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Old 04-11-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Why make such similar trailers?

We have a 264BH and, in reading posts, a lot of people have a 26BH. Sitting here with nothing better to do I decided to see what the 26BH looked like. In comparing the 2, the only real difference is the capacity of the fresh water tank. So, I'm just curious....why do they have two nearly identical trailers for sale by the same company?
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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Very common for many companies, not just RV companies. They manufacture specific brands to meet specific price points without eroding margins in other brands. Used to be Jayflight and Jayflight G2. They simply dropped the G2, rolled the extras from G2 into the standard JayFlight line and launched JF Swift to replace the former non - G2 Jaylight.

Although the 26BH and 264BH are very similar there are some differences and it is more than just the water tank size, but not a lot more. IIRC correctly the swift AC isn't ducted nor does it operate through the wall mount thermostat. Also, they don't have the same options available (i.e. Alum wheels, upgraded mattress, larger fridg, etc". So yeah thy are basically the same, but at my dealer price difference between 26BH and the 264BH was a couple thousand and for that we wanted the extras. Every buyer has thier own priorities and jayco is trying to meet everyone's ideal and maintaining margin.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #3
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Well, I guess your last sentence pretty much sums up the reason for selling such similar trailers. There's more to it than floor plans and weights and such. Plus, you got me to thinkin'....I'm pretty sure that our 264BH AC is ducted (I thought that was such a neat thing compared to our 17C) so I'll have to venture out to the back yard and check it out tomorrow.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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One big difference is 26BH has GVWR of 7500#, 1000# higher than 264BH
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