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RE: Unknown odor - what is it? where is it?

I had a similar problem several years ago and a friend said to pull out the furnace and check there. Sure enough, one dead decaying mouse. Assume it crawled into furnace area over the winter and died. Something to check if you already haven't.
galexander 03/18/15 05:06pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Help on New Models

My Jayco X18D is a 3 bunk and has an unloaded weight of 3715 lbs and a loaded weight of 4400 lbs. Giving 685 lbs cargo. With just the wife and I we usually carry about 500 lbs. depending on how long we are out. Have had 3 Jaycos in the past and have been very happy with them. Newer campers have made many improvements regarding leaks at bunk ends but regular maintenance is a must. Good Luck in your search.
galexander 03/04/15 12:34pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Buying used hybrid

There are websites and youtube videos that you can search the web for about buying used campers and what to look for. The best thing to know is to let your nose do the work. If a camper smells funny, walk away. If all you smell is deodorizer of some kind,walk away. Someone is trying to cover up something. Good Luck in your search.
galexander 03/01/15 01:36pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New Australian Hybrids

Nice camper.
galexander 02/27/15 06:35am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 12V Replacement Battery Suggestions

Always have used Interstate Batteries with no problems. As midnightsadie said, keep em clean and keep em charged.
galexander 02/27/15 06:33am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Camper Bedding Question from newbie

Bought our sheets at Wal-Mart. Fits ok. Used to use straps but were just a hassle when folding up mattress for traveling. Just use sheet on mattress and then use either sleeping bag, blankets or cover sheet. Congrats on the new camper and have fun, that's what it's all about.
galexander 02/23/15 05:49am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New Trailer

Congrats on the new camper. DW and I have had our X18D for two years now and Love It! Have had no issues with it. Recommend Pop Up Gizmos on the bunk ends, really does make a difference inside no matter what time of the year it is. We also found out that a WDH/anti sway bars do help a lot. We bought the Equalizer 4 point WDH and I am very happy with it. Again, congrats on the new camper.
galexander 02/15/15 12:08pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Ordred a Jayco X17Z

Congrats on the new camper.
galexander 02/04/15 06:57pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco Hybrid Frame Failure

First off, I am glad to hear no one was injured and you and your family are safe. In all my 40+ years of trailer towing, I have never heard of, or seen such a failure happening so I would have to say it was an abnormal failure. Please keep everyone informed when you find out the exact cause. Once again, I am glad no one was injured.
galexander 12/15/14 01:09pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Abnormal Tire Wear on my Jayco 23B

Check out www.procarcare.com for tire wear information.
galexander 12/03/14 12:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Proper portable generator to run a Jayco X17Z?

IMHO____ The Honda 2000 Watt Generator is the very Best Bang for the Buck. Have had my 2, 2000 watt Hondas since 2004 and I am a very Happy Camper with them. When I bought these two, I paid $800.00 each, now they run around a $1000.00 Very quite, very dependable, easy to start. If you want to run a Honda at higher altitudes, you have to have the carb adjusted to run at the higher altitudes.
galexander 11/10/14 01:36pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Which should I buy?

In most instances, used campers of any kind are usually a nightmare of someone else's problems. You can do a search of the web about buying used campers and get an awful lot of info. One thing you have already that is a must in a search of a used camper, is your nose. If it smells musty, damp and has odd odors, walk away. There is probably water damage. Check every corner, open every door and look for stains or signs of repair to walls or floor or to cabinets. Walk around camper testing your weight on the floor looking for soft spots. Check around windows for signs of water entrance and damage. Check the bathroom floor for water damage. Get up on the roof of the camper and check the caulking, check the roof for soft spots, be careful up there, most roofs don't hold weight well. Check the tires for wear, wheel bearings are hard to look at but it is one of those things you hope is ok. Do your homework and do not buy the first thing you see. Good used campers can be costly in price and repairs if you get a bad one. It may be to your advantage to check the discount RV places, you may very well get a discounted camper at about the price of a used camper. There are many things to look at when buying new or used so do your homework before you pay for a camper. Good Luck
galexander 11/09/14 01:14pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Typical battery life

I had one battery that lasted 8 years, had another that lasted 6 months, plates shorted out, had another that actually froze and split open. One I have now is going on 3 years. All the same brand. Some batteries last longer than others. Keep it charged, filled with distilled water, terminals clean and free of corrosion and it will last as long as it lasts.
galexander 11/06/14 01:22pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Popout rip in vinyl

Jayco has a 5 year Limited Warranty on their tent ends. Would suggest you contact a Jayco dealer or call customer service for details. I do not know if the warranty is for the original owner or for the used buyer. Might be worth a phone call.
galexander 10/21/14 06:01am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Gutter extensions

You can also use a tennis ball. Cut a slit in the ball and slide in to the gutter extension. Use caution when ever you add or remove your cover, they seem to snag on anything and everything.
galexander 10/16/14 04:45pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Hybrid at or under 3500 lbs

StarCraft has some smaller Hybrids that may meet your requirements. Just remember as others have said, your cargo carrying weight will be very low. My Jayco X18D comes in at 3,715 pounds unloaded and 4,400 pounds loaded. I have 685 pounds of cargo load. I use every bit of it with the DW and gear and food and water. Good Luck in your search.
galexander 10/05/14 11:10am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Isn't this the way things go

You can also contact your State and Federal agency's for the Handicapped and depending on your income, you may quality for financial assistance if it is needed. Every little bit helps and that's why we pay taxes.
galexander 09/21/14 06:45pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Picked up the 2015 Roo 21SS today..

Congrats on the ROO.
galexander 09/18/14 02:14pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Camper/trailer advice?

Where there is will, there is a way.
galexander 09/03/14 05:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Storge in a Jayfeather 17Z

Plastic Totes come in all sizes and shapes and can store a lot of items. We use them for clothes, dish and plastic forks/spoons/etc. Use for towels, wash rags and just about everything you can think of. Keeps everything separated and in one place.
galexander 09/02/14 04:40pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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