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Old 08-10-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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Hi-

Went to a local dealer today and they don't ever carry this model because it hasn't been popular.

I really like the floor plan, so wanted to see if any current owners could share feedback on this model.

Is it spacious or cramped? How comfortable and big is the murphy bed? Do you recommend it or am I better off going to something like the 28 DSBH?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-10-2016, 08:34 PM   #2
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We bought one a few months ago. Originally we were thinking about a trailer in the 26'-28' area. We decided on the 24mbh becuse it seamed more open with the bed up out of the way compared to having the bed always down and the partition wall. This being our first trailer we are extremely happy with it. As far as room we ( me, wife , 7 &3 year old and a boxer ) don't feel cramped while camping. The queen size mattress is hard as a rock. We wound up buying a 3" memory foam topper from Costco and it helped immensely. Any other questions just ask.
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:46 PM   #3
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Scotty,
Had the '14 version that was a 23mbh for 2 years. It was a nice camper but got too small as the kid got bigger. Now we have a 27bhs Jay Flight and its much roomier.
The downsides I saw living with the 23mbh were, not a lot of storage, no pass through in the front due to the Murphy bed. The folding bed trick was neat for a while but it did get old. It's also kind of a pain if you want to go to bed and nobody else does because you're in the living room and the couch goes away when you go to bed. The rear bunks are fine for any kid up to about 14 in my opinion, then they are pretty small after that. The newer 24mbh may have bigger beds so that may not apply to you.
As for Murphy bed size ours was a queen but was 74" long instead of 80" like the Jay Flights are.
If you have a half ton pickup then it may be for you as it was easy to tow for sure. Never had a bit of trouble out of mine, pretty much why I stayed with Jayco for the next one.
Good luck with whatever you decide, there are other manufacturers that use a Murphy bed as well but they are kind of rare too.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:44 PM   #4
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We just purchased a new 2015 23MBH and took it out for our maiden voyage. We are moving up from a Lance Truck Camper, so it obviously is much more spacious. It's just my wife and I right now, but every time we go camping our grown daughters want to go, so we always can use the extra room and bunks. Not to mention our new grand son. We wanted something bigger but wanted to stay as small as possible, under 28' if possible. That was hard to do with bunks. Because these bunks are on the end and narrower it helped. I think yours are front to back. We just think the use of the Murphy bed is so smart and such a space saver. 3 adults can set on the sofa with no problem. You also have the dinette for sitting also. We got a couple of those foldable ottoman's for foot stools and with the sofa, and it makes it great for watching the TV. The dinette slide out makes all the difference, but it's nice to know you can have the slide in and still put the bed down, at least in ours and I assume you can in yours. The murphy bed does cut off you pass through storage in front. We just put our stuff in the back of the truck or in the bunks when we travel. We had six adults in it the other night with no problem. We thought serious about a getting one with a regular bed down all the time, but most of them were much longer and seemed more cramped. Like I said, we moved up from truck camper, so take that in consideration. We love ours so far.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:50 AM   #5
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Went to a local dealer today and they don't ever carry this model because it hasn't been popular.

I really like the floor plan, so wanted to see if any current owners could share feedback on this model.

Is it spacious or cramped? How comfortable and big is the murphy bed? Do you recommend it or am I better off going to something like the 28 DSBH?
I thought it was too popular and they couldn't keep them in stock!

Floor plan is great. We are outside unless it's nasty outside. When inside and out of the elements there seems to be enough room for 3 adults to NOT be on top of each other every single second. I guess it would depend on how friendly you are with your traveling team.

Bigger is ALMOST always better if you can tow it. HD pickups are getting to be seriously stupid money. If you budget allows, why not go with more room? IMHO, the ALMOST part applies when trying to get into and out of tight spots or smaller camp grounds. Size hurts you there.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:36 AM   #6
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Now we have a 27bhs Jay Flight and its much roomier.

This is another one on our list. This one the dealer normally carries, but did not have any in stock to show us. Is the front bedroom pretty cramped?
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:37 AM   #7
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I thought it was too popular and they couldn't keep them in stock!

I was surprised too. Apparently in the Chicago area, this floorplan is not a huge seller.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:39 AM   #8
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We looked at that unit too! On one of our first shopping trips out the dealer had it on hand and we kind of fell in love...then I really looked at it online and it is missing quite a bit of storage-no large pass through and no underbed storage adn there is no overhead storage over the dinette either. Those were two biggies with me...plus the tanks sizes. But we have a 2500 truck so we don't need to worry about being light weight. I occasionally look at it to see if maybe we can make it work but I always ultimately decide it won't.

If you google that model number and go to videos Haylett RV does a wonderful walkthrough video on the unit and points out just about everything.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:11 AM   #9
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It's not huge by any means but there is enough room to get around the bed and get to the cabinets. The bed also has storage underneath with gas struts to hold it up for easy access.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:28 AM   #10
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We love our 24 MBH. We came from an A Frame so maybe that's why? Our TV is a 15 Ram 1500 and it pulls great. True there is no pass through front storage but I would say there is more vertical storage in those front compartments. We have 5 gallon buckets in each of those compartments with plenty of room to stack stuff on top and around the buckets. The slide storage compartment is long an perfect for brooms, sweeper, fishing poles, tire chocks etc. Inside storage is ample and haven't run out of room yet with 2 adults, 2 kids, and our lab/basset mix.

I would say there is a sense of extra space in the coach when the murphy bed is folded up and the couch is out. The couch sits far back in the room to provide this extra space. The couch can seat 3 adults comfortably. We feel like we could add extra seats or bar stools around the counter top if needed for inclement weather while having friends over.

We love the huge awning and the outside fridge. Outside sink and stove is nice to have as well.

Only problems so far: Trim strip came loose on slide, trim strip came loose in bathroom. Both easy fixes. I striped the plastic plug trying to lube the antenna. Led is way too bright. Can be fixed with dimmer remote or polyimide tape.

Best of luck in your decision.
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