The Jayco Jay Flight has been one of the most popular and sought-after full-size travel trailers since its release in 2001.
Thanks to the Jay Flight’s well laid out family-friendly layouts, best-in-class technology and industry-leading construction.
But if you’re trying to figure out if your tow vehicle can pull one, you’re probably wondering what the Jayco Jay Flight weighs?
The Jayco Jay Flight has an unladen vehicle weight that ranges from 5,335 to 9,165 pounds, depending on the model.
However, once you factor in the weight of the cargo, which will usually add anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 pounds to the trailer, a fully loaded Jay Flight will generally weigh between 6,500 and 10,500 pounds, depending on the model.
However, if you are looking for a specific Jay Flight weight, read on.
Below are the unladen weight, tongue weight, payload and total weight of each Jayco Jay Flight model.
Jayco Jay Flight (Lightest to Heaviest Model)
|Model||Weight unladen vehicle||Tonne weight||Payload||Gross Vehicle Weight|
|24RBS||5,335 lbs||625 lbs||2,165 lbs||7,500 lbs|
|28BHS||6.525 pounds||770 lbs||2,325 lbs||8,850 pounds|
|29RKS||6,750 pounds||820 pounds||2,750 pounds||9,500 pounds|
|32BHDS||7,915 lbs||890 lbs||2,335 pounds||10,250 pounds|
|32TSBH||8,615 lbs||765 lbs||2,335 pounds||10,950 pounds|
|38BHDS||8,440 pounds||1,135 pounds||2,510 pounds||10,950 pounds|
|34RSBS||8,520 lbs||1,265 lbs||2,730 pounds||11,250 pounds|
|33RBTS||8,640 lbs||1,070 lbs||2,310 pounds||10,950 pounds|
|34RLOK||9,165 lbs||1,220 lbs||2,185 pounds||11,350 pounds|
What affects the weight of a Jayco Jay Flight?
There are four main factors that affect the overall weight of the Jayco Jay Flight.
Including the model of the trailer, the overall length, the floor plan and number of slide-outs, and what options it has.
Jay Flight Model
The most important factor affecting the overall weight of the Jayco Jay Flight is the model of the trailer.
The Jay Flight is available in 10 different models, all of which have their own unique unladen vehicle weight, tongue weight, and gross vehicle weight ratings.
For example, the lightest Jay Flight model, the 24RBS, has an empty weight of 5,335 pounds, while the heaviest Jay Flight model, the 34RLOK, has an empty weight of 9,165 pounds.
What does that mean that there is a difference of 3,830 pounds between the lightest and heaviest Jayco Jay Flight models.
Jay Flight Length
One of the main reasons why Jay Flight weight is so affected by the model of trailer is due to the different lengths of each model.
Like Jayco Jay Flights range in length from 28 feet 10 inches to 40 feet 6 inches, which can have a large impact on the overall weight of the trailer.
Which is obvious if you look at the weights of the shortest and longest Jay Flights.
Since the shortest Jayco Jay Flight has a total length of 28 feet 10 inches and a dry weight of 5,335 pounds, while the longest Jayco Jay Flight has a total length of 40 feet 6 inches and a dry weight of 8,445 pounds.
Floor Plan and Number of Slide-Outs
However, the overall length of the trailer is not the only thing that is affected by the Jay Flight model, as each model also has its own unique floor plan, which can also affect the overall weight of the trailer.
Since some layouts offer more features and amenities compared to others, which can add significant weight to the RV.
And one of the biggest features that adds extra weight to the camper is the number of slide-outs offered on that particular floor plan.
Because slide-outs generally add 800 pounds of weight to an RV.
That’s one of the main reasons why the Jay Flight 34RLOK weighs so much more compared to the Jay Flight 28BHS, despite being only four feet longer.
Since the Jay Flight 34RLOK floor plan offers 3 slide-outs, while the Jay Flight 28BHS floor plan only offers one.
Jay Flight Options
The final factor that can affect the weight of the Jayco Jay Flight is how the trailer is equipped with options.
Because while all Jayco Jay Flights are well equipped, there are a number of optional upgrades that can add additional weight to the camper, such as:
- Electric stabilizer jacks
- Thermal package
- Outside baking tray with bumper attachment
- Upgraded 15,000 BTU roof mounted AC
- MORryde StepAbove Entry Steps
- Solar package
- Fireplace (Standard on 34RLOK & 34RSBS)
- King Bed
- Second AC in the bedroom
Vehicles that can pull the Jayco Jay Flight
The Jayco Jay Flight requires a pretty hefty tow vehicle, due to its larger size and heavier weight.
As a fully loaded Jay Flight will generally weigh between 6,500 and 10,500 pounds, depending on the model.
That’s far more than the maximum towing capacity of most SUVs and smaller light trucks.
That’s why you really need to need at least a full-size SUV or a half-ton truck to safely tow the smallest and lightest Jay Flights.
But even full-size SUVs and half-ton trucks are often not enough to pull the heaviest Jay Flights, especially when you take into account the “80 rule” in towing,
which states that you should never tow more than 80 percent of the maximum towing capacity of your tow vehicle.
Like the largest and heaviest Jayco Jay Flights will typically require at least a 3/4 ton truck or higher to safely tow the camper.
- Chevy Tahoe: 7,600 – 7,900 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- GMC Yukon: 7,500 – 7,900 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- Dodge Durango: 6,200 – 8,700 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- Cadillac Escalade: 7,500 – 7,700 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- Ford F-150: 5,000 – 11,000 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- Chevy Silverado 1500: 7,200 – 9,700 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- GMC Sierra 1500: 8,800 – 9,400 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- RAM 1500: 6,150 – 8,420 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- Toyota Tundra: 8,800 – 10,200 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- Ford F-250: 12,300 – 15,000 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- Chevy Silverado 2500: 9,800 – 10,500 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- GMC Sierra 2500: 10,000 – 10,800 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
- RAM 2500: 10,520 – 15,220 Pounds Max Towing Capacity
Lightest Jay Flight : Jayco Jay Flight 24RBS
- Price: $40,000
- Length: 28 Feet 10 Inches
- Weight unloaded vehicle: 5,335 Pounds
- Sleeping capacity: 5
- Slide-Outs: 1
The smallest and lightest Jayco Jay Flight is the Jay Flight 24RBS, which has a dry weight of 5.335 pounds and an overall length of 28 feet 10 inches.
However, just because the Jay Flight 24RBS is the smallest and lightest version of the trailer that does not mean it is some small stripped down travel trailer.
Because despite being the smallest and lightest Jayco Jay Flight, it is still a very large and well-equipped travel trailer compared to other makes and models.
The Jayco Jay Flight 24RBS has a large three-piece dry bath in the rear, a spacious u-shaped dinette on a slide-out, a well-equipped kitchen, and a private front bedroom with a queen-size bed and plenty of storage.
In addition, the Jay Flight 24RBS also comes standard with the best features and amenities the Jayco Jay Flight has to offer.
Including rugged industry-leading construction, a specially designed frame for the trailer, the JAYCOMMOND system, the JaySMART safety system and the Magnum Truss roof system.
For more information on the Jayco Jay Flight 24RBS, check out Jayco’s website by clicking here.
Heaviest Jay Flight: Jayco Jay Flight 34RLOK
- Price: $50,000
- Length: 37 Feet 10 Inches
- Weight unloaded vehicle: 9,165 Pounds
- Sleeping capacity: 4
- Slide-Outs: 3
Although the Jayco Jay Flight 34RLOK is not the longest Jay Flight, it is the heaviest with a dry weight of 9,165 pounds.
The honor of the longest Jay Flight goes to the Jayco Jay Flight 38BHDS, which has an overall length of 40 feet 6 inches.
Which makes it 3,830 pounds heavier than the lightest Jayco Jay Flight above.
And what do you get for all that extra weight?
Not only do you get a much larger and longer travel trailer compared to the lightest Jay Flight, but you also get a travel trailer with many more features.
The Jay Flight 34RLOK has three separate slide-outs, a spacious rear area with plenty of seating, a large kitchen with plenty of counter space and a center island, a generous center bath, and a feature-packed bedroom that offers a huge closet, an east-to-west queen bed on a slide-out, and preparation for a washer and dryer.