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Old 06-23-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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Jayco Baja - New Owner, Lots of ?????

Hello All,

I purchased a 2009 Jayco Baja 10Y from first owner about a week ago. We took it on a one night shakedown trip Friday and came back with some questions.

1. I filled the fresh water tank with about 6 gallons of water but forgot to connect the battery on the drive to the campground and didn't have power to run the pump. I can't figure out how to drain the tank prior to our next trip. Do I just set the camper up in the driveway and run the water in the sink till it all drains out?

2. When I set the camper up at home right after the purchase everything was working...except the stereo. The unit lights up, the stations change, the CD spins when in but no sound. The manual isn't much help.

3. We're going to a national park in a week (no power). I have an extra battery I plan on charging prior to the trip. How long can I expect the 2 batteries to supply power for water pump, lights, etc?

4. My TV is a 4Runner - would you recommend a WDS? I didn't have any issues on the shakedown cruise but it was a very short trip (20 miles). GVWR is 4550 lbs., dry weight of trailer is ~ 2500 lbs, there are 5 of us, so gear, etc.

There's more, but these are front and center for me right now.

Thanks in advance!
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Answer to #1. Take a look at the manual under winterization. There are drain release plugs you can pull up to empty the water reservoir.
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Answer to #3... All depends on how much they will be used. For the most part neither lights or the pump take up too much juice. One thing you can always do is hook back your connection to your truck to recharge the battery.
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Won't that run down the truck's battery, even though it's running?
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Won't that run down the truck's battery, even though it's running?
Not if the truck is running, the alternator will charge the truck battery and send some to the trailer battery. But do not leave the trailer plugged in to the truck with the truck not running, you could drain both batteries and be stranded! BTW welcome to the forum!
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Jayco Baja - New Owner, Lots of ?????

#1 - Winterization idea is a great approach. Usually there is a low point drain to open, a fresh water tank drain and a plug on the hot water heater if you have one.

#2 - What model radio do you have? Mine has a button for "A" speakers and "B" speakers and one for both. If you have the same radio hit the one for both. Ensure you don't have anything plugged into the headphone jack.

#3 - As stated previously it all depends on how much you are using the lights and how many you are using. If you are going to boondock a lot, I would recommending swapping the lights you use the most with LED bulbs. They use 1/3 or less power of the standard bulbs.

#4 - This is a much more complicated question. There are many threads in the tow vehicle forum that talk about how to ensure you are not overweight by weighing you front and rear axel and trailer. My biggest challenge I found with my truck is that I overloaded the payload of the truck and we had to transfer some gear to the TT.

Enjoy your purchase! Happy camping!
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Thank you all for the words of welcome and advice!
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Not if the truck is running, the alternator will charge the truck battery and send some to the trailer battery. But do not leave the trailer plugged in to the truck with the truck not running, you could drain both batteries and be stranded! BTW welcome to the forum!
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I added a WDS yesterday for piece of mind. We leave on a 5 night trip Sunday. Kids are excited!
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What is a WDS?
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