2018 Ultra-Lite Travel Trailers
Jayco Hummingbird 17RB

Jayco’s 17RB Hummingbird travel trailer is an ultra-lightweight camper with amenities, features and finish making it one of the best smaller 2018 campers on the market.....

       On the previous page we introduced the latest Jayco's series of Hummingbird travel trailers. From few available floor-plans for 2018, we selected (as probably best design) the model 17RB. If you would like first to see description of this model, please go to

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Below you will find technical specifications, construction details as well as standard features the camper is coming with and selection of options.

Jayco: Hummingbird 17RB (model 2018)

17RB: Very elegant and functional interior


Overall length

Box length

Exterior width (1)

Exterior height (2)

Interior headroom

Dry weight

Hitch weight


Cargo limit

Fresh water tank (3)

Grey water tank

Black water tank (4)








2,865 lbs

300 lbs

3,750 lbs

885 lbs

25.6 gals

25.4 gals

25.4 gals

20 lbs


1. 113” with extended slide-out

2. With A/C unit installed

3. Does not include 6 gallons capacity of water heater

4. With flush


  • Chassis: Norco w/integrated A-frame (steel w/e-coat and additional powder-coating of exposed area) 
  • Shell:  TuffShell construction (high-pressure vacuum-bonded laminated) w/aluminum front and rear walls and one-piece fiberglass roof
  • Protection:  Front & rear black-Diamond Plating, impact resistant powder-coated black aluminum fenders
  • Insulation:  R5 -Sidewalls, R8- Roof, R7- Floor
  • Axle: Single w/independent rubber-torsion suspension
  • Wheels: Aluminum rims, nitro-filled Goodyear radial tires
  • Brakes: Self-adjusting, electric
  • Windows: Tinted safety glass
  • Floor: wall-to-wall vinyl (Beauflor)
  • Entrance door: 26”
  • Coupler size: 2”

Optional Baja Package offers off-terrain 15" mud tires, higher ground clearance (5") and dual entry steps

Tongue houses the LPG bottle. Here it is shown with the standard bike-rack receiver and an optional Power Jack

Note: Several features mentioned below are part of the optional “Customer Value Pack”. Due to their significance, the package is considered as “Almost-Mandatory”, that is why we included it into the set of “standard” features.

Interior Features

  • Queen-size bed (60” x 74”) w/plywood base
  • Simmons (Jayco-exclusive) Mattress w/bedspread and 2 pillows
  • 2-barber cooktop
  • 3 cu. ft. 2-way (gas/electric) Norcold Refrigerator
  • Convection microwave
  • Dinette (convertible to bed 34” X 71”) w/cushions and vinyl backing
  • Wooden cabinets (kitchen, overhead…..)
  • 6 gallons gas/electric DSI water heater
  • 18,000-BTU Atwood® furnace
  • AM/FM/CD/DVD/Bluetooth Stereo w/speakers
  • LED Lighting Throughout (Interior/Exterior)
  • Electrical ports including 2.1-Amp USB
  • Pleated nightshades
  • Control center (light, water heater and awning switches, water-tanks monitor…) 

Galley includes single-bowl sink and 2-burner cooktop, but it does not leave almost any work-space. It will be nice if these two appliances are flush-mounted with lids.....

Fortunately just "behind" the is a large dinette's table. 

2-way fridge makes part of kitchen's cabinetry

Walk-in Bath

  • Shower w/vinyl curtain
  • Toilet
  • Toiletry cabinet w/mirror
  • Vanity w/sink
  • Net “storage” pockets

Fragment of the bath: here visible vanity w/sink, corner shower and storage net-pockets. 

Exterior Features:

  • 4 Stabilizer Jacks with Pads
  • Aluminum entry steps
  • Folding Assist Handle
  • Outside Shower
  • 9 feet Power Awning with LED Light
  • Folding 2’ x 4” picnic table (stored in interior compartment)
  • 2 Marine-grade speakers
  • Quick-disconnect propane port
  • TV bracket w/power, cable and satellite hook-ups
  • Rear Backup camera prep
  • Solar prep (front)
  • 30A receptacle w/detachable power cord 
  • 20 lbs LPG tank w/regulator
  • Storage compartment

Entertainment Center includes AM/FM/CD/DVD/Bluetooth Stereo with 2 internal and two external (marine-grade) speakers

Roof-mounted, low-profile A/C unit is optional

All Hummingbird travel trailers are solar-ready, but Jayco does not offer any Solar Panels (obviously you can buy them at lower cost than from the RV dealer)

Control Center


  • Spare tire (option)
  • Self-adjusting electric brakes
  • Fire extinguisher


  • Low profile 13.5k BTU roof-mounted A/C unit
  • Enclosed underbelly w/Astro-Foil insulation
  • 2-bikes rack (tongue-installed)
  • 24” LED TV w/wall mounting bracket
  • Exterior Grill
  • Electric tongue jack
  • Spare tire
  • Baja Package (Off-road mud tires, higher ground clearance, double entry-steps

17RB interior: note such details like folding picnic table stored in a narrow slot behind the wall(visible just the edge of the table), or hanging on the wall rack for spices... These are "Little things" but, but they are so valuable when on the road....

Summarizing: Jayco's Hummingbird 2018 Model 17RB seems to be an excellent choice for comfortable RV-in at very reasonable cost.

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Note:  Check with the manufacturer and / or authorized RV Dealer for the up-to-date list of features, options as well as latest specifications. These written above may not be accurate and certainly are subject to change by the factory. We are not responsible for any inaccuracy, the above text is provided only for the general information.

This review was written based on publicly available information for the benefits of the community of RV-ers. We do not receive any gratification or financial benefits from RV manufacturers, dealers, and any other promoters of RVs. 

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