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September '20

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Jayco Jayco's towables team works together for a final product that meets customers' needs at every price point, company represen- tatives say. This team effort pro- duced developments implemented across product lines for 2021. The team added features such as an upgraded JAYCOMMAND Smart RV System, walk-in showers, windows with blackout shades, prewired coaches for solar power, and Blackstone grills/griddles across product lines. Chris Barth, senior director of product development at Jayco, touts the company's partnership with Blackstone, a manufacturer of high-end grills and griddles for 2021. "Blackstone griddles are synonymous with camping, and we are putting them on all our coaches," says Barth. The RV maker already added them to its 2021 luxury fifth wheels, but "by year's end we will implement Blackstone grills and griddles across Jayco," he says. JAYCO JAY FEATHER The Jayco Jay Feather line stakes a claim as an easy-to-tow, ultra-lightweight travel trailer lineup. Products in this segment come in lengths of 18 feet, 7 inches to 35 feet and UVW (unloaded vehicle weights) under 6,500 pounds. In 2021, Jayco debuts the smallest Jay Feather yet – the Jay Feather Micro. John Fisher, director of product development for the Jay Feather line, says the five-product Micro line targets the 5,000- to 6,000-pound tow vehicle with every single-axle trailer being 90 inches long and having UVWs of less than 4,000 pounds. "This product line is weight specific while being high on the feature set," Fisher says. Jay Feather Micro travel trailers come with off-road Goodyear tires, a solar package, and an optional roof rack to haul a kayak or extra gear. The compact unit – constructed of ultra-tough composite materials – comes with brush guards, and sits higher off the ground for off-road travel. Units with a solar package have a 100-watt panel mounted to the roof with a 30-amp control inside. "We are targeting the Overlander crowd; those people doing adventure camping or going off grid but pairing their trailers with smaller vehicles," Fisher says. The units also come with 6-cubic-foot gas-electric refriger- ators, with an optional 8-cubic-foot fridge available; a 32-inch Furrion Sense 12-volt RV TV with built-in soundbar; and AM/FM and Bluetooth capabilities. "You can do traditional camping with this setup, but if you want to go off-grid and rely on battery and solar power, you can because of all the 12-volt powered pieces in here," Fisher says. The first product in the Jay Feather Micro line is the 166FBS, which is a couple's coach. The unit offers a 54-inch by 80-inch side-to-side bed, a slide-out jackknife sofa, a spacious kitchen, and an outdoor kitchen. "We have a ton of storage in such a little unit and a nice size bath. It's about 20 feet in overall length and 90 inches wide," Fisher says. "The UVW for this model is about 3,750 pounds." WHITE HAWK Jayco added a new floorplan to its White Hawk line to make good on its promise to help friends and family make memories that last a lifetime. The White Hawk 32BH's double slide-out gives the unit a roomy feel and allows Jayco to put an enclosed bunkhouse and a half-bath with linen storage and a medicine cabinet in the rear. A spacious kitchen, full bath with linen cabinet and plenty of storage rests in the middle, while a spacious bedroom sits up front. Designers adjusted the wardrobe sizes and bedroom layout to accommodate an optional 72-inch by 80-inch king bed instead of the standard 60-inch by 80-inch queen-size bed. An outdoor kitchen and double awning that is 21 feet rounds out its offerings. The new floorplan addresses many customer requests. Fisher explains, "Customers asked many times for a bath-and-a-half PREVIEW 46 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW For 2021, Jayco's Jay Feather line introduces the smallest trailer yet – the Jay Feather Micro. The travel trailers come with off-road Goodyear tires, a solar package, and an optional roof rack to haul a kayak or extra gear. The compact unit – constructed of ultra-tough composite materials – sits higher off the ground for off-road travel.

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