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Old 04-28-2015, 11:00 PM   #1
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Down to 3 choices

Have a great dealer, need a little feedback please.

It's down to 3 choices. Jayco Jay flight(26RKS), Evo by forest river (2640) and keystone springdale (266RLWE)
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:06 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the upcoming purchase.

There are two things to consider.
1) Does your tow vehicle have the capacity to safely tow all of them? If not pick the one(s) it can.

2) Pick the one DW likes the best from the selection of #1.

Good luck with your selection and happy camping.
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:41 AM   #3
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I'm with Gordon on this. Can you town it and let you DW pick which one she likes. Then hitch up and go camping. Live happily ever after. ...and watch the sunset.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:02 AM   #4
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Good luck with your choice !!!! We recently bought a 2015 Grey Wolf (Forrest River ) 26RL and love it, the rear living was a must for me. We also considerd a Jayco, but the deal was much better on the Grey Wolf. Jayco better ???? Maybe so. But as said, 9 months later, and five trips so far, love it.

Be sure to upgrade to the 15,000 BTU air conditioner !!!

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I prefer the floor plan of the rear living, much more homey feeling.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:30 PM   #6
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The Keystone had the best floorplan of the three, IMO. Couch + ushaped dinette + chairs + tub and you didn't have to walk through the bathroom to get to the bedroom.

The Jayflight doesn't give you nearly as much open floorspace in the living area.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:50 PM   #7
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I am a huge fan of Jayco for quality that they have always had. Bought a used 1974 Jayco years ago and it was in such great shape. My parents had a Jayco years back... and loved it. If they had the floor plan I wanted I would have another. Happy Choosing. Happy Camping.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:07 PM   #8
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Our TT had a TV that would swivel so we could watch from sofa or bed without neck strain. A small consideration, but it made a difference. Also a comfortable sofa (or chairs) helps too. Ducted air is a little quieter if available.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:35 PM   #9
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I like the tub if you have small children, you didn't say how many people in family, if more than two you will making up, taking down beds each night.
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Problem with RL TT's is that the tv is too far away to really enjoy it. Unless you upgrade to a 40" then watching a 32" from 15' away isn't really any fun.


Also make sure that the recliners in the rear don't have to be finagled around before closing the slide.


We had a RL TT before our current RL 5th. On both of them the RL area doesn't/didn't have a permanent end table between the recliners. We also have a free standing dinette. Depending on where we camp we will switch the recliners for the table to the rear. If we have a nice view out the rear it's nice to have the table there to look out while eating as opposed to looking at the neighbors.


Then we can just spin the recliners around to be closer to the tv.


With all that being said our next unit will more than likely be a RK. Something along the lines of an RL for furniture layout, with the table and sofa in one slide and 2 recliners on the curb side. Can still mix and match the table and recliners.


My preference of the 3 would be Jayco simply for warranty purposes. The Springdale is by far the cheapest made of the 3. Forestriver offers an extended warranty for $150 which puts it on par with the Jayco.


Biggest issue with the Springdale is the tiny bathroom. It's the same exact layout we had in our Northtrail 26LRSS. Hated it. Once you get out of the shower there's no where to go.


We have the bathroom like the Evo in our 5th wheel. Lots of room and being split it can be used by 2 people at nice if needed.
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A consideration for us was--is it usable with the slide in. We travel south in the winter and want to be able to get around and use the bathroom with the slide in. We are happy with our Keystone Bullet. Have spent two winters in it and have not had it back to a dealer for any repairs. Good luck with your purchase and have fun traveling.
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Problem with RL TT's is that the tv is too far away to really enjoy it. Unless you upgrade to a 40" then watching a 32" from 15' away isn't really any fun.
I have a 30' rear living TT and don't have any issues with seeing the TV from anywhere in the living area. It's not even on a swivel...it's mounted in the cabinet.

This pic is my floor plan but not my unit. This was a better angle.
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My solution to the TV issue, 39" JVC on an articulating arm.
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Look at the Jayco White Hawk 27DSRL if you want rear living. For us as a couple it is great because the bedroom is totally isolated from the living area by the bath, which is large.


We have a 39" TV in living area and a 24" TV with internal DVD player in bedroom.


The White Hawk is 500 lbs lighter than the Jay Flight, tho it will cost more.


The counterspace is way more than any of your current picks.


Also consider that a slideout with couch and dinette will provide much usable interior space.


Jayco has two year warrantee


Good Luck with your choice!
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