I have the Jayco 29QBH and love it. The warranty work is minor, and I have had it for 10 months now. I have just been making a list and taking it in this winter for them all. hat list includes such big items as:
--One of the hoses for the faucet weeps sometimes
--One of the cabinets needs to be rehung to better close
--The queen bed hinge needs to be repaired as it broke off on our recent 6000 mile trip
--Black tank gauge is reading wrong
As you can see, all of them have been relatively minor. We've been very happy with the floorplan with two kids (6 and 8) and have been able to stay sane during rainstorms in there. The only "major" mods I have done is to add a battery kill switch and convert over to golf cart batteries. I can now run the heater for two semi-conservative nights or one and a half aggressive nights.
Love my Jaco and I will return when I buy another trailer.
I use it for what it is---a guide. It has helped me find some great little places and avoid some really bad, not-gonna-do-it places as well. I have started reviewing every place I've been in, and have even been able to add two or three myself of little gems I found.
Read the reviews then make a decision based on your opinions. We are all different on what we need and expect, but at least the site gives me a STARTING POINT to decide on and not just base it off the CG's Website.
I just finished a 1 1/2month-long trip that included the Golden Spike Tower. It was the biggest disappointment of my trip. As the yard is good to see and interesting, nothing else to see.
As you can see from my handle, I am a big enough train buff that I model in live steam.
For me, the good was:
- GREAT view of the yard
The bad was:
- Cost: it was $25 for my family of four to go up their tower. Then they wanted another 25 cents to use the viewing binoculars each use (which is free in many state parks).
- I took the first exit that was off the freeway that the billboard said...it was 12 miles too early and there were NO signs after I got off the highway. When I mentioned that was misleading to the staff, they both just said "Yea, we know its out of the way. Not much we can do."
- There is a pamphlet that explains the yard, and a volunteer to help explain what we saw. Any questions I asked the volunteer were met with "I don't know."
You milage may vary, but I was disappointed with the tower. I would spend about an hour or two, but I found it more fun to wait at the end of the yard and watch trains. Remember, the track east from North Platte is tipple track to Gibbon and the world's busiest freight line.
I am looking to pull the trigger on this (a Barker jack, that is) myself this week.
QUESTION: Do I measure the OD of the moveable part of the shaft for 2" or 2.25", or do I measure the OD of the non-moveable tube the shaft runs into?