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Old 01-07-2015, 12:19 PM   #1
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Anyone have a Jay Flight SLX 264BWH?

I am looking at buying a 2015 Jay Flight SLX 264BWH. I was wondering if anyone had one.

If so, what do you like/dislike about it? Has is it held up to travel and camping?

If you passed this model up why and for what other model/brand?
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:01 PM   #2
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The 264BHW is the same floor plan as the 26BH, just the econo version of it. It's the most popular floorplan in the Jay Flight line. It offers all the amenities, lots of sleeping, and keeps weight down as to be towable by lighter duty vehicles (a full size SUV at minimum). It's nothing fancy, but still built well. If you don't mind the smaller fresh water tank capacity, the smaller fridge, and the basic lighting/shelving/faucets/etc then it's all you'll ever need. No slide to worry about either, which can be a good and bad thing. Most people that pass this model up are ones that are after a slide and a more open floorplan inside instead of a bunk house.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:02 PM   #3
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We purchased one in August 2014 and are very pleased with it. The lower dry weight (around 4400 pounds) allows towing with an SUV (in our case, a Chevy Trailblazer). We have slept four comfortably in the camper and could have easily added a couple more.
Admittedly it's not the roomiest camper, and if weather forces us to stay inside it's a bit crowded. It also has a bit less cabinet/closet space than the models with slides. However, when we were shopping we looked at a lot of used campers, and saw that a disturbingly high number of hybrids and campers with slides had water damage, even though only a few years old. So for all these reasons, the SLX 264 BHW is the right camper for us.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:28 PM   #4
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Thanks SkyBound and dphoward62. I really appreciate the info.


We really didn't want a slide because of the added weight, possible leakage, and mechanical issues. I know slides are popular, but just not our cup of tea.


Anyone else have feedback on this model?
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:02 AM   #5
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We have a 2013 Jay Flight 26BH and love it. We have camped in it over 100 nights and have not had a single issue. We have had up to 7 people in ours at one time (4 kids 3 adults) and slept comfortable. We have more than enough storage space for my family of 4. We have camped in weather from 20 to 90 degrees, from sunny to snowing and have enjoyed ever minute of it. I think it is a great floor plan. As others have stated I did not want the added cost, weight or maintenance of a slide. It didn't hurt that it was also in our budgeted price range. Good luck with your decision!
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:10 AM   #6
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We have a 2014 Swift 264BH and absolutely love it. Our trips from the Houston area include the Smoky mountains, the Dakotas, Colorado, and several Texas RV spots. No problems at all! We have decided to sell it and get something a little larger because we need a little more space. It seems that we always have kids and grand kids tagging along, and it gets a bit crowded. I'm not complaining, we love having them with us. If you're interested in it, check out my listing in the classified section or drop me a line.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:05 AM   #7
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My wife and I are considering the Jay Flight SLX 264BHW and comparing it to the Jay Flight 23MB. We think it would be nicer not to have to deal with the murphy bed, but coming from popup land I'm not sure about pulling a 29' trailer.

The 264MHW and 23MB are similar in weight: both have GVWR=6500 lb. Does the extra 3' on the 264BHW make that much of a difference in towing. I have a Ram1500 V8/8Spd/3.21 and max towing = ~8k with 3 people.
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My wife and I are considering the Jay Flight SLX 264BHW and comparing it to the Jay Flight 23MB. We think it would be nicer not to have to deal with the murphy bed, but coming from popup land I'm not sure about pulling a 29' trailer.

The 264MHW and 23MB are similar in weight: both have GVWR=6500 lb. Does the extra 3' on the 264BHW make that much of a difference in towing. I have a Ram1500 V8/8Spd/3.21 and max towing = ~8k with 3 people.
You've asked several questions. The only one that I have experience with is the difference when towing a 3' longer trailer. Going to either trailer from a short popup will be a big change for you. You'll quickly get used to towing either trailer down the road, but maneuvering around corners, backing, etc., is where the 3' will make a difference.

And, if you liked camping with the popup in National Forests etc., 29' will be near the 30' maximum allowed in some of them. Negotiating corners etc. in those areas may present a problem.

Of course with either trailer, you'll need to be sure your TV is sufficient with both an adequate WDH with sway control and tires.
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Thanks oldmanAZ, this is good input. I also didn't think about the max length offered at certain campsites.

I definitely plan to get a WDH with sway control. My truck has the integrated brake controller and tow mode, but what did you mean about adequate tires? I thought the std tires on my Ram1500 would work.
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Thanks oldmanAZ, this is good input. I also didn't think about the max length offered at certain campsites.

I definitely plan to get a WDH with sway control. My truck has the integrated brake controller and tow mode, but what did you mean about adequate tires? I thought the std tires on my Ram1500 would work.
There was a recent post (I don't have time to check right at this moment, but search for my username on JOF) where sway was a problem. By going to a higher load range tire and adding another sway control, the sway problem was gone for the JOF member. Lots of folks overlook sidewall flex as part of the sway issue. At a minimum, trailer and rear vehicle tires should inflated to the maximum - at lease initially.
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