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Old 05-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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2008 Jayco 1008

Does anyone have any experience with this unit? I have a neighbor who is selling an apparently clean camper. Tires look good, no hail damage, no bent tongue. Really looks like it has been used very little. It has an awning, 2 propane tanks, hot water heater. He is asking $4500. Is that a good deal? Seems like every time someone lists one on craigslist it is sold within minutes or is a total POS. His has a simple for sale sign and has been sitting for sale for over a month now. I have two young boys and am looking to start the memories of camping soon. Are screened awnings expensive? What other accessories are a must?

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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We purchased a 2008 Jayco Jay Series 1007. We have two small kids. We went camping this weekend for the first time. It was great. Camper worked out great. Large enough bed space. Good storage. Hot water which is a huge bonus. AC. One tank but I'm going to set up for dual tank. Need to get a battery for primitive camping, here in NC there are a lot in the national park with no power or water. Exterior awning.

Good bonus with the screen room for you.

We paid around $3,900 for it. One owner camper. It looked to be in great shape.

I would look for water damaged and any tears in the canvas.

Good luck,
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:25 AM   #3
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Make sure you check the systems before purchase, stove, fridge, air conditioning and if possible water. This can save some grief later. A good way to do this without offending the owner is to tell them you are a newbie and would like a demonstration of how everything works. We bought our first camper used and saved lots of money and had zero problems. Then we sold it for more than we paid for it as we had done a few improvements. So this can be a great way to enter the camping world and gives you time to figure out what you want in your "ideal" trailer before spending lots of money.

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