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Old 12-12-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Do you Jay Flight 22FB owners out there enjoy it? Any Insights?

Hi, We're pretty serious about getting a Jay Flight 22FB and were wondering if others who have one have enjoyed it. We bought our first TT this summer, a Keystone Bullet, 28 foot rear living model and after 6 weeks I ran it into the storage fence and totaled it out. The bid was $12000 just for the labor. They had to replace the whole left 28 foot wall, the cover on the slide out and the back wall. Unreal. My wife is still traumatized. She was standing right there. We're going with a smaller unit now that can be fixed. That's why we're considering the 22FB. We've camped in full-size GMC vans the last 20 years and maybe got a bit ahead of ourselves jumping right to a 28 foot model. The 22FB is smaller but still has room for company and a queen bed with space on both sides and a 90 gallon tank and electric awning. It's also 900 pounds lighter. My 1995 350 V-8 GMC Van dragged a bit with the Bullet (5400 pounds dry) and I'm hoping the lighter weight of the 22FB will work better from that angle. Anyway, that's our story in a nutshell. Any encouragement you can give will be appreciated. Our kids are grown so most of the time we'd be alone. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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We have had one for a year now. We love it. Spent some time customizing it.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ight-22FB-mods
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With the kids moved on and pop-up sold the 2012 22FB is a perfect fit for both of us. we have no complaints about it. I do like the 90 gallons of fresh water it last a long time when dry camping. the best thing we like is park it, unhook, level, pull out the awning and happly camping in a very short amount of time compaired to the pop-up. BTW the TW is a 1/2 ton 2011 GMC and pulls fine.


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Hi, We're pretty serious about getting a Jay Flight 22FB and were wondering if others who have one have enjoyed it. We bought our first TT this summer, a Keystone Bullet, 28 foot rear living model and after 6 weeks I ran it into the storage fence and totaled it out. The bid was $12000 just for the labor. They had to replace the whole left 28 foot wall, the cover on the slide out and the back wall. Unreal. My wife is still traumatized. She was standing right there. We're going with a smaller unit now that can be fixed. That's why we're considering the 22FB. We've camped in full-size GMC vans the last 20 years and maybe got a bit ahead of ourselves jumping right to a 28 foot model. The 22FB is smaller but still has room for company and a queen bed with space on both sides and a 90 gallon tank and electric awning. It's also 900 pounds lighter. My 1995 350 V-8 GMC Van dragged a bit with the Bullet (5400 pounds dry) and I'm hoping the lighter weight of the 22FB will work better from that angle. Anyway, that's our story in a nutshell. Any encouragement you can give will be appreciated. Our kids are grown so most of the time we'd be alone. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:32 AM   #4
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we have a 2011 and it suits us well. any longer of a rig and it would be a lot harder or impossible to fit it into some of our camping spots. we love the rear bathroom and the queen up front and the water capacity. the storage in it is very sufficient also, we can even stuff our kayaks and gear under the couch. we have the full insulation package which helps extend the camping season a bit and makes the trailer a lot more comfortable. one of the only things we would change on it would be a longer couch but to fix that we have a foot stool the same height of the couch and it is very comfortable to sit or lay on now.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
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We have had one for a year now. We love it. Spent some time customizing it.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ight-22FB-mods
Thanks for the link to your mods. Those are good ideas.
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With the kids moved on and pop-up sold the 2012 22FB is a perfect fit for both of us. we have no complaints about it. I do like the 90 gallons of fresh water it last a long time when dry camping. the best thing we like is park it, unhook, level, pull out the awning and happly camping in a very short amount of time compaired to the pop-up. BTW the TW is a 1/2 ton 2011 GMC and pulls fine.
Yeah, we're looking forward to just relaxing by a campfire and not doing so much work!
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we have a 2011 and it suits us well. any longer of a rig and it would be a lot harder or impossible to fit it into some of our camping spots. we love the rear bathroom and the queen up front and the water capacity. the storage in it is very sufficient also, we can even stuff our kayaks and gear under the couch. we have the full insulation package which helps extend the camping season a bit and makes the trailer a lot more comfortable. one of the only things we would change on it would be a longer couch but to fix that we have a foot stool the same height of the couch and it is very comfortable to sit or lay on now.
I don't think the one we're looking at has that insulation package, but we'd be interested in a longer camping season, too. I'll have to check. Thanks for the input.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #8
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I had a Jayco Jayflight G23 FB and it was a nice trailer. You said the one your looking at has a 90 gallon tank, doesn't sound right to me, you better check it out again. It's really not a comfortable trailer, the couch isn't very comfortable and there is no where else to sit except for the kitchen table. We traded it in and got a 29 Ft rear lounge with 2 slides and would never go back to a smaller trailer. I don't think you would be happy with a smaller trailer once you had that nice one with the rear lounge. Depending on the towing capacity of your tow vehicle I would get the biggest one that you can tow safely.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:29 PM   #9
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Well, to each their own. I guess two foot-itis exists in the RV world as well as the boat world.
Most of our camping is just the two of us, and we find our 23 FB just fine.
It most certainly DOES have a 90 gallon water tank (actually 2 45 gallon tanks paired together).
As others have said, it fits nicely into the smaller state park camping spurs and navigates some of the hairpin turns in getting to the campsites.
We are OK with not having everything perfect...after all, we are camping and not at some resort. We're hardly roughing it, but also don't need all the luxuries we enjoy at home. Making do on some things is part of the fun. I'm 6 feet tall, and still fit well on the short queen, and with a foam topper it is very comfortable. And when we're not enjoying the outdoors, we do a lot of reading, with one person on the couch and another at the table....works well for us.

That's the great thing about RVing and the world of Camping - there are almost infinite sizes and designs for travel trailer & 5th wheels. Whatever you need or like, it is out there for you. Merry Christmas to all! And I hope you each get that perfect RV stocking stuffer on Christmas morn.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:19 AM   #10
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It is a great rig for 2 people, and in our case, a small dog. We had one for about a year and a half. Because others wanted to come camping w/ us, we had to move to a longer rig as it was too cozy for more than 2 people.
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