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kt07481 04-25-2021 08:39 AM

Jayco Jay Flight SLX245RLS, Keystone Outback 240URS or Keystone Bullet 261RBS?
 
Morning All - I'm looking to sell my hybrid Solaire 213X and purchase a new TT. Does anyone have any experience with any of the following: Jayco Jay Flight SLX245RLS, Keystone Outback 240URS or Keystone Bullet 261RBS? My TV is a 2010 F150, 4.6L, GVWR 7,700 lbs.

Thanks for any advice!

SKP Kirk 04-25-2021 07:59 PM

Jayco Jay Flight SLX245RLS, 7624#

Keystone Outback 240URS 7589#

Keystone Bullet 261RBS 7600#

2010 F150, 4.6L, GVWR 7,700 lbs From Motor Trend magazine.

Quote:

Maximum payload for the F-150 stands at 3,030 pounds on models fitted with the optional Heavy Duty package, 2,060 pounds for models that are not. Maximum towing capacity is 11,300 pounds, also for models fitted with the Heavy Duty package.
It would seem that any of those could be towed by your F150.

defyanse 04-26-2021 10:38 AM

Keystone Outback
 
As a relative noob, for what it's worth we have an Outback 260UML. We love it and are very happy overall with build and quality, with a few exceptions. We have also endured weeks of -17C weather, and the tanks never froze, though we do have some hefty skirting.

We tow with a 2016 GMC Canyon with 7700lb tow capacity and manage quite happily, (except for fuel consumption!) through the Canadian Rockies, but also much further north through the Canadian Cariboo where roads are long, windy, and have dramatic elevation changes. The 240URS is a good 600lbs lighter, so your F150 should manage this model quite easily. We had a 5200 lb 2017 Starcraft 22BUD TT, and I actually don't notice any difference towing our new larger, heavier Outback. We do tow with a Husky TS Centreline weight distribution set, which I would say is essential. Hope this helps :-)

Cumminsfan 04-26-2021 11:07 AM

Ford didn't offer the HDPP with the 4.6 in 2010. Looks to me like the 7700 lbs GVWR is a misunderstanding and is really the max towing load.

https://assets.forddirect.fordvehicl...1AA9446B1A.pdf

All those TT's will max out the truck. Any hills or mtns will be a struggle.

defyanse 04-27-2021 09:55 AM

Towing Capacity
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by defyanse (Post 5727800)
... We tow with a 2016 GMC Canyon with 7700lb tow capacity ...

Correction: Apologies. I don't know why I fixate on 7,700 for our tow capacity. My max TC is 7,000 lbs. Still, I haven't had any issues with several thousand kms thru high mountain passes, even in winter. This being a safety issue, I didn't want to leave this uncorrected.

kayakterp 04-27-2021 05:00 PM

Are you sure you won’t max out your Payload?
That seems like a lot of trailer & weight for a 1/2 ton unless it’s the Ecoboost with HD packages??
I will say that I’ve been satisfied with the build quality with my Jayco but they’ve switched owners since mine was made and cannot say how the newer ones are these days?

tuffr2 04-27-2021 06:08 PM

I think anyone of those trailers is a too much for your truck. Those trailers would max out the current batch of half ton trucks.

Can you find a 22' to 24' trailer that would be a better match your truck ?

kt07481 04-29-2021 07:06 PM

Thanks All. I've been checking out some 22-24' TT as well, but haven't finalized anything. I'm currently pulling a 2014 Palomino Solaire 213X which shows a dry weight of 4,280lbs., that pulls without any problems (and that was with 4 adults, large dog, 13' kayak on the F150 roof, etc.).

kt07481 04-29-2021 07:11 PM

KAYAKTERP - we like the Jayco Jay Flight SLX245RLS but I wonder about the quality of the build. It's the only one that the bathroom is just a mirror - not a medicine cabinet. Not a big deal, but I started noticing other little differences, not as much storage room in general. Thanks.

SKP Kirk 04-30-2021 07:29 AM

kt07481, it is important to remember that just because your truck can pull a particular trailer does not mean that you should tow it. There are many on the road who tow more than the vehicle is rated for and even more who tow at the very maximum of the weight limits. But the fact that some do that doesn't make it an ideal choice.

I have towed at the upper end of my tow vehicle's ratings enough to know that it isn't a lot of fun to do and that it can be very tiring. It also usually means more maintenance on the tow vehicle and less reliability. In time I realized that those who advise keeping the weight of the trailer at or below 80% of the tow vehicle ratings do know what they are advocating. The question is, do you want a good match for pleasant travel, or will anything that will get you there be sufficient?

kayakterp 04-30-2021 08:31 AM

slx vs norma Jayflight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kt07481 (Post 5732051)
KAYAKTERP - we like the Jayco Jay Flight SLX245RLS but I wonder about the quality of the build. It's the only one that the bathroom is just a mirror - not a medicine cabinet. Not a big deal, but I started noticing other little differences, not as much storage room in general. Thanks.

I believe the SLX package is not as well equipped as the normal Jayflight.
They do not have near the storage that mine has
Mine is loaded with more than enough storage!
For example: above the bed I have storage as well as closets beside the bed. I believe the slx has the open shelf without any doors. The kitchen has 4 drawers instead of 3 (top drawer added). I do have the medicine cabinet with the mirror as well as storage under the sink. Plus a bunch of other storage
There are other amenities that the slx doesn't have that I have forgotten now.
From what I have read on forums the build quality isn't quite the same after THOR took over, so the newer TT's may be lacking...but I think that is across the board with all the brands, esp. after COVID hit!
Good luck and Happy Glamping


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