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Old 06-29-2014, 07:45 AM   #1
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2015 Starcraft Travelstar 299BHU Black Pearl

We just picked up our brand new Starcraft, sorry it's not a Jayco, but close enough. Jayco just didn't have the floorplan we wanted. We spent the first night in it last night. Big thunderstoms and heavy rain. So far no leaks, except for when I forgot to close the bathroom vent. It is heavier than our traded in Jayco X23J and your could tell the truck had to work harder to keep it rolling. The dry weight was listed at 7009 lbs. on the yellow sticker. Tongue weight is very close to that of the X23J, didn't have to change the Equal-I-zer hitch at all! Might try lowering it one hole, the trailer is perfectly level when towing, but looks a bit nose up. My experience is that a tad nose down is better. Here is a couple of pics:







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Old 06-29-2014, 07:48 AM   #2
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Thats a nice nice looking trailer!!!!!
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:52 AM   #3
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That's a NICE trailer!

But Jayco has several models that are VERY similar; From a floor plan standpoint, I would call them functionally the same:

White Hawk 28DSBH
http://www.jayco.com/products/travel...e-hawk/28dsbh/

Jay Flight 28BHBE
http://www.jayco.com/products/travel...flight/28bhbe/

Eagle 284BHBE
http://www.jayco.com/products/travel...eagle/284bhbe/

If you can still find one, the Jay Flight Swift 287BHBE
http://www.summitrv.com/rv/ashland+k...+swift+287bhbe
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Sorry you couldn't find a Jayco that you liked as well, but congratulations on your new StarCraft! It is a beautiful looking trailer . . . particularly with your T.V. Looks an awful lot like my Eagle. Hope you get many years of enjoyment out of it.
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That's a NICE trailer!

But Jayco has several models that are VERY similar; From a floor plan standpoint, I would call them functionally the same:

White Hawk 28DSBH
http://www.jayco.com/products/travel...e-hawk/28dsbh/

Jay Flight 28BHBE
http://www.jayco.com/products/travel...flight/28bhbe/

Eagle 284BHBE
http://www.jayco.com/products/travel...eagle/284bhbe/

If you can still find one, the Jay Flight Swift 287BHBE
http://www.summitrv.com/rv/ashland+k...+swift+287bhbe
Camper Bob, I agree that all the Jayco's you listed are similar, but they are all have what my wife calls "bus stop seating", a deal breaker for her. The Starcraft has the couch opposite the dinette.

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Very nice!
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:34 PM   #7
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Sorry you couldn't find a Jayco that you liked as well, but congratulations on your new StarCraft! It is a beautiful looking trailer . . . particularly with your T.V. Looks an awful lot like my Eagle. Hope you get many years of enjoyment out of it.
Tried really hard to by a Jayco Eagle, but the floorplan just didn't exist. I would consider the Starcraft equal to the Eagle, maybe missing a few options and upgrades. The black front is beautiful! At least Starcraft is part of the Jayco family.
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Camper Bob, I agree that all the Jayco's you listed are similar, but they are all have what my wife calls "bus stop seating", a deal breaker for her. The Starcraft has the couch opposite the dinette.




I get it, all the seating is lined up on the same side... I never really even noticed that. Happy wife = Happy life.

It's a nice trailer and I'm glad you found one you like, and Starcraft is a Jayco company anyway right? I don't know about that black front cap though, down here in Texas, that would turn the bedroom into an oven in a heartbeat. It sure does look nice though, and I bet it's less of an issue in more temperate climates!
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Nose up slightly good. Nose down control problems bad.
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