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Old 10-24-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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Jayco Kiwi Question

New member here and not sure if I am in the right place.. But am fixing to buy a 2002 Jayco Kiwi Too... Was wondering if anyone knows if they are good trailers are not... Thanks
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On any used TT. take a look to see if there is any de-lam on the exterior fiberglass. And look very carefully at any softness in the floor area including the cabinets and storage areas, especially near the wall edges.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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the Kiwi is a well-loved hybrid. it's not any different than the later Jayfeather hybrid. just that the shoe polish company sued over the name and Jayco had to drop it.

other than the regular things to look at on a used RV, the bunk ends are the most important place to look thoroughly at.
seals, hinge, wood around hinge, delam in the bunk doors and canvas attachment points.
if it's a 23B, look around the slide, including the condition of the seals.
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Thanks for the response! Went ahead and bought the 2002 26' KIWI TOO, body style "CT" seems to be in great shape! Now need to sell my 1979 Argosy Minuet 6.7
I wonder if anyone else on the forum has the same trailer (KIWI)? I do have one question. It has a Atlanta DTH power jack on the tongue...switch on the right makes it go up and down, not sure what the switch on the left is supposed to do....
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the only 26' Kiwi in 2002, is the 25E. one slideout and a dry weight of 4035lbs.
not sure what the "CT" means.

as far as the jack switch, should be one for the light.
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Congratulations of a fine trailer. We had a 2005 Jayco 23B and loved it.

Here is a Flickr group I started years ago. Feel free to join and add your photos.

Hybrid Travel Trailers

Pictures of our old 23B
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:15 PM   #7
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Bikendan...got title and plate receipt...title says 2002 jayco model "26" body style "CT", wonder what CT stand for?
Plate receipt 3600lb... And 1000 loaded.
Previous owner put reciver hitch on back complete with tow wire hook up. Have golf cart and trailer....tempted but I don't see it. Will put the bike rack back there.
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In addition, it says "26S" by the door..
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In addition, it says "26S" by the door..
the 26S is actually 27' long, according to NADA. they show the "dry" weight as 4145lbs. and that it's 8' wide, while most Kiwis were 7'6" wide.
the 26S is a regular travel trailer, not a hybrid/expandable.
not sure why you're posting in this section, then.
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