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Old 06-26-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

We are ~3 weeks away from taking delivery of a WH 25 Bhs, and could not be more excited. It'll be our first travel trailer, actually our first camper of any kind. I used to go with my family in a pop up as a kid, and we rented a hybrid earlier this summer to go with friends, and voila: family's hooked!!

My question is a about Lend-a-Hands, or anything that may help us with the door. Our dealer (who has been fantastic) said that they could not install anything on the WH because there was no backing in that area.

Does anyone know of any other options? We have 3 girls (6,3 and 2) and we were hoping to make it a little easier for them to into the trailer, etc.

Thank you in advance for any help offered.

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Old 06-26-2014, 11:59 AM   #2
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I would call Jayco directly with your VIN number and ask them directly. Per their website the number is 574-825-5861.

There are many aftermarket options available, but like your dealer said it's all about what's going to hold the screws.

I'm surprised to hear that your WH didn't come with a handle. There's nothing there presently?
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:08 PM   #3
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That's a good idea, I will likely call once we take delivery. It has a handle, but it's a little small and high for the little ones. I may be no issue, we'll see.

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We started RVing when our girls were 4 and 6, and they would try to swing from the handle on our old trailer like little monkees. Luckily they only did it a couple times without incident, but I'm sure glad the screws held. Congrats on the new trailer and safe travels!
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:58 PM   #5
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Monkeys, that's a accurate description, ha.

Another question, sorry unrelated:

What type of chocks are recommended? The wedge type, or the X-Type, can you use both, is this overkill? (Feel free to correct any of my terminology along the way = rookie).

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:03 PM   #6
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Definitely not overkill to use both types of chocks. A gentleman recently posted on here about having problems with one of the little yellow plastic wedge chocks. It collapsed under the wheel.
Personally, I use wood chocks that I cut into a wedge. I also made my own chocks to go between the wheels kinda sorta like the x chocks. Several on here have done it.
By the way, your location says Stanley. Is that Stanley, VA? I am guessing not since your user name has NC.
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I use both the wedge and the X-Type wide. I have seen people use only the X-Type's but they are supposed to be as an addition to prevent the front to back and side-to-side rocking when the trailer is grounded. It may be overkill but safe and stable is good enough for me, especially since it doesn't create any extra work.
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Hi Howie, That's good advice. Maybe I'll purchase some X chocks and make some wood chocks. That may work. Kind of scary about the plastic chock collapsing.

Not Virginia, just NW of Charlotte NC. Lake Norman may be a better description.
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Think that answers it for me, both it is!!

Awesome thanks.
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Here is the thread talking about the collapsed chock. Also has some info on other chocks. I posted a pic of the between the wheel chocks in there also.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...=chocks&page=3
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