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Old 04-02-2015, 07:58 AM   #1
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might be gettin my first camper

Its a 1998 jayco 264 might be tradin some labor on building a pole barn for it. can anyone tell me anything about these campers
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:05 AM   #2
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Don't know much about them. Just check it over good. And ask questions.

Good luck and happy camping!!
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:25 AM   #3
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thank you for the fazt reply. my family hant owned a camper since my dad bought a brand new fireside.back in 94. cant find them anymore hos was made in canada. i really wish tje campe had a slide on it.but it dont. will a half ton ford haul that camper. 2003 f150 lariwt supercrew with the 5.4 fx4 an 3.55
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:00 AM   #4
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Not familiar with that particular TT. I would recommend going over it with a fine tooth comb (if you get my drift). Especially get up on the roof and check the caulking. The caulking every few years needs to be refreshed to keep the unit water tight
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:36 AM   #5
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thanks guys. i was lookin at a brand new jayco but its outta my price range. between wife kids bills makes it hard to.biy.things lol.
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:52 PM   #6
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Its a 1998 jayco 264 might be tradin some labor on building a pole barn for it. can anyone tell me anything about these campers
Here's a link to one that you may get some value from. It least has a lot of photos so you'll get an idea of what that model is like.

1998 Jayco Eagle 264 Travel Trailer Piqua, OH Paul Sherry RV
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:30 PM   #7
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That's essentially the same as the current 264BHW or 26BH. There are a lot of us with these trailers on this forum ... Some even full time in them.

It is robust in construction, and it is a great trailer to tow with a half ton.

My family loves our 26BH, and I expect you will too. Of course, I am assuming that the trailer is in good/safe condition.
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ive looked at it seems nice on the inside and outside.
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We have a 2017, 26BH, which is the gussied up version of the 264 (or is the 264 the spartan version of the 26BH?).

As others have stated, they're the same trailer for the most part. With the current models, you double your freshwater tankage with the 26BH, and pick up some more kitchen cabinets, etc..

We like the 26BH because it's a BASIC trailer. No slides, aluminum sided, and stuff is easy to repair.

We substantially changed the interior layout on ours, and while that may have caused it's value to go down, the beauty of an inexpensive TT, is that you're only going to lose so much no matter what. A lot of rigs depreciate more than the entire value of my trailer when they're driven off the lot brand new.

My wife and I (and two cats) spend up to a month at a time in our TT, and find it perfectly comfortable.

An older model may be better built than what is now produced the Thor owned Jayco.

As others have mentioned...fine toothed comb, and if you haven't already, look online and find a good guide to evaluating a trailer.

If the tires are worn or more than five years old, replace them. Figure on replacing the bushings where the leaf springs attach. And, figure on hand repacking and/or replacing the axle bearings. An older trailer could easily be more hassle to fix up than it's worth. Factor in the stuff that needs to be done as you arrive at a price.

And don't forget a trailer's single greatest enemy...WATER! Primary danger is leaks from the outside and possible damage and MOLD, while secondary danger is a plumbing leaks that could have damaged the floor and promoted mold.

Think about whether your current vehicle is a proper tow vehicle for a 26ft. TT.

Be careful, be savvy, and if it works out, have fun.
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All that was said above, and make sure All the appliances work correctly. The fridge, water heater, and furnace. You won't want the expense of a new fridge.
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Except that post is 4 yrs old.....
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Lol, wonder if he got it? Hope hes still not working on that pole barn.
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