November '19

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12 • RV PRO • November 2019 rv-pro.com O P E N H O U S E C O V E R A G E Jayco Whitehawk 32KBS Just a couple of years ago, many dealers at Open House Week were grumbling that everything looked the same, no matter which manufacturer was involved. All of the exteriors had the same swirls and all of the inte- riors had the same dark wood colors and brown furniture. If anyone needed evidence that manufacturers lis- tened and responded to the criticism, they need look no further than the Whitehawk 32KBS with its light Modern Farmhouse color scheme, gray furniture, light-colored wood- plank floors and ample windows and LED lighting. The Whitehawk is a taste of home and a breath of fresh air. Modern Farmhouse is significantly lighter than most RV inte- riors, but it isn't white to the point of being sterile. The color scheme was introduced into some Jayco models for the 2019 model year, but with a year to experiment and see what works and what doesn't, designers hit on the perfect mix in the 32KBS. But if the lighter color doesn't appeal, an option is the Cash- mere Cottage finish, which is a little darker and more traditional. Whitehawk 32KBS has a box length of 34 feet and weighs about 8,000 pounds, so it isn't the largest travel trailer on the lot. But between the lighter colors, clever use of slide-outs and an open floorplan with plenty of windows, the coach seems larger than it is. Even the front bedroom seems large and airy thanks to and east-west bed situation that takes advantage of a slide-out and a wide-open front windshield with a small sofa underneath. Entering the living room/kitchen area, a U-shaped dinette with a legless table provides an eating area free of worry about banging the knees. Next to the dinette, a tri-fold sofa faces the entertainment center featuring a fireplace and 50-inch TV with a storage area behind it. A pantry at the front of the kitchen area is offset by a massive walk-in closet with dresser shelf and coat rack next to the full bath at the rear of the coach. "That walk-in closet is what's really going to be huge," says National Sales Manager Sherlin Miller. "And the bedroom with the sofa and all the other Jayco qualities set it apart." What impressed RV PRO: From the Modern Farmhouse color scheme to Furrion's Chef Collection kitchen appliances, the 32KBS has a welcoming, functional feeling to it. An optional Cashmere Cottage color scheme is available for those who aren't quite ready to go all-in light. An east-west bed arrangement that takes advantage of a bedroom slide-out makes the coach wide open from the back wall to the front windshield. Jayco's Whitehawk 32KBS shows off the lighter Modern Farmhouse interior that was prevalent in Jayco models with similar color schemes popping up industrywide. A large walk-in closet in the bedroom and spacious living area are enhanced by the lighter colors.

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