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Old 07-15-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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Jay Flight vs Snow River

Hi I'm currently considering both of these trailers: Jay Flight 28bhbe and the Snow River 288bhs.

The floor plan is pretty similar on both but I prefer the Snow River for both the larger couch and the outside access/ storage of the lower bunk.

Price I think would be about 7k cheaper for the Jay Flight. I'm imagining about 25k for the Jayco and 32k for the Snow River.

Being from Montana there is a need for adequate cold weather ability. I'd imagine the Snow River to have the edge here. I personally go with aluminum exterior in the Jay Flight.

What are your thoughts? What would you go with if it was your money? Obviously this being a Jayco forum I'm expecting a little bias.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to JOF.
I have no knowledge of the Snow River brand but if you are looking for a 4 season trailer that can handle extreme cold the Jayflight is not built for that. Other then that the Jayflights get generally good reviews here and are America`s # 1 selling TT several years running. I`ve had mine for nearly 6 years and its never been back to a dealer for anything, just had a few minor issues I resolved myself. A very solid reliable unit thus far. Good luck in your quest.
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:03 PM   #3
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Hi I'm currently considering both of these trailers: Jay Flight 28bhbe and the Snow River 288bhs.

The floor plan is pretty similar on both but I prefer the Snow River for both the larger couch and the outside access/ storage of the lower bunk.

Price I think would be about 7k cheaper for the Jay Flight. I'm imagining about 25k for the Jayco and 32k for the Snow River.

Being from Montana there is a need for adequate cold weather ability. I'd imagine the Snow River to have the edge here. I personally go with aluminum exterior in the Jay Flight.

What are your thoughts? What would you go with if it was your money? Obviously this being a Jayco forum I'm expecting a little bias.
Welcome to the forum!

One of your reasons is not correct....the Jayco also has storage under the bunks...then if the cost is 7K cheaper that is a lot of money for a couple of sq feet on a couch.

The cold weather ability of....Jayco is fine as I live in Saskatchewan and have camped in cold weather without issue. The heated underbelly is fine....now I would not want to camp when its 20 below.

I would think that tow weight and your TV would be a much bigger concern as well as warranty.
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Welcome to the forum!

One of your reasons is not correct....the Jayco also has storage under the bunks...then if the cost is 7K cheaper that is a lot of money for a couple of sq feet on a couch.

The cold weather ability of....Jayco is fine as I live in Saskatchewan and have camped in cold weather without issue. The heated underbelly is fine....now I would not want to camp when its 20 below.

I would think that tow weight and your TV would be a much bigger concern as well as warranty.
I realize the Jayco had under bunk storage too but the Snow River has direct access to the outside where the bunks are. So I could wheel in a cooler or something a lot easier.

The tow vehicle is a wash, I have a 2007 2500hd lbz duramax which could tow either without issue.

The idea of saving that much money gas me leaning towards Jayco.
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I realize the Jayco had under bunk storage too but the Snow River has direct access to the outside where the bunks are. So I could wheel in a cooler or something a lot easier.

The tow vehicle is a wash, I have a 2007 2500hd lbz duramax which could tow either without issue.

The idea of saving that much money gas me leaning towards Jayco.
The Jayco has direct access from the outside to under the bunk storage. Not sure you could wheel a cooler in the storage.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:40 PM   #6
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The Jayco has direct access from the outside to under the bunk storage. Not sure you could wheel a cooler in the storage.

Good luck with your decision.
Thanks for pointing that out to me.
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I replied on RV.net as well...

I had an older Northwood Nash... loved it. It was a great little 4 season camper, well built and well designed. We outgrew it as a family and had to sell. We didn't really use it too much in the winter and didn't really need a true 4 season camper. When we do go camping in colder weather we don't bother with water and using the toilet.

When it was time to replace we went with Jayco and LOVE it. Its not quite as rugged as the Nash, but it had a lot of creature comforts our older Nash didn't.

If you plan on camping in colder weather often, you will appreciate a true 4 season camper. Make sure you get one with thermal windows though. Regular single pane windows are standard and really reduce the overall effectiveness of the rest of the insulation.

Ultimately YOU need to decide what you want and how you plan to camp. Like I said, we camp into colder weather and simply forego water in the trailer. We use electric space heaters rather than burn through propane. A regular trailer with "upgraded insulation" like the Jayco thermal package is sufficient for our needs. I imagine that we will be comfortable camping this way into the upper 20's at night. Some electric blankets in the bed to get it warm and electric heaters to keep the temps above freezing are good enough for us.
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I have camped down to 22* in mine with no issues and stayed warm and cozy. But that`s not Montana Winter weather..... As said it all depends on what you want to do with it and how cold it will be and for how long.
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