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Old 04-10-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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Looking for some help finding new camper

we currently have a jayco 16xrb and are looking to get something bigger now, looking to stay under 5,000 lbs and under 26' will be towing with a '13 grand cherokee hemi with tow package (7200lbs tow rating). we looked at some other jayco units today but didnt really find a floor plan we like. trying to find something with larger bunk beds and a fold out full size bed or even a regular trailer with bunks at one end and full size bed at the other, we also want a slide for more room inside (have a 5 and 3 yo now) we did find a jayco we liked but it was 30' long and i think thats to long for my wheelbase (but feel free to chime in). Anyone camping in something like i mentioned now? So far a forest river shamrock 21ss is looking to be close to what we want (no bunk beds but i guess you cant have everything lol)
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I am currently in a 26BH which does not have the slide. it's 26' long camper, but total just under 30' long with the tongue. I pull it with my 2014 Titan Pro-4X. Total weight of the camper full would be just at or under your max weight so it may be to large for you. I know if you get the 26BH with the slide it will be over your max weight. The 26BH has two double bunks at the rear with a 74" queen bed in the front. The couch is a jack-knife couch that folds into a bed (think futon) and the table also breaks down into another bed. My 5 yr old daughter loves the bunks and my 10month old son doesn't care yet...My wife and I really enjoy the floor plan and general layout of the camper.
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An X23B will likely fit your needs. Have you looked at one?

X23B on Jayco's site
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:32 AM   #4
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Jay feather25BH 5300lbs dry 6750 maxed, bunks, queen bed sofa & dinette. I double slideout. Winnebago Minnie 2351 5000lbs dry wt
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An X23B will likely fit your needs. Have you looked at one?

X23B on Jayco's site
thats on our list
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What is your payload on that Jeep Grand Cherokee? That will be your limiting factor... Personally, I would not pull my 26BH with a Jeep Grand Cherokee!
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The X254 sound like an option but they are discontinuing for 2017. I like the X23F myself, but we ordered the lighter version with the 17XFD.
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What is your payload on that Jeep Grand Cherokee? That will be your limiting factor... Personally, I would not pull my 26BH with a Jeep Grand Cherokee!
1469lb payload
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The X254 sound like an option but they are discontinuing for 2017. I like the X23F myself, but we ordered the lighter version with the 17XFD.
We have the 254. It is quad bunks.

I didn't know they were discontinuing! Do you mean 2016 is the last year? Do you know if they will replace with another lightweight quad bunk?

I think lots of people miss it on their website because it's under the expandable tab. I think of it more as another trailer with a slide but just in a different place as their aren't and tent ends.

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1469lb payload
That is more than I thought it would be. I pulled my 26BH with a Tahoe which is only slightly higher payload than yours - it did ok, but my truck is much better. A friend of mine has a 2014 Grand Cherokee and it just seems so much smaller than my Tahoe was. That might open you up to more options than many would have thought of...
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