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Old 07-24-2015, 08:45 AM   #11
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So I was wondering if those of you who own the 28 Jayflights if the television is hard to watch sitting on the couch with it being of center. I noticed with the 28 white hawk the television is centered. Does this make sense? Thanks
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I ordered the 28BHBE and wondered the same. If the couch were occupied by one, I imagine they could lay down on the couch to watch, but it looks a bit shorter (narrower?) than the TT we are coming from. One of the reasons for getting the 28BHBE was the U-shaped dinette which would hold one to two more people more comfortably facing the television than the 2006 Fleetwood Terry DBHS we are coming from.

I would like to get a solid wooden folding chair for inside that could be used at the end of the dinette and also for occupants visiting or watching a movie on rainy days.
The cool thing about the TV is that it's on an articulating arm (at least mine is and was installed from the factory), so you can pull the TV out and aim it anywhere you want, (including out the door so you can catch at least some of the ball game).

The couch is not good for laying on unless you're a really small person. DW has done it, but she is curled up like a shrimp, and invariably wakes up with cramps and a crick in her neck. She still does it all the time though... We have the Hide-a-bed option, so the rear cushions are removable and can be moved to the end of the couch for leaning back on; that's my favorite way to use the couch for long stints. More often, I like to remove the table and lean back against the back wall of the slide and kick my feet up along the removable ottoman when we're chilling out watching TV.

Really we don't spend a lot of time sitting around watching TV, but that's how we make it work if we're stuck inside. We'll usually turn the TV around and fall asleep during the opening credits of a movie before bed.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:00 AM   #12
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We seriously looked at the 28 BHBE, comparing it to the 32 BHDS. As you can see in signature, we ended deciding on the 32. Main reason was the extra space of the bunk room. Just more room for our twin 12yo boys, and if they take a friend or two, or Grandma & Grandpa go on a trip with us there is plenty of room. And the sliding door over the 32 IBTS which has a curtain for the bunk room. The IBTS also was eliminated due to the somewhat cramped feeling at the stove. When we picked up our BHDS last night, they had an IBTS on the showroom floor, and the kitchen slide was rubbing slightly against the awning. Not something I would want happening or the need to put a pool noodle (or pipe foam) on to protect the awning. Also, you do loose the big shower, but gain the outdoor kitchen with the 32 BHDS over the 28 BHBE.

Definitely need a 2500/3500 for this model though. Truck did pretty good pulling it home last night, but we are in the middle of loading it now so it will be interesting to see how it does after! Still accelerated pretty good getting on the e-way at about 8k lbs from the factory.

Good luck in your decision!
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:21 PM   #13
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We are picking up our 2016 jay flight 28bhbe in two days. Can't wait!! It will be a nice upgrade from our 2011 jay feather x17z.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:01 PM   #14
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Congratulations!! Very nice upgrade indeed. Happy camping.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:59 PM   #15
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We've had our 2014 28BHBE for two years now and we love it! We have three kids ages 10, 8, 6. The bunks are awesome. We originally didn't like the other bunk models because the bunks were too narrow and many didn't come with a ladder. My girls usually share a bunk and my son gets his own. Tons of room for the girls to share. My oldest brought a friend one trip and they easily shared a bunk with extra room to spare.
The shower is amazing!!! So worth having the large full size square shower. I am able to shower with my little one (who can't shower alone yet) with plenty of room.
The couch is definitely too small for an adult to sleep on but my son has slept on it numerous times. It's very easy to flatten as well with the J-fold (can't recall their name for it) feature.
I agree with a previous poster that the Queen is not really a walk around. I have to kind of shuffle down the end of it to get to other side and my husband's feet do hang off the end which end up in my way when he lays down first. He loves that his feet are not hitting the wall, though.
Overall, we LOVE LOVE LOVE it and are very happy with our decision.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:18 PM   #16
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adinack74, as you mention, the queen is short. We ended up buying a Tempurpedic 3" foam top. Since the top is longer, we pulled out the mattress and stuffed a portion of pad in front of the mattress and let the rest drape over the end of the bed. The sleeping portion is now 6-8 inches longer and I no longer have my feet hanging off. Now it is really tight getting around the bed, but that is where my stuff is. Not really a big deal. The bed is way more comfortable! We love our camper also!
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:00 PM   #17
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We have a 2015 model and we love it!! Every time we camp, we just look around and admire it. We pull ours w/ a 2012 burb w/ tow package. Like Camper Bob says, on paper it works but it's a tight fit towing w/ the 1/2 ton. It pulls and tracks good, backs good and is great for a family. We haven't camped at all before this one, so it was a big step. We still haven't used all the storage this thing has. Watching tv isn't that hard for us.

The biggest drawbacks are the bunk mattresses. No support at all, so that will be a gradual upgrade for toppers next season. I also installed some shelves in the wardrobe that works great.

It's def worth considering.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:44 PM   #18
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I really like the floor plan. Bunks fit me with room to.spare (250 lb, 6'4") so I can reasonably expect to use until my two boys are gone. Nice big shower. Mattresses are junk - replaced all so comfy now. Lots of kitchen room and booth is nice. Reinforced booth seats and queen bed platform. Added fans for bunks. Need to add shelves in wardrobe. Only thing that could be better is if had outside kitchen.
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:45 PM   #19
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I really like the floor plan. Bunks fit me with room to.spare (250 lb, 6'4") so I can reasonably expect to use until my two boys are gone. Nice big shower. Mattresses are junk - replaced all so comfy now. Lots of kitchen room and booth is nice. Reinforced booth seats and queen bed platform. Added fans for bunks. Need to add shelves in wardrobe. Only thing that could be better is if had outside kitchen.
We just got our 2016 flight bhbe yesterday. I already want to reinforce the both. It is very weak where it connects to a panel right beside the couch. How did you reinforce yours?
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Have had our Eagle 28BHBE (same floor plan) for 2 years and love it. The dual queen back bunks allow our son to take a friend or two and the slide gives you plenty of room in the kitchen. The curtain blocks enough light that my son can go to bed while we finishing cleaning up and DW likes that she can keep the master bedroom door closed so she can sleep in while I make breakfast. I like that there are no appliances on the slide so I don't have to worry about electrical and extra weight on the slide. Our TV does not have an articulating arm, but it does swivel around between the front Master bedroom. It tows very well for its size and I haven't seen a better floorplan for our family yet.
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