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Old 01-17-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
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Jayco Jay Flight floor construction

I'm shopping for a travel trailer, probably a used one. The Jay Flight 28FKS and the Jay Flight 25RKS interest me. My question is to the construction of these particularly the floor. Call me crazy, but I want a conventional "Stick and Tin" trailer as I know I can repair this style myself if anything short of a wreck happens to it. No doubt the new composites have advantages, but they don't seem as repairable at least in the home shop. I was wondering if anyone knows if the floor on these models is Plywood, Oriented strand board, or the lauan foam composite? If they switched from wood to composite, in what year did they switch? Any info to help me decide is appreciated. I found a 2006 28FKS at a dealer here in CT, but it had a smell inside that scared me away. It did seem to be a nice layout and appeared to be a good quality trailer.

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Old 01-17-2014, 09:19 AM   #2
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Tongue and groove 5/8 plywood is used for floor construction. Heat shielding is put down before the floor is put in.
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Thanks John! Do they use plywood still on the new units? I Love Plywood. There is no excuse for using OSB in a RV.
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Welcome to the forum. One of the reasons I went with the Jayflight was the 5/8 plywood floor, with wood joists 16" on center. My previous TT had a leak by the door with a OSB floor that literally melted when wet, you could scoop it up with your hands.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:22 AM   #5
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I had to replace the rear third of the floor on my Sunline, but with a few sheets of plywood, some studs and a ton of hours I did bring it back from the dead. There should be a law against OSB! I would still take a OSB trailer over a composite one.

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Old 01-17-2014, 10:26 AM   #6
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Straight form Jayco` current website:
FLOOR CONSTRUCTION
5/8" tongue-and-groove plywood deck on 2" x 3" wooden floor joists: Moisture resistant, plywood holds up to the elements
Fiberglass insulation (R-7): Maintains interior temperatures
Full-width outriggers: Supports wall weight with no more than 4-foot spacing (vs. 8-foot spacing) and wall-to-wall, full-width design


http://www.jayco.com/products/travel...t/construction
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:47 AM   #7
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Thanks Crabman! That makes for a definitive answer. Jayco does appear to be a very well designed trailer, Now I just need to find a nice clean one.

I notice in your signature line you have "Reese Strailt Line with Dual Cam". Do you find the dual cam anti sway works significantly better than a standard weight distribution hitch?
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Thanks Crabman! That makes for a definitive answer. Jayco does appear to be a very well designed trailer, Now I just need to find a nice clean one.

I notice in your signature line you have "Reese Strailt Line with Dual Cam". Do you find the dual cam anti sway works significantly better than a standard weight distribution hitch?

Its the only system I have owned so cannot compare, But in 5 years I have never encountered trailer sway.
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The floor covering is also wrapped around the outside edges of the plywood
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:32 AM   #10
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I spent most of yesterday on the phone and I'm 99% sure were going to pull the trigger on a brand new 25RKS. As long as there is no dealer bait and switch nonsense I'll probably sign today or Monday. I probably would have bought a used sunnybrook edgewater, but the dealer was too busy to do some work I wanted done to it. I think the Jayco is a superior product. Nice that the sunnybrook dealer was unresponsive giving me the time to reconsider. Fingers crossed this deal is on the up and up, but the price I got almost seems too good.
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