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Old 02-23-2016, 11:05 PM   #1
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Trying to decide between 2 models

This is my first post. Have found so much valuable information so far! My husband and I are trying to decide between two models. The Jayco Greyhawk 31FK and the 29MV. We will mostly be traveling alone, just the two of us and 2 to 3 dogs (larger 60 pounds and 2 85 pounders, lab and hound mixes). We know we want the bunk over and not the entertainment center. Any pro and con's for these two floor plans would be appreciated.

Also another question, do the slide toppers come standard or do we have to purchase them separately?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts, input and honest opinions!
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the JOF and happy shopping! I'm sure some Greyhawk owners will be around with some helpful information.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:42 AM   #3
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I choose the FK for the outside storage, couch to television location, the location of the enterance door and the fact that i dont like having a slide sticking out on the passenger side. One thing i didnt realize till after i bought it is that the fk has a longer wheelbase then some of the other models of the same length. but since i didnt test drive the other ones i dont know if it effects the handling. But their seems to be a lot more mv owners on this forum so im sure they will chime in. Best of luck with which everone you choose.
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:22 AM   #4
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Traded a 5th wheel in on my first class C last year. Bought a 29MV with overhead bunk. Like the add'l space of the bedroom slide and a little more counter space vs. the 31FK. However, you loose the huge rear pass-thru storage with the 29MV which you might find useful hauling supplies for your dogs. Also, a bit tougher to fit lawn chairs in the 29MV storage. Mine did not come with slide awnings. Good Luck and Happy Trails.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:50 AM   #5
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I would imagine the TV cabinet in the FK is pretty nice. Also agree on the outside storage on the FK vs. the MV.

However, for me, the slide in the bedroom (makes the bedroom bigger) / bigger kitchen / and the entry door being on the END of the awning were big selling points for me.

Having had a entry door in the middle of the awning on a prior rig, I really grew to dislike essentially cutting the patio in half to accommodate foot traffic in/out of the rig. And sometimes the step you'll need depending on the site. I much rather have the traffic come and go on the end of the patio and leave the rest of it as space you can set up and sprawl out on.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for the thoughts! I am a bit concerned about the lack of storage for the 29MV. Where do you put a broom (or anything with a long handle)? I instantly thought of the lawn chair issue as well. I love the layout, it is exactly what I'm looking for. I just discovered the FK floor plan last night and like that as well, but feel like I need more room in the bedroom and like the amount of drawers and counter space in the MV. I guess everything is a trade off.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:19 AM   #7
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We have 2 Strongback Elite chairs - they fit in the outside storage compartments just fine (the rear one w/ the wire shelf). For our beach chairs, my wife bought 2 large zippered bags. We put a beach chair in each while we're underway. The bags than get 'stored' on the side of the bed.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:07 PM   #8
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The FK and the MV have the same length wheelbase. The MV may have more interior storage. We liked the open feeling of the MV's layout. Our last Greyhawk MH had basement storage and as a result I carried many things I never used. When I transferred stuff to the new Greyhawk, I cleaned house so to speak. I find I don't miss the extra junk. we carry a long handled broom in the space over the cab.
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When we retired, we started looking for class C's, and after checking out all of Jayco's models, we choose the Redhawk 26XD (and one of the dog's that goes with us is a 135 pound bouncing baby girl). It's great because the 26 foot lets us maneuver easily around and park almost anywhere. With the new 6 speed transmission, we get a bit over 11 MPG!

We choose the Redhawk over the Grayhawk for several reasons:

The Grayhawk doesn't come in the size that we wanted (just the two of us and 3 dogs).
Cost, of course, the Redhawk saved us about 12,000.00.
The Grayhawk had a bunch of stuff that we didn't want, such as the tank-less water heater, levelers, one piece ceiling lights, in-dash navigation system, awning lights, etc.
We got the dealer to throw in the Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier as part of the deal, and slide toppers and MaXXair vent covers and power vents.

Now, it's all good!

Whatever you decide, have fun, and be safe!
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:01 PM   #10
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Li camper you are right about the wheelbase i just checked jayco's website and the 2015 and up are on the same wheelbase. I have a 2014 and that year they were on a different length wheelbase. Im not sure what changed.
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