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Old 02-01-2015, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hi all,
We have been looking for a camper for about seven months.
Moving up from a popup after 10 years.
Thought we wanted a big 34' rear kitchen. Springdale Denali etc.
Found these smaller units
2011 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 256 RKS

And 2011 JAYCO JAYFEATHER 242

both about the same price, What's the difference?
We like the dream dinette. Is the eagle an upgrade?
Thanks for reading and input.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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Well i would say you have to look at the three of them and see the differences .... we bought the eagle ,i know it is probably heavier but we loved the expensive look of the interior and amenities it offered and the high gloss gelcoat ... i would definetly see them in person and walk through each of them before i settled on one though
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Hi all,
We have been looking for a camper for about seven months.
Moving up from a popup after 10 years.
Thought we wanted a big 34' rear kitchen. Springdale Denali etc.
Found these smaller units
2011 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 256 RKS

And 2011 JAYCO JAYFEATHER 242

both about the same price, What's the difference?
We like the dream dinette. Is the eagle an upgrade?
Thanks for reading and input.
Welcome to the forum. Lots of folks here that made the move from a popup. I'm sure some JOF members will have information that should help you.
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:10 PM   #5
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Jayco Jayfeather is entry level. Jayco Eagle is a upgrade. Best advice is go see both of them and look for yourself at the difference. Which one will work for you better and which one is better suited for you. It is all up to you.
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:41 PM   #7
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Thanks.
That's what I thought as well.
Wee took a video of the 'feather and liked it. tomorrow I'll look at the Eagle.
I know we do like the "Dream" dinette.
Anyone ever use an independent inspector?
All the dealers claim they never heard of that because they inspect everything.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:04 PM   #8
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we have the dream dinette and love it. it was one selling point of the trailer we have now. I would be curious if that could be retro-fitted to the feather or not?
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I've never heard of an independent inspector. I'm sure that service must be available. I would at least take someone knowledgeable along. When we started looking, many of the units we looked at had soft spots. Scared us to a new trailer. Some of those trailers were at dealers!!!
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JMO but I'd would recommend buying the best you can tow. Too many people just settle for something. Then after a year or two want to move up to what they really wanted in the 1st place. Save some money and get the biggest best trailer you can tow with your truck/SUV.
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