September '20

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RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW September 2020 • RV PRO • 47 model in the White Hawk line. We also had a lot of customers asking for an optional king bed." The new floorplan builds in flexibility. Customers who don't desire a half-bath can opt for a walk-in pantry instead. The White Hawk line's exterior got a revamp with a mono- chromatic paint scheme and front caps with windshields. Every windshield comes with a pull-down shade to keep the sun out when it's hot. "The radiant barrier insulator in the shade really cuts the heat," Barth says. JAY FLIGHT The Jay Flight trailer has ranked as the No. 1-selling family travel trailer for 15 years. In 2020, Jayco produced 25,000 Jay Flights. This year's redesign of the 34RSBS may secure its spot for a 16th straight year. The triple-slide unit offers an island kitchen instead of a peninsula kitchen for 2021. "Moving to an island kitchen provides features customers tell us they are looking for; that is more pantry storage and more countertop space," says Jay Flight Product Director Matt Fisher. The floorplan also features a bed slide and a washer-dryer prep area. "It's one of the few travel trailers with a washer-dryer prep," he adds. Jayco redesigned wardrobes to accommodate a king-size bed. "People used to king-size beds at home often have trouble moving down to a queen-size bed in their campers, so we modified the bedrooms in our Jay Flight floorplans to offer customers a choice," Fisher says. New in 2021, Jay Flights come in a choice of two décor design options: the traditional color scheme, Cashmere Cottage, and the Modern Farmhouse décor option, which the company added to other product lines in 2020. The alternative color choice moves away from browns with creamy white cabinets and gray flooring and countertops. Jayco upgraded the JAYCOMMAND system, adding features and making it more user-friendly. The system, which controls slide-outs, lights, and awnings, now allows customers to control the unit's heating and cooling system from their smartphones. A control screen within the unit allows users to control the system within the camper itself. Meanwhile, Jayco rebranded the Jay Octane super-lite toy hauler under the Jay Flight name. "The unit was being built in our Jay Flight plant and had adopted a Jay Flight look and feel," Fisher says. "It makes sense, especially with the success of the Jay Flight line and with sharing parts and pieces, to rebrand it as the Jay Flight Octane." The Jay Flight Octane offers two new floorplans. The 255 is a version of the Octane 222, but with a bed slide. "It's a nice step up for a customer both in features and in space," Fisher says. The Octane 255 travel trailer also offers a new generator prep area, MORryde entry step option, and a full-height backsplash and LED accent lighting in the kitchen. Jay Flight customers also can elect to add a solar power package to their units. With the solar power package, customers receive a 100-watt solar panel with a 30-amp digital controller. "This extra source of power is for those who plan to boondock or dry camp or just want to rely on battery power," Fisher says. JAYCO EAGLE Jayco talks a lot about the "Jayco difference", which can mean a lot of things. For example, using Goodyear tires and offering TPMS as a factory-installed feature. But for Eagle luxury fifth wheels, the difference might be the company's full-time warranty. "Every luxury fifth wheel now comes with a full-time RV war- ranty, which tells customers we know you will do extended stay camping, and if you do, we have that covered," says Barth. Beyond the warranty, the Eagle line received an exterior overhaul. "We redesigned the exterior with monochromatic graphics, with plenty of sparkle and dazzle and chrome effects," says Jason Martin, director of product development for the Eagle and Talon lines. Jayco made a number of improvements to its Redhawk motorhome for 2021, including adding the Modern Farmhouse design to more models. The Redhawk also introduced a new floorplan, the 26M, which Jayco says is the only Murphy bed model coach built on the F450 platform.

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