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Old 02-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #11
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Some questions about SLX 184BH

doublee7,

Congrats on your trailer ! We are strongly considering this model (as well as the 15BH one) and I would like to ask for some feedback.

1. How do you find the wall mounted AC ? The bunk beds are on the same side of the trailer but separated by the kitchen galley so is the AC strong enough to push some cold air to both bunks ?

2. What is the exact width of the bunks ?

3. Can't find anywhere, or maybe I am not looking hard enough, if the SLX series have electrical brakes ?

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #12
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We got the 184BH because we needed a unit that would sleep 5 comfortably.

1) The wall mounted AC unit worked very well. We had some high 90 degree days during out trip through the Mid-West. One of the nights, my son sleeping on the top bunk said it was a little hot up there, so we just put a small fan that we had on the counter by the stove and pointed it up toward the top bunk. He said that he was getting plenty of cool air from the AC then. My son on the bottom bunk found it very comfortable even without the fan.

2) I am not at home right now, so I will have to measure the width of the beds and get back to you. I was able to lay on them comfortably and I am not small.

3) Yes, the SLX series does have electric brakes. It comes with a emergency breakaway switch for the hitch. I found it a lot nicer having the brakes on the Swift SLX over my popup that had no brakes. You don't even notice the trailer back there when stopping.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #13
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Thank you so much for such a prompt response, much appreciated !

Don't worry about the width of the bunks; if you can fit comfortably than that's good enough for me.

Great to hear about the electric brakes, I was under the impression that certain Jayco models come with surge brakes so just wanted to be absolutely sure.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:35 AM   #14
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Welcome to the forum.
Your trip after action report on your 184bh was a great read.
We are very happy w/our 2k12 184bh too.
Thanks for the post.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #15
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Decision - 184BH

We spent all morning at the dealer yesterday, basically going back and forth from the 184bh to the 154bh model. I didnt' expect the smaller one to be actually that spacious but regardless, we came to the conclusion that the addional sofa, 14" tires, larger fresh water tank, wider awning that all come with the 184bh model were the deciding factors. Would like to have a small window on the kitchen side, though.
So I will be calling the dealer tomorrow to start the paper work on new trailer; will still need to include some pricing negotiation
We really like the way Jayco designed this SLX series - great floorplans, nice decor at appealing price point.
Thank you guys for all the info and help.
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We spent all morning at the dealer yesterday, basically going back and forth from the 184bh to the 154bh model. I didnt' expect the smaller one to be actually that spacious but regardless, we came to the conclusion that the addional sofa, 14" tires, larger fresh water tank, wider awning that all come with the 184bh model were the deciding factors. Would like to have a small window on the kitchen side, though.
So I will be calling the dealer tomorrow to start the paper work on new trailer; will still need to include some pricing negotiation
We really like the way Jayco designed this SLX series - great floorplans, nice decor at appealing price point.
Thank you guys for all the info and help.
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Welcome to the JOF Doublee7! You have the same travels desires as my family did in the 90's. My kids got to see the lower 48 camping over three summers in their middle school yeas (one in a tent, and the last two in a tent trailer). Well actually they got to tent camp in AK too. We saw and 'did' over those three summers as most kids only get to read in books! Congrats on you and your family
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We spent all morning at the dealer yesterday, basically going back and forth from the 184bh to the 154bh model. I didnt' expect the smaller one to be actually that spacious but regardless, we came to the conclusion that the addional sofa, 14" tires


Great choice ! I'm picking up my 2012 184bh at the end of march and anxious to get it ! I'm pretty sure the 2012 has 13 inch tires. Am I wrong? Will have to get and have a look.

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Great choice ! I'm picking up my 2012 184bh at the end of march and anxious to get it ! I'm pretty sure the 2012 has 13 inch tires. Am I wrong? Will have to get and have a look.

enjoy !
Yep, you're wrong:hihi: 14 inch tires are on the 184bh.
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