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Old 02-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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Potential 2012 26BH owners

Hi all,
I am new to the forum (lurked for a few months) but not new to Jayco...we have previously owned two other Jaycos before boating for the past 12 years.

We are looking and leaning heavily towards a brand new 26BH. We had liked this model when we looked at it this past fall. We rented a Conquest 25' (basically the same layout as the 26BH) for a week last summer, it fit us fine but was a real POS - and it was only a year old.


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Old 02-08-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, Type-A. There are a bunch of 26BH owners here.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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Just wanted to say welcome to the forum from a fellow Wisconsinite. Must have been quite a treat going from a 10' pup to a 30' TT.
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Just wanted to say welcome to the forum from a fellow Wisconsinite. Must have been quite a treat going from a 10' pup to a 30' TT.
Thanks wiscampsin!
Well when we had the pup on a permanent site near Wild Rose our oldest son was 2 1/2 and after the first rainy/cold weekend with that setup we decided to make the jump. LOL
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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Welcome to the site. I am a 26BH owner and we really enjoy the camper. When we bought it our pup popped its top and the insurance company gave me $1000 more than I paid for it. Couldn't complain. I came across our unit at a local dealer but had a little hail dings and the insurance company told them they could sale but could not make any money so we bought it. So I guess what I am saying is go slow and get what you want. We wished after the 10th time camping since last summer that it was a slide for some extra leg room other than that we like the camper and the easy pulling on my F250.
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We have the 26BH and really enjoy it. For us it really is a place to sleep, we spend most of our time outside. If you are the kind of camper that wants to enjoy the inside of the TT more you may want to get one with a slide. We pull with a 1/2 ton so weight (especially tounge weight) really mattered. If you have the TV for it, the cost was very modest to step in to the 25BHS or 28BHS.
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Thanks for the info! I have a 2011 half-ton Suburban (with auto level suspension) for a TV. We had looked at the 25BHS last Fall but we kind of went back with the idea that when we rented that "other" camper last year that we never wished for more room - even though we had one day that was crummy weather. Plus the 25BHS is 1,155 pounds more (empty). The one thing that I like with the 26BH compared to the 25BHS is that on the 26BH the sink it outside the bathroom.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:51 PM   #8
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Love my 26BH.....for the price/weight/features it is hard to beat. Agree on the sink, that was a plus. It is a great layout IMHO for a family of 4.
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Love my 26BH also. As others have stated, we spend most of our time outside also. It does, however, have plenty of room to hang out if the weather turns bad. Coming from a popup before we bought our 26BH, it seems to have loads of room. The other bright side to the 26BH is the fact that it is lightweight, fairly roomy, and less parts to maintain or break (slide out, not that they are bad). As for the Jayco quality, our trailer has been top notch. I say go for it!!
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We have the 26BH and really enjoy it. For us it really is a place to sleep, we spend most of our time outside. If you are the kind of camper that wants to enjoy the inside of the TT more you may want to get one with a slide. We pull with a 1/2 ton so weight (especially tounge weight) really mattered. If you have the TV for it, the cost was very modest to step in to the 25BHS or 28BHS.
I checked with my owners manual, the Suburban is rated for 8,000 pounds so I'm good there . . . however, the cost difference between the 26BH and the 25BHS is about $4,500 - that's not modest to me. LOL

Next weekend we are going to do a walk-thru in the 26BH, 25BHS and the 267BHS before we lock in on one of them.
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