17' Series we couldn't resist

Mar 16, 2018
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kiama
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hi all, happy to say we ordered the new 17.56-2 OB
long story short we were on a trip up north and wondered why every second van on the rd was a expanda! we went to the local jayco dealer when we returned home and within 2 hours of being there we bought one! haha!!
its due to arrive in the next 2 weeks! great timing for Easter we are taking it straight out off rd cant wait ill post pics when the new toy arrives!!!
cheers
 
Mar 16, 2018
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kiama
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hey bluey we are going to wollondilly river nsw got some friends with a property there 4wd access and will camp right on the river very remote place!
we didnt go with the extended bar but we got a few extras
-stability control (for when the wife drives!)
-storm covers for the ends
-and im having the tow hitch changed to the polly block tregg
nothing to major really they seem to have everything anyway!
towing with 2016 ranger ill post some pics when we get it! just waiting for the call hopefully next week!!
 

Bluey

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hey bluey we are going to wollondilly river nsw got some friends with a property there 4wd access and will camp right on the river very remote place!
we didnt go with the extended bar but we got a few extras
-stability control (for when the wife drives!)
-storm covers for the ends
-and im having the tow hitch changed to the polly block tregg
nothing to major really they seem to have everything anyway!
towing with 2016 ranger ill post some pics when we get it! just waiting for the call hopefully next week!!
Polly block tregg mmmmmm there are a lot of diffrent ones now
Alko have just came out with a new one all terrain pin coupling looks realy good
 
Mar 16, 2018
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kiama
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take your time with the hand over

ask lots and lots of questions

make sure you are comfortable with heading off into the sunset and know everything you can think of

they dont tell you
new Vans dont come with hoses and power lead

so make sure you have what you need, and is working before hitching up and setting off
Thanks for the advice We have a lounge room full of gear to go into it! (Including hoses etc)
Thanks again!
 
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Hi HappyHour
Make sure you wineguard antenna is upgraded with the new retrofit ,as the old wineguard is not suitable for certain areas.
This issue has been addressed by the dealer's if it has been brought up on or before collection.
All the very best with your new van.
The 17/56/2 is a great van.
 
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Drover

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As @bigcol said and make sure everything actually runs, opens, shuts etc if you are unhappy with anything don't accept it or the "we will fix it at the first service BS ", for the money it should be perfect at handover, you are the buyer so remind them of it.

A Winegard Snowflake TV aerial will pick up all TV transmission's ( horizontal and verticsl) the others won't.

Oh and check the wheel nuts, not a joke either.
Hope all goes nice and smooth.
 
Mar 16, 2018
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kiama
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As @bigcol said and make sure everything actually runs, opens, shuts etc if you are unhappy with anything don't accept it or the "we will fix it at the first service BS ", for the money it should be perfect at handover, you are the buyer so remind them of it.

A Winegard Snowflake TV aerial will pick up all TV transmission's ( horizontal and verticsl) the others won't.

Oh and check the wheel nuts, not a joke either.
Hope all goes nice and smooth.
thanks for all the advice ill ask them about the antena and yes i had evey intention on checking the nuts! i do it even after car services lol
 
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