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RE: Best Weight Distribution Hitch

I just upgraded my TT and went with a new equalizer. First trip from the dealer and it was not setup correctly. Drove home two hours and was ready to throw the hitch in the garbage. Printed out the installation manual and reinstalled it and it works much better. Still not sure I like it better than my old Reese that was a bar and chain type. And besides having to remove it before backing up I still prefer the separate anti-sway. The chains are just quicker and easier to adjust.
Jayco25E 09/22/20 07:40pm Towing
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

As soon as I read "Keystone", I knew it wasn't going be anything but bad. The wife and I just recently spent a week in a really nice state park " Stonewall resort " with full hookups. We were walking the dog around the campground and noted that every RV looked brand new and the place was completely dominated by Keystone and Forrest river units. Sales volume opens the door for more publicity.....good or bad.Keystone and Forest River are the two major players that control most of the market. They either buy the competition or put them out of business. People purchase on price not quality. To bad the OP didn't join the forum before he had a problem. With all the RV sales this summer I bet you'll see a lot of similar post in the future. Record sales will have a even greater push to get them out the door to dealers. I'm sure that will improve the quality You forgot one. Thor is the third big player that buys up RV companies. I used to love the Jayco brand until Thor bought them. And in my opinion Thor is the worst of the three if that is even possible.
Jayco25E 09/03/20 01:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer recommendation

Sounds reasonable. You say 6000 dry, because wet we would be approaching 7000+... getting near max. Right? Yes that is correct in what he was saying. For example our new Apex dry weight is around 5975lbs. The GVWR is around 7600lbs. That means we can add up to 1625lbs of cargo. And our tow vehicle like yours is rated at 7800lbs. Now that does not mean you want to max your cargo if possible. We pack lite so we do not get close to maxing out are cargo weight. Never max your tow weight rating. You also want to consider how much weight you pack into your tow vehicle. And get a good weight distribution hitch. Your Yukon like my Avalanche is built on a truck frame even though the Yukon is considered and SUV. So you are ok in that department. When you see folks post comments warning about using SUV's to tow it is because of the mid size SUV's with big motors that say they can tow a lot of weight but have sub/uni frame designs. Hope this helps.
Jayco25E 09/01/20 11:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer recommendation

We just did the same thing. Sold our hybrid and just bought a new 2021 Coachmen Apex 300BHS. The Apex line is very nice and are lite weight for 1/2tons to tow.
Jayco25E 09/01/20 11:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Said good by our hybrid

May I ask what you got for it? Thinking about selling ours which is similar vintage and have no idea where to start. Unless we aren't allowed to talk about such things here I sold it for $4900.
Jayco25E 08/31/20 08:45pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
Said good by our hybrid

So after many years of enjoyment from our Jayco 25E hybrid we bought a new Coachman Apex 300 TT. We bought our hybrid in 2007 used, its a 2005. We had many trips in it all over the east coast. Lots of memories. It was hard to see it go but it went to another family who will continue to use it and make memories for them. As I get older I was wanting a little less setup. As much as I love the tent feel sleeping I will not miss the extra noise from other campers at 5am. LOL We look forward to new memories in our new TT.
Jayco25E 08/19/20 09:43am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Would You Camp at a Place Like This??

No dog in the hunt (I don't RV anymore) but a couple of things jumped out at me: - It seems like KOA is somehow the benchmark? Didn't used to be that way 10+ years ago when I was active; - A nice shiny new park where one is 2' away from the next guy is not appealing but FWIW, I'd pay a fair amount of coin for a spot that was: a) newish; b) clean; c) not decaying; d) not jammed; and e) had good clean showers and washrooms. I fly the ol PA-12 out every summer for some real boondocking, but when I used to RV, a nice spacious layout served with a clean shower setup was always worth a fair amount of money. I am surprised no one ask what a PA-12 is. LOL I know as my dad taught me to fly in a PA-22. Happy flying!
Jayco25E 02/14/20 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Just sold the hybrid after 10 years.

This year makes 13 years he have had our Jayco 25E. We are looking at an APEX 300BH for the same reason. Getting older and want something that makes it harder to hear the neighbors while I am trying to sleep. Although we plan to sell our hybrid part of me is not sure I can part with it. Just so many good memories. I have two nieces that would go camping with us from the time they were about five years old. One is in college and one is graduating high school this year. And my son just turned 13 but he still likes to go and take friends. And like others we took our hybrid a lot of places. Good luck with your new TT.
Jayco25E 02/14/20 06:16am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 2020 RV SHOW

Oh and I did not notice any window/door folks at the Timonium show. My brother lives outside of Butler PA. He was telling me about the Pittsburgh RV show he went to last week. Here is the vendor list. Is it an RV show, or a home show? Affordable Tent & Awnings American Window Industries Baker's Waterproofing Bella Terra Vineyards Chilla Gear Chocolate Fusion Cindy Cohen School of Driving Cinnamon Roasted Almonds Country Hammer Moonshine Cu Distributor Inc. Cutco Cutlery DIRECTV Dollar Bank Loan Center Edison Landscape & Deck Lighting Edward Jones Elevare Skin Ella's Enchanted Treehouses Euroshine Everdry Waterproofing Everlast Aluminum Products Farmers Insurance Green Mountain Energy Gutter Helmet HappyFeet Hello Fresh Henry's Home Shopping hGrace Confections, llc Hobby Express Home Solutions Design Center Joyce Factory Direct KA Global Solutions Kitchen Saver LeafFilter North LeafGuard Leaf Home Safety Solutions Legacy Remodeling Luxury Bath of Western PA MB Bryent Mountain Top Distillery MyPillow Nectar of the Vine NRG Energy Opti-Lube Original Mattress Factory Pella Windows and Doors Pet Wants Pittsburgh Pirates Premiere Kitchen & Bath Rada Cutlery Reliable Products Renewal by Andersen RV Renovation and Design Company RV Universe ShelfGenie Sky Satellite Soldier Solutions STORExpress Sundance Vacations Swimming Pool Discounters The Amish Cart Tommy’s Jerky True Gain Inc True Honey Teas Universal Windows Direct Upside Down Umbrellas Uzi's Pastries Walmart InHome Wow not much RV related going on at that one. I can see banks and insurance companies having booths but what does swimming pool discounters got to do with RV's? LOL
Jayco25E 01/30/20 11:26am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: 2020 RV SHOW

I get enough of that at Hershey once a year should I get the inkling to go up there. Not really interested though to go look at the same old stuff, same old junk, and the same booths selling replacement windows and gutter guards while paying $30-$40 with parking to do so. Been to one, been to em all. I do not go to the Hershey one because of the parking fee. But I did check out the one in Timonium Maryland last year and liked it. No parking fee and I think it was only $8 or so to get in. Its nice to look at so many different RV's under roof. Not always but sometimes you can get a good deal. Like anything else do your homework. Oh and I did not notice any window/door folks at the Timonium show.
Jayco25E 01/24/20 06:43am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: New from CT with Hybrid Trailers
Jayco25E 01/24/20 06:35am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Can we pull a TT with our ‘20 Suburban

We are looking at this unit. Light weight and a bunkhouse in the back for kids. Might fit the bill for you as well.
Jayco25E 01/22/20 01:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I like to talk. If you are setting outside I will say hi and sometimes start up a conversation. My wife on the other hand is not a talker and likes to set inside. But that is fine. And I get a lot of folks asking questions about the dogs when setting outside and I love to talk about my greyhounds. But is does depend on what park and what time of year you go. Socializing is part of the fun of camping. And you do meet some interesting folks along the way.
Jayco25E 01/02/20 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Trailer Day!

Congrats! We did the same thing sort of. We did tent, Pop-up, HTT, and now we too are looking at a TT upgrade this year. Have fun and make lots of memories.
Jayco25E 01/02/20 01:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Worst RV Brand List

Thor should be on the top of that list. Would never by anything made by Thor.Kind of funny from someone that owns a Jayco owned by Thor. My Jayco was made before Thor bought them out. After Thor Bought them they went down hill to the point they brought back in some of the original owners to fix things. I would not buy another Jayco since Thor bought them.
Jayco25E 12/09/19 01:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Worst RV Brand List

Thor should be on the top of that list. Would never by anything made by Thor.
Jayco25E 12/09/19 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Large dog

Our two Greyhounds always go with us on camping trips. We never let them alone in the camper more than a few hours at most if we need to do something we cannot take them along for. In fact we once rented a boat to go from one island to another just so we could take our dogs along as the ferry would not let pets on board. Our Greyhounds even have life vest just as we would for our two legged kid. Most times if my dogs cannot go then we do not go. But that's just us. You have to figure that out for yourself.
Jayco25E 11/19/19 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Space Heater

:B Bet the OP never expected 11 pages on her space heater question. LOL
Jayco25E 11/19/19 06:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

The ones that get my goat are when I am towing on back roads with hills and I get behind some little car that thinks they have to ride the brakes down hill. Now I am not talking about steep mountains just general hills. If I see I have to go back up one hill while going down hill I like to let my rig coast a little within reason to help get up the next hill. Always get behind someone riding there brakes.
Jayco25E 11/07/19 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground Theft

Wow I never knew stealing was so rampant around some campgrounds. I have never had an issue. Most campers we have been around are good people. Yes you have the occasional kid stuff. More pranks than being thieves but never had something disappear. Stealing is not funning except for the guy getting his sewer hose stolen while connected to his RV. That one is a little funny. LOL
Jayco25E 11/05/19 07:39am General RVing Issues
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