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Old 03-22-2016, 10:33 PM   #1
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Please Help Me Choose My New Trailer

Hello.
We are not new to RVing, because we lived and traveled the country in an Airstream for years. But, now that we have a teenager and a little one, our needs and wants have changed, and the Airstream just won't work for us anymore. We LOVE camping and really want to continue sharing this with our kiddos.
We've read lots of great things about Jayco but I swear I feel like I'm losing my mind trying to sort through all of the different models to find one that checks off all of our boxes.
We are looking for:
Needs: Bunks, size 6 or 8 fridge, room to sleep at least 5. We'd also like to keep it as short and lightweight as possible because some of our favorite remote camping spots are on the tiny side. We'd also like double axle because we drive cross country quite a bit.
I'm so sorry if this is a foolish thread but I assure you, I have looked and looked for days and days and can't seem to find one that is small/light and has a large enough fridge for us. Is there a Jayco that works for us? I hope so!! Thank you so much!!
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:36 PM   #2
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Hello.
We are not new to RVing, because we lived and traveled the country in an Airstream for years. But, now that we have a teenager and a little one, our needs and wants have changed, and the Airstream just won't work for us anymore. We LOVE camping and really want to continue sharing this with our kiddos.
We've read lots of great things about Jayco but I swear I feel like I'm losing my mind trying to sort through all of the different models to find one that checks off all of our boxes.
We are looking for:
Needs: Bunks, size 6 or 8 fridge, room to sleep at least 5. We'd also like to keep it as short and lightweight as possible because some of our favorite remote camping spots are on the tiny side. We'd also like double axle because we drive cross country quite a bit.
I'm so sorry if this is a foolish thread but I assure you, I have looked and looked for days and days and can't seem to find one that is small/light and has a large enough fridge for us. Is there a Jayco that works for us? I hope so!! Thank you so much!!
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:43 PM   #3
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We are planning on getting a new tow vehicle so the size limit isn't set in stone right now. I mean, ideally I'd love to be under 20, but I don't think that's possible with our needs. So as close to that as possible I'd say. Sorry for not being more clear!
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:50 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome, I'm relatively new (ordered our first RV a month ago) but been doing a lot of research.

Would you consider a Hybrid travel trailer or is closed ended a must since you guys are used to that with the Airstream?
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We cannot do a hybrid. Thank you for asking! I left that out too! Sorry! :/
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:58 PM   #6
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Are you willing to have your bed part of a shared space or do you want it to be completely separate? What about the bunks, open to the rest of the trailer or separate? Maybe a rear slide like this Jayfeather X254?
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:05 PM   #7
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Oh! I like it! That looks great. Thank you. I guess my dreams of having something smaller than 20 feet, with a big fridge, and that can also sleep 5 is asking too much!! And to answer your question we are totally fine with all sleeping areas being open. Thanks again!
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:22 PM   #8
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What about the jay flight 19rd? A friend of a friend just texted me about this one and it seems pretty great, too! Off to search the forum
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:13 AM   #9
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I have the Jayco X213, king rear hard walled slide, two front bunks, sofa that turns into a double bed as well as the dinette.
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We also have the X213 and really like it. The bottom bunk has a lot of space. Our kids are 6&8. The top bunk is kind of 'small' but perfect for our youngest. You can't really sit up in the upper bunk if that is a factor. And you can't lower the top bunk if you want to be able to fold up the bottom one to store things like bikes (unless you did some big renos to somehow fold the platform and such).
We are not upgrading but the X254 is very similar. I love the idea of the extra bunk space for kids to hang out in.
We have never used the dinette or couch for sleeping on.
Some things I really like in the X213 over the X254: The kitchen has drawers for cutlery. Why the X254 doesn't, I have NO idea. I also LOVE the fact that the closet and 2 drawers and the cupboard are right when you walk into the X213. In looking at other trailers, this seems to be unique. But it is great for keeping the shoe mess at a minimum. And also easy access to jackets/sweaters or things like sunscreen in those drawers.
The tub is small but I have bathed our kids in it a few times. Wish there was a linen closet (so the X254 wins there). We use the tub otherwise for our laundry basket area.
The X213 is easy to tow for hubby and yet gives us space with the bed moving back. I am envious of trailers with a wider mid area with the side slides. Feels way more open. But this trailer worked well for us with the truck we had at the time. We may upgrade at some point but we are in no rush for that.
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