Last Updated October 17, 2017
Buying an RV is fun, but you’d be amazed at how many different floor plans there are. The whole experience is like a combination of HGTV’s House Hunters and Tiny House Builders.
I’ve owned a Class C and a Class A motorhome, but I was on the hunt for a small travel trailer to take to barbecue competitions. Here was my list of requirements:
- Kitchen counter space
- A toilet that is not inside the shower
- A comfortable lounging area
- A bed (not a dinette that converts into a bed)
- Less than $15,000 out the door
- Less than 3,500 gross vehicle weight so my Jeep Cherokee can tow it
Finding the right floor plan is really the most important thing. It’s easy to change fixtures and fabrics, but it’s a lot harder to relocate the kitchen.
After searching every RV lot in the Las Vegas area and doing a lot of research, we purchased a 2017 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 175RD BAJA from Johnnie Walker. If you shop there, ask for Christine and tell her I sent you. We’ll both get a bonus :)
I love the floor plan. The bed is a standard queen, not an RV queen. There is a ton of counter space and the dinette allows for eating and lounging.
The only downside to the trailer was the interior finishes. The cushions and valances are a boring brown. The walls are beige. It didn’t have the fun energy that I was looking for, so I scoured Pinterest for inspiration, and I am renovating the decor from top to bottom.