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Old 11-27-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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2015 jay flight slx 287bhsw modifications

Hi, everyone, bought a jay flight slx 287 bhsw in September , like the layout very much but was not satisfied with the very few options available, managed to bring the price down to $17900, plus traded in 2004 sunline sole 25bh for $4000, the money saved went into upgrading the unit, installed Maxfann in the bathroom, put partition wall between slide through storage and queen bed, installed gas struts on the queen bad frame to keep it open when storing items, added Hybrid heat- electric to hot water heater with a wall on/ off switch next to a gas DSI switch, closed the underbelly with Jayco polypropylene material + double sided foil insulation, ran 2" duckwork to heat the underbelly , also installed 12v tank heaters on all tanks, upgrading to wfco 8935 to handle additional 12v requirments, made access door to the underbelly to gain access to slide out mechanism in case of power failure and change the 100 watt bulb in a lap serving as an additional heat source, will install wall thermostat for hvac to control AC more efficiently, installed 1500 watts heater in side of the wooden bench, will post pictures shortly, interested to hear other owners about ther units upgrades
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:20 PM   #2
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Trying to figure out how to post multiple pictures at once, maybe files to big
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:25 PM   #5
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:57 AM   #6
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We have the same camper and love it, ours came standard with many of the options you installed.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:05 PM   #7
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Harleyman, I am surprised that yours have many of these options, Ive been looking for a trailer with the same layout with these options but closest I've got was jay flight 28BHBE, however, it was little bit on the heavier side to tow with my truck, settled on SLX, the only factory options available were 15000 btu AC and a spare tire, I did not like the bottom being open, especially the slide out mechanism, let me know what particular options are on your trailer, maybe yours is built for the west cost market, I don't know if Jayco does it but Keystone builds different versions for different markets, thanks
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Ours was a bit more in cost at $19,100.00 (including our trailer hitch and break set up, sway bars and such also $300 worth of extras) out the door but we did get an enclosed underbelly, gas struts on the main bed. Our water heater is gas and electric and we do have a wall thermostat. The other goodies you added we do not have. We do have a fan in the bathroom. My biggest issue is it did not come with a Cable input on the outside to hook to the campground cable TV on a rainy day.
We have camped in 30 degree temps and the unit stays worm and uses little gas (We do have the large gas tanks) I have not used it in the hot air yet to see if the air conditioner is adequate.
We did also get the hid-a-bed instead of the Jaybed by the TV. We wanted the 28BHBE but the dealer had to order it so we took this one as it was on the lot.
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Why did you install a 1500 watt heater in the bench? To save gas in the furnace?
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My trailer has an outside cable connection right above the hot water heater, the bench heater is to save on gas while camped at a park with electrical connection , you pay for it why not to have them to pay for heat, could you post some picture of you trailer? Is your underbelly heated as well?
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