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Old 12-02-2019, 11:07 AM   #1
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2019 Jay Sport 12SC New Owner Questions

Hello everyone... I recently purchased a new Jayco Jay Sport 12SC and had quite a few questions. I feel like an idiot on some of these, but I am a total newb when it comes to towing and recreation.


  • When towing the camper trailer, should it be level or slightly raised at the hitch?
  • Does the camper trailer brakes auto engage unless connected via the 7-pin towing cable? The reason I ask is I was reversing the camper trailer into my drive way after a quick setup in front to season it, and I noticed the brakes squealing a lot every time I reversed. As soon as I connected the 7-pin towing cable, it stopped. Did I damage anything?
  • The camper trailer came with two supports to cover the lifter support columns. We were told these should go on the diagonal for additional support and only two were required. Did we get stiffed out of two additional supports or is it just two total? Does Jayco sell these if I wanted to buy two more for additional support?
  • I put my Level Mate Pro on the inside of the side cabinet door just directly to the right of the door. This was the closest to the front that I could get while still being able to open the camper trailer door, open the cabinet door, and flip the on-off switch from standing next to it. I'm curious where everyone else put theirs?
  • For my level mate pro I used 85" wide and 177" length. Can someone corroborate? I did my measurements in the dark, seems right, but I might be off on length a little.
  • We've noticed several small holes or tears in the tent material in a few places near the Velcro on the sides of the pull-out dinette section. Does Jayco repair / cover these under warranty? I'm trying to figure out if we should take it to a dealer to have them fixed / repaired.
  • There are lots of dings / scratches to the veneer on the inside, from normal foot traffic / setup / tear-down from being on display for a year. Are there approved color pens to fill-in these scratches? How does everyone keep their interior scratch free?
  • Also, on both sides of the dinette just passed the 90 degree bend, the tent material comes down just enough to cover the side / slide out, but it doesn't Velcro or attach to the shell in any way. I can stick my entire hand into / out of the side of the tent. Is this normal? I do see an emergency 'EXIT' tag in this area, so I'm unsure if this is a necessary evil for the emergency exit. At the very least, it doesn't seem very thermal proof...
  • I haven't connected a hose / water source yet, but does the water tank fill and the faucet always pull water from the tank via the pump or does the water source push the faucet only. Do we manually choose when to use the tank? Where do I fill the tank?
  • We noticed the rollers for the slide outs push a small section of the rubber sealer out so there is a small air gap, does anyone plug this with something? Again, seems a good way to lose heat in the winter...
  • The undersides of the slide-outs is straight unprotected plywood. I thought the entire underside was suppose to be protected via a water-resistant poly flex material?
  • Where does everyone store their slide-out supports, diagonal lift structure supports, lift system handle, and stabilizer lift handle? We do not want to store these inside as it could contribute to scuffing the floor / cabinets. I was thinking we could secure them to the front storage cage, but it seems best option is a tight bungee cord. Any other ideas?
  • This Camper trailer advertises it can sleep 6-7 people. 6 x 150lbs is 900 lbs, leaving 90 lbs for additional weight. 7 people is 1050 lbs, exceeding the GVWR. Does the GVWR only apply when towing? In other words, once the camper trailer is leveled and stabilized, 1050 lbs or 7 people is fine? Seems counter-intuitive to advertise such capabilities if the GVWR has to be maintained all the time...
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum from Western New York State!

I'll answer a couple of your questions. Tow as level as you can get it. Being a single axle, it won't make a lot of difference if it's a little high in the front.

The two roof supports are all that's needed. You weren't shorted on them, and, yes, install them diagonally on he posts. They're just a safety feature.
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. At least two issues are knocked out


I hope to get more responses as these are genuine questions, but we shall see.
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