri Summer. I believe that now they are putting 8000 btu ACs in now, you'll be fine.

I recommend for the single axle, get a BAL leveler. Way better than using Lynx or wood to level.

Great little trailers. I've had mine 3 years and I've pulled 6-8000 miles.

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Buying a 184BH this weekend. What is the axle swap all about? What does it do and why do it?

Thanks in advance.
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More clearance under the TT to get over more types of terrain
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