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Old 10-07-2016, 07:51 PM   #1
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Slx ?

I don't really want to begin a lengthy Thread (unless of course there're a myriad differing answers), but can anyone enlighten me about the "SLX" following some of Jayco's models? I emailed Jayco.com, but they've yet to respond, and I'm an inpatient type.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:35 PM   #2
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Used to be JayFlight Swift.

They are manufactured to target a slightly lower price point. Construction practices and major components are the same; the difference comes in on small items that many don't notice.

Lack of hydraulic lift-assist rams on the bed
No windows in perpendicular walls on slides
No power vents are in bathroom
Steel wheels, opposed to aluminum wheels
Showed surround was a big item missing in the SLX, notnsure if that is still the case.
Fewer purchase options

Jayco doesn't publish a call comprehensive list.

When we were shopping last, the difference was $2k-$2.5k, the extras were worth the $ to us. For others it's not. Personal decision.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:47 PM   #3
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Slx ?

I have a 2016 SLX 264BHW...it is basically the same as a regular Jay Flight 26BH except
Only gas hot water tank not gas/electric
No power tongue jack
No propane cover
No medicine cabinet
No backsplash in kitchen
A few less cabinets than the 26BH
OSB roof compared to plywood
No heat duct or a/c in washroom
Smaller fresh water tank
No enclosed or heated underbelly
Plastic toilet
No struts under queen bed
Just basic radio no Bluetooth or dvd
No black tank flush
No sink covers

The SLX does in fact have quite a few nice features and is basically a stripped down version of the regular Jay Flight.
I've added several options to my SLX like propane cover and tv's, stove cover ect...personally I love the SLX and it's been great the last 2 seasons. I'm sure I missed a few minor differences between the two trailers but depending on what you want in a travel trailer the SLX is perfect.
Oh and the above poster was wrong about no tub surround in the SLX because mine has it. Also has power vent fan in washroom as well.

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Another big difference is the slx lacks a thermostat controlled a/c. Unless they've added it to the 2017's.


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Axles/springs are not as heavy duty on the SLX, giving a lower ccc vs the Flight.

Possibly different style cabinet doors.

I thought the tub surround was a difference as well, but that could have easily changed along the way. Or the trailer Cold bought got one by mistake (a good mistake!!)???

Propane tanks are/were different I think, 20lb vs 30lb tanks.

Slightly smaller fridge???

When looking at the list on Jayco's website, maybe pull it up on two different devices (computer/tablet/phone). Have one opened to the SLX page, and the other the Flight. May be easier to compare.

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Axles/springs are not as heavy duty on the SLX, giving a lower ccc vs the Flight.

Possibly different style cabinet doors.

I thought the tub surround was a difference as well, but that could have easily changed along the way. Or the trailer Cold bought got one by mistake (a good mistake!!)???

Propane tanks are/were different I think, 20lb vs 30lb tanks.

Slightly smaller fridge???

When looking at the list on Jayco's website, maybe pull it up on two different devices (computer/tablet/phone). Have one opened to the SLX page, and the other the Flight. May be easier to compare.

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I don't know about the axles my slx has a ccc of 2000 lbs...it's a 6 cf fridge an honestly I've never had a problem with it being too small. My SLX has a tub surround.
As far as the 20 lb propane over the 30 I actually prefer the 20's as most places exchange the 20's.


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Old 10-08-2016, 06:28 PM   #7
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S l x

Thanks to all for your inputs. Visited the JAYCO.com site and the many differences everyone cited are evident. I'm still curious if the SLX is short for something - kinda like the old Ford LTD (which I think denoted "Limited"); perhaps JAYCO will respond with an answer to my email. Maybe it stands for Slightly Less luXerious !
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Slx (old thread)

For all y'all just waiting on tenterhooks , JAYCO got back to me on the meaning of SLX. Some of you were pretty close. The "SL" denotes "SuperLite" (or is that "Light?") and the "X" denotes an entry level Jay Flight. I was kinda hoping the "X" was a rating or something, like R-rated; must be the sailor in me. Aren't you glad I shared that with you ?! Still -ing? I gotta get a hobby.
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For all y'all just waiting on tenterhooks , JAYCO got back to me on the meaning of SLX. Some of you were pretty close. The "SL" denotes "SuperLite" (or is that "Light?") and the "X" denotes an entry level Jay Flight. I was kinda hoping the "X" was a rating or something, like R-rated; must be the sailor in me. Aren't you glad I shared that with you ?! Still -ing? I gotta get a hobby.
Jeff, That was one of the funniest posts I've seen. Awesome!
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Hey Book... - not to cast aspersions ('cause I ain't running for POTUS!), but you must be easily entertained. Tx anyway for the compliment, uh - that WAS a compliment? - Jeff
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