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Old 10-25-2016, 12:32 PM   #1
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Looking for a short Jayco C

The GF wants to trade in her B for a short class C anyone want to suggest which model line here she should look at?
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
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I would suggest the Greyhawks

They come with hydraulic jacks and has been a good coach for us. That said I'm trading up to a Seneca in about a week.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:45 PM   #3
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The GF wants to trade in her B for a short class C anyone want to suggest which model line here she should look at?
Just traded my short C because wind and trucks blew it all over the place and we couldn't flat tow. Steering was horrible in the wind. Invested as k in the suspension and still was no good. This was only my 2 cents worth......goodluck!

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Old 10-25-2016, 03:05 PM   #4
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Is 24' considered short? Jayco Melbourne is like 24.5'. Upgrade to a Hellwig anti-sway bar and trucks and cross winds wont be an issue.
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Just traded my short C because wind and trucks blew it all over the place and we couldn't flat tow. Steering was horrible in the wind. Invested as k in the suspension and still was no good. This was only my 2 cents worth......goodluck!

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We had a 22E Chateau, we installed tiger trac, sway bars front and rear (Helwig), Billstein shocks and steering stablizer. All this helped a lot but, still derive like crap

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The GF wants to trade in her B for a short class C anyone want to suggest which model line here she should look at?
OK, what's a GF? Dare I ask?
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OK, what's a GF? Dare I ask?
Great,,, oh wait...

Girl Friend!

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We need a little more info... what floor-plans and features are important to you?

We got the Redhawk rather than the Grayhawk, as it was more than 20,000.00 less, and over 400 pounds lighter. Also, the Redhawk came without a whole bunch of stuff that we neither needed or wanted. The only things that we had the dealer add was 2 slide toppers, and 2 thermostatically controlled fans for the roof hatches.

The Redhawk 26XD was the smallest unit we could find with a walk-around bed, and a couch. The 6 speed transmission in the 2016 model year gives us over 11 MPG.

See it here... 2017 Redhawk 26XD | Jayco, Inc.

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Thanks for the reply's so far keep them coming. .. the gets blown over the road is very helpful as she is a "timid" driver
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Hiya Seann45,

We've found the 26XD (28 feet overall) to be rock solid on the road. Large trucks passing us have almost no effect, just a very slight sway. When we were at the factory, they told us that the 26XD was their most stable and well balanced unit that they make. I didn't understand all of the details, but it had to do with the length, wheelbase, distance from the wheels to the rear end, and the placement of the tanks.

The truck tire dealer that we go to for service suggested that we bring the front tire pressure down to 70PSI, and leave the rear at 80PSI, and that made it feel even better. This is our 5th motorhome, and it's the best driving unit that we've ever owned. The V10 engine, coupled with the 6 speed transmission, along with the J-Ride package make it a dream to drive.

Good luck and happy camping.
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