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BRDof3
09-11-2008, 04:27 PM
I think it looks pretty sharp, though it will look a lot better when it's in a campsite with the awning out, a campfire going, and a half-case of empty beer cans in front of it.

I did get in the driveway, wasn't sure if the jacks would catch on the slope coming up from the street. Not exactly straight, but it is within the width of the 3rd garage stall. (I'm not telling how many tries it took)

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bigdisneydaddy
09-11-2008, 04:34 PM
If you were trying to impress me you woulda washed the car first. :lmao:

Nice trailer

musicmama
09-11-2008, 04:35 PM
Very nice! congrats. And, I won't ask about the tries because it takes DH 2 or 3 tries to get the Class C in and out of the pad in our yard. :lmao:

bigdisneydaddy
09-11-2008, 04:39 PM
One shot for mine and I live on the far side of a cul-de-sac, crew cab truck and 32 ft trailer..... I impress myself :worship:

Us3
09-11-2008, 04:42 PM
Congrats Rob!!! Time to go CAMPING! (and make ressie's for the Fort!!!)

ftwildernessguy
09-11-2008, 04:44 PM
Looks good, Rob. All that homework paid off for you. You gonna sleep in it tonight?

Gatordad
09-11-2008, 04:47 PM
i hired a guy to get me into my spot, he's pretty good, and only drops the pitcher once.

2goofycampers
09-11-2008, 04:48 PM
If you were trying to impress me you woulda washed the car first. :lmao:

Nice trailer

He mowed the yard.

Great TT Rob, we really like Jayco. Congrats.

Gatordad
09-11-2008, 04:52 PM
and congrats.

RvUsa
09-11-2008, 04:54 PM
One shot for mine and I live on the far side of a cul-de-sac, crew cab truck and 32 ft trailer..... I impress myself :worship:


Oh yeah, that ain't nuttin!!! I have a crew cab dually and a 34' trailer. I back mine up my 500' curved gravel drive way, with a 90 degree turn off the road, and another into the spot in front of my garage by myself at night with one mirror folded in just to make it challenging!! LOL :lmao:


By the way Rob, way to go, it looks really nice, you will love it, and ya can't go wrong with a jayco!!!

77ed
09-11-2008, 04:58 PM
Looks great:thumbsup2 . Soon we will joining you guys as trailer owners. Talking to a salesmen this weekend.

bigdisneydaddy
09-11-2008, 05:09 PM
Oh yeah, that ain't nuttin!!! I have a crew cab dually and a 34' trailer. I back mine up my 500' curved gravel drive way, with a 90 degree turn off the road, and another into the spot in front of my garage by myself at night with one mirror folded in just to make it challenging!! LOL :lmao:


By the way Rob, way to go, it looks really nice, you will love it, and ya can't go wrong with a jayco!!!

I didnt want to seem like I was bragging John.....:lmao:

ftwildernessguy
09-11-2008, 05:33 PM
Well, my driveway is a 30 degree uphill slope, bordered by huge bolders and my street is only one lane with parking on both sides. To top it off, the driveway is only 7 1/2 feet wide and my trailer is 8 feet, but I backed it in on one shot when I had my broken arm.

BRDof3
09-11-2008, 06:04 PM
Oh how the bulls*** flows like a rushing river around here. :cool1:

Hey, you wanted to see clean truck you needed to be here yesterday. I had to go down a local gravel road this morning, in the rain, and viola, instant grunge.

btw, our neighborhood association is working on the streets, so I had to back in the entire neighborhood, making 5 90-degree turns, dodge 13 dogs and 2 ladies with walkers, all in 4WD because of the mud. And I was eating lunch at the time. And the sun was in my eyes. And it took 2 tries, 'cause I was 1/4" off the mark the first time. :lmao:

chief19spixi
09-11-2008, 06:05 PM
Very nice camper.. thanks for sharing the pics!! woo hoo for YOU!!! :cool1: :cool1:

vick
09-11-2008, 06:05 PM
Looks nice Rob. Here's to many unforgettable memories in the camper!

BTW, I'm not gonna brag about backing our 5er. I've never driven it forward, but should learn.

BRDof3
09-11-2008, 06:06 PM
Looks great:thumbsup2 . Soon we will joining you guys as trailer owners. Talking to a salesmen this weekend.

Bragging rights are just around the corner.

ftwildernessguy
09-11-2008, 06:09 PM
Oh how the bulls*** flows like a rushing river around here. :cool1:

Hey, you wanted to see clean truck you needed to be here yesterday. I had to go down a local gravel road this morning, in the rain, and viola, instant grunge.

btw, our neighborhood association is working on the streets, so I had to back in the entire neighborhood, making 5 90-degree turns, dodge 13 dogs and 2 ladies with walkers, all in 4WD because of the mud. And I was eating lunch at the time. And the sun was in my eyes. And it took 2 tries, 'cause I was 1/4" off the mark the first time. :lmao:

Oh, I forgot to mention I was also eating an Egg McMuffin and had a cup of McDonald's scalding hot coffee between my legs at the time and didn't spill a drop.

77ed
09-11-2008, 06:19 PM
Bragging rights are just around the corner.

I hope so, but for now it's all about you. You da' man:thumbsup2 . Are you gonna' sleep in it tonight?

BRDof3
09-11-2008, 06:22 PM
Looks good, Rob. All that homework paid off for you. You gonna sleep in it tonight?

As much as it pains me to say it, probably not. It's been raining most of the day and will be throughout the night so I can't have the windows open. We don't have electric service in the garage yet so we can't run the AC or the fan, that will be one of next year's projects. The weekend is supposed to be good weather, so here I come!

Part of my "financing expense" for this camper is that DW gets a bathroom put in downstairs. We'll have to expand the electric box to do that, so I will have them drop a dedicated 30-amp plug in the garage to plug in the trailer.

HappyCamper87
09-11-2008, 06:24 PM
:banana: You are gonna have so much FUN!

Can't wait to hear about your first trip report from the Fort!

RvUsa
09-11-2008, 06:31 PM
I didnt want to seem like I was bragging John.....:lmao:


When I brag, I have digital proof to back it up LOL

This is looking down the driveway to the road.

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This is looking up.

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I really do back the darn thing up to the house when we are packing and unpacking!!! LOL

Rob, sorry we stole your thread, but you have been here long enough to know it was going to happen.... :lmao::rotfl2:

bigdisneydaddy
09-11-2008, 06:33 PM
As much as it pains me to say it, probably not. It's been raining most of the day and will be throughout the night so I can't have the windows open. We don't have electric service in the garage yet so we can't run the AC or the fan, that will be one of next year's projects. The weekend is supposed to be good weather, so here I come!

Part of my "financing expense" for this camper is that DW gets a bathroom put in downstairs. We'll have to expand the electric box to do that, so I will have them drop a dedicated 30-amp plug in the garage to plug in the trailer.


I keep our trailer next to the garage and keep it plugged in to a wall outlet via an adapter. The 15A circuit that its on will power the AC in the trailer but you cant turn on anything else. We use ours in the summer months as a retreat from the kids.

BRDof3
09-11-2008, 06:57 PM
I keep our trailer next to the garage and keep it plugged in to a wall outlet via an adapter. The 15A circuit that its on will power the AC in the trailer but you cant turn on anything else. We use ours in the summer months as a retreat from the kids.

Exactly what I was thinking, myself. Let the kids fall asleep in the house, then I go and camp.

I could probably use it on the outlet in the garage, but I'll wait until I can put one in. Neighborhood covenants won't let me keep it here much longer, and it goes to bed for the winter.

BRDof3
09-11-2008, 07:01 PM
I really do back the darn thing up to the house when we are packing and unpacking!!! LOL

Rob, sorry we stole your thread, but you have been here long enough to know it was going to happen.... :lmao::rotfl2:

Don't think of it as stealing, think of it as "enhancing through mutual interaction." Sounds better that way.:rotfl:

So, why do you back it up, don't you have room to turn it up there?

RvUsa
09-11-2008, 07:09 PM
Where I added the new driveway up to my shop, there is a big change in angle and there is no way the camper can go over it without dragging. One side of the drive is the fence row and drainage ditch, and the other is my front yard, and too steep. So there is no place to turn around, so it is just easier to back it up. I was screwing around, but it really isn't that hard, I have been towing trailers of one form or other since I was 20. LOL

Born 2 Fish
09-11-2008, 08:05 PM
Hey,,We have one of those !!
Okay,,I lied,, what we have is a 2500 truck and a 28' FKS,,but it is a Jayco.

Dude, You are gonna love your new camper ! It's very pretty,,uh ,I mean,,thats a REAL MANS camper.

And it looks like you'll have plenty of storage for your fishing equip. :thumbsup2

Shannone1
09-11-2008, 08:17 PM
Very nice Rob :thumbsup2 You are going to love it !! :goodvibes

lisa8200
09-11-2008, 08:19 PM
It looks great..I don't think I could handle having a homeowners association around. I like my toys with me....I'm sure your gonna have a blast

disney4dan
09-11-2008, 08:26 PM
...We'll have to expand the electric box to do that, so I will have them drop a dedicated 30-amp plug in the garage to plug in the trailer.


Might as well have them make that a combination 50-amp/30-amp setup, you never know when you might want to consider a 40 foot Class A diesel pusher as an upgrade!

Nice trailer, and as another Jayco owner, I would say you'll be pretty happy with the way it holds up.

chief19spixi
09-11-2008, 08:30 PM
It looks great..I don't think I could handle having a homeowners association around. I like my toys with me....I'm sure your gonna have a blast


me either!! LOL

DisneyBishops
09-11-2008, 08:38 PM
no way would i want a homeowners assoc. i don't like to be told what i can or cannot do on my own property. That is why i live outside the city limits.

bigdisneydaddy
09-11-2008, 08:53 PM
Fortunately we were able to get an approval when we asked to park our trailer next to the house. Its on a concrete slab and the front sits flush with the front wall of the garage. We had our first trailer in storage the first year and I hated having to go pick it up any time we needed to use it.

AuburnJen92
09-11-2008, 09:28 PM
no HOA for me either....my MH, golf cart, Trans Am, trailer and other necessary vehicles stay in the driveway! i hear what my parents go through...nasty letters because they can see her air conditioner from the road...geesh!

congrats man! very nice...can't wait to see you at the fort!

BRDof3
09-11-2008, 11:04 PM
Give me time and we'll be at the fort. I think we could pull that trailer down and back for the same $$ we paid for airfare in April, plus we get to stretch it out and have a long camping tirp in addition to the fort. For the price of a week at POR with parks every day we can have a 2-week trip in this.

I see some good road trips in the future! :drive:

LONE-STAR
09-12-2008, 12:32 AM
Oh yeah, that ain't nuttin!!! I have a crew cab dually and a 34' trailer. I back mine up my 500' curved gravel drive way, with a 90 degree turn off the road, and another into the spot in front of my garage by myself at night with one mirror folded in just to make it challenging!! LOL :lmao:



By the way Rob, way to go, it looks really nice, you will love it, and ya can't go wrong with a jayco!!!
Sounds like me but I have a 36 footer. Wow a whole extra 2 foot.( did I just slam my self:confused3 )
NICE TRAILER :thumbsup2

big kahuna1
09-12-2008, 09:02 AM
John,

Get back to mowing your lawn. You did not finish!:thumbsup2

PolynesianPixie
09-12-2008, 09:09 AM
That's fantastic Rob! Congrats! It looks like a nice one and I know you will love it!!!! Are you taking it anywhere soon?

BRDof3
09-12-2008, 06:29 PM
We'll get it out somewhere, for sure. There is a private CG near here that does some pre-Halloween weekends, not to mention the state parks around. No way I'm gonna put it to bed for the winter without using it somewhere. :cool1:

allisophie
09-12-2008, 08:02 PM
Congrats!

Dh just looked at one smiliar last weekend w slides... I keep reminding him that we are going to buy into DVC in a few years... I get the :rolleyes1
If I recall you can use DVC at the Fort? :love:

happy camping.... we have to store ours too, no room for a 30 ftr.

Gatordad
09-14-2008, 09:23 AM
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BRDof3
09-14-2008, 09:26 AM
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There we go, just mail me that cat, GD. We'll do a speed run to FW. DW and I can both sleep and let the cat drive the night shift.:lmao:

BRDof3
09-14-2008, 02:36 PM
Need some help from the experienced TT crowd. I need to get a weight distribution hitch and sway bar for my new set-up. New this runs about $450-500. I have found a set on Craigslist for about half that.

Do these have to be bought and matched to the specific TV/TT combination, or is the hardware the same, just mounted and aligned for the specific unit? I know if I call a hitch place they will tell me I need to buy the whole set-up from them. My brother bought a 29' Grey Wolf this year, and mentioned that his set-up has a 3-way sway protection, for horizontal and vertical stability.

We get a lot of cross-winds driving thru Nebraska, and I want to make sure I have what I need. I didn't know if I could buy the hardware from the local seller and have itinstalled, or if it has to be matched to the unit. :confused3

Thanks in advance!