Anyone know the difference between the base model Jayco 264BH and the 26BH? The two have similar floor plans and measurements, with the 26 coming in a few hundred pounds heavier. A Jayco dealer at the Kansas City RV show told me the 26 has bigger propane tanks, a larger fresh water tank, and upgraded cabinets...anything else?
I really don't see much beyond what you've listed. It seems one is just a slightly higher version of the same thing. The big thing is the fresh water tank is doubled in size on the 26BH. I have a 2008 28BHS and we love it. Jayco makes a great product.
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Not cheap at all. The build is exaxtly the same, roof, wall, floors cabinets, most all components and paint. The only thing that makes it different is how the cabinet doors are, cushion material, a different sofa and other trim. Becuase the swifts cargo capacity is less, due to the axles, they reduced the fresh water capacity, left off stuff like the ladder and enclosed under belly to save weight to give you the cargo capacity back. This also puts the TT at a lower price point, not lower quality
264bh is from the Swift line up. Lower Capacity axles, smaller tire/wheel combo. Lower overal height, no rear ladder, less "fancy" interior, simpler looking cabinets, not so fancy of a sofa and as stated less fresh water
The 26bh is from the Jayflight line. Which has all the above upgraded, plus heated & enclosed underbelly, black tank flush, 30lb propane tanks instead of 20's and a bunch of other stuff that is mostly overlooked.
Ask for the spec/build sheets for both then compare. The build is the same for the two body wise.
what was the word: cheap tires, axles, smaller tanks, cheap couch, etc:
I didnt see the word "cheap" anywhere in the reply given to the OP
Lower Capacity axles, smaller tire/wheel combo. Lower overal height, no rear ladder, less "fancy" interior, simpler looking cabinets, not so fancy of a sofa and as stated less fresh water
I see no reason to be offended or insulted by that reply. I personally find nothing "wrong" with the Swift line, I almost pulled the trigger on the 267BH myself but opted to keep my current payment of 0/month.
To the OP, talk a walk through both units if possible. The answers you were given about the reduced tank size/propane bottles/trim levels etc are accurate. Check out the Jayco website too.
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the swift line of trailers. Sorry if this was implied, was just listing the differences in the models only.
I actually recommended the Swift SLX 185RB for my parents to tow behind there Canyon.
To the OP:
The GVW of the Swift is 6500lbs, so you would be overloading the TT before the TV.
My TV is a Silverado 1500 5.3 with a 6700 lb tow cap. A friend of mine has the 26 and pulls it fine with an EcoBoost F150. Another factor (besides the $2K cost difference) with the 26BH is the weight...at 4570 dry, adding cargo and water (if needed) would put the rig almost at tow capacity. Maybe I'm over estimating the weight, but I'd rather be under than over.