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Old 02-15-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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A little guidance please

Helllo everyone....I've been lurking for awhile. Although not new to camping, my last TT was a 70's 13' shasta with no bath, air, or heat.....We loved that thing and drug it everywhere. Since that time we've been doing a good bit of backpacking...but getting up there a little bit in age and would like to get back in camping.
To say the least, things have changed!!

We are very close to pulliing the trigger on a Jay Flight 22FB. Really like the layout, As far as extras' go we thus far picked the:
Value Package
Electronics Package
Extra Insulation
Roof Ladder
Power Tongue Jack

That's really about it thus far.


Could anyone give any opinions on 1: the model 2: the options
TV is a 2012 Sivlerado 1500CC with tow and cooling package.

Also the best price...by far we've gotten thusfar is from RV direct.

Would really appreciate any guidance you'd be good enough to share....want to make a decsion in the next week or so
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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All I would add is finding out whether it has an enclosed underbelly. You've chosen the added insulation which is good. I'm not familiar with that particular model so that is what I would recomend. Also heated water storage if it is an option. The reason I mention this is because you have chosen the added insulation which appears as though you may do some cold weather camping. If so then it would be advisable, one mans opinion.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! Option choices look good, 22FB is part of the Jayflight line, the most popular TT line in North America. The particular floorplan chosen is of course a personal preference but the whole Jayflight lineup offers good value and has many happy owners here. RVdirect does offer good prices, we bought ours there.





FLOORPLAN 22FB
Weights
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 4,150
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 565
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 6,500
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 2,350
Measurements
Exterior Length 26' 5"
Exterior Width 96"
Exterior Height w/ A/C 127"
Interior Height 81"
Tank Capacities
Fresh Water Capacity (gals) includes water heater 90
Gray Waste Water Capacity (gals) 32.5
Black Waste Water Capacity (gals) 32.5
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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Welcome to the JOF Doodlebug! RvDirect is one of the best ways to get a low price on a new Jayco... check the link at the bottom of my signi. Congrats on the upgrade from the tent and happy shopping!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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We narrowed our search down to the 22FB and the 24RKS when we were looking. The wife decided she wanted more storage space (pantry and large wardrobe) and a little more interior space, so we went with the 24RKS. The 22FB is a pretty popular trailer so if it fits your needs, go for it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:20 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replys everyone:
Crabman: so glad to hear from someone who actually bought from RV direct. I had heard good things, especially regarding the Buffalo NY location....
E&J: The thermal package does include enclosed underbelly.....We will be doing some "cool" weather camping for sure.
Healthi: I stumbled up that link at the bottom of your page while doing some "lurking" very good info. that's how I got in touch with RV direct.....so far about $2,000 less then everyone.......going out Sunday, Monday and Next Sat. will make a decision then.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #7
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Good for you. I love it when JOF members can save $$
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:54 AM   #8
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We purchased our Jayco from RV Direct in Buffalo about 5 years ago and have recommended them to family and friends many times. Their sales and service teams have always treated us well. Good Luck!!
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I love the idea of staying on the small side. These are easy to tow, maybe save a little on gasoline, and have all the modern things the big guys have without all the big hassle that goes with the big trailers.

We are tent campers from back in the 50s up thru just five years ago when we got our "BIG TO US" OFF-ROAD POPUP... Have thought about something with hard sides and really fell in love with the JAYCO X213. Almost got one but here we still are running the roads with our POPUP. My truck gets the same gas mileage whether i am pulling my trailer or not haha... Like said above we have everything the big guys have just lacking some walk around space inside the trailer. The good thing about this is you spend more time outside...





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We have a 24FBS similar lay out but with slide We love it. If the price isn't much more go with the slide. Ours handles well with our F150.
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