Jayco 806 Tent Trailer Specsby David Weinberg
Jayco's 806 is the smallest camper in the Jay series line of pop-up camping trailers. Jayco's pop-up campers function like a combination of a camping tent and an RV. They have the convenience and basic features of an RV, but they are easier to transport and cheaper to maintain.
The 806 is 11 feet, 9 inches long when traveling and 16 feet, 2 inches long when fully set up. The unit folds down to 59 inches for transportation. The 806 has two beds, one double bed at the front of the unit and one twin bed at the rear. In between the two beds, the 806 has a kitchen section with a dinette. The dinette is available in a double bench or U-shaped variation. The 806 can sleep 5 to 6 people.
The 806 includes a water purification system and a gas/electric refrigerator. The kitchen also includes a sink with a 6-gallon water heater connected to a 17-gallon storage system and a carry-out stove. The trailer uses a 12V electrical system with a 30-amp 110V inverter to allow users to connect standard electrical devices. The beds each have their own privacy curtains to separate them from the rest of the trailer. The windows are a tinted vinyl. Window shades are included for extra privacy. The trailer includes a fire extinguisher along with a smoke/carbon monoxide/propane alarm.
The trailer comes equipped with 13-inch tires with electric brakes. The camper has a 20-pound propane tank to store gas while on the road. The fiberglass roof is designed to support a bike carrier or an air-conditioning unit. The interior of the unit remains accessible while in travel mode. The unit also has a spare tire and carrier. There are exterior hookups for water and power. The outside of the trailer is equipped with Velcro attachment points for adding other tents to the exterior of the unit. The tent fabric is water-repellent.
David Weinberg began writing in 2005 at New College of Florida, composing articles on history and political science for publication within the school and for online circulation. Weinberg has been a professional outdoor educator for more than five years with experience throughout the United States.