We just returned from our first trip in our new Jayco Eagle 298 TT and had a great time. The Ram 2500 6.4 did a great job at hauling and the Reese bars helped keep it all under control. The weather was absolutely perfect and no biting bugs (rare in NJ). Everything was new to us so it was an exploratory outing to see what worked and what didn't. Add to that the newness of towing a TT and I was overly alert to everything going on around us.
I call the trip an ultimate success when a teenager says they had a great time and want to do it again.
The forum recommendations of a Fuego BBQ grill was spot on for us. Cooking for 3 people and Loved it. Amazon.com : Fuego Element Portable Gas Grill : Freestanding Grills : Patio, Lawn & Garden
The campsite had the water spigot about 60+ feet away - the forum recommendation of take extra water hoses and gaskets - Thanks - saved my bacon!
The site was sandy - need to buy a full size broom and a site rug for outside. We'll have those for next trip. we did bring a door mat to wipe sand off before entering. Helped a lot.
Now for the newbee questions:
- The site was uneven (left/right) by a good amount. I have electronic jacks but they didn't level. I kept putting boards under the downhill side and cranking the jacks up but it never really got level. It got to a manageable slant that we dealt with. #1 am I supposed to put the levelling boards under the jacks or the wheels? I choose the jacks.
- For the 1 lb propane bottles where is a safe place to keep one or two? I am going to get a hookup for the propane outlet on the trailer but an extra 1lb bottle is good to have to put the grill somewhere not close to the bumper. On the boat we always had a PVC tube capped that stored 3 bottles on the back rail so if something ever happened and they vented it would be safely dissipated and not pooled down in the hull waiting for a spark. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciate.
2014 Jayco Eagle 298RLDS
2014 Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi 4x4