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Old 08-29-2020, 04:11 PM   #1
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Best Jayco TT's under 25 feet

Hello All. I currently have a 2018 Redhawk, 26XD and I'm looking to buy a travel trailer under 25 feet. I'm very happy with the Redhawk so I want to stay with Jayco. I'm looking for a higher quality TT that I can take boondocking in the AZ dessert and Western Nat'l Forests. My Redhawk wasn't real happy out there last year. There's 2 of us so I'd like 1 slide and as close to 4 season as possible. I'll be buying a Ford 150, 3.5 turbo with a towing package. Any thoughts and suggestions?
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I have a 21' tandem axle Jayco/Starcraft that I wouldn't trade for any travel trailer out there. It's so easy to tow, does not sway, easy to back it in a spot and the perfect size for us old folks. I've had many larger trailers and I'm so glad I traded down in size.
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Old 08-29-2020, 05:46 PM   #3
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We have a 2016 jay feather 23ft. From tongue to bumper about 26ft.It has a dry weight at 4838lbs. Just two of us, 1 slide and towing with a 2014 ford f150 supercab 4x4 with 3.5 ecoboost. Works great for us tows well. Any longer trailer would be harder to camp in forest service campgrounds . I've told my self I'm glad it's not any longer so we can enjoy the smaller more pristine campgrounds dry camping. Good luck I'm sure there's one out there that will work for you.
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Old 08-29-2020, 06:20 PM   #4
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For the two of us, the 212 QBW is perfect. Just under 26 feet total. No slide, which helps in tight campsites and with weight. It’s about 4,200 dry weight, so the F150 should handle it no problem. We looked at shorter, but this was the “sweet spot” for us. The Baja or Rocky Mountain versions might be a perfect fit for your boondocking.
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The 212 is the same floor plan I have in a Starcraft. After owning a dozen trailers since 1960.... it's my best one.
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Old 08-29-2020, 08:04 PM   #6
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I just bought a 24RBS Jayflight. I already own an F150 with the 3.5 echo-boost and tow package. It's a crew cab with a 6 1/2 foot bed. The rated tow capacity of this truck is about 11,000 lbs. The camper dry weight is 5500 lbs and GVWR is 7500 lbs. We got a heavy-duty load-distributing hitch with anti-sway. The truck pulls the loaded camper with ease and gets about 10.5MPG when towing. I'm sure it would do fine with a heavier camper. The Ford backup assist is kind of silly but the truck came with it. I don't use the thing. I back the camper up myself. The optional camper backup camera comes in handy though. Go for the 35 gal gas tank if you order an F150.



So you need to qualify what you mean by 25 feet. The 24RBS has a 24 foot box but the exterior length including hitch is 28' 8". By less than 25', do you just mean the box or the overall length.


As for best camper, what works best for one person may not be best for another. My wife insisted an rear bathroom. She wants better privacy when using it. That cut our options down. Most campers with rear baths have bunks. These are useless for adults and we don't have kids. I would have preferred the 29RKS.
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We also have a 24RBS. So far we haven’t been limited to any campground space, but I’m sure there is somewhere it won’t fit. I like the feel that we have 3 separate rooms in the camper. When we first looked at them, I asked the Jayco factory rep if they would make it with a full bedroom wall and door. They said no. To my surprise, having the curtains don’t bother us. Jay
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I'll be buying a Ford 150, 3.5 turbo with a towing package. Any thoughts and suggestions?
I would consider deciding on the trailer before the truck. Just in case you get a trailer on the bigger end of what you’re looking at. You might decide on a 3/4 ton because of any camping gear you might have in the bed of the truck since you said you’ll be using it to boondock. The payload on the 1/2 tons gets used up quick.
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My 22BHM is just shy of 27' tip to tail. The negative for some will be the lack of a slide. But, for a simple little trailer, we are quite happy with it.
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Old 08-30-2020, 07:03 AM   #10
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I love our Jayflight 23RB. No slides and small enough to fit almost anywhere. Sometimes I’d like a slide for more room but I wanted it simple.
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Old 09-02-2020, 01:57 PM   #11
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Jayco FQSW

I have a 2916 Jayco FQSW,bumper to hitch is just under 27 ft. About 4000 LBS.My F150 dont know its back there.One small slide allows the couch to bump out.I put a full queen mattress which required a bit of a mod to bed frame,not noticeable.I had a Jayfeather prior,the slide made this trailer for me and my darling to travel comfortable. I actually placed it in Jayco classifieds.Im looking to move,out of Fl.keys.I suggest checking out layouts on google.
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Old 09-02-2020, 02:40 PM   #12
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We bought the 2020. 22RB. It has the BR across the back and it’s very spacious. My wife fell in love at first sight with this trailer. It is designed for two people but sleeps three. Worth checking out.
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We have a 2018 X213 and love the fact that we still get a king bed for us and the dogs. The king bed slides out the back so you can back all the way to the back of a site pad as long as there are no trees directly behind it. There is also twin bunks up front with ample storage when the bottom bunk is flipped up.
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We have a 2017 Jay Feather model 23 RLSW which is ideal for us. We are 70 and like Boonie camping but also at regular campgrounds. The slider gives the needed extra room when the grandkids are along. We have stayed in it for long periods of time. Pull it with a 2016 twd with tow package and 5.3 v8 with no problems. Love it.
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We pulled a Whitehawk 23MRB with an aged GMC 1/2 ton 4x4. The Murphy bed made it very roomy like a 27-29 TT but actually less than 25’. Strongly recommend it for a couple trailer.
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Hello All. I currently have a 2018 Redhawk, 26XD and I'm looking to buy a travel trailer under 25 feet. I'm very happy with the Redhawk so I want to stay with Jayco. I'm looking for a higher quality TT that I can take boondocking in the AZ dessert and Western Nat'l Forests. My Redhawk wasn't real happy out there last year. There's 2 of us so I'd like 1 slide and as close to 4 season as possible. I'll be buying a Ford 150, 3.5 turbo with a towing package. Any thoughts and suggestions?
You have to be careful with Jayco TTs. You want to be certain you are protected from lightning strikes, so a trailer with an fiberglass shell and aluminum frame or a trailer with an aluminum shell are both good. Regrettably, Jayco makes a trailer with a fiberglass shell and WOOD frame. As you can imagine, these provide NO protection from lightning. I think the Jay Feather models are best, with the fiberglass shell and aluminum frame.
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For the two of us, the 212 QBW is perfect. Just under 26 feet total. No slide, which helps in tight campsites and with weight. It’s about 4,200 dry weight, so the F150 should handle it no problem. We looked at shorter, but this was the “sweet spot” for us. The Baja or Rocky Mountain versions might be a perfect fit for your boondocking.
I concur with LuckyDuck, the 212qbw is a perfect couples trailer. Queen bed up front, 25' end-to-end and tows very nicely. 5500# GVWR. The rear entertainment area is nice as it really brightens up the trailer. This thing tows really nice and I spec'd my F150 to tow it.
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Very happy with my Jay Feather X-213. The rear bed slide and front bunkhouse/cargo area are just what I needed.
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Another 24RBS happy camper... It's still small enough that campsite selection isn't an issue, yet with the dinette slide open it is very roomy inside. we love it.
It pulls effortlessly with our 2015 1/2 ton Silverado with a WDH & sway control, it's easy to get around with, & usually avg. 10.5 mpg
Good luck with your choice!
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:32 PM   #20
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I wanted a larger sized under 25 feet and Jayco did not have what I was looking for. The dealer steered me towards a coachman 21 foot bunk model. It is similar to what Jayco has but this trailer had my wish list. And coachman is just as good as Jayco. I loved my 20 foot sleeps 3 model but had to go bigger to fit 4. So the one I have now is a bunk model and I love it. Has gone every where. No problems yet. Mine is the coachman clipper bunk model. I would recommend going to a dealership and seeing what they have and can help you with. I used the website for where I bought the similar jayco at and found the newest trailer. Good luck.
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