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Old 08-20-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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Jay Flight 32BHDS and 33BHTS

Although I visited an RV dealer today to look at a 2014 new Jay Flight 32BHDS (35' 6" long), I noted a new leftover 2013 33BHTS (36' 11" long). My current TT is 34' long.

Have those with TTs in these longer length TTs find limitations with campground maneuvering and campsite options?

I do like the 33BHTS features but question just how long I should go. I'd be adding almost 3' with the 33BHTS so my total rig length would be almost 60'.

Any thoughts based on experience?
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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I went from a 34ft Sunnybrook to a roughly 37ft 2013 324BTS. I think most private campgrounds can accommodate the length.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:57 PM   #3
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We have the 32bhds and have never had any problems at campgrounds outside National/State Parks. Then you may have a problem, but anything bigger than a pop-up can be a problem at some parks.

In the summer months it's hard to get sites in parks anyway so we stay just outside the park.
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:39 PM   #4
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We also have a 32BHDS and around here "central WV" most c/g do have limited spaces that will handle these longer TT's
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:06 PM   #5
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This might be a rabbit trail from the original topic, but I am curious about a few things regarding the specific model, 32BHDS, for those of you that own it.

Storage
I will lose a rear storage compartment (one less compartment than what I currently have) because of the bunk house slide. Does the amount of storage in this model seem to be adequate without having to cram things to the ceiling in the compartment? I think I will be fine as I still have extra space when I am fully packed in my current TT, but I still want some feedback.

Bathroom Space
Ideally, we would like a model with the larger corner shower, but we feel this is a good compromise as the area in this bathroom (outside the shower) is larger than what we have now, making it easier to change clothes. Thoughts?

"Fantastic" Fan
"Fantastic" might not be the correct descriptor, but I'm talking about the fact that my current trailer has a whopping power fan in the bathroom. I see that this model does not come with the large fan...instead, it's one of those little fans (4"-5" diamater?). Has this fan been adequate?...has anyone upgraded to the larger one?

Price
The dealer hasn't come back to me yet with trade-in numbers, but the current price they're quoting me is $24,863 (it has the 15K AC, insulation, technology package, roof ladder). Does this sound like it's in the ballpark? Research has shown that, based on the MSRP, this is a reasonable price.

Any thoughts on these questions, and anything else I should consider, please let me know.

Thanks!!!
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:51 PM   #6
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32bhds

Have not had any problems with length. A couple of features I personally don't like.

1) The only place to watch TV is from the J-Steel Couch (extreme angle) or the rear part of the dinette area which is very uncomfortable and limited in width and difficult to get in and out of due to bumping your knees on the table support pedestal.

2) My advice is to look carefully at the floor plan and see if it is really what you think you want. ln other words, check it out thoroughly before you make the splash.

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Old 08-20-2014, 07:35 PM   #7
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Yes outside storage is very limited. Just the front pass through.
The bathroom is adequate in size and the small fan has dine just fine. I may add a large fan in the bunkhouse vent next summer.
As far as cost goes it will differ from state to state. But I will say that the price you are being quoted is QUITE a bit lower than what we paid.
Mohok1 is correct about trying to watch the tv we will be adding a adjustable swivel mount to ours. But hey when camping we dont watch much tv anyway.
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We have a 2014 32BHDS. We paid almost exactly that price, including tax. We love it but there are a few things I wish were different.
One, the bathroom is small. Shaving or brushing teeth is a challenge with the small sink and the med cabinet directly above.
Two, you cannot watch tv in the bedroom without the doors closed. Not good if you have small children to keep and eye on.
Other than that we love it and have had no issues with length....so far !
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Have not had any problems with length. A couple of features I personally don't like.

1) The only place to watch TV is from the J-Steel Couch (extreme angle) or the rear part of the dinette area which is very uncomfortable and limited in width and difficult to get in and out of due to bumping your knees on the table support pedestal.



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We just spin the tv around a little bit to watch from the sofa.
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We've got a 2009 32BHDS. We've not found the length to be an issue. Not had it to any National Parks, but have had it to several state campgrounds without issue. Are there spots we can't get in? Sure, but have usually been able to find something. We don't have the outside kitchen, so we have a huge outside storage at the rear, so we find outside storage way more than adequate. We don't watch much TV while camping (note, we don't "camp" with ours much any more, we use it to support us at goat shows & fairs), so we've not had an issue with only being able to see it from certain areas. We have not had any complaints with the size of the bathroom - that is actually one of the reasons we ended up with this model was because of the larger bathroom. Gives lots of area for dirty clothes storage which comes in handy for a family of 5 when you are at a fair for 10 days. Probably the biggest complaint I have is the lack of space in the master bedroom. Almost impossible to get dressed/undressed in there. Usually end up having to go to the bathroom to get ready for bed, again, timing with 5 waiting for the bathroom can be a bit tricky though. Other than that, no issues with the camper.

We went to the Ohio State Fair this year for the goat show, should have seen me taking it down through the middle of the fair - fortunately it wasn't open yet and not everything was in place, but it was still pretty tight.
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