I just bought a 2006 Jayco Feather Sport 165 for my family. We have two little ones and thought this would be a great start for our camping vacations. We live close to many sites and hope to use it often. I bought the 165 for $14,000 OTD, included ball hitch and stabilizer and electric brake system. We were pretty much limited to this due to weight on my truck (Chevy Colorado). Anyone else have this trailer?
We purchased a 2005 Jayco 165 sport way back when the weather was still cold in February 2005. Since then we've used it 5 or 6 times here in Southwestern Pennsylvania. We were so eager to use the thing, as first time rv'ers, that we camped in the driveway 2 or 3 times because the campgrounds did'nt open until April or May. The only problem I can report is that the pilot on the hot water heater seems to go out if it is too breezy outside - this may be common to all rv's that use pilots on their heaters.
This trailer only comes with one Propane tank. I mounted another tank right next to the original. Thing is, we have yet to finish the contents of the origninal tank - I am quite suprised by this. I am willing to bet we'll last the season on one tank.
We paid under $10k for our trailer. It was new, but it is a 2005 model. We also received all the brake controller and weight distributing hitch BBQ and Awning and sway control for the price we paid
Mechanical genius that my wife is, managed to break the kiitchen table from the post. She was pulling it up on one side without rotating it. Of course I still love her. You may want to be careful of this.
I must say that I love my little Jayco 165. The thing is a little small for when you are awake and spending time inside during the day. It's also designed for the entry level enthusiast. I must say that I love the little cubby hole affect of the bottom bunk - it tends to shut out all the noise and light when it's time to sleep - even into the morning. We may be looking to get something bigger in the future but that may be 2 or 3 years down the road when I want to get rid of my 97 Nissan Quest minivan.
P.S. Be careful of the Awning. Those things are expensive and awful awkward until you get the hang of 'em