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Jayco Eagle Video Tutorial

The Jayco Eagle Camper is a compact family-size camper with all the extras you would expect from a premium Jayco Caravan. 

All parts of the caravan

The video below explains the operation of all parts of the caravan or you can scroll further down to jump to relevant parts

Unhitching from your car

Stabliise and Level the Caravan 


Turn on the gas bottle

Connect to mains power

Connect the water supply & fill the tanks

Lift up the roof

Pull out the entry step

Pulling out the bed ends & installing the roof safety supports

It is recommended to install the internal braces before the external braces

Installing the door

Rolling out the bag awning

Installing the bed end flys (WE DON’T HAVE)

Turning on the battery

Using the control panel



Using the tap with the 12V Pump (when not connected to mains)



Pump should be off for mains water

Hot Water Service

How to Turn on the Hot Water Service

It’s great to have hot water when you are camping.  Whether for a shower or simply to wash the dishes, having a hot water service on board is a great option in a caravan.

*** Helpful Hint: when you are making coffee in the morning, start the kettle WITH hot water and you’ll get that cup of java a lot quicker.

Troubleshooting any Problems with the Hot Water Service

Check for gas or electrical supply issues.

More often than not, hot water systems stop working because of a fault in the gas or power supply. If your hot water service runs on gas, your other gas-powered appliances can give you a clue as to whether gas is reaching your system. Test the stove.  Can you light a burner?  If not, check the gas bottle, is it turn on?  Is it empty?  If the gas is on and the bottle has gas in it, we need to get a bit more technical in our approach.

The next step would be to check the circuit breaker.  This may be a challenge to locate as it is different in each caravan.  For electric hot water systems, check that the electrical connection is in order. Check your other electrical appliances to ensure that they’re working. Check for a blown fuse, and replace if necessary.

The next step would be to watch the video

Using gas

Using mains

Using 240V

Using the AirConditioner


Using the fridge

A 3 Way Fridge is the safest way to travel in Australia.  Your fridge can operate on gas, 12volt and 240 (mains power).  On REALLY hot days, the best, most efficient fuel is gas.

When you are driving, it is really important to ensure the fridge is turn to 12volt.  This allows the fridge to continue to run while you are driving.  DO NOT under any circumstances tow the caravan when the fridge is set to run on gas.  Obviously the fridge will not run on 240 whilst driving.

The following video provides complete information about how to start and operate the fridge in any of our Jayco caravans.

Using the cooktop

Using the microwave

Using the roof hatch

Packing up tips before you leave


  • Setup
    • Locate on firm, nearly level pad
    • Level with leveling feet and wood blocks
    • Open all 4 pop-top latches
    • Crank pop-top up – but not all the way. Stop about 1 ft from top.(use square crank in the socket on right side of hitch)
    • Pull out bunks. Install lower supports.
    • Attach velcro around lower bunks.
    • Raise pop top completely
    • Deploy step
    • Flip up sink
    • Install inside tent supports
    • Install door
  • Fridge
    • Open selected propane tank
    • Set fridge control to LP Gas. Power to High Cool.
    • Ignite fridge burner
    • Set phone timer for 1 hour. Set to AC later once cool. (Assuming Ac hookup)
  • Before you set off – Trailering
    • Tire pressure 80 psi. 3 tires.
    • Lug wrench
    • Wheel bearings greased
    • Hutch ball greases
    • Safety chains – crossed
    • Front wheel removes and stowed.
    • Front wheel jack fully retracted
    • Gray water bucket stowed. Capped.
    • Both cranks stowed.
    • Light check
    • Step stowed securely
    • Gas off