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Old 06-21-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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14 jay flight swift 267bhs vs. 15 Jay Flight 26 bhs

If our current camper is totaled with flood damage these may be a consideration. Considering a 3-4k difference, does the 15 model offer that much more? I do notice a ladder on the 15 model and. A 32 vs 26 inch tv. Any advice is appreciated in distinguishing the value and features of the two models.
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:43 PM   #2
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You can search a bit and see comparisons between swift and JayFlight models. There are a lot of little things that matter to some and not others. Twice I have chose the JayFlight over the Swift because some of these things matter to me.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:12 AM   #3
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We lost our Jay Flight 26bh in a flood in late April; 14 inches of water inside. We bought a new TT from a different manufacture. I suggest spending as much time possible researching.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
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I don't see the swift on Jayco's website. I know the 26BH has #1000 higher GVWR and there are more options available on the Jay Flight.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:37 AM   #5
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I mistakenly looked at the 2015 26bh last week. I was picking up my 2014 264 swift. I was told by my salesperson that Jayco got rid of the Swift, too many lines. I wished I had waited. There were many small things I wish I had:
**All led lights (just did the conversion)
**an integrated thermostat for AC/heat, with actually temperatures.
**A window that opened on the top bunk (small but would provide air)
**A sunroof over the shower
**The bulky "fancy" light over the table is now a generic one
**There were lifts on the bed, I just installed mine.
**curtains for the bunks, which would be great when we go to bed and the kids are asleep (next mod on my list).
**the fabrics were nicer IMO

If you asked me, I would say the 2015 is very nice and it would be worth it.
the weight was comparable to the swift (4800 empty).

I came home and told my wife and regret about purchasing too soon kicked in (although I am extremely happy with my 2014. I figured that is just the Apple syndrome, always having to make upgrades--maybe I will lease my next trailer.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:25 PM   #6
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I mistakenly looked at the 2015 26bh last week. I was picking up my 2014 264 swift. I was told by my salesperson that Jayco got rid of the Swift, too many lines. I wished I had waited. There were many small things I wish I had:
**All led lights (just did the conversion)
**an integrated thermostat for AC/heat, with actually temperatures.
**A window that opened on the top bunk (small but would provide air)
**A sunroof over the shower
**The bulky "fancy" light over the table is now a generic one
**There were lifts on the bed, I just installed mine.
**curtains for the bunks, which would be great when we go to bed and the kids are asleep (next mod on my list).
**the fabrics were nicer IMO

If you asked me, I would say the 2015 is very nice and it would be worth it.
the weight was comparable to the swift (4800 empty).

I came home and told my wife and regret about purchasing too soon kicked in (although I am extremely happy with my 2014. I figured that is just the Apple syndrome, always having to make upgrades--maybe I will lease my next trailer.

Don't regret buy our Swift at all.
Sure the Jay Flight has a bit more--then then again the Swift cost a bit less
And if I bought the Jay Flight then I would be thinking about the Eagle...

The Swift is great and fits our needs
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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We have a '13 267bhs Swift and my only big complaint is tank size. I want a bigger fresh and gray tank.
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:20 PM   #8
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Well the fresh tank is a considerable difference, yes. Grey tank isn't a huge concern to me because the difference is minimal (about 6gal). With either size, if we use the shower and sinks each day, that tank is going to be full in a few days one way or another.

The smaller fresh tank is nicer when it comes to sanitizing because you use much less water. 48 gal is enough for us for a long weekend no problem (including showers) and if I run out I dump 5gal at a time into the fresh tank using a portable potable water jug as needed. That being said, I have thought about adding a second fresh tank to my trailer, but probably won't.

The Swift line is a fantastic trailer, hands down. IF you can afford the Flight line, and your tow vehicle can lug the extra weight, it wouldn't be a bad choice by any means. Structurally they are identical, just smaller little fancy things being the bulk of the difference.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:28 PM   #9
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I pulled the trigger today on a 14 Swift 267bhs 10 minutes after I got the news that our camper was totaled by the insurance company. There aren't many around and I think I did we'll at 15,997 given it is not the time to get the best deals. I should pick it up on Monday.
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DW wants to switch brands and go for the Hartland "Wilderness" WD-2750-RL. We back up to many River & Ocean sites and with the large rear window and large side windows we'll always have a great view. Wouldn't you know, just when I get this one to " just the way I want it" she's thinking about another one.
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