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Old 03-29-2016, 04:01 PM   #1
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Wanting to downsize. What models should we look at?

We currently have a Jayco Jayflight 25bhs. We really like the trailer but I really don't enjoy pulling it. I would like to move into something shorter and easier to tow. I have really enjoyed this jayco and it has been trouble free. What models do you think we should be looking at? We don't care for the models with the dinnete only would rather have a couch and improvise on the table. I don't think we would like the murphy bed models either. We wan't something short with a big floorplan and thats a tough item to find. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-29-2016, 04:25 PM   #2
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We have a SLX195RB perfect for the DW and me might be to small for you, it does have a walk around queen bed and we converted the dinette into a couch, very comfy to sit a cache a movie, I will say we are not very big folks I'm 5' 9" DW is 5'3"

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Old 03-29-2016, 04:27 PM   #3
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Unless you go with a hybrid models shorter then the 25BHS with your wish list may be hard to find.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:10 PM   #4
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How about upgrading your TV to make your towing experience more enjoyable?
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:53 PM   #5
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Tow vehicle is not the problem. I am pulling with a 3/4 ton diesel. I just don't like pulling it. I have pulled big boats forever and the trailer is just not the same for some reason. I just think something smaller would be better. We are wanting to go out west for several weeks and I think a smaller trailer would be a better fit. The problem is most shorter trailers don't seem to have a good floor plan. I wish someone made something around 21ft with double slides. We have been looking at the open range 216rbs but weight is comparable to the 25bhs
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:14 PM   #6
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We love our 19RD. It has a couch!
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:24 PM   #7
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Have you considered a X23B. It's a smaller trailer, but the largest of the hybrids, I'm not sure of the length. When opened up it is very large. Tows very nicely. I have towed it out west with my Dakota as far as 4000 miles in one trip, with no issues, and it was very comfortable. With a 3/4 ton with a good wdh with integrated sway control, you'll never notice it behind you.

The new ones have 14" wheels, are a little higher up, and the axle can be flipped for added height.

What's also nice about the design, is the ability to turtle.

What are you using for a wdh? I like my equalizer hitch.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:40 PM   #8
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Hey Gowest......take a look at the 24FBS. Its got all that you want, pulls easy, parks easy, and with dinette and sofa. One slide.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:48 PM   #9
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I ran into a couple last week camping that had downsized and went with the 23RB. It has a sofa and dinette. They were really enjoying the floorplan.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:57 PM   #10
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How many people are you hoping to sleep in it?

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