Originally Posted by mrnoyb
Has anyone taken delivery of a new 2011 Jay Flight Swift SLX 145RB? We've ordered one and expect delivery in about 3 weeks. We're just wondering if a member who already has one could share their opinions of this model.
This is our first venture into RVing and it's been quite an experience.
I was a business analyst by profession and comfortable with conducting market research. I wasn't exactly ready for the multitude of options available when considering an RV purchase.
We quickly eliminated motor homes, fifth wheels, truck campers or popup's as options for us and focused on travel trailers.
We decided on a 1/2 ton PU towing vehicle and purchased a new Chevy Silverado XCab. Based on the truck equipment we could now look at any TT with a GVW of 8200 lbs or less.
The research and shopping began. As we viewed more and more manufacturers and models it became apparent to us that we should start small and work our way up to a larger travel trailer as we become more comfortable with RVing.
We ended up comparing the Jayco Jay Feather Sport 165, and non slide versions of R-Pod, MPG & Casita.
We decided against the lavatory configurations on the R-Pod, MPG & Casita. The only issue we had with the Jay Feather 165 was the bunk beds.
The history, position in the industry, construction techniques, quality of workmanship & materials and history of customer satisfaction convinced us we should purchase a Jayco.
We were ready to buy a Jay Feather 165 and I checked the Jayco website one last time to look at the unit details when out of nowhere the home page announced the Jay Flight Swift SLX. One look at the the 145 RB floor plan and we were done. The model was so new the local dealer didn't have much information. The standard equipment and option details were actually posted after we worked out a factory order.
About 3 weeks to go for delivery!