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Forum: Jayco Pop Up Campers 09-23-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By DocBrown
Welcome! Not too many Australia members...

Welcome!

Not too many Australia members here, if any, other than you. Jayco Australia is a completely different company than the one in the US. To my knowledge, nothing using "Easy Lift" bars was...
Forum: Campfire Chat 09-15-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,862
Posted By DocBrown
Many things we use everyday are dangerous and can...

Many things we use everyday are dangerous and can cause fires. But we're so used to handing them that they really are not that dangerous anymore.

That said, many people simply don't know how to...
Forum: Jayco Fifth Wheels 09-14-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By DocBrown
Look under the back of your truck near the plug...

Look under the back of your truck near the plug connector. I believe there is another module there that gets corroded connections. Very common issue. I found the ITBC on my old Silverado be to be...
Forum: Product Reviews and Evaluations 09-14-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By DocBrown
The trouble with any RA service is that they...

The trouble with any RA service is that they contract with only so many towing companies. So if the company they have the contract with is slammed or shorthanded in the area you break down, you wait....
Forum: Jayco Class C Motorhomes 09-13-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By DocBrown
Keep in mind that most ebikes have thicker, heavy...

Keep in mind that most ebikes have thicker, heavy duty frames and will block more air than a conventional pedal bike. Will it be enough to cause issues? You might find out.

What kind of car? Can...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 09-13-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By DocBrown
I wish you the best. After 37 years of tents, a...

I wish you the best. After 37 years of tents, a pop-up, and 2 hybrid trailers, we hung it up and sold our trailer in April. And we found aside from campfires, we really aren't missing it. We've been...
Forum: Jayco Hybrids 08-30-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By DocBrown
Squirrels are the worst. One did some damage...

Squirrels are the worst. One did some damage under the hood to a truck I had. $500 to get everything fixed.

Why not go with braided steel?
Forum: Jayco Hybrids 08-30-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By DocBrown
We owned 2 hybrids, a 2003 Kiwi 17a, and the 2013...

We owned 2 hybrids, a 2003 Kiwi 17a, and the 2013 X20E that we just sold in April. 19 years total.

I think we're talking about 2 different things here. The OP asked about washing the pop-outs,...
Forum: Jayco Fifth Wheels 08-26-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By DocBrown
You didn't say what type of bike. No one rack...

You didn't say what type of bike. No one rack will accommodate every ebike. If one bike is a step through and the other is a standard bar, that will narrow down you choices. If they have fenders,...
Forum: Jayco Fifth Wheels 08-23-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,603
Posted By DocBrown
Nope. I paid him his trip fee, sent him on his...

Nope. I paid him his trip fee, sent him on his merry way and did it myself. Cost me about $225. Sweating pipes isn't hard, I just didn't want to take time off work to do it. It was leaking, bad, and...
Forum: Jayco Lite/Ultra Lite Travel Trailers 08-23-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By DocBrown
A couple of thoughts, towing package usually...

A couple of thoughts, towing package usually includes a larger capacity alternator and a heavy duty radiator, with aux transmission cooler as well. You'll have to do some digging for your year to...
Forum: Jayco Fifth Wheels 08-23-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,603
Posted By DocBrown
This is nothing new. About 15 years ago I had a...

This is nothing new. About 15 years ago I had a plumber drop his price by half of the $1800 he quoted to replace a tub faucet.
Forum: Towing, Hitching and Tow Vehicles 08-18-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,601
Posted By DocBrown
X3, use the manual lever to apply voltage....

X3, use the manual lever to apply voltage. Sitting still and applying the brake applies no voltage. You can also have someone pull the lever while you measure voltage at the connector and at your...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 08-10-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By DocBrown
Unless the manufacturer specifically says not to...

Unless the manufacturer specifically says not to use a WDH, there is nothing about modern unibody construction that precludes the use of a WDH. Note "modern". Early unibody generally was not strong...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 08-09-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By DocBrown
X2 on sanitization and why the smell occurs. We...

X2 on sanitization and why the smell occurs. We had this issue frequently on our 2003 Kiwi 17a, then again after we got our 2013 X20E. We started draining the water heater after each trip and we had...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 08-01-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By DocBrown
What year is your trailer? The 2022 174BH has a...

What year is your trailer? The 2022 174BH has a GVWR of 4,150#.

Either way, I agree with the need for a WDH. Even a light toune weight may take enough weight off the front wheels to reduce...
Forum: Jayco Lite/Ultra Lite Travel Trailers 07-25-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By DocBrown
Give Etrailer a call. They will be able to make a...

Give Etrailer a call. They will be able to make a recommendation for you. Etrailer is excellent, great customer service and crazy knowledgeable about all things towing, and then some.

You can...
Forum: Jayco Lite/Ultra Lite Travel Trailers 07-25-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By DocBrown
Both of my hybrids were pretty low, the '03 Kiwi...

Both of my hybrids were pretty low, the '03 Kiwi 17z was really low. Both hitches I had were trunnion bar and had no issues with clearance. A round bar hitch would have been too close to the ground....
Forum: Jayco Lite/Ultra Lite Travel Trailers 07-25-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By DocBrown
It sounds like you are using a round bar setup...

It sounds like you are using a round bar setup instead of straight trunnion bars. Can you attach a photo?
Forum: Jayco Hybrids 07-19-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By DocBrown
We had a topper for ours, we put it on top. As...

We had a topper for ours, we put it on top. As said above, it was too thick too fold with the mattress so we folded it and threw it on the couch when traveling.
Forum: Jayco Fifth Wheels 07-18-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,017
Posted By DocBrown
The answer you seek is under your trailer. You'll...

The answer you seek is under your trailer. You'll have to get in there and see how your freshwater tank is mounted. Maybe they do it better on the 5vers, but the trailers I've seen all that tank is...
Forum: Jayco Hybrids 07-18-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By DocBrown
We had the X20E, the smaller version of the X23B....

We had the X20E, the smaller version of the X23B. We bought it new and had it 9 years. Solid trailer, no issues. You'll love it.
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 07-13-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By DocBrown
Check out Monoprice for a different mount. They...

Check out Monoprice for a different mount. They sell quality products at good prices, and have a lot of problem solving, unique items. Besides this search, try different search words.
...
Forum: Jayco Travel Trailers 07-13-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By DocBrown
Despite the unibody construction, that's more...

Despite the unibody construction, that's more truck than it is SUV. Sounds like the numbers are fine, and it's a diesel, so you should have no issues with power.

One thing you need to check is if...
Forum: General Jayco RV Chat 07-08-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By DocBrown
We don't tow anymore, and I debated for months...

We don't tow anymore, and I debated for months about keeping my full size truck. I loved the truck, but downsizing makes more sense. I considered smaller trucks, Tacomas, Colorado/Canyon, and...
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