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Old 03-24-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Jayfeather 242 Questions

Hello we are new to RVing been camping for years in tents.

We have found a 2011 Jayfeather 242 lightly used by a retired couple who moved on to a Park model. It's a little bigger then we wanted but my wife loves the layout. After doing too much research I seem to have more concerns then ever, so any help would be appreciated.

The bonded floors have me worried they seem very solid with no noticeable flex, but I am a big guy will they be an issue? After reading through all the posts the problems seem to be on a few specific models. I also phoned 2 local Jayco dealers with over 30 years of experience and they said basically the same thing.

Will the untralight build stand up as long as other trailers? (with maintenance of course)
We really like this Trailer (and have put a deposit on it ) I just want to be sure we have made the right choice.

Thanks for the help.
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Mine is 11 years old and No floor problems. The odd squeak will occur because things are screwed down to the floor and while travelling there is always a slight movement. We bought it used but all looks in new condition. You have the Next Generation Frame which is stronger. With proper maintenance they will last 50 years or longer.
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Our 2012 model according to charts is the same as yours. When we got it I was about 225 pounds and now 200 +- on any given day. No floor problems for us. We consider it perfect for us(2) and have stayed in it up to almost 7 weeks at a time plus several 2 week stays. It was used by 3 people and a Greyhound for a week and they seemed happy with their stay. It's a decision you have to make but it has been a good camper for us.
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Thanks for the help.
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First time I have seen a reference to this model andam surprised because we like ours so much.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:12 AM   #6
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Thanks for the information.

We too really like the layout of the 242, the second door should make for great ventilation. The dealer who has been in the RV business for over 40 years said they have been using that layout for many years.

It is longer then we were originally looking for and I think I would still prefer to tow something a little shorter even with the Tundra. Being low and somewhat aerodynamic should help.

Anyone else with any ideas?
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