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PostSubject: My Rig   Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:02 am

Well I thought I'd put up a few pics of the Jayco.

The first is the set-up at Cania. Most know I don't have the Paj anymore ... that was a painful seperation ...

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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:05 am

Interior shots ... the front dinette also converts to a single bed. Handy when we have our teen son with us.



And of course the 'Scol Boudoir'. Very comfy I must say.

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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:13 am

I've also done some mods to the van this year. As a lot of ppl know Jayco isn't very 'offroad friendly' so I've had a few things added to help strengthen the van which in turn gives me some confidence when travelling dirt roads.

Here's a pic of the chassis inbetween the two wheels ... the middle piece of iron is what was added. It also gave me an extra 75mm of lift ... very much needed even on bitumen roads ...



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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:14 am

It goes all the way up and joins onto the draw bar ... quite a bit of strength really.

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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:16 am

The fella that did the metal work also suggested welding in a 'torsion bar' on the a-frame to help alleviate the tow bar from bend and flex while on corrugated roads. He's making his own 5th wheeler so knoew what I needed. A VERY handy guy really!

The metal under the draw bar is the added torsion bar.





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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:20 am

Lastly, about 6 weeks ago I had four shocks put in. I was a bit sceptical at first not knowing if it would help with dampening the road affect inside the van itself.

However, on most trips the double bed mattress (and anything on it) has always slid froward; even on small trips. The last two trips that we did after the shocks were fitted saw no movement from the bed mattress at all. So hopefully with the new shocks the interior won't take so much of a pounding on our next dirt road trip.



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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:26 am

Here endeth the lesson ...
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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:06 am

scol just a question about the shockies do you know what they are off & is the bracket under the springs welded to the plate or held on by the bolts.
was thinking of doing this to my camper.

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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:49 pm

They're new Alko shocks ... not sure about the second question tho!

I'm collecting my van on Tuesday from storage so will ahve a look and get back to you.

These particular shocks come in kit form and are specifically designed for Jayco vans but not sure about your wind up.

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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:47 pm

Hey Admin i have a link for you on the shocks, i was going to get a set for the tailer but they were to long for mine but may be good for you, i think Hans at Probar has them aswell

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PostSubject: Re: My Rig   Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:02 pm

thanks for the link mark

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