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Old 04-04-2016, 11:26 AM   #1
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2016 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 267BHSW TT

We are looking at a 2016 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 267BHSW TT. Empty weight per the sticker is 5650lbs. I would appreciate any feedback on this particular TT from folks with some experience with this unit. I am interested in storage,or the lack of it, build quality towability etc. Good or bad... I will be towing it with a 2007 F150 super crew with a tow rating of 7800 lbs....

Probably only trips of a few hundred miles along the Gulf Coast...

Thanks for your time....
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:06 PM   #2
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Congrats on the possible new rig!!!

Concerning your tow rating, the bigger challenge is the available PAYLOAD of the tv. Look in the drivers door jamb for a yellow payload sticker, "All passengers and cargo not to exceed XXXXlbs". This amount stated by Ford is the available payload for your truck, which includes: all passengers, any accessories added to the truck-truck topper/step bars/etc, all cargo loaded in the bed- bikes/coolers/firewood/etc the wdh, AND the tw (tongue weight)!

The average family seems to add about 1000lbs to the camper. So, estimate a little more to be safe, 6800lb tt loaded, ready to camp. Your loaded trailer tw should be between 12-15% of the total loaded trailer weight for a safe, stable tow (some trailers are fine with 12%, other trailers like a higher tw %). So your tw could be 810lbs-1020lbs.

So if you add the family weight, the weight of the bed cargo, the wdh, and say 900lbs tw, are you under the yellow sticker amount? Yes, some of the tw is transferred back to the tt axles, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Also, these estimates are without knowing the gvwr of the tt.

Make sure you get a good wdh with integrated sway control. The Reese Dual Cam, Reese SC, and the Equal-I-Zer 4 way system are 3 great systems for the price.

Good luck!!!
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:05 PM   #3
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I've purchased this trailer, and will be towing with a 2016 F-150 2.7 Ecoboost with a tow rating of 7600lbs and max payload of 1400 lbs.

The 267BHSW is probably the largest trailer I would pull with this setup.

As mentioned previously, watch the payload ratings, especially with a dry hitch weight of about 645 lbs.

Once I have it hooked up, I'll let you know how I manage.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:59 PM   #4
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I have a 2015 267BHSW and I have no complaints so far.
I find it tows really well. I did have trouble with my WDH at first because of the bottom mount coupler. I had a husky round bar with friction sway bar that was hard to set up because of the bottom mount coupler. It took some time but I did get it to work. However after reading some posts here and talking with others I picked up a trunnion bar style Equalizer with integrated sway. My trailer is still in storage so I haven't installed it yet but I am hoping for easier hitching/unhitching and improved performance.
We are a family of 4 and two dogs and a cat that come with us on every trip. We are mostly weekend warriors and have yet to run out of space or storage. Knock on wood, I have yet to have any warranty issues or build quality issues, so far so good.
Couple of additions I added, $20 for hard LP tank cover, $15 for bunk ladder, put a divider under the front bed to separate the pass through storage from under bed storage. It also gives more support for the bed. Installed a 28" tv for the kids when the weather isn't cooperating.
My only issue would be that I can't get the side to side wiggle to stop. Sometimes when someone moves around the tt has an annoying wiggle. I am going to try to make some stabilizer bars to install somehow.
Anyways, have fun shopping and i hope I helped a little.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:15 PM   #5
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Typically a truck can tow the weight of the trailer.... it gets challenging when you consider the tongue weight, in this case in the 650 lb range.

If your truck has 1500 lbs of payload capacity, you only have 850 left for passengers and gear in the bed of the truck

Check your vehicle listing carefully
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Keep in mind the hitch weight of 645 was dry, so this doesn't include anything on the tongue like a battery or propane or anything in storage front of the wheels. With a weight of 6650 (5650+1000), you are probably looking at a tongue weight around 800-900 pounds (12-15%) which doesn't leave you much for passengers and gear in the truck. The CAT scale will be your friend.
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Thanks to all of you for the good advice. My truck has a 1675 LB. carrying capacity.. We are still shopping around but this trailer looks like the one for us.
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Hello fellow Houstoian (dont know if thats spelled right) we looked at that trailer but ended up with the 287 BHSW both awsome trailers almost same floor plan just bigger. But good trailer you cant go wrong, which dealer are you looking at?
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Thanks to all of you for the good advice. My truck has a 1675 LB. carrying capacity.. We are still shopping around but this trailer looks like the one for us.
1675lbs payload rating will definitely help!!! Sounds like you will probably be ok pending how much the whole family weighs, and you watch what you load in the truck bed.

Even if the dealer sets up the wdh, it is for an empty trailer. Once you load up the trailer for a trip, you will probably need to re-adjust the wdh. Make sure you get all the paperwork with the hitch from the dealer. Follow my signature links for a ton of info regarding the wdh and how to adjust it.

Good luck!!!
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What's going on buddy. We bought the same TT last year. Awesome TT. No complaints. We are a party of 4. 2 adults and 2 children (10 & 7 YOA). We pull our camper with our 2008 Ford Expedition 5.4 V8 with out any issues. Rides very nice. We used it a lot last year. We live in Miami, Florida. Our longest trip was last year to S Dakota for 14 days. Thank God we had no issues. We traveled much of the state of florida and took it to Tenn and camped in the Smokey Mounts. We love our TT and it seems to be built pretty well. Hope this info helps you out. Be Safe!!! Mike
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