2001 Jayco Eagle SO

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  1. Jml96sv

    Jml96sv Member

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    Hello,

    I am looking at buying a new PUP. I looked at a 1999 Jayco Heritage Manistee with an ABS Roof. It had A/C but there were no braces. I am also looking at a 2001 Eagle 12 SO without A/C and a Filon Roof, there are no Braces. Does the Eagle 12 with the Filon Rood need braces?
     
  2. Sneezer

    Sneezer Well-Known Member

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    Not sure on the eagle. I have a Laurel - same line as the Manistee. No issues with mine. Bracing is internal to the roof structure. The Jayco is also probably the best abs roof out there. I never ran across a single instance of delamination while researching them. I have been very happy with mine.
     
  3. mattlreese

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    I had a 1994 Eagle 10 and it did not have bracing. Unfortunately I do not know if the 2001 is the same design.
     
  4. WrkrBee

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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina. I just realized that you have been a member for a while.
     
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  5. Jml96sv

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    If I decide to go with the 12 SO, are Jayco Parts a little more affordable than Coleman? I have considered putting A/C in my Coleman Sun Valley but with the ABS roof and the Brace costing almost $300, I am ready to upgrade to bigger with A/C either installed or Prepped
     
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  6. Jml96sv

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    What year is your Laurel? I am going to look at a '99 Laurel this evening. I looked at it a few days ago and the seller patched some holes and cleaned it up, so I am going to look at it post cleaning. I am interested in it but my concern is Tongue Weight. Jayco lists it at 360 lbs dry. My minivan will do 360 or 540 with a WDH. Can you confirm the dry tongue weight?
     
  7. Sneezer

    Sneezer Well-Known Member

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    Haven't measured the tongue weight - it will vary depending on what you put in the front trunk. Were the holes in the canvas? Jayco should still have the full canvas in stock. I got mine for about $4-500 a couple years ago, and I think someone else ordered one a couple months ago that I know of. With two lpg tanks and a battery it is pretty heavy though. I tow with an SUV so I haven't had to mess with a WDH, but I might do it this year to see what sort of difference it makes.
     
  8. Jml96sv

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    There were a few holes in the canvas. All have been patched by the seller with Canvas and Tear mender. It does not look perfect but it is dry. I measured the Tongue weight, it came in about 260 which I need to measure again when the camper is on totally flat level ground, that seems totally doable with my van as I can go to 500 with a WDH. The final issue was the fridge, it lights on LP but it did not get cold after 5 or 6 hours. I really like the Laurel but no Fridge would kill the deal.
     
  9. Sneezer

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    Can you plug it in? Flip it to 110 and see what happens. The lpg burners have been known to get clogged up with insects/debris. Mine lights, but doesn't seem to always stay lit. Fridge works fine on 110 and 12V though. Since I camp with hookups I haven't bothered trying to clean out my burner, but it is on my list this year.

    I added a 2nd fridge to mine - it rides in the car and once set up I move it to the countertop across from the sink. Has worked great for me for a couple years now.
     
  10. Jml96sv

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    The seller plugged it in for about 30 minutes, said it got hot but did not cool. I am assuming that the inside cooling fins would not be cool after 30 minutes?
     
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  11. emoney

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    I don’t know if mine gets cold in 30 minutes. I’d plug it in and leave it for 2-3 hours and go from there. Lots of folks around these parts take theirs out and replace with dorm style mini fridge
     
  12. Sneezer

    Sneezer Well-Known Member

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    Mine is slow to cool. I usually plug it in a day or two before I need to put stuff in it. After a couple hours though the inside fins should be cold while the outside is hot.
     

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