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View Poll Results: Which line of Jayco Travel Trailer do you own?
Eagle 54 11.13%
Eagle Super Lite 46 9.48%
Skylark 12 2.47%
JayflightG2 81 16.70%
Jayflight 175 36.08%
Jayfeather (Regular TT and Hybrids) 103 21.24%
Designer 5 1.03%
Toy Hauler 8 1.65%
Jayflight Swift 1 0.21%
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:53 PM   #11
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Jay Flight 26BH. I've been living in it for the last 3 months and 13,000 miles and have gotten to know it intimately. As far as quality goes, it's pretty good, but some of the materials are cheap and there are some things put together where the "Amish Craftsmanship" was kind of slipshod.

But it's dry and warm and built strong. It's held up to a lot of towing, no leaks (that I know of), and nothing major has broken down. Good for what it is, a bottom end entry level trailer, in my opinion. It's definitely worth what I paid for it.

Some of the minor problems... Put together "crooked" in places. So far, two of the shade strings have broken (one yesterday), the big dinette window is very hard to open, the stock bath exhaust fan is a joke, water pump is very loud, stereo has some problems, fresh water tanks (it has a pair) aren't plumbed correctly, loose ceiling panel, damaged ceiling panel (from the factory that way).

Some of the things I wish it had (but you get what you pay for). A built in inverter, a pair of 6V golf cart batteries (like most TTs I guess, it came with one Marine Battery- which is not a true deep cycle battery), a diamond plate front end (getting rock dents), dual pane windows (gets LOTS of condensation in the cold), closed, insulated bottom, upgraded insulation package.

But this is my first TT, so it's been a learning experience. For what I paid, I'm satisfied, and think I got pretty good return for my money. Next time I'll spend more and/or buy used.

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We have a 2006 Jayco 29FBS - JayFlight model. Bought it pre-owned. Previous owner had it for 8 months and felt it was too big for towing. Thus, they traded it in for a 24ft 5er. And, we got a great pre-owned purchase price on this 29ft TT. For picture of 29FBS design, surf: http://images.traderonline.com//img/...mb_550x410.jpg

Luckily, I've owned several TTs during the years and look past the Jayco brand name. For "open concept", I love our 2006 Jayco. For seperate bath tub and washroom area (only on FBS models), I love our 2006 Jayco. On the bad side, our 2006 Jayco has "dry fit" factory windows. Each of its windows had to be re-sealled. Our 2006 jayco has factory "useless" Fibreglass batting insulation. Actually, that stuff holds water and critters love it as well. Especially its underbelly insulation. Wish Jayco would start using Spray Foam in their walls, ceiling and underbelly areas. At factory with mass production down assembly lines, Spray Foam insulation would cost very little more. Our 2006 Jayco's slide roof is starting to leak as well. Thus, I must install a slide topper on its slide this spring. Hoping a slide topper will stop future water damage. For solidness (re: less creeking sounds when towing and walking across its floor), I find our previous '93 Prowler was much more solid. Our older Prowler box felt solid and even looked solid. Before Spray Foam, our Jayco squeeked while walking across its floor.

I hear Jayco Eagle is better quality compared to their Jayflight models. Next time around, I'd focus more on the Eagle models. And, focus on factory Spray Foam or vaccum bonded foam trailer construction. After having spray foam under our Jayco's TT's underbelly, I'd never go back to traditional fibreglass insulation again. And if I must, it would be upgraded to contractor grade spray foam the 2nd day its factory warranty expired. That's how impressed I am with proper Closed Cell - 2 lbs Spray Foam @ 3.5 - 4.0" thick (on a TT build).

Would I buy Jayco again? The Jury is still out. I can tell you that our previous '93 Prowler was more solid, had better construction materials and overall, its solid floor bottom (re: all its heating and electrical lines where within the chassis core) stopped critter entry as well. And, its windows were properly sealed with puddy as well. If it wasn't the need for more inner space, I would have kept our previous 19ft Prowler. Hopefully, the Eagle models are better "long term" quality than 1st generation Jayflight models (like my 2006 29FBS TT).

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Wow, a great response to the poll so far and a real mixed bag of results. Maybe Rolly could make this a sticky thread like the Tow vehicle owners poll so new members can always vote? -Lee
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Wow, a great response to the poll so far and a real mixed bag of results. Maybe Rolly could make this a sticky thread like the Tow vehicle owners poll so new members can always vote? -Lee
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