Originally Posted by nephi007
Hello motorbreath. Yes I think i am tending toward the Jaylight for ease of repair should the necessity arise. If a smooth look is a hot button then the SLX wins that argument. Three of my neighbors have the Jayflight model so it must be the more popular of the two (at least around here) Are both models constructed with the same floor and roof material? Does anybody know?
I was comparing three different models with the exact same floorplan (why do they use different acronyms?!):
1) White Hawk 28DSBH
2) Jay Flight SLX 287BHSW
3) Jay Flight 28BHBE
Initially I wanted the White Hawk because it looks great, but I am 6'4" and 270lb. I had about an inch of clearance and the floor seemed to be too compliant, although my wife did not have any issues. Also, the black tank is a bit small. One alarming thing I did see on two other White Hawk's was distortion of the aluminum framing, these were 23MBH units that I was originally interested in.
The SLX has a taller ceiling, but still did not feel sturdy as a walked around. Also, there were several cost-saving simplifications compared to the regular Jay Flight that I "must haves", the A/C unit does not use the thermostat and the cargo carrying capacity is much lower than the regular Jay Flight.
The regular Jay Flight model has a much more solid floor, but it is a bit deceiving since the flooring is not adhered like in house construction (to handle expansion/contraction)/ The Jay Flight has a massive cargo capacity, over 2400lb (after accessories) compared to the other two units. This is a big selling point for me, I do not plan on using this capacity but knowing that Jayco had to spec the frame, axles, and tires to this weight is re-assuring. From the forum and a few friends in the area I have heard some pretty scary stories about brand new TT's having blow-outs and other issues. Since I am nowhere near my cargo capacity I am hoping that with regular maintenance I never have a problem!