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Old 11-11-2015, 03:39 PM   #1
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Jayflight SLX

Ok, so right now I have a 37' open range Roamer which is a fine camper, but I can't really manuver it into all the places I'd like to go.
I was searching on Jayco's website and came across the 212QBW. My local dealer has one and the DW and I checked it out. What an awesome little camper! Gray tank of 39 gallons? Why that's bigger than the 35' Eagle I traded away. No slide, but I'm thinking cheaper to buy (under 15K) and less chance for leaks. We would still keep the Open Range, but the 212QBW would be our state park and Blue Ridge Parkway camper.
Anyone have this model or another SLX model? This is a new model for 2016 I believe and it is 96" inches wide. I asked the salesman what the W was for in the model name and he said Window. My research shows that it probably means Wide, but what do I know?
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:54 AM   #2
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Here is the link. The main thing we liked was the window at the back and sides, so when backing into your lake or riverside campsite, you'll have great views. Most smaller campers put the bathroom at the back.

2016 Jay Flight SLX 212 QBW | Jayco, Inc.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:44 PM   #3
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If you scroll down you will find a post from me asking about the SLX line. That is all due to this trailer.

In the mid 90's I had a small eagle 211SL 5th wheel that had this back floor plan and we loved it. Lots of light, small trailer etc. Every day I check craigslist wanting to find this trailer again.

Jayco had the 19RD which is this floorplan but the bed rotated. Being the bed is rotated we crossed it off the list.

The 212QBW is now at the top of my list. I just wish it wasn't an SLX. The more I compare it to the Jay Flight and Jay Flight Elite the more I see it's stripped down.

For example the cushions are available in only 1 color. Reminds me of the model A. Can get any color as long as it's black. In this case brown.

Unfortunately my local dealer doesn't stock it. They only stock very small or very large trailers. Another dealer is getting one in December so we will go look at it then.

What I like about this floor plan is lots of windows and the wardrobe doesn't go from floor to ceiling so it's like I'm sleeping with a 1/3 of my body enclosed.

We are probably 90% sold on this trailer even with it being stripped down. I guess I can keep looking or get the floor plan we like and skimp on some options.
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I was pretty impressed with the build quality of the cabinets and such. But the only options I see listed are 15K AC and bedspread. I was actually surprised that the AC is ducted. I kind of like the fact that the under belly is open, that way I can get to stuff easier and make sure the brake wiring and tanks are installed properly.
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I believe the roof, walls, floors and cabinets are all made the same as the standard Jay Flight.

When I say stripped down here is what I mean.

20 lb LP vs 30 Lp
No LP tank cover
No electric tongue jack
No black tank flush
Like you said the only option is the 15k air and the bedspread
No back ladder
No roof vents
The kitchen window above the sink doesn't open
The window blinds aren't the day night.
There are no doors on the dinette ends to access what's under the dinette seats.
The cabinets aren't raised panel but that's ok with me.
No Mor Ryde suspension.
No Glacier package

That's all off the top of my head. From what I hear the SLX is still a quality line and has many happy people that own that product line.

Granted some of these items can be added like the tongue jack, LP covers etc but when you start to add up the cost you are the same price as the Elite 23RB we were looking at. Oh speaking of which no aluminum rims.

My heart burn is really the roof vents and the opening of the window above the sink. I guess the rear ladder rack as well.

Oh and probably my biggest miss is no extra large gutters to move the water from the roof away from the side of the RV. Give me these last hand full of items and I would be set.
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If you purchased all the extra stuff separate it would probably be under $1000.
Installing some of it would be hard for most people, but some of it wouldn't be very hard to add yourself.

The first four, the kitchen window, and gutter extensions would be easy to install and cost around $450 to purchase and ship.
The dinette has access under the cushion so you don't miss out on any storage.

True the elite has some nice features I wish I had on my SLX. I weighed the cost of the elite @$32,060 (msrp) to what I payed for my SLX @ $17,500 and I'm very happy with the SLX.

Good luck, both are great trailers.
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I didn't realize the kitchen window didn't open. I will have to check on that. I was wondering how much the dealer would charge to put a roof vent with a fan over the bed. Or would they muff it up and I wouldn't like it.
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Jhowemca - You are correct a few items could be added. My problem is the Elite 23 RB vs the SLX line for me is only about a $1500 difference. Clearly my dealer is playing games and stated that they are tired of the amount of time they are spending with me looking and asking questions vs buying. It has been a long process but we want to make sure we get a trailer we want and like.


If I had a 15k difference like you are showing then you are right I wouldn't care if I had to put another $2k into it even to get some of those options.


The tongue jack, black tank flush and LP covers I can do on my own. I was going to have the dealer do it but when they started playing their pricing games when we order they will find they now have lost the extra parts and labor to install them income.


I have e-mailed Jayco about seeing what it takes to install the downspouts. I thought that was something built in like a gutter system etc and couldn't be easily added.
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Jhowemca - . Clearly my dealer is playing games and stated that they are tired of the amount of time they are spending with me looking and asking questions vs buying. It has been a long process but we want to make sure we get a trailer we want and like.




Time to find another dealer, IMO.
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