Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-06-2013, 08:40 PM   #11
Senior Member
Jagiven's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,177
We have the 23B (HTT). We were in the same boat as you, one child and us two. The bunk ends have never been an issue. He brings friends and cousins all the time. They absolutely love sleeping in the back bunk together and playing there when the weather is poor. At bed time they love having the windows open and watch the campfire, stars, riverboats, etc through the huge windows. Last year it felt like it rained almost every trip out (can’t imagine we are in a drought with that much rain), and the bunk ends were never an issue.

One of the selling points of the 23B for us was in a pinch, traveling cross country or in bad weather we could convert the dinette and sofa to beds, and not having to open the bunk ends. So far we have never needed to. Setting up the bunks in the rain has never an issue, as nothing is ever exposed and most of the work can be done from inside.

Setup and teardown time I would guess is 15-30 minutes, from starting to back in to the site until we are complete and ready to play. I would guess the hardest longest part is leveling the HTT.

Best of luck in choosing your new TT.

Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 11:40 AM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Delaware
Posts: 104
Not really qualified to answer as we just picked ours up over the weekend......Just the wife and I, with two labs, and a slew of grandkids. I had my mind set on a 22FB...but once she saw the bunks it was over.....I think it was a good choice. Like the extra room....we looked at a ton of TT at the travel show by far the most bang for the $$...

Good luck with you decision

Doodlebug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #13
Senior Member
Nighthawk 96's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Columbia SC
Posts: 553
We just traded in our 26BH We were quite happy with it. We have grandkids, but they hav only stayed with us once in two years. The bunks and the storage under the bunks hold a lot of stuff. At the time we got it we had a less capable TV with tow rating of 6700 lbs, so we went with a non-slide model to keep the weight down. We have a White Hawk on order that has a large slideout, so there will be a good deal more openness in the living space. We also ordered the hid a bed and table and chairs. I didn't like sitting in the booth type dinnette. The White Hawk also has a bedroom that is closed off from the rest of the living area. Even has a walk thru bath that further isolates the bedroom from the living room. We also like the idea of having the barrell rockers (will probably replace these with Lazyboys) in the back to sit in rather than the sofa in the 26BH. Of course it is a more costly trailer by about 10k dollars. (if you look at MSRP) We think that the 26 BH was a good choice for us as a starter trailer, to determine if we liked camping. We paid only $11,500 for it used less than one year old. Don't buy a bunk house trailer just because the grandkids might stay with you. Get a floorplan that is good for you. Having said all this, the 26BH could be a great choice. Hope this helps.
2012 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Litre DoubleCab
6 speed, 4.30 Limited Slip, Tow Package
2013 Jayco White Hawk 27DSRL
2010 Jayco JayFlight 26BH sold
Yamaha EF2000is Generators (2)
1996 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
Nighthawk 96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #14
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 2,079
We like our 26BH. We have used is on several trips, both weekend and week long trips. Got it 2 seasons ago and it was perfect when we were a family of 4, now we are a family of 5 and its a bit tight. Don't care much about the slide, coming to a TT from tents we didn't think much about living space rather sleeping space. When camping most of our days are outside, weather is not much of an issue here in CA, however when we follow though and upgrade we will certainly get a slide.
2007 Chevy Duramax LMM/Allison
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2012 Jay Flight 26BH (Sold)
clubhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 84
Originally Posted by jstor1 View Post
Yea or nay on 26 by, was thinking of a hybrid, but looking at bunks and thinking they may work, any opinion?
We recently signed the papers on a 2013 26BH w/thermal package. We went in during one of the dealership's RV shows ready to buy a KZRV Spree 18RBT hybrid for $13.9k, and noticed the 26BH sitting a few campers down for the same price! The dealer said they had ordered a large quantity from Jayco and had to sell all of them before the 2014s come in. They even threw in a battery and offered to keep it on the lot for free until it gets warmer. Comparing the 26BH with the KZ was like night and day. Only concern I had was whether or not my TV was up for the task, since the Jayco is about twice the weight of the KZ hybrid.. After lots of research and help from the people on this forum, it looks like I will be pushing the limits but will be within them.

lagman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 06:08 AM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Delaware
Posts: 104
26 bh

We just picked up our 26BH this weekend......I had my mind set on a 22fb because it's just the wife, I, and our two labs, Went to a show a couple of weeks ago, she saw the bunks in the 26BH and there was no looking back. We have a slew of grandkids........
Picked it up last weekend.....tows very well....setting in the driveway now, as we work on furnishing it.

Good luck with you decision!
Doodlebug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 07:25 PM   #17
Junior Member
Big Kahuna 19547's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 14
Good luck with your new 26 Doodlebug !
Big Kahuna 19547 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 09:33 AM   #18
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Edgerton Alberta Canada
Posts: 5
i have a 2011 26 bh and its great i just wish the fit and finish was a little better but with our growing family were debating on getting something bigger. were a family of 4 and have 3 dogs it gets pretty crowded

TT-2011 26BH
TV-2001 Ram 2500
TV 2-2010 F150 Super Crew
jasonL_031 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.