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Old 09-24-2015, 07:50 PM   #11
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When we bought our 26BH, we looked at a 264BH SLX they had sitting right next to it - we decided it was more than worth the price difference for the 26BH and we couldn't be happier! We couldn't see the extra cost or weight for a slide though, as we don't tend to spend a lot of time sitting in the camper (our dog spends more time in it than we do).
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:41 PM   #12
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So, the dealer will "give" you the SLX for an even swap of a used, two year old trailer?

No brainier. Keep the jayflight
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:52 PM   #13
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Is there a difference in the frame construction? We just took delivery of a Jayflight 26BH and it has an "I-class cambered structural steel I-beams" frame...the 264BHW SLX version has "4-inch cambered steel box tube frame". Probably explains the cargo capacity differences as well...

Also, I remember looking at an SLX and I don't think that the cabinet over the sink extended over the couch - so less overhead storage on that side of the trailer.

Also, had a shelf over the queen bed instead of a cabinet with doors.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:47 AM   #14
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What am I missing? Sounds like you're looking at a 26' SLX vs. you're current 28' Flight. While I understand the SLX will give you a bigger slide for more floor space, isn't that offset by the shorter TT?

FWIW, I'd keep the Flight.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:38 AM   #15
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Also, I remember looking at an SLX and I don't think that the cabinet over the sink extended over the couch - so less overhead storage on that side of the trailer.

Also, had a shelf over the queen bed instead of a cabinet with doors.
Another reason we went with the 26BH over the SLX.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:35 AM   #16
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When I bought my SLX, i called the factory and confirmed that the floor is OSB. In fact, the floor board is a single piece of custom OSB on the 7' wide models.
I like your rig Homer. What's your gas mileage pulling the SLX?
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:44 AM   #17
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I like your rig Homer. What's your gas mileage pulling the SLX?
Around 15 mpg. Gets only 20 mpg w/o the TT. 4.10 axles hurt mileage but help pulling a load.
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That's pretty good, I get about 10-11 to max. Fortunately gas is pretty cheap right now and a fill up is around 50. I remember paying 80 last year it seemed like every 200 miles and that really cuts back on the long range trips.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:08 PM   #19
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No way I would make that trade. We bought a '13 267bhs swift back in late 2012. If we had it to do over would have went with the flight. We were moving up from a pop up. It is our first hard side travel trailer so a lot of the things that annoy me I didn't think would be a big deal. My top two annoyances are tank size and lack of outside storage access on the front street side. I like it other than that. We'll know for next time, already looking in fact. Weight may be what keeps us in the swift awhile longer though. I really like the 29qbs and 28bhbe, but believe it to be bordering on too much for the 1500 truck.
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I never made the trade I just liked the amenities of my 28 BHS elite way to much.
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