Getting a Hybrid

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  1. bondo54

    bondo54 Well-Known Member

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    After years of owning nothing but popups I'm getting a hybrid. 2017 Jayco Jay Feather X17Z
     
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    Congrats..
     
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    Congratulations! Looking forward to the pictures!
     
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    bondo54 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a YouTube video of it.
     
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    Two problems that I have experienced with my Starcraft Launch: 1) the seal around the popout beds lost the sealing power over time. I ended up with water collected on the canvas. Adding a stick-on weatherstrip over the existing seal helped a great deal, 2) Any wood surface inside was subjected to mold growing. I don't have a good remedy for this. I am considering running a dehumidifier inside the camper all winter. A maintenance trick for the hot water heater and the refrigerator is to tape off the excess panels with poly so that the insects can't get in and plug up the propane orifice with mud.
     
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    Thank You I'll keep on eye out for those problems. I put damp rid in all the campers I've owned during winter storage.
     
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    DiamondGirl Adventures with KODI in AZ

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    Congratulations and welcome to the Darkside… Can’t wait to hear all about your new adventures and mods.

    Be sure to check your HTT carefully. My friend has the same issues with the canvas attached to the trailer. So look out for that. Videotape your training orientation with the technician so you can review what’s being shared later if needed. Ask lots of questions. Make sure your weight distribution hitch is installed and adjusted properly for your vehicle.

    And lastly, go out and have fun with your new HTT.

    Happy Camping…[put&hy]
     
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    congrats! enjoy!
     
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    Haylett RV reviews has lots of good info on your trailer.
     
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    DiamondGirl Adventures with KODI in AZ

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    Looks sweet… Can’t wait to hear and see about your mods and decorations.

    Happy Camping…[put&hy]
     
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    I think my camper looked that new once! [:D]
     
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    Didn't have to do much to the hitch. Tows like it isn't even there the only time I felt any jerking was when I went over a set of RR treks. It tows better the my Highwall did. Still my raise the ball mount a hole or two.
     
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    Thinking about switching out the kitchen faucet for one with a higher spout.
     
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    DiamondGirl Adventures with KODI in AZ

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    @bondo54…. Wow, we are looking to switch ours out too. I want a pull down sprayer for my farm sink. Would make spraying the corners easier when cleaning out the sink and for rinsing dishes after being washed. I’m thinking about this model from ETrailer.

    https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Faucets/Lippert/LC719323.html

    We already switched out the bathroom faucet and shower sprayer.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Glacier...aucet-in-Brushed-Nickel-F51A1130BNV/314178289

    And this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/ETL-92489/dp...head&qid=1634922618&sprefix=hydrogenic&sr=8-7

    Happy Camping…[put&hy]
     

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