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The 2023 Jay Feather Micro: Get A First Look At This Ultralight Trailer

Published on April 3rd, 2023 by Emily Lawrence

The New 2023 Jay Feather Micro Travel Trailer

Summer is fast approaching, which means that it’s time to start preparing for your next camping adventures. If you’re looking for a vehicle that can help you connect with the outdoors, you should check out the 2023 lineup from Jayco. One of their most portable options is the Jay Feather Micro. It offers a nice blend of indoor and outdoor living, making it the perfect choice for campers who want to upgrade their lifestyle.

Weighing in at around 4,000 lbs, this is Jayco’s lightest travel trailer to date. It can be towed by trucks, SUVs, and other mid-size vehicles, so it’s a wonderful option for those who want to use their existing vehicle. There are a variety of built-in features, and customers can select from a variety of upgrades and add-ons.

The Jay Feather Micro is also quite adaptable, and buyers will be able to select from four diverse floor plans in order to find the perfect fit for their situation. Each option is compact, efficient, and comfortable, so you’ll have everything you need for your next camping trip! We’ll explore more details about these ultralight trailers below, so read on.

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exterior of jay feather micro

Overview

The Jay Feather Micro is built for explorers who want to travel anywhere and everywhere. Each travel trailer is equipped with a pair of sturdy off-road tires, so you can easily travel across rugged roads. They also have large awnings and outdoor kitchens, so you can easily grill at any campsite. Outdoor cooking is an important part of camping for many people, and these trailers make it quick and convenient.

The various floor plan designs vary slightly in length and weight, but each trailer weighs between 3,775–4,575 lbs. They are also roughly 20 feet long, so you can easily haul them without adding too much length to your travel setup.

Despite the compact size, these campers can fit a lot of people! Some models can accommodate up to eight passengers, so you can easily camp with large groups.

Jayco has a wide selection of RVs, ranging from massive Class A motorhomes to tiny travel trailers like this one. The new Jay Feather Micro lineup was created for adventurous individuals and groups who needed a way to upgrade their camping experience. They’re also quite affordable, with prices starting as low as $35,993.

inside the 2023 Jay Feather Micro

Floor plans

The 2023 Jay Feather Micro lineup includes four distinct floor plans. Each one has a unique design and layout. Some even include slideouts to expand the space, while others are more streamlined and compact. Some models have been designed for individuals/couples, while others are better suited for large groups.

Check out all the options so you can identify the floor plan that would work best for you!

166FBS

  • Exterior length: 19 feet, 8 inches
  • Unladen vehicle weight: 4,025 lbs.
  • Fresh water/Gray water/ Black water capacity: 55/30.5/30.5 gallons
  • Sleeping capacity: 3 people
  • Slideouts: 1
  • MSRP: $36,750

The first layout on the list is also the smallest and most compact. But it still has plenty of room for sleeping space, storage, and the necessary amenities.

A full-sized bed sits at the front of the camper. There’s storage space at the head of the bed and in a large overhead cabinet.

A jack-knife sofa occupies the slideout, and it has a pair of revolving tables on each end. This means it can double as a dinette or a workstation. The sofa faces an entertainment center and a compact kitchenette.

Finally, the rear of this trailer is split between a corner bathroom on one side and a spacious refrigerator and pantry on the other. There’s also an additional exterior refrigerator, so you can easily access food while you’re cooking outdoors. Check out more details of this floor plan here.

171BH

  • Exterior length: 20 feet, 2 inches
  • Unladen vehicle weight: 3,775 lbs.
  • Fresh water/Gray water/ Black water capacity: 55/30.5/30.5 gallons
  • Sleeping capacity: 5 people
  • Slideouts: 0
  • MSRP: $35,993

This next model is a bunkhouse design and a great fit for families. The front of the vehicle contains a queen-size bed, which faces a wall-mounted TV. A booth-style dinette and a kitchenette fill the center module of space, and the rear is divided between the bunks and the bathroom.

Each bunk bed measures 26 inches by 74 inches, and they’re tucked into a cozy nook. This way, parents and children can enjoy their own separate sleeping areas with a bit of space in the middle. The bathroom sits at the rear of the vehicle and contains a bathtub/shower, a toilet, a sink/vanity, and a mirrored medicine cabinet.

With this setup, everyone can stay refreshed and well-rested, no matter where you travel. To learn more about the 171BH trailer, visit Jayco’s website here.

173MRB

  • Exterior length: 20 feet, 10 inches
  • Unladen vehicle weight: 3,980 lbs.
  • Fresh water/Gray water/ Black water capacity: 55/30.5/30.5 gallons
  • Sleeping capacity: 3 people
  • Slideouts: 0
  • MSRP: $36,375

If you’re looking for a highly versatile and adaptable trailer, this is the right option for you. It’s also the only model in the Jay Feather Micro lineup that includes a full-width bathroom.

The front of the trailer contains a sofa that can fold out into a spacious Murphy bed. This way, you can enjoy more open space during the daytime without sacrificing your sleeping space. The kitchen/dining room includes features like a booth-style dinette, a large refrigerator, and a flip-up countertop for when you need extra work space.

Finally, the rear of the trailer is occupied by a full-width bathroom. If you need a bit of extra elbow room and enjoy performing your daily routines during camping trips, this is an ideal setup. In addition to the bathroom essentials, this model also includes a spacious linen closet. You can learn more about this floor plan here.

199MBS

  • Exterior length: 23 feet, 2 inches
  • Unladen vehicle weight: 4,575 lbs.
  • Fresh water/Gray water/ Black water capacity: 55/30.5/30.5 gallons
  • Sleeping capacity: 8 people
  • Slideouts: 1
  • MSRP: $40,793

Last on the list, we have the largest and heaviest model in the Jay Feather Micro lineup. But it can also fit the largest number of people, so the trade-off is often well worth the money! It’s rare to be able to fit eight people into a vehicle of this size, but Jayco found a way to pull it off. It combines many of the design choices of the earlier models into a totally unique layout.

For starters, the front of the vehicle includes a sofa than can expand into a Murphy bed. This faces the kitchen and dining room combination, which is expanded due to a single slideout that contains the dinette.

The rear of the trailer is split between a corner bathroom and a pair of full-size bunk beds. Each bunk can comfortably accommodate two people, which makes this trailer the best choice for large groups. An additional refrigerator is also included for outdoor cooking. Check out more details about the 199MBS here.

inside the 2023 Jay Feather Micro

Noteworthy features

Jayco is one of the largest RV manufacturers in the country, and they’re always looking for ways to upgrade and innovate. As a result, each new generation of trailers is built with the latest and greatest gadgets, materials, and technology.

There’s too much to cover in a single post, but some of the most noteworthy features of the 2023 Jay Feather Micro trailers include:

  • Magnum Truss™ Roof System with one-piece seamless roof material
  • Marine-grade exterior speakers with blue LED accent lighting
  • 3-burner recessed cooktop with glass cover
  • Jayco exclusive Teddy Bear “soft-touch” residential-style bed mats
  • Rock Solid Stabilizer System
  • Outside griddle for JayPort system
  • Glacier Package with an enclosed underbelly
  • Roof-mount solar prep
  • 32 in. 12V LED TV with built-in soundbar and AM/FM/Bluetooth®
  • And much more!

Customers can also choose between two interior decoration options and a variety of extra features. Solar panels can be added on as a bonus, and there are also options for heated tank pads, a roof rack system, and more. The sky is the limit for these trailers!

For more details about these campers, visit jayco.com.

Connect with other Jayco owners

Forums such as iRV2.com and blog sites like RV LIFE, Do It Yourself RV, and Camper Report provide all the information you need to enjoy your RV. You’ll also find brand-specific information on Jayco Owners Forum.

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  1. Unfortunately, it’s a Jayco. As many owners have discovered, Jayco falls extremely short when it comes to service after the sale. They give wonderful lip-service but when it comes to durability, value for the money spent, and quality, you’d be better off tent camping. After all, the coach you wasted your money on is going to spend most of it’s lifespan in a shop…hold on to that old tent.

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