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Old 07-14-2015, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, my name is Adam. I am the proud new owner of a 2015 Jayco Jay Flight Swift SLX184BH. I am pulling it with a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a 3.6l Engine, Auto Trans and 4.88 gears on 35" tires. If anyone know of any problems or awkward towing characteristics I can expect, please let me know. Any advice to a new travel trailer owner is greatly appreciated. I also already would love some input as to what kind of generator setup to look into. Keep in mind, I do not really have the money for a 2000 dollar set up. But, I look forward to the interactions with new people and getting out and about with my family. I am in Utah by the way, which is awesome for camping I hear and hope to personally find out this weekend. Thank you again.

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Hi Adam! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to Arati too. As far as generator size just take a look at all the things that you want to run an add up the wattage. If you can't find it look on a name plate or look it up on the Internet and see if you can. Usually the amperage is listed and Watts equals amps times volts (which is 120). The biggest use of power is your air conditioner usually. You might be able to get by with as little as 2KW generator which are not too expensive
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Dam auto correct lol
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Hi Adam,

We also have a 2015 184BH. We have a Champion 2000W inverter generator (2000W Inverter Generator (CARB) - Champion Power Equipment) that will run everything, including the A/C. Probably not A/C and microwave at the same time. We had a chance to use it a lot last month on a two week trip to Maine, half of it dry camping.

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Awesome, thank you for the heads up!! How do you like the camper overall?

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We also have a 2015 184BH. We have a Champion 2000W inverter generator (2000W Inverter Generator (CARB) - Champion Power Equipment) that will run everything, including the A/C. Probably not A/C and microwave at the same time. We had a chance to use it a lot last month on a two week trip to Maine, half of it dry camping.

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We love it! There are some compromises for weight and cost, e.g. tank sizes, smaller fridge, but we like the ample seating area it has for a small camper. We towed it 2200 miles on our trip with no issues.
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