thanks for the tip... as it turns out I was informed by my husband that we also need to shoot for the 4000lb and 24' size requirements, which ultimately kills my dreams of cruising the country in the Ultra lite 242. I was looking for the tools to edit my post but I don't see them. If I could I would delete the paragraphs regarding the 242. My apologies to Charlotte & Gary, because I don't want to hijack your thread at all
So that brings everything back to the 198RD & 19RD (same floor-plan)... and I'm already feeling more willing to climb over hubby to get in/out of bed because due to our size restrictions if that is the worst feature of this TT it's still a WHOLE LOT better than other types of camping I've endured (backpacking, tent camping, pop-ups). This is camping luxury, I shouldn't forget that
And with that in mind I hope it's ok if I continue to add to and follow this thread since us newbies (Charlotte & Gary, myself & my hubby) really are curious about this super cute, awesome little camper floor plan and would love to hear from some owners and learn more from their experiences.
From what I have learned so far just from the jayco web site regarding my R-value questions, it looks like the Jay Flight 19RD has an optional "Thermal Package" which = Insulated, heated and enclosed underbelly and 2-sided reflective foil insulation in main roof and slideout roof... and the Jay Flight Swift 198RD doesn't offer a thermal package.
I have other question regarding that enclosed underbelly feature and wonder if it makes it harder for mice to enter the camper? We've had mice in our pop-up and I really get creeped out having to clean up after them, so if there is ANYTHING that can help keep them out in the first place I really seriously want that!
Another question regarding insulated heated enclosed underbelly... what temperature does that keep your water storage elements safe to? Like what is the lowest outside temperature you can camp in assuming you are keeping the whole camper in a comfortable living temperature and not worry about damaging your water systems?
haha... I realize I'm taking us off topic again slightly... this thread is about the 198RD not the 19RD and the questions I'm asking are regarding the 19RD because it has the thermal options.
I'm just sort of bringing up questions partly for myself, but also for Charlotte & Gary because last year when I was researching whether we were going to buy a hybrid vs. a TT some very nice people posted their thoughts and questions and I loved it because it helped my own search evolve to a better place. I started thinking about issues I hadn't thought about before. I hope that I am providing a similar benefit for the OP's with my ramblings.