Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-12-2019, 09:26 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 95
what didnít you get that you wish you had?

So, when you were shopping for your RV, are there any features you wish youíd gotten at the time that you didnít? Particularly things that you canít really add later?
__________________

mbell5263 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 09:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Green Bay
Posts: 373
The only things we did not get originally we added later. Pretty happy with our Jay Feather 23rlsw the way it came.
__________________

Chet & Marie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 09:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
MichaelO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Sparks
Posts: 1,113
My trailer has more features then I was looking for, but it was at a really good price. So I ended up with more then I was looking for.
__________________
I know the voices in my head arenít real, but man, do they ever come up with some great ideas.
MichaelO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 10:15 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
RetiredOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Ocean County
Posts: 1,310
One big storage bin, to put things like fishing poles, grill, outdoor rug, folding table, camp chairs, firewood, etc.. My rig has only one medium sized bin, and all the rest are smaller and not that functional.
__________________
----------------

2019 Redhawk 24B

RetiredOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 10:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Black Diamond
Posts: 506
Here are some major items I added after the purchase,
2000w generator, 2 100 watt solar panels, cell phone booster, EMS Electrical management system , satellite dish, 2 6v deep cycle batteries, tire pressure monitoring system and replaced fan in bath with maxifan.
GHen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 11:01 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Destrtman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Alamogordo
Posts: 203
A 3 season glass patio door.

Oh we just bought a 2018 Seismic 4116 the biggest toyhauler Jayco made, picked it up on June 17. 48 feet over all 8.5 feet wide monster. 16 foot garage 21000 lbs dgvwr 15250 lbs ew. Love it only small problems that we fixed our self.

Over 5500 miles and 120 days and nights and six states.
Attached Thumbnails
20190624_154439.jpg  
Destrtman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2019, 11:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Siamese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Muskegon
Posts: 655
No.

We planned our purchase very carefully, and we're happy with our 26BH.

We've made modifications to it, including a substantial redesign of the interior. But all were part of the original plan.
Siamese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 06:51 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,576
Generally we got what we wanted. Would love to have a chauffeur, but that just was not in the cards.

I added a few additional features ourselves, such as additional a bunch of 12 volt power points and made the two front cargo holds into a full pass through.
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 07:38 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Camper_bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: South Texas
Posts: 5,768
On the travel trailer, we should have gotten the 2nd AC unit. We got it with "2nd AC prep", so if we had kept it, installing the second unit was a top priority. I regretted that pretty early on, but we were able to make due for the time we owned it.

That's about it.

On the motorhome, we had already learned from the trailer what we could and could not live without and where we were willing to compromise. So we didn't compromise much and got what we wanted. The only thing I kind of wish for in the MH is recliners in the living room. But I'll eventually install my own, and they'll likely be higher quality than what Jayco puts in for their "theater seating" option.

Every now and again, I have a twinge of regret that we didn't go with a diesel Super C, but no way that would have fit in the budget. And you gotta have goals right?
__________________

-2018 Greyhawk 29MV
-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (Primary Toad)
-1994 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Secondary Toad)
-2014 Jay Flight 28BHBE & Ram 2500 6.4L CC 4x4 (sold)
Camper_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 09:19 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 32
Dual pane windows and hydraulic leveling.

Windows - Wasn't really aware of them at the time we purchased, never thought to research windows. That said, reviews on them seem to be mixed, so going to install some heat reflecting film and consider it done.

Leveling - Seismic at the time only came with the electric stuff.
atlantaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 09:26 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Destrtman View Post
A 3 season glass patio door.

Oh we just bought a 2018 Seismic 4116 the biggest toyhauler Jayco made, picked it up on June 17. 48 feet over all 8.5 feet wide monster. 16 foot garage 21000 lbs dgvwr 15250 lbs ew. Love it only small problems that we fixed our self.

Over 5500 miles and 120 days and nights and six states.
Congrats! We purchased a 4113. It seems your unit has been a bit more reliable than ours. Hope it keeps going strong for you.

I didn't think that the glass panels were an option until 19 model year? Maybe they can be added to yours? Here is a link to the parts list - https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws...CD-0002652.pdf

J
atlantaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 10:00 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
RetiredOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Ocean County
Posts: 1,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by GHen View Post
Here are some major items I added after the purchase,
2000w generator, 2 100 watt solar panels, cell phone booster, EMS Electrical management system , satellite dish, 2 6v deep cycle batteries, tire pressure monitoring system and replaced fan in bath with maxifan.
Oh... now you want to touch on all the fun stuff and upgrades AFTER the sale....

I don't even want to total up what that list cost me so far....
__________________
----------------

2019 Redhawk 24B

RetiredOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 12:32 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
LuckyDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 791
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbell5263 View Post
So, when you were shopping for your RV, are there any features you wish youíd gotten at the time that you didnít? Particularly things that you canít really add later?
We almost went with the Rocky Mountain edition but elected to stick with the standard version and save a couple grand. Higher clearance, bottom insulation, TV, bigger tanks and a ladder probably would have been worth that. The only thing I really wish we had is the ladder for getting up on the roof easier.
__________________
2018 JayFlight SLX 212QBW
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat SC, 7.3L PSD, 3.73
Transfer Flow 50 gal aux; Andersen WDH
😁 "If a man says heíll fix something, he will. Thereís no need to remind him every 6 months.
LuckyDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 12:47 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 2,728
A new tow vehicle. Oh wait, that doesn't come with the trailer...

Seriously, not much really. Oddly enough our trailer has no drawers for utensils. So made some using a section of the pantry.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ect-21938.html

Otherwise the few times we've bought a trailer we knew what we wanted and aren't people who have a need to buy something else a few years later. We've been very happy with our X20E. First week of Sept we were on a week long trip and watching a movie one evening and talking about how comfortable the trailer is.
__________________
Chuck
2013 Jayco Jayfeather X20 E, 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Z71 SLE
DocBrown is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 01:09 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
NorCal Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 224
My answer may be a little complicated.

First and foremost, I wish I had gotten auto-leveling or at least electric jacks.

However, doing it over again, I would have not gotten a travel trailer and instead got a Eagle 325BHQS fifth wheel.

I find myself more than a little frustrated with the lack of storage on the travel trailers and I wish I had a place for a generator and extra batteries.
__________________
Peter
"Harvey" Ė 2018 Eagle HT TT 314BHDS, Girard tankless, 16" Goodyears, 2nd A/C, LG countertop, frameless tinted windows
"Big D" Ė 2002 F-250 SuperDuty Crewcab 7.3L, Banks Exhaust, DPTuner, 6.0L trans cooler, Talon Air Suspension, Bilstein 5100s, Reunel Bumpers, Equal-i-zer 14k

NorCal Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2019, 06:17 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
DonaandDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Kingston
Posts: 1,188
Dual or triple pane windows for sure. We have the electric auto level rams. Don't think I would have wanted the hydraulic. We camp all year round and sometimes in freezing weather. My understanding hydraulic systems are twitchy in very cold weather.
__________________
Don & Donna Stout

E-9 Anchor Clanker
Full timers since 2010
2017 North Point 381 DLQS
2015 F-250 6.7 w/Timbrens
DonaandDon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2019, 06:39 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 2,391
50 amp service.
__________________
2012 Eagle 320 RLDS
2017 Ford F-250 FX4 Crew STX 6.2l
3.73 E-locker
TCNashville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2019, 07:02 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Woodworker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Dallas
Posts: 3,697
I told the wife we would never fill all these cabinets an storage in the 287Bhsw when we looked at it. Ya that didn't last long. I get tired of diggin thru things in pantry to find somethin but other than that all is perfect.
__________________
Tight Lines and accurate shots
Woodworker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2019, 07:12 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Nashville
Posts: 276
Second air
crockettlarry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2019, 07:45 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Screwby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,018
Iíd love to have dual pane windows. Not sure if that was even an option on a 23RB but theyíd be great. Aside from that we couldnít have picked a better TT for our style of adventure. Everything else we added wasnít available or I wouldnít have trusted factory techs doing it.
__________________

__________________
1999 Suburban 2500 4x4
2016 Jayflight 23RB Elite, Fiberglass, Polar Package
400w Renogy RV solar kit w/ Bluetooth, 100w Renogy solar suitcase
430 amp/hr 6v battery bank
1000w Renogy hard wired inverter
2011 F350 Lariat, DWR 4x4, 6.7 turbo diesel
2017 Open Range, Mesa Ridge 374BHS
Screwby is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×