Originally Posted by gs750t
We have some Class C experience. We camp a minimum 95 days a year. All in a Class C. We camp for enjoyment and also work from our Class C. We loved our 04 Itasca Spirit. We tow an enclosed 12 foot trailer carrying one of several motorcycles. Traded in the Itasca for the Jayco 26xd, mainly to stop sleeping over the cab. Looked at the 23' Jayco but the rear tip out interfered with the bike trailer. Pluses for the Jayco that we used for comparison: refrigerator size, AC size, Furnace size, and warranty.
In my mind the lack of a spare tire is a negative. Working on that.
Leaving for Florida in three weeks, more to come with the 26xd.
Hope that you have a great trip...
You'll love how the 26XD handles, and the 6 speed tranny is smooth, quiet, and gets better gas mileage. Ours was flawless, and we were very impressed with the fit and finish.
We made sure that the mounted spare tire was part of the deal, and also this tire carrier: Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories
The carrier is great, and allows you to still tow with it.
The other thing that we did immediately was to cut and cap the red wire in the outlet behind the TV, so that we could use the inverter to power stuff while we are driving (chargers for cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
Oh, and we added a TV in the bedroom, and replaced the Furrion main TV (sound was awful, the channel search was slow and picked up weak channels that can't actually be seen, the remote was small and awkward & changed channels very slowly, etc.). Both TV's are now Samsung smart TV's (Walmart refurbished - one under 200.00, and the other under 100.00).
I think that you'll really love traveling in your new "baby", be safe and have fun.