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Old 03-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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does the fresh water tank stradle the entire width of the trailer in the 26bh? I have been wondering... I take delivery of mine on the 6th.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #12
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This is our second year with our 26bh. We love it and we have 4 young boys. I agree it is a little tight through the center at times, but the boys spends most of the time outside anyway. Great value!
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #13
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does the fresh water tank stradle the entire width of the trailer in the 26bh? I have been wondering... I take delivery of mine on the 6th.
Yes, it is actually dual 40+ gallon tanks side by side that straddle the entire width if the trailer. Same for the back and grey, although slightly smaller capacity.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #14
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That is fantastic news. I ordered mine with the thermal package so I could not just "look under" the trailer. I was really hoping I could fill my water at home and not have a giant list to one side while towing! So glad I will be able to tow full when I have too.
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Be advised of the additional weight (8.33 x 40 = 333.2 lbs). If you have a right-sized TV, it's a non-issue though.
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Be advised of the additional weight (8.33 x 40 = 333.2 lbs). If you have a right-sized TV, it's a non-issue though.
Quahog, the 26BH has a 90 gallon fresh water capacity, so the weight would be 750 lbs. I was told by the service manager that it's best to fill up the fresh water as close to your final destination as possible.

That's a lot of unnecessary weight to be pulling. It adds more strain on the trailer axles/hubs/tires, to the tow vehicle, and it increases your stopping distance. But yeah, with a 3/4 or 1 ton truck it wouldn't be as much of a problem. But with my 1/2 ton, I want to pull as little weight as possible.

Another thing, I don't have a whole lot of faith in those steel straps (attached with one screw on each end) that hold the two fresh tanks in place, especially traveling on rough roads.
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Talking Got one yesterday

Bought one yesterday. This will be my first time owning, towing, and using a trailer. However I did my homework and shopped trailers for a couple years and the jayflight 26bh kept surfacing as the best value and fit for my family and tow vehicle. We are excited and looking forward to some great family time and new adventures.
I will post a pic when I pick it up.
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Another thing, I don't have a whole lot of faith in those steel straps (attached with one screw on each end) that hold the two fresh tanks in place, especially traveling on rough roads.
At least on my 26BH, the steel traps you are referring to are at best secondary support or more likely used to hold the tanks up during manufacturing while the primary support was installed. At the top of the tank, where the tank meets the TT, there is flange thats held by a bracket the entire lenght of the tank and fastened to the TT with dozens of screws.

I agree with you that it is better to carry a minimum amount of water while traveling, however for me it is the unecessary weight more than being concerned with loosing a tank on the road.
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Quahog, the 26BH has a 90 gallon fresh water capacity, so the weight would be 750 lbs. I was told by the service manager that it's best to fill up the fresh water as close to your final destination as possible.

That's a lot of unnecessary weight to be pulling. It adds more strain on the trailer axles/hubs/tires, to the tow vehicle, and it increases your stopping distance. But yeah, with a 3/4 or 1 ton truck it wouldn't be as much of a problem. But with my 1/2 ton, I want to pull as little weight as possible.

Another thing, I don't have a whole lot of faith in those steel straps (attached with one screw on each end) that hold the two fresh tanks in place, especially traveling on rough roads.
I agree completely, Bill... I saw the 40 gallons on a previous post so I assumed that's what the OP had. When I travel, I keep some water for flushing but that's about it.
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Bought one yesterday. This will be my first time owning, towing, and using a trailer. However I did my homework and shopped trailers for a couple years and the jayflight 26bh kept surfacing as the best value and fit for my family and tow vehicle. We are excited and looking forward to some great family time and new adventures.
I will post a pic when I pick it up.
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