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2009 Jayco Jay Feather EXP travel trailer
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"Expandable sleeping areas, which give great interior room once you’ve reached your destination - the EXP lets you maximize your living space while minimizing towing weight"

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Important dimensions:
7 floorplans are currently available (4/09) - we show these below.
Exterior length from 20'2" to 31'1"
Exterior height, with A/C from 9'8" to 10'5"
GVWR 4950 to 6850 lbs
UVW from 3620 to 5325 lbs, CCC from 820 to 1525 lbs
Hitch weight 405 to 700 lbs

Starting MSRP $19,296
(4/09)
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Jayco Jay Feather EXP travel trailer towing

The Jay Feather EXP offers expandable sleeping areas, which give great interior room once you’ve reached your destination. There is a wide range of lengths and it sleeps up to 5 or even 10. The EXP lets you maximize your living space while minimizing towing weight.
 
Jayco Jay Feather EXP travel trailer open

Most of the floorplans (see below) have slides - expandable sleeping areas at both the front and rear.  You can see the rear slide in the picture above.  The picture below shows this from the inside:

Jayco Jay Feather EXP travel trailer interior showing expandable section

Three of the models have bunk arrangements (see floorplans below).  The next picture shows the 213 model bunk layout:

Jayco Jay Feather EXP travel trailer interior showing kitchen and bunk area

The 2 pictures below show the bathroom arrangement and the bicycle storage area on select models:

Jayco Jay Feather EXP travel trailer bathroom and storage
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FLOORPLANS

There is a wide range of floorplans to suit families. 4 of the 7 models have two expandable sleeping areas while the other 3 have one rear expandable sleeping area and bunk beds at the forward end. The 213 has bunk beds and a really nice bicycle storage area under as shown in the picture above. The 254 has a queen bed and bunk beds arrangement at the forward end. The 29A (the longest model) has 2 sets of bunk beds and a really nice U-dinette arrangement. A wide choice of floorplans with well thought-out layouts.

 

"Expandable sleeping areas, which give great interior room once you’ve reached your destination - the EXP lets you maximize your living space while minimizing towing weight" 
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MortimerIt seems that either the design or seals that are intended to prevent water from coming thru the front tip out has failed. Did the seals shrink? My Ins Co has "totaled" my trailer but will not cover the loss saying it is long term damage! I tried to fix it but the whole front floor has to be replaced!
BobI have a 2007 jayco eagle 328 rls for sale if anyone is interested...contact me at bndsumm1@yahoo.com
RobertWe bought the Jay Feather 23 B, from day one the water connections leaked under the kitchen sink, when you flush the toilet, the connection shoots water all over the floor, drawers have broken because the support are not well designed nor supported, the Dealer has closed shop, and can get no help finding how to solve problems with the trailer.
Armando and MeliWe have a 2007 30R Jay Feather. Great Trailer. We had a few problems that were covered under warranty during the first two years. We love the floor plan with the bunk beds in the back. We will not get rid of it until we decide to move into a Jayco motorhome for camping. Jayco makes good products.
wayne with all this snow should I be concerned about the weight on the roof?My 199 Jay feather has a cover - 1/30/2011
NightwingsWe have enjoyed our 232 5th wheel for nearly four years and a 17C EX-Port, which we just upgraded to the EXP 213. I'm wondering if there have been any problems with the bed slide outs? We got our new one home and the slide would stop about a foot from the full-out position. The mechanics worked on it for over an hour and may have found a problem with a weld in the geared rail that runs out the slide. The slide does go out a long way with quite a bit of weight on the connections with the rig.
Aprilwe had the 165 jay feather and we loved it but we found it a tad small so we went to the 213 jayfeather and its the perfect size for a small family. we are beyond happy with this trailor we have a few minor issues. One being on a really hot day we were running our air conditioner and the ceiling has bubbled all over . I was looking for others with this issue. We havent taken it in as of yet.
westcoastcopWe have the 2008 Jayco Eagle 351RLSA. This is our 5th new Jayco...and again we are pleased with the buying experience at the Dealer...and are yet again continue to be dazzled by the quality, workmanship and incredible attention to detail! And so many things not listed in the brochure are standard. Jayco's are built by a company that is still owned by the original family, 41 years ago. They aren't like some of the RV companies that make 30 different brands...Jayco just makes Jayco! They have a 2 year warranty that they actually have no restrictions on. Some manufacturers void your warranty if you full time or use it as a "residence"...not Jayco! And the double stacked structural steel frame instead of cheap flimsy aluminum frame. Real oak wood cabinets and drawers instead of particle wood used in other brands. Tinted Safety glass standard. About 20 items are standard on Jayco that are extra cost options on other brands. And Jayco uses name brand stuff on their RV's...not cheap crappy no-name appliances. Goodyear tires, Atwood heaters and water heaters, Sharp DVD TV's, Samsung microwaves, etc. And you'll find if you do happen to have problems (our last 4 Jaycos never had any issues!) the Jayco folks say that they treat their customers like family...and they DO! Jayco gets ***** 5 Stars for sure!
PWGWe bought a Jayco 25F..fully loaded...have hauled it everywhere...2 weeks at a time...Only size with 52 Gallon Grey Water...Replace the sofa with reclining love seat. No problems in two years...We just love it!
Longing for Another JaycoI had a Jayco Jay Feather 165 for 1 season and spent 60 nights in it. It was the perfect weekender. I miss my Jayco so much! In the process of trying to convince my wife to buy the Jayco 213. What a great layout and with baby #2 on the way it just makes sense.
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