Originally Posted by Dyerke
Well we sold the 5th wheel. Got most our money back. Yesterday we went and bought a 1997 jayco 24bh for 2500.00. Its super clean. And NO ROT! yeah....a lot lot smaller than we wanted but at least we can use this one and it doea have bunks for the kids and its ready to be used. Does anyone have any experience with these trailers. I don't even know were the pump is. I also have a seasonal site and our power hook up is on the wrong side of the site and the cord won't be long enough. Any suggestions for extensions? I don't want to melt anything from the long run to the electrical hook up. And should I run a filter from the water hook up to the trailer?
We had a '96 Jayco way back. Don't remember the model number. It was a great trailer except it had an aluminum roof. We bought it as newbies thinking aluminum would never leak. And it never did. Except every place where it met an edge seam, the caulk would almost constantly develop leaks when the large expanse of sheet aluminum would expand and contract. It was an ongoing maintenance headache. If you have a model with a rubber roof, you are likely better off.
As to electrical, if you have 30 amp, another 25 ft of 30 amp cord should be fine. Do a search on amp loss for various gauge cord lengths to be sure. A water filter can't hurt, especially if the water source is questionable as far as particulates that might clog showers or faucet aerators.