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Old 06-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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Jayco 31.5FBHS

Does anyone know anything about these? Who has one? Any problems? Kitty and I are looking once again for a bunk house. We looked at a Eagle 365 but now we are looking at the Eagle super lite. Any input would be appreciated.

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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That was the model I originally went to my dealer to look at. It's nice but there were things that I just didn't like. The bottom bunks being on the floor was one of them as the TV location. It's a nice camper though. When we got to the dealer, we were shown the 31.5BHLT and for us it was just a better choice (unless you need the 4 bunks).
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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My buddy has and 09 and we camp together a lot. The unit does great towing with his f350 SRW. The MBR bed does get cold though from the storage locker underneath it he's told me. Over all it's been good to him and all our kids love hanging out in the bunk room, that was until we go ours this year. Same amount of room in the common living area between the two. Good luck with your decision.
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I looked at the 365 BHS as well and went with the 31.5 FBHS; I felt the 365 BHS was alot of trailer for my F-250. I have three kids and all like the front bunkhouse; I dont mind the bunks on the floor it allows me to pull those matresses up if not needed and gives more play room in the bunkhouse and the same amount of room in the living area. It also has plenty of inside storage for clothing and food items. I also like that the toilet is in a seperate room from the shower and sink; allows one to use toilet while someone is showering if needed. We have used ours twice and have had no problems with it so far. The tralier pulls well behind my TV and as not near as heavy as the 365 BHS. If I was full timing and not just family camping then I may have considered the 365 BHS a little more. The only thing I do not like is the sliding doors in the master bedrrom and bunk house; wish it had regular hinged door like bathroom. I also looked at the 30.5 DBSA super lite and really liked the 31.5 FBHS since it had more bunk space, more wardrobe storage with the bed turned sideways, and I did not need the half bath.
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Thanks to all for your input. I called the nearest (180mi) Jayco place yesterday. They have one is stock so Kitty and I will be traveling to take a look. We need the 4 bunks for the gkids. Our current camper is a '97 Designer TT. Very nice TT until bed time. With the 4 gkids, no sleeping room. When they were small, gender was not an issue. They could all be piled in the same bed. Now that is not the case. can't beleive they are that old. Where does time go?

Thanks for your input. Happy camping

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I was originally looking at the 30.5DBSA. I bought the 365BHS because I got such a great deal. The 365BHS didn't cost that much more, once we got the rvdirect price matched, and it is WAY nicer, and LOADED with options.
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I just don't think my current TV (Chevy 2500 duramax) is safe to pull the 365. Kitty and I both really like the features of the 365, but don't want the added expense of a new TV. (Chevy 3500 duramax) I think the 31.5 it light enough for my TV. However I could use input. (Not "check the owners manual, etc")
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My F250 has NO problems with the slightly larger BHLT
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Shorty. You're right with the weight difference. If you don't need it for every trip since there GK then stick with the light. When mine is loaded there's some weight there and I have a dually. You're 2500 will do just fine with reduced pin weight and lighter frame. The other cheaper option is to get some bags in rear since you'll have the torque with the diesel which would be the same specs.
One thing I remember now is the shower door on the 31.5 had a single swing door and not the two new rounded sliders. His is out of whack and does not stay closed on the road when in tow. Don't know if all Jayco's went to sliding doors or not. Just FYI.
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I too think the 365 BHS is too heavy for a 3/4 ton TV; this was the main reason I did not consider it after seeing the specs on it. I did not want to put my family in danger or anyone elses towing a trailer that is too heavy. I like to be comfortable when towing and not make it a job trying to tow too heavy; it takes the fun out of the trip when you have to work so hard to tow. My TV is only rated for a 14,500 lbs trailer so the 365 would have been pushing if not exeeding my limits with gear, food, and family. I really could not justify the additional cost as well for just doing weekend camping with the family. The Bunkhouse on the 365 is bigger, but kids are only in there at night. The 365 did have some nice upgrades though.

As for the shower door issue that was mentioned previously, I have not experienced that issue. My shower door has remained in line and closes fine after each tow. I have been very happy with mine so far and would definetly buy another.
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