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Old 03-08-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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new jayflight 19rd

just purchased new 2014 jay flight 19rd. looking forward to pick it up. anyone that has same model I would be interested in hearing their experience with one. thanks deano
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:54 AM   #2
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I have a different model camper.....but good luck with you new purchase, and welcome!
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:58 AM   #3
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Congratulations on the new TT and welcome!
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:16 AM   #5
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I have the 198RD which is the same floorplan, just in the Swift version. It's a great trailer - not too big and not too small. It tows beautifully and there is lots of light inside from the large windows. It has a nice cozy feel inside and all the same amenities as the bigger ones.

The main difference between yours and mine is the fresh water tank - yours is 90gal and mine is 48gal. While it is nice to have the extra capacity, you will go through a lot more water (and time) when sanitizing it! I was out for 6 days last summer with the wife and had to dump a couple 5gal containers into my trailer to top up my tank. I also love showering in there, so go figure.

I love the way this trailer is set up because it doesn't push any of its ratings or limitations like some trailers do - lots of extra axle rating, tire rating, brakes, etc. and lots of cargo carrying capacity. The 6'9 ceilings inside make it comfortable for tall guys like me as well. No worries about slides leaking or not functioning properly either - set up is nice and quick.

What are you towing it with? What is the dry weight from the yellow sticker? There are lots of great little mods you can do, all exampled on this site. Good luck with it and enjoy! It's a very towable trailer and is our cottage on wheels!
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:27 PM   #7
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Hello Skybound. Thanks for the reply. I am hauling the 19rd with my 2004 ford F150
I believe the dry is 3785Lbs
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:11 AM   #9
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That 3785lb is the published dry weight, but your actual trailer will weigh considerably more than that (depending on packages/options). Usually in the ballpark of 400lbs more, not including the battery weight. Either way, there is still plenty of cargo capacity. To give you an idea, mine is 4200lbs.

Is your truck the 4.6L or 5.4L? 2WD or 4WD? Gear ratio? The reason I ask is because I pulled mine with a 4.6L 4X4 with 3.55 gears and the 4-speed tranny and I have already bought a new truck after 1 season of that. Even though it is a relatively small and light trailer, it's still full profile and aerodynamic drag is considerable at speed.

The fresh water tank is right above the rear axle, and black above the front, so if you have to haul with water it doesn't affect loading all that much. The furnace and AC are plenty powerful for a unit this size. All in all a really nicely designed trailer and efficient use of space!

I have a good list of mods on my trailer already, but ones I will recommend right off the bat are a MaxxAir vent cover, X-chocks, fridge fans, and a Rhino sewer hose.
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thanks Skybound, my is the 4.6 probably the same rearend ratio. It is 4x4. when I brought it home I definently wanted to keep it out of overdrive
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