A Jayco Jay flight SLX 8 review

2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 Review (Travel Trailer Comfort)

The Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 is spacious, comfortable, easy to tow, and has a strong reputation. It’s an exceptional travel trailer for a small or large family. In this article, I’ll provide an overview of the model.

Abbreviated History of the Jayco Co

Lloyd and Bertha Bontrager established the Jayco Company in 1968 while living in Northern Indiana. By 1980, the company had built more than 100,000 trailers. Lloyd became a member of the RV hall of fame in 1994.

Specifications of the Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8

Type of RVTravel trailer
WeightDry weight: from 4,370 lbs to 6,310 lbs.
Wet weight: from 6,000 lbs. to 8,150 lbs.
How many bathrooms do they have?Yes, all models have bathrooms; see the floor plans here
How many people can a Jayco Jay Flight SLX8 model sleep?The largest Jayco Jay Flight SLX8 can accommodate up to ten people — models: 286BHSW, 267BHSW
the smallest one was built for 5 people — models: 212QBW, 275RLSW,
How many bedrooms does it have?Every model comes with a queen-size bed and mattress. Most Jay Flight SLX 8 models have two bedrooms with a queen-size bed and double bunk beds (224BHW, 242BHSW, 264BHW, 267BHSW, 295BHSW)
DimensionsExternal height: from 9 ft 11-inches to 10 ft 8-inches
Exterior width: from 7 ft 11-inches to 8 ft
External length: from 25 ft 8-inches to 33 ft 4-inches
Manufacturer-Prices for New Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 modelsfrom $31,932 (a 2022 212QBW) to $40,316 (a 2022 286BHSW)

General Overview of the 2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8

The 2022 Jay Flight SLX 8 is one of the company’s most popular models. It’s 8-foot wide with a double-axle. Its unique design integrates durability and comfort.

Let’s review a few to get an idea of what’s available.

Jay Flight SLX 8 212QBW

The 212QBW is affordable at $31,932. It measures 25’ 8‘’ with an exterior height of 10’. Its unique interior design sleeps five people. Apart from the fully equipped kitchen space, it has an enclosed bathroom and toilet with a door for maximum privacy.

Floor Plan for theJay Flight SLX 8 212QBW Model

2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 Review (Travel Trailer Comfort)

Other features of the 212QBW include:

  • Jack-Knife Sofa
  • Queen sized bed
  • Dining area
  • Pantry

Jayco-Jay Flight SLX 8-212QBW (Video)

224BHW

The starting price for the 224BHW is $35,789. It can accommodate up to 8 people due to its much larger size and double bunk beds. Although the two bedrooms do not have doors, the company provides curtains to ensure maximum privacy.

Floor Plan for theJay Flight SLX 8 2224BHW Model

2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 Review (Travel Trailer Comfort)

Some other main features worth mentioning include:

  • Fully equipped interior and exterior kitchen
  • Bathroom and toilet
  • Queen size bed and mattress
  • Pantry

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 224BHW (Video)

242BHSW

The 242BHSW is a larger model in the SLX 8 series. It measures a length of 29’ 4’’ and a total weight of 5,540 lbs and accommodates up to 8 people. It has an enclosed bathroom and toilet. The fully equipped kitchen allows travelers to cook their favorite meals while enjoying their holiday. Guests can also enjoy their favorite TV shows from the installed LED TV.

Floor Plan for theJay Flight SLX 8 242BHSW Model

2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 Review (Travel Trailer Comfort)

Other key features available include:

  • Queen size bed
  • Double bunk beds
  • Pantry
  • Exterior kitchen space

Jayco-Jay Flight SLX 8-242BHSW (Video)

264BHW

264BHW has a large size and well-spaced interior design making it the best trailer for a large family. It can accommodate up to nine people. It comes with two bedrooms enclosed with a curtain. The fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, microwave, and washing sink allows guests to cook their best meals while on vacation.

Floor Plan for theJay Flight SLX 8 264BHW Model

2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 Review (Travel Trailer Comfort)
  • Jack-knife sofa
  • Bathroom and toilet with a washing sink

267BHSW

The 267BHSW costs a minimum price of $40,631. It measures 5,830lbs with a length of 30’ 4’’. Its bigger interior space allows it to accommodate a maximum of ten people, making it suitable for very big families or a group of friends.

It has an enclosed bathroom and toilet. The entertainment center is an additional feature in the trailer, and guests can listen to music from the Bluetooth-enabled system and watch some of their favorite programs.

Floor Plan for theJay Flight SLX 8 267BHSW Model

2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 Review (Travel Trailer Comfort)

Other features of the trailer include

  • Fully equipped kitchen space
  • Double bunks
  • Exterior kitchen with fridge
  • Queen size bed
  • Jack-Knife sofa
  • Pantry

Jayco-Jay Flight SLX 8-267BHSW (Video)

275RLSW

Despite being big, the 275RLSW can only accommodate a maximum of five people. However, this model has one of the best interior designs that maximize space and comfort. It has a Jack-knife sofa with a well-positioned entertainment center.

Floor Plan for theJay Flight SLX 8 275RLSW Model

2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 Review (Travel Trailer Comfort)

Other main features of the trailer include:

  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Bathroom and toilet
  • Queen size bed with shelf

286BHSW

The 286BHSW is a larger version that combines most features found in other trailers. It can accommodate up to 10 people. It costs an average of $40,316. It has a fully equipped kitchen space with a fridge, stove, and microwave.

Floor Plan for theJay Flight SLX 8 286BHSW Model

2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 Review (Travel Trailer Comfort)

Other key features include:

  • Jack-knife sofa
  • Entertainment center
  • Double bunks
  • Queen size bed and mattress
  • Other newer models of the 2022 Jay Flight SLX 8 include:
  • 295BHSW
  • 240RBSW

 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 286 BHSW Travel Trailer (Video)

Pros and Cons of the Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8

Pros

Well-Designed

The 2022 Jay Flight SLX 8 models come with a really nice interior design. One can choose between the classic cottage and the modern farmhouse.

What I like most about these travel trailers is their design — they’re built for comfort with ample space for relaxation. They’re ideally suited for a family and will make your camping experience feel more you’re glamping than living in the rugged outdoors.

Well-Crafted Interior and Exterior

The Jay Flight SLX 8 comprises high-quality craftsmanship. The fully welded superstructure and vacuum-sealed exteriors add to the overall beauty of the RV. The finishing on the kitchen tops and floor adds to the inner beauty of the trailer.

Cons

I listed the following cons for completeness, but the following list isn’t unique to the SLX 8.

  • Many floor plans come with high initial costs
  • Fragile equipment such as doorknobs can do break
  • Slow warranty process in the event of damage
  • High insurance costs

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Final Verdict on the 2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8

The Jay Flight SLX 8 model is the largest and heaviest model in the SLX series. It combines comfort, luxury, and space in a single RV.

In my opinion, the SLX 8 travel trailers are well suited for families who want to experience the outdoors without the ruggedness of the wilderness.

QUOTE:
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
-- Andre Gide

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