2017 Jayco Jay Flight Bungalow 40 RLTS Review
The Jayco Jay Flight Bungalow makes the road feel like home.
With six floorplans to choose from, we decided to go with the 40 RLTS. For weights, it has an uploaded vehicle weight of 10,840 lbs, dry hitch weight of 1,570 lbs, gross vehicle weight rating of 13,000 lbs and cargo carrying capacity of 2,160 lbs. For measurements, it has an exterior length of 40’2”, exterior width of 102”, exterior height with A/C of 151-3/4”, interior height of 96” and wheelbase of 304”. For tank capacities, the fresh water tank capacity is 38 gallons, water heater capacity is 10 gallons, gray wastewater capacity is 32-1.2 gallons and black wastewater capacity of 39 gallons. The Jay Flight Bungalow 40 RLTS can comfortably sleep four people.
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Constructed by Amish craftsmen, the Jay Flight Bungalow features one of the strongest foundations in the industry. Its cambered structural steel I-beams are designed to prevent the unit from twisting, while the integrated A-frame, which runs through the main frame, prevents the hitch from buckling. Full-width outriggers, spaced 4-6 feet apart, are designed to support the wall. Jayco’s latest construction advancement is the Jayco Magnum Truss Roof System, which is designed to be 50% stronger than other roofs in the trailer business, withstanding extreme weather and long road trips.
On the outside, the Jayco Bungalow looks like a sporty trailer. Its radial tires are equipped with galvanized steel and its wheel wells resist impact. The 60-inch residential-style sliding patio door comes with Low-E thermal-pane glass, and the G20 dark-tint windows give you privacy. If you want to be eco-friendly, you’ll be happy with Bungalow’s solar prep, which gives you the option to use solar energy. The exterior also features manual patio awning (LED light included) and exterior marine-grade speakers, making the Bungalow the perfect option for families that want to maximize their time outdoors.
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When you walk inside, you automatically feel at home. Large panoramic windows soak in natural light, while providing you with an unobstructed view of your surroundings. Windows are decorated with residential-style window treatments and beautiful blinds that look like they’re made of wood. DiamondFlor vinyl flooring also resembles hardwood, and the Residential Shaw carpet with padding creates a warm and welcoming space. To keep the air inside moving, you can turn on the120V ceiling fan. At night, you can light up the space with the interior LED lighting. Built to entertain guests, the living room features a hide-a-bed sofa, ottoman and two sofa chairs. Overhead compartments are built into the space, allowing you to store all you belongings without cluttering the space. The most impressive living room feature is the entertainment center, which comes with a built-in fireplace.
The Jay Flight Bungalow kitchen is a thing of beauty. Equipped with residential appliances, the kitchen has everything you need to motivate you to make home-cooked meals. It is equipped with screwed-and-glued Northbridge Caramel cabinetry featuring crown molding and ball-bearing, full extension drawer guides. The 18-cubic-foot residential-style refrigerator is equipped with an ice maker, and the 20-inch free-standing four-burner gas range is equipped with an oven. For those lazy days when you don’t feel like cooking, you can use the microwave oven. For your convenience, the large deep bowl acrylic sink comes with a residential pullout sprayer. Finally, when dinner’s ready, you can serve it at the four-person dinette, which is beautifully lit by a decorative dinette ceiling light.
A spacious bathroom provides you with ample space to clean and wash up. You can store your toiletries in the mirrored medicine cabinet, and flush the porcelain toilet using foot-flush. The shower sits right beside washer/dryer prep, which means you can invest in a washing machine to avoid pit stops at Laundromats.
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Last but not least is the bedroom. The first thing you’ll notice about the bedroom is the storage space. Equipped with shelves, overhead compartments, chests, and a wardrobe, you will have no excuse to leave your clothes scattered on the floor. The queen bed comes with a Denver pillow-top mattress and reading lights that are easy to reach from the bed.
The Jayco Jay Flight Bungalow 40 RLTS sells for around $50,000. Visit http://www.jayco.com/ for more information.