Jayco Quest Baja 10Z Build

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Lake Waconia, MN
Just picked this up for family camping. Excellent shape, just needs a good going through - and she's a rockin.

4 kids, so keeping things simple and light is key.

Over the Winter To-do list:
New shocks
1997 Land Cruiser 80 needs a brake controller
LUBE - the entire trailer needs some lube!
Sealing - no leaks, but I want to reseal every external seam
Spare tire cover
Rubber gas line and regulator assembly replacement
Install Solar Panel
Replace all bulbs with LED
Microwave Install
30ft 30A extension cord
Some paint here and there
Re-wire / upgrade wiring. Works fine, I just want it my way
Install dual batteries
Who knows what else I'll find.

Things Done:
Inspect and adjust brakes - FREE
Tighten and lube bearings - FREE
Replaced all 3 tires - $375
Removed decals - $10 (goo gone and alcohol)
New water in / out ports - $30
New electrical plug port - $10
Storage cover purchased - $100


Here it is:
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BFGs:
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LC4LIFE

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I pulled a big pop-up for years all over the place with my 80. My family absolutely loved it. I really appreciated the low profile when pulling it back into the woods.

You have a good platform to make yours.
 
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Decals gone. What a PITA. Hair dryer, goo gone, rubbing alcohol, and and ZEP fingernail brush. Looks much better.

Removed all of the nasty electrical and water access port / covers, new ones on order.

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Got the 2004 Dunlop tires replaced with some 2019 BFGs.

Brakes, grease, bearings all looked great. Just needed bearing adjustment, brake adjustment, and a few pumps of grease.

Electrical cover, water in / water out ports all replaced.

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What year is it?

How long does it take you to set it up?



These don't show up too often in Az, the two here currently for sale are a tad pricey. Nice find!
 
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What year is it?

How long does it take you to set it up?



These don't show up too often in Az, the two here currently for sale are a tad pricey. Nice find!

It is a 2004, only takes 10 min to crank it up and slide it out, very easy and light.

Right - these are fairly rare here in MN too, I jumped on it. Many of them have a big ATV / toy hauler on the front but have 425+lbs tongue weight (empty) - way too much for the 80 series!

Not many off road style campers in MN, low demand (except for us, exotic kinda guys).
 
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It is a 2004, only takes 10 min to crank it up and slide it out, very easy and light.

Right - these are fairly rare here in MN too, I jumped on it. Many of them have a big ATV / toy hauler on the front but have 425+lbs tongue weight (empty) - way too much for the 80 series!

Not many off road style campers in MN, low demand (except for us, exotic kinda guys).
I hear you on the tongue weight. I sold my '92 FJ80 ~2 years ago (time flies!). Loved, loved, loved that ride but (as you know) the 80's (regardless of which engine you've got) isn't the most powerful rig on planet Earth. My current GX470 is up to the task but I'd rather skip the Jaycos with the extra cargo/UTV carrying capacity up front due to the tongue weight penalty.

Congrats on your pop up - I'm jealous. I'll follow along as you make progress - take care.....:beer:
 
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Picked up some cheap traction boards (generic MaxTrax).

I'm thinking double function here:
1 - Use as traction boards when needed for the Land Cruiser
2- Use to level camper (under the camper tires) at the camp site. These are stack-able and way lighter than wood boards.

They will be mounted to rear bumper of the camper this spring and also double as a gear shelf (boots etc...)

For $45, a guy can't go wrong.

I'll update when they break :).


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