The Ideal Camper for Solo & Couples! 2024 Jay Feather 166FBS Travel Trailer by Jayco RV

Hey there! Josh the RV nerd at Bish’s RV is showcasing the Jay Feather 166FBS. This little gem happens to be the first Jay Feather Micro, but it’s still one of the best. In today’s blog, we’ll dive deep into what makes this camper a standout choice for solo travelers, couples, or those looking for a lightweight adventure companion. So, grab a comfy seat, and let’s explore!

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166FBS Jayco side view entry

Compact Yet Feature-Packed:

The 166FBS is proof that good things come in small packages. It manages to combine tandem axle storage and a host of features into a single-axle camper. Whether you’re traveling with your furry friend or a trusty iguana (hey, I won’t judge), this camper offers all the comforts you need without requiring a massive tow vehicle. A midsize pickup with a tow package should handle it like a champ.

166FBS Jayco step up

Exterior Tweaks:

Jayco listened to camper feedback and made some smart changes this year. They swapped out the brush bar guards on the outside, recognizing that not everyone is a fan. And that little outside mini fridge? Well, it’s gone, but fear not! They left the power outlet in place, so if you want to add a fridge later, you can. Plus, you’ve now got extra storage, enclosed and handy. The 166FBS also boasts Goodyear Wrangler tires, an enclosed belly for added protection, and standard TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). You’ll never be in the dark with this RV.

166FBS Jayco rear right

Improved Solar Package and Fridge:

Jayco has standardized the solar package, giving you more power to harness the sun’s energy. They’ve also upgraded the fridge to a 12-volt compressor model, offering even more cold storage. The best part? The fridge door can open from either side, adding to your convenience. So, while they did away with the outside mini fridge, your cold storage options remain, well, – cold.

166FBS Jayco amp

Interior Elegance:

Now, let’s step inside and talk style. Jayco has merged their previous décor choices into a delightful blend they call “vintage farmhouse.”

166FBS Layout

The single decor theme adds a touch of sophistication, and you’ll notice fewer contrasting wood tones. With a bed measuring 54 inches wide, you’ve got a cozy sleeping spot. While you might wonder why it’s not a full 60 inches, Jayco’s choice was practical. Adding those extra inches would mean shipping fewer units at a time to Western dealers, resulting in higher costs for everyone. It’s a trade-off, but one that makes sense.

166FBS Jayco living room and kitchen

Specs and Measurements


SpecificationWeight (lbs)
Dry Hitch Weight415
Unloaded Vehicle Weight3,895
Cargo Carrying Capacity1,100
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating4,995


Exterior Length (overall)19′ 7″
Exterior Height9′ 9″
Exterior Height (with A/C)10′ 6″
Exterior Width8′ 5″
Exterior Width (with slides out)9′ 8″
Interior Height (main)6′ 6″
Awning Length11′ 0″

Tank Capacities:

SpecificationCapacity (gals)
Fresh Water Capacity55.0
Gray Water Capacity30.5
Black Tank Capacity30.5
Propane Unit40
Propane Unit (Optional)60


Sleepsup to 3
Water HeaterTankless
# of outside storage compartments2
Furnace BTU19,000
Tire SizeLT225/75R16’E’

Comfort Galore:

One area where the 166FBS shines is in its thoughtful features. A 12-volt entertainment center offers entertainment on the go. And speaking of thoughtful, there’s a hidden clothes rod tucked away for those who need it. But if you don’t, no worries—it won’t cramp your style.

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166FBS Jayco fridge

The kitchen area is impressively equipped with a three-burner stove and ample storage. While you might not see one giant campside window, the design allows for reasonable campsite views from multiple angles. This camper’s living area is cozy yet functional, so rainy days won’t leave you feeling stir-crazy.

Smart Design Choices:

Jayco’s commitment to intelligent design continues with the bed’s 80-inch length and the handy Power Tower featuring household and USB outlets. The sofa also boasts more of these outlets, perfect for tech enthusiasts. The addition of extra drawers beneath the sofa adds practicality to this space.

The Multi-Functional Sofa:

The sofa serves a dual purpose—comfortable lounge seating for cuddling or transforming into a simulated cinema seat with a fold-down armrest. It’s a clever way to provide flexibility in a compact space.

166FBS Jayco sofa


The bathroom offers reasonable space for a smaller camper, though elbow room can be tight for the right-handed folks. A full medicine cabinet and a 6.5-foot tall sidewall enhance your RV bathroom experience. You can actually stand in the shower, a welcome feature for taller folks.

166FBS Jayco bathroom

Road-Ready and Robust:

On the road, the 166FBS shines. With its manageable weight, tandem axle, dual propane tanks, and ample cargo capacity, it’s designed for extended travel. The dual Azdel walls keep things lightweight while ensuring durability, and Goodyear Wrangler tires and TPMS keep you rolling smoothly and safely.

166FBS Jayco tow

Observation Camera Suite:

Jayco has prepared this camper for a full observation camera suite, including side-view cameras. So, you’ll always have your surroundings in view.

Ready for Off-Grid Adventures:

For those seeking off-grid adventures, this camper is equipped with 200 watts of solar power and the option to add a second panel and an inverter with the Overlander 2 package. Plus, the cargo rack provides an excellent spot to mount additional solar panels without compromising the roof membrane.

166FBS Jayco exterior


In conclusion, the Jay Feather 166FBS is a compact camper that doesn’t skimp on features or comfort. It’s a testament to smart design and practical choices, making it an ideal choice for solo adventurers or couples looking for a cozy home on wheels. While it may not have all the bells and whistles of larger RVs, it excels in delivering what matters most: a comfortable, road-ready, and efficient travel companion.

Thank you for joining me on this journey through the Jay Feather 166FBS. I’m eager to hear your thoughts on this camper, so feel free to share your insights in the comments. Stay safe, have fun, and happy camping, fellow travelers!