Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 vs. Jay Flight SLX 8 | Baird, TX
The Jay Flight SLX 7 and Jay Flight SLX 8 are among the most popular trailers in the Jayco lineup. Compared to the regular Jay Flight, the two models are significantly lighter, giving Jayco customers with limited towing capacities and storage space more options. Before adding the Jay Flight SLX 7 or Jay Flight SLX 8 to your family, check out their notable differences below.
The Jay Flight SLX 7 is a truly lightweight RV. Between 2,380 to 3,210 pounds, the Jay Flight SLX 7 is easily towable, even if you don’t own a pickup truck — most midsize and full-size SUVs are up to the task. But the Jay Flight SLX 7 isn’t notable only because of its weight. With only a single axle and measuring just 7 feet wide, this trailer is all about getting you a whole lot of value in an easily managed package. It boasts the same construction quality and warranty coverage as the Jay Flight SLX 8 and indeed the full-size Jay Flight, along with many of the same interior amenities.
However, the Jay Flight SLX 7 also has increased maneuverability and requires much less storage space on the off-season.
The Jay Flight SLX 8 is a great middle ground between the Jay Flight SLX 7 and the regular Jay Flight. Though heavier than the Jay Flight SLX 7, the Jay Flight SLX 8 is nonetheless lightweight enough for most utility vehicles to handle — between 4,215 and 7,625 pounds. Thanks to its larger size, the Jay Flight SLX 8 is also better suited than the Jay Flight SLX 7 for couples or small families seeking more spacious accommodations.
In fact, thanks to cleverly designed pull-out beds and bunk beds, the trailer can sleep up to 14 people with the proper configuration.
Overall, the main difference between the models is size and weight. If you think of RVs as a tool more than an abode — a place to grab some shut-eye in comfort and cook a meal before you head back to the trail or your favorite fishing spot — then the Jay Flight SLX 7 is the perfect trailer for you. If you’d like more space but still need a trailer that’s light and maneuverable, consider the Jay Flight SLX 8. You can find both at RVs of West Texas in Baird, Texas!