Jayco Jay Flight Review

Updated 2024

Everything You Need to Know About the Jay Flight Brand

If you’ve been looking at travel trailers you may be overwhelmed by all the choices available. There are different brands, lengths, floorplans, etc. Picking out the right unit can be worse than looking for the perfect jam in a . . . jam store.

Jayco Logo

You may have heard of the Jayco Jay Flight line—the best-selling travel trailer brand. But did you know that their parent company Thor Industries has been around since 1968?

Since then, Jayco has become one of the most recognizable brands in the RV industry.

Now, back at the jam store, most people love strawberry jam, but not me. Just because Jay Flight is a good fit for a lot of RVers looking for a travel trailer, that doesn’t mean it is necessarily the right fit for you.

Bish’s RV has years of experience selling and servicing Jay Flight travel trailers and we want to use that knowledge to help you learn about this trailer so you can decide if this is the right travel trailer for you.

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What Does a Jay Flight Cost?

Prices range from $17,000 – $49,000 across 30 models in the Jay Flight series—from 21 ft. single-axle trailers to 40 ft bunkhouse trailers. Find out what affects the price of a Jay Flight.

Jayco Jay Flight Floorplans

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2024 Jay Flight 212QB

2024 Jay Flight 212QB Floorplan
  • MSRP: $32,232
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Length: 25′ 8″
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2024 Jay Flight 224BH

2024 Jay Flight 224BH Floorplan
  • MSRP: $33,315
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Length: 27′ 1″
2024 Jay Flight virtual tour

2024 Jay Flight 225MLS

2024 Jay Flight 225MLS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $36,893
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Length: 27′ 1″
2024 Jay Flight virtual tour

2024 Jay Flight 235MBH

2024 Jay Flight 235MBH Floorplan
  • MSRP: $37,043
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Length: 25′ 8″

2024 Jay Flight 236TH

2024 Jay Flight 236TH Floorplan
  • MSRP: $36,503
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Length: 28′ 4″

2024 Jay Flight 240RBS

2024 Jay Flight 240RBS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $39,285
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Length: 27′ 4″

2024 Jay Flight 247RBS

2024 Jay Flight 247RBS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $39,585
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Length: 28′ 10″

2024 Jay Flight 263RBS

2024 Jay Flight 263RBS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $41,085
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Length: 30′ 1″

2024 Jay Flight 264BH

2024 Jay Flight 264BH Floorplan
  • MSRP: $32,288
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Length: 27′ 4″

2024 Jay Flight 265RLS

2024 Jay Flight 265RLS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $38,837
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Length: 31′ 1″

2024 Jay Flight 265TH

2024 Jay Flight 265TH Floorplan
  • MSRP: $37,440
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Length: 30′ 5″

2024 Jay Flight 267BHS

2024 Jay Flight 267BHS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $38,804
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Length: 30′ 4″

2024 Jay Flight 274BH

2024 Jay Flight 274BH Floorplan
  • MSRP: $34,718
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Length: 30′ 7″

2024 Jay Flight 280BHK

2024 Jay Flight 280BHK Floorplan
  • MSRP: $44,085
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Length: 34′ 7″

2024 Jay Flight 280RKS

2024 Jay Flight 280RKS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $44,835
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Length: 33′ 10″

2024 Jay Flight 284BHS

2024 Jay Flight 284BHS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $39,804
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Length: 33′ 7″

2024 Jay Flight 285BHS

2024 Jay Flight 285BHS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $44,235
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Length: 33′ 4″

2024 Jay Flight 294QBS

2024 Jay Flight 294QBS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $41,201
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Length: 35′ 7″

2024 Jay Flight 324BDS

2024 Jay Flight 324BDS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $44,514
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Length: 36′ 4″

2024 Jay Flight 331BTS

2024 Jay Flight 331BTS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $53,267
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Length: 37′ 10″

2024 Jay Flight 334RTS

2024 Jay Flight 334RTS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $53,241
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Length: 37′ 10″

2024 Jay Flight 340RLK

2024 Jay Flight 340RLK Floorplan
  • MSRP: $55,035
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Length: 37′ 10″

2024 Jay Flight 380DQS

2024 Jay Flight 380DQS Floorplan
  • MSRP: $50,325
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Length: 36′ 11″

Top Unique Jayco Jay Flight Travel Trailer Features

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  • Magnum Truss Roof System -The Magnum Truss Roof System is the strongest roof in the industry. With a 4,500lb weight capacity, you could drive a Jeep on these things . . . but, we do not recommend doing so. This roof system is no joke! It can withstand heavy snow loads and even falling tree branches, so you and your family can feel safe wherever you camp. 
  • Warranty– Jayco RVs have the industry’s leading warranty, with a 2-year limited and 3-year structural warranty. All appliances within a Jayco product must match the 2-year warranty of Jayco, whereas other companies with 2-year warranties may not. 
  • Custom Frames – Using custom-made integrated A-frames for the trailer chassis creates an extraordinarily strong and sturdy foundation to keep your trailer standing tall longer than the competition.
jayco a frame
  • Goodyear Tires – Blowouts are a huge concern when towing a trailer. Jayco recognized that and teamed up with Goodyear Tires. These American-made tires have a higher speed rating than the competitors. They are also meant to reduce the chance of a blowout to keep you and your family feeling safe while you’re traveling on the road.
jayco goodyear tires

How Jayco Stays Cost-Competitive and High-Quality

Jayco Jay Flight inside of frame

Jayco Jay Flight has been rated the #1 selling travel trailer in its price segment for almost 20 years now, and it’s for good reason. Jayco puts extra time and energy into designing and manufacturing their campers so you know you’re buying a high-quality product that will last.

Jayco works with 60+ engineers who are constantly improving Jayco products to create excellent RVs across their different lines. They do all this while developing processes to stay affordable. Jayco shows they’re confident in the quality of their travel trailers by offering the industry’s leading manufacturer warranty of 2+3 years (2-year comprehensive warranty plus a 3-year structural warranty).

jayco manufacturer plant
Jayco RV Manufacturing Plant

The Jay Flight line is Jayco’s top-selling line for travel trailers. Jayco manufactures so many of these each year that they’re able to buy the materials in bulk to build a very high-quality trailer at a competitive price.

Competing travel trailer manufacturers may charge about the same or even more for a lower-quality trailer because they don’t have the same efficiency practices or volume discounts as Jayco. The cost of a Jayco travel trailer is very similar to competitors like the Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf and the Grand Design Transcend XPLOR. You might be wondering what sets these brands apart. We did an in-depth comparison of Jayco and Grand Design so you can see what features different brands offer and for what price.

Problems with Jayco RV’s?

So, let’s address the elephant in the room. It is not IF you will have issues with your RV, it is WHEN. Questions about quality and service are huge for anyone interested in buying an RV.

Jayco RVs, like most RVs, tend to have problems with their doors and slides over time. These problems are seen across all manufacturers, but our service centers see a lot of door repair issues on Jayco campers.

Based on 200 recent Warranty-Covered Service Repairs Bish’s RV completed on Jayco Campers, these are the percentages of the types of repairs we made on Jayco RVs:

Jayco Repairs and Potential Problems

Door and Window: 18%Frame, Walls, Ceiling, Floor: 13.5%
Exterior and Exterior Components: 16%Water Tanks and Plumbing: 10.5%
Electrical and Electrical Components: 15.5%Seal and Water Leaks: 6.5%
Appliances, Furniture, Fixtures: 15.5%Slide: 4.5%

The likelihood of eventually having some issues with your RV is very high since a camper will travel 60-80 mph bouncing along the road. Under these circumstances, things shift, break, and moving parts get jostled. Jayco recognizes that you’ll have issues, which is why they offer the industry’s leading warranty and, if you purchase from a good dealer, you will be well cared for along the way!

Do Jayco Jay Flights Hold Their Value Over Time?

To find out if Jaycos hold their value over time, you can use the J.D. Power Guide. However, they are well known for their high build quality and generally rank among the best RVs for resale value.

The J.D. Power Guide is similar to the NADA Guide that RV dealers use to value your RV when you trade it in. The difference is the J.D. Power Guide is reformatted for public use. Use our Complete Guide to RV Trade Values to find out how dealers determine the value of your camper.

Knowing how much value the camper you’re considering purchasing may depreciate over the years can help you decide if you’re making the best decision — especially if you think you may want to sell or trade the unit in a few years. On average, after three years of ownership, an RV is likely to be worth 30%-40% less than what you originally paid for it. However, used Jayco Jay Flights can sometimes sell close to the price of a new one.

Is the Jayco Jay Flight Right for You?

No one travel trailer brand is right for everyone. Jayco has many popular key features like its magnum truss roof system and its warranty. Jay Flight competitors also have features and options not available in a Jay Flight. The Cherokee Grey Wolf, for example, may have a half-sized top bunk option or the Grand Design Xplor may have interior design features you prefer over the Jayco.

Jayco right for me?

The Jay Flight is also mass-produced, because of its popularity. There are other brands and options available if you’re looking for something more unique to you and your situation.

If you feel like Jay Flight isn’t a good fit for you, feel free to browse Bish’s inventory to find what you need.

If you do choose to purchase a Jay Flight travel trailer, you can be confident you’re purchasing a competitively priced, top-quality RV. In fact, Bish’s RV is all about providing our customers with all of the information that they need to purchase with confidence. We hope we’ve provided the information you need to know if Jay Flight is the travel trailer brand for you.

If your needs are different and Jayco Jay Flight is not right for you, Bish’s RV has helped many customers find the perfect RV and we’d love to help you find a high-quality alternative, whether it’s a travel trailer or something else entirely.


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