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Old 03-05-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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2010 29BHS G2 purchase?

I've got a chance to buy a new 2010 Jayco Jay Flight G2 29BHS for $15K, about $16.3K after taxes and fees. From what I've seen this is a good deal and was hoping for some feedback in this forum.
We were looking at Jayco's brothers Starcraft 278BH but we like the layout of the 29BHS better. We could get the 278BH for $13.4K after taxes and fees.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:33 AM   #2
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Sometimes, picking a trailer isn't always what we (the individual) wants. Sometimes, other factors come into play as well. Before buying, here's a few things to consider:

- What can your Tow Vehicle comfortably pull? If planning on lots of hill pulling, city street pulling, then a smaller size trailer would be better. If lots of hill climbing, then a lighter weight trailer is better. For a comfortable pull, try to remain between 80%-90% of the Tow Vehicle "max" pulling power. And remember to use "average loaded" trailer weight - not the dry weight - that many sales-reps love promoting.

- What are you "comfortable" with? Some folks are OK pulling a long TT. Other folks feel more comfortable pulling a 5er. A 5er is easier to pull because its pivot point is over its rear axle. Thus, makes steering and backing up easier. Some folks love TTs because with TTs, they can still fill their Tow Vehicle's rear cargo box. re: Light weight peddle bikes and firewood type stuff.

- What does your spouse want? Sometimes, allowing the spouse to be happy means you are happy in the long run. How's that go??? Oh ya. "happy wife - happy life". Seriously... If she likes one specific trailer over others (due to variety of valid reasons), do focus on it. Happy wife while camping is a high priority as well...

- Focus on layout. My wife & I looked for many different trailers. To upgrade from our small 19ft TT. In the end, we went with the 29FBS model. FBS because it has a little washroom but its tub is across the haul. If wondering, we have a disabled child and we much bath him. To use the tub on the FBS design, the caregiver strands / sits in the hallway (with our kid in the tub / shower). In other bathroom designs, the caregiver is helping and their face is near inches from the toilet. Talk about a "turn off". For our family (and helping our disabled child), the FBS washroom design was the linch pin for both of us. re: Had to only buy the FBS floor design.

- Do think of long term usage as well. Next time around, I might give more attention to picking Toy Haulers. re: Living space in one area and large cargo space in a different area. Being at a seasonal camp site, the open concept of a Toy Hauler would would endless different combinations of sofas, my own bunk beds, sofa chairs, etc. etc. When our son is forced into a wheel chair, I'm sure the Toy Hauler can be easily converted into wheel chair friendly environment. Especially with its larger doors. In the long term, a Toy Hauler will be our next replacement.

Hope these various considerations help in your research....

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Old 03-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #3
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i have that exact camper....one,..thing i would do diff,is get one w/the larger slide out...not sure of what u'd have to go to,..but...i'd do it....pd 20 for mine 'on-sale'...and they would'nt come dn one penny..
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:19 PM   #4
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Contact RVDirect for a price on the Jayco and Starcraft. Once they give you a price you will then know if your dealer can go lower. RVDirect beat my best deal by $3000.00 and gave me some additional features.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:16 PM   #5
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I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 to tow with and I currently own a 26' 2003 Coachman and the missus and I like the layout of the 28BHS, trust me, much research has been done on our end about our likes and dislikes of trailer layouts.
We dont care much for the 5er's, losing cargo space to the hookup and the usually short ceiling height in the master bedrooms turned us off on those.
I was just wanting to get some opinions on the $16.3K OTD price on a new 2010 Jayco Jay Flight G2 29BHS, which seems like a good deal to me but I just hate the thought of going in debt. I think the couch slide would be sufficient for us, wife, 7 year old and I. If a couple people want to drop in they can sit on the sofa and chat with us at the dinette table, while we enjoy the view out the dinette window. The only thing we dont like is no large wardrobe closet for long dresses and the sink is not in the bathroom, other than that we love the layout.
My one concern is the walk around queen bed, is it a true walk around for a couple of average size? or will we end up crawling over the bed to use the bath in the middle of the night disturbing our partner? I do like those trailers with the dual entrance into the master bedroom.
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I have seen the layout of the 25BHS, which seems nice, but we want the dinette table to be on the same side as the awning because we always park with the best view being on the side of the awning. Our current Coachman has the dinette on the opposite side of the awning and I hate that we cant have a nice view while sitting there.
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$16,300 is a great price, we just paid $19,100 for the 2010 G2 29BHS out the door!
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My first 2 TT's had the sink outside the bathroom and we liked the idea that one kid could brush their teeth, etc, while someone else used the bathroom. Our new TT has the sink in the bathroom and we sometimes miss the previos layout.
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I've got a chance to buy a new 2010 Jayco Jay Flight G2 29BHS for $15K, about $16.3K after taxes and fees. From what I've seen this is a good deal and was hoping for some feedback in this forum.
We were looking at Jayco's brothers Starcraft 278BH but we like the layout of the 29BHS better. We could get the 278BH for $13.4K after taxes and fees.
I guess it depends on your options... we ordered ours with most of the options (took RVDirect quote to local dealer who honored that price)..

Our 29 Jay Flight G2 with options ordered cost $16,900 (before California Taxes)...
-Customer Value Pkg
-15k BTU a/c upgrade
-Linoleum in living area (no carpet)
-Satellite Kit
-Insulated/heated underbelly
-Spare tire/carrier/cover
-Front Diamond Plate
-Roof Ladder
-Xtra battery installed


[We did not get the Maxi-door; Water Purifier; Foil Insulation Pkg; or outside grill. No delivery charge; we picked tt up in Middleton, In].

We purchased our 2010 in Summer 2009 with delivery in Sept. 2009. So for last years model, depending on the options, you probably did well. Do you know how to figure how much % off of MSRP you are getting with that specific tt w/options? If you got anywhere around 30% off (before taxes), you can assure yourself you did well. Hope this helps
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:32 PM   #10
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That is a good price, probably because it is a 2010 leftover they must move out. In fact, the 2012`s will be out in just a few short months, May or June. That is a very popular floorplan, and the trailer is not super huge or heavy. Our 28BHS was 14,800 with every option you could order on the standard Jayflight at that time. The G2 would have been about 2,000 more. Good luck, Lee
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