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Old 02-17-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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jayflight vs eagle?

what is the difference between the jayflight model and eagles models? i know the jayflight is a light model but is it alot cheaper model also? what are some of the other differences?
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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Was told that Jayflight is their "general public" grade and Eagle is their "higher quality" grade. It's like GM with their Chev and Buick product lines. Chev is geneal and Buick is marketed as their higher quality. Thus, often selling for higher costs. Although, the same "sister products" are made down the same assembly line. Hope this helps...
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:18 AM   #3
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As you know there is JayFlight Swift, Jay Flight, and Jay Flight G2, and then there is Eagle Super Lite and Eagle. Besides floorplan differences, as you go up the line construction, features and amenities increase with price. Way too many difference to list here. Below are links to the Jay Flight and Eagle standards and options lists that you can print out and compare side by side.

Jay Flight:

http://www.jayco.com/php/products/standards.php?id=245

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http://www.jayco.com/php/products/standards.php?id=240
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Also, within the Jay Flight family there is the Jay Flight and Jay Flight G2. The G2 is more expensive and comes standard with most options (Did I say that right?)
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:59 AM   #5
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I have owned campers for 25 years and been in insurance claims for the same amount of time. I will never own a camper with fiberglass sides (Eagles have fiberglass sides I believe). If any moisture gets between the wall and fiberglass you are done; there is no easy way to fix it. I have seen more than a few campers totalled due to a minor leak, usually in the off season. It's a matter of preference I guess, just something to consider.
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The part I don't understand is why they use an aluminum frame and then put heavy fiberglass sides on it. The heavy figerglass negates any weight savings.
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I have owned campers for 25 years and been in insurance claims for the same amount of time. I will never own a camper with fiberglass sides (Eagles have fiberglass sides I believe). If any moisture gets between the wall and fiberglass you are done; there is no easy way to fix it. I have seen more than a few campers totalled due to a minor leak, usually in the off season. It's a matter of preference I guess, just something to consider.
Jayco sales people, and Jayco brochures, extol on their vacuum-bonding process for their fiberglass-sided trailers. The sales person we have been working w/ has stated numerous times that he hasn't seen a Jayco w/ the delamination issues other manufacturers have. He has taken us on a tour of some of those used TTs on his lot that do have these issues, and yes, it would/does make me apprehensive about a fiberglass-sided trailer. I would be interested to hear if any Jayco owners have experienced delamination w/ theirs.

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Mine has a spot on the front and on the back towards the bottom.

But it doesn't bother me one bit...
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I prefer aluminum. You booger up an aluminum panel, you can fix it yourself if you get the material and have the right amount of patience and a pneumatic stapler.

Try that with fiberglas or Filon sides.
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Rray, my thoughts exactly. We wanted this Eagle and it only comes with the hard sides. I too would prefer an aluminum framing with aluminum siding.
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