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Old 03-06-2016, 06:39 AM   #1
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We are looking to buy a new Jayco Octane TH. We are looking to use it for toy hauling and also travel for doing flea market sales.

While it seams great, we wonder about putting muddy ATVs in and how easy it is going to be to clean.

It also doesn't have a couch or the like so we don't really see a place to curl up and spend time relaxing.

The stove and sink also seem small.

Anyone have any input on these topics?

Many thanks!

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Old 03-06-2016, 08:14 AM   #2
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You'll want to do what you can to get the mud off before putting toys away, otherwise it drops in the RV and you need to sweep it out. You shouldn't spray it out with water, floors aren't designed to be water tight.

Stove is probably standard RV size. Generally not a big deal as many people cook outside.

Floor plan, furniture, all that stuff you'll have to figure out yourself. Consider how much indoor vs outdoor time you'll have..

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Old 03-08-2016, 09:10 AM   #3
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Most toy haulers should come with an outside hose to wash down your toys before loading them. Mud will not be fun to deal with inside the camper, it will make its way onto everything (of course you will get some on your clothes and spread it around). Getting dirt out is just a matter of sweeping, or being lazy like me and using a leaf blower to blast everything out the back ramp. Unless you buy a huge toy hauler, your living arrangements usually suffer a little bit, such as counter space, furniture, and storage. You can bring extra folding tables to help out with counter/table space. Having a couch is nice, but you can cuddle up on a bed and watch tv or movies if you not covered in that mud. Bring a little portable grill to help with small stove top; steaks on the grill, beans on the stove.
I ended up selling my older toy hauler because i got so frustrated since there was hardly any storage area, constantly tripping on everything and having to rearrange everything every time we loaded, camped, and unloaded. Always having to move luggage, camping equipment, fold/unfold couches got old. I know this doesn't answer everything, but i hop it helps.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:44 PM   #4
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Just wondering with all the things you don't like, why are you even thinking of buying this trailer?????????????

Besides what could possibly go wrong?

The information is out there, all you have to do is let it in.
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Hi Quiggley

It seems like you have not found the toy hauler that is right for you. With so many out there, keep looking. You'll know when you've found the right one.

Good Luck and Happy Trails!!
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
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