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Old 03-19-2016, 05:55 PM   #1
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Opinions on Jayco 26.5 bunkhouse?

We're looking for our first camper.

Family of four. We really liked the layout of the 26.5 bunkhouse but it's way more than I initially planned to spend.

Dealer has it for a "clearence price" of 33k

MSRP was 45ish I believe.


This one has the elite and arctic pages.

Any information and advice you guys can provide would be helpful!
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:58 PM   #2
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Price seems good. Nice floor plan and plenty of room for the four of you. We bought our first camper 2 years ago and now I wish we had gotten something a little bigger to start with. We are a family of 5.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.


This is honestly much bigger than I ever wanted. I really wanted more of a 23ish foot bumper pull but the boss is really wantingmsetuing with separated sleeping areas.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply.


This is honestly much bigger than I ever wanted. I really wanted more of a 23ish foot bumper pull but the boss is really wantingmsetuing with separated sleeping areas.
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We have two kids and I will say that having a separate area for the kids and not having to make beds every morning and night is nice. We had a 33' bunk house that we got when the youngest was still crawling. We just traded that in on a 29.5 BHDS. The narrow bunks on the old camper weren't working for the kids as they were getting bigger. I would have liked the 26.5, however, wife likes the cabinet in back for the kids and the little "room" for changing.

You'll like pulling the fifth wheel. Easy hook up and they pull like a dream.
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:21 PM   #6
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This is honestly much bigger than I ever wanted. I really wanted more of a 23ish foot bumper pull but the boss is really wantingmsetuing with separated sleeping areas.

In a year or two you'd want something a little bigger most likely. And buying twice costs more.
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I replaced a 25ft with the grandson sleeping on the jack-knife couch. Bed time we had no place inside. Traded to the bunk house & now he is off to bed while we play cards or what ever. If he's not along the space is storage and when he leaves home the bunk room will become an office space.
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We're looking for our first camper.

Family of four. We really liked the layout of the 26.5 bunkhouse but it's way more than I initially planned to spend.

Dealer has it for a "clearence price" of 33k

MSRP was 45ish I believe.


This one has the elite and arctic pages.

Any information and advice you guys can provide would be helpful!
We ordered that exact (I assume you mean the 2016 Eagle HT 26.5BHS) trailer from RV Express however and will pick it up in Riverside, CA from Richardson's RV which is the same company in Southern California, we live in Reno. We paid 32,060 out the door before tax and it includes the following options:

Solid surface countertops
16" Wheel upgrade
Electric rear stabilizer jacks
15k BTU AC
Reese Revolution Pinbox (were towing with a short bed RAM)
Voyager Backup camera
Frameless windows

Im not sure what the elite/artic package is, I don't see that listed on Jayco's website?

We are in the same boat as you minus one, right now family of three (and one giant dog), maybe expanding? But extended family will tag along with us so I wanted room.....This will also be our first camper, and when we started looking almost 2 years ago we started by looking at an R-pod!!! Also, that 23' travel trailer you may have wanted is most likely longer then 23' behind your truck. When I measured the 26.5 Jayco fiver, the amount of trailer behind the truck is only 24'. Anyways, hope that helps as far as price negotiation with your dealer
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If you get the smaller one I bet that before your half way thru the camping season you'll kick yourself for not buying the one that's just a little larger on the outside but way larger on the inside with those bunks. Believe us, you'll be more than happy!
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:52 AM   #10
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We ordered that exact (I assume you mean the 2016 Eagle HT 26.5BHS) trailer from RV Express however and will pick it up in Riverside, CA from Richardson's RV which is the same company in Southern California, we live in Reno. We paid 32,060 out the door before tax and it includes the following options:

Solid surface countertops
16" Wheel upgrade
Electric rear stabilizer jacks
15k BTU AC
Reese Revolution Pinbox (were towing with a short bed RAM)
Voyager Backup camera
Frameless windows

Im not sure what the elite/artic package is, I don't see that listed on Jayco's website?

We are in the same boat as you minus one, right now family of three (and one giant dog), maybe expanding? But extended family will tag along with us so I wanted room.....This will also be our first camper, and when we started looking almost 2 years ago we started by looking at an R-pod!!! Also, that 23' travel trailer you may have wanted is most likely longer then 23' behind your truck. When I measured the 26.5 Jayco fiver, the amount of trailer behind the truck is only 24'. Anyways, hope that helps as far as price negotiation with your dealer

That sounds like exactly what we were looking at.

Well also be towing it with a 2014 3/4 ton ram diesel.

The packages i guess I mixed up from the smaller trailers so I need to double check the options this one includes.

I've also found a couple 27.5 HTs with bunkhouse that we may take a look at.

Thanks yall.
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