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Old 12-21-2010, 01:45 PM   #11
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum RVHiker! How exciting to be planning on a new RV purchase... even better planning for a new Jayco! Happy shopping and let us know what ya get
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Wes, I love the exterior on the new Eagle!
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Wes, I love the exterior on the new Eagle!
I fell in love. Now I gotta figure out how to tell my wife there's another.
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i fell in love. Now i gotta figure out how to tell my wife there's another.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:36 AM   #15
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The 26.5RLS is a nice looking trailer. Since it's a brand new design, no one may have this information, but here goes:

1) On the Jayco site, there are no options listed; maybe they just haven't been listed yet. But I'm particularly interested in a 15,000 BTU AC option, the thermal pane glass option and the free standing dinette and chairs option. Are these available?

2) How does the frame and superstructure of the 26.5RLS differ from that of the 28.5RLS?

Thanks for all info.
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The 26.5RLS is a nice looking trailer. Since it's a brand new design, no one may have this information, but here goes:

1) On the Jayco site, there are no options listed; maybe they just haven't been listed yet. But I'm particularly interested in a 15,000 BTU AC option, the thermal pane glass option and the free standing dinette and chairs option. Are these available?

2) How does the frame and superstructure of the 26.5RLS differ from that of the 28.5RLS?

Thanks for all info.
I am off today but will get that info for you tomorrow when I return to work. The 26.5 is still a Eagle SL so the are no structural differences. I have the full features list on my desk. Knew I should've brought the brief case home. LOL
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I fell in love. Now I gotta figure out how to tell my wife there's another.
Think she might figure it out when she sees a new RV in the driveway with you out there petting on it?
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I am off today but will get that info for you tomorrow when I return to work. The 26.5 is still a Eagle SL so the are no structural differences. I have the full features list on my desk. Knew I should've brought the brief case home. LOL
Wes, thanks for taking time and patience to answer my seemingly unending questions - especially even thinking about them on your day off! As you can tell, we are very seriously thinking of purchasing and Eagle SL.

One more question - I've been trying to understand completely how the Eagle SL superstructer is constructed. Here's what I think I know:

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          -- 4 1/2 inch arched truss *wood* rafters in roof
          -- 3/8 inch full walk on roof deck
          -- Vacuum bonded and aluminum framed sidewalls and floor
          --  But how are the front and rear framed and
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The rear is the same laminated wall as the sidewalls. It has been proven that laminated walls give you more strength than stick built ones.

The front cap is a single piece molded fiberglass that has metal support strips laminated into the cap. The support strips are what keeps the cap from flexing when running through high winds and faster speeds. Jayco's front cap process is stronger than most manufacturers. The framework for the front cap is jig built by their majority Amish workforce. It is an amazing process that I got to watch first hand a few months ago while I was at the plant. We were on break and I got to stand there and watch the guys make the supports. VERY, VERY impressive! Other than the lamination plant, it was one of my favorite moments.
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That new 26.5 is one sweet looking 5er. And Jayco says it is a "half ton toy" on their site. I think it would take a pretty beefy half ton, although some of the newer ones have higher tow ratings.
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