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Old 07-28-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
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New Jayco Travel Trailer

All my daughters and I just bought this jayco hybrid. What do you think and do have any suggestions for me. Thanks
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:42 AM   #2
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It looks great!
You have to season the bunk ends by getting them wet so the threads can swell up. It should say something in your owner's manual.
Watch your tire pressures carefully. Always keep them at the max pressure shown on the yellow sticker or the side of the tire. Get a digital tire pressure gauge solely for the trailer-it's that important.
Be careful closing the bunk ends. You have to make sure that the tent material isn't trapped in the seal and that it is closing properly. A small 3-rung step ladder (4 if you're short) might be a good thing to get.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:33 AM   #3
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Awesome thank you for your suggestions!! Will do
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:16 PM   #4
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get the #1 mod for hybrid owners, Popup Gizmos(or the generic 5x7 solar/all-weather/sportsmen blankets) for the tent ends.
visit PUG's website if you've never heard of them.
they are for temp control in hot and cold weather and help prevent condensation.
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Thanks all !! I will look into the blankets. How do you secure them
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Thanks all !! I will look into the blankets. How do you secure them
as i said in my previous post, PUG's website will show you this. there's two styles.
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If you have the bunk fan/light combos running these at all times whether hot or cold, will keep condensation down as well.

We do electric blankets to keep warm as well.

My advice is to make sure your bunk outsides are totally clean AND dry before storing the camper between trips. We always come home and open the camper up, wash it if necessary and wait for it to thoroughly dry before closing it back up.
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Be careful closing the bunk ends. You have to make sure that the tent material isn't trapped in the seal and that it is closing properly. A small 3-rung step ladder (4 if you're short) might be a good thing to get.
I can do mine myself, but always have my son help. Inside my wife will pull the tenting material in somewhat so it doesn't get caught in the top seal.

I have a 2 step folding ladder which I use with a telescoping handled brush I wrap a rag around to wipe down the tent ends before we close them up. The telescoping handled brush opens to about about 6 or 7 feet. Really only need about 4 feet to reach all areas of tent ends. I have to open up telescoping handled brush the whole way to brush any debris off the top of my 12' long slide. And to get and debris off the awning before closing it up.
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Question clean the canvas the night before we head back home? Would that make it easier and it would dry out that night?
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It could dry out, but it could also collect more dew and debris as well.

It's a judgement call on your part, I think the common message here is never put away wet (at all) or dirty for the best in longevity.
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Awesome thanks!!
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