September '20

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50 • RV PRO • September 2020 RV PRO ➤ NEW MODEL YEAR PREVIEW system to be a hit. This system works with a 5-gallon container of purified drinking water purchased at the grocery store. "Instead of having to bring along bottled water, the freshwater drinking station operates on a switch near the sink. You flip the switch and have freshwater coming of the faucet by the sink," he says. "The freshwater also goes to the ice maker in the fridge. There is a patent pending on our freshwater drinking system." The oversized window above the bed in the North Point gives the bedroom three windows instead of the traditional two. The bedroom also offers nightstands on either side of the bed with built-in cup holders. The nightstands also come prepped for CPAP machines, and there's a built-in hamper in the wardrobe. "The North Point offers a lot of things people would see in their homes," Aplin says. "We are trying to bridge that gap." The Pinnacle is at the top of the Jayco towables mountain. In 2021, the combination of a new graphics package giving units a partial paint look in three colors and a new rear cap gives the fifth wheel the look of a high-end diesel motorhome. "We put an exterior border of paint around the exterior opening of the rear cap where the window would be," Aplin says. "From a distance, the window appears to be three to four times the size. We did the same between the side windows, making it look like there is an oversize rectangular window on each side." The Pinnacle comes in Modern Farmhouse design or in Silver Mist, which mixes gray tones with urban chocolate. Like the North Point, the Pinnacle kitchen offers drawer pullouts under the sink, a butcher block extension, and walk-in pantry. The unit has a walk-in shower, and the bedroom offers large windows over the headboard, a CPAP prep, and a built-in hamper. STARCRAFT In 2020, Jayco gave Starcraft units an interior décor over- haul that included new wood grains, countertops, flooring, and upholstery fabrics. The line also introduced the Autumn Ridge 32BHS bunkhouse unit and the Starcraft Super Light model, the 291QBH, a quad bunkhouse design. Customers liked the changes – and it led Jayco to keep the Starcraft line largely status quo for 2021. Aaron Mortrud, product manager for the Starcraft line, reports the RV maker tweaked interior colors but made few other changes. The Autumn Ridge is now available in Moonstone décor, which includes white cabinetry in bathrooms, vinyl flooring, and new wallboard. Jayco also added the 172FB and 26RLS floorplans to the single-axle trailer lineup. The Starcraft Super Lite Travel Trailer also features a new décor option: Greystone. This color scheme puts gray cabinetry in kitchens and white cabinetry in bathrooms, and includes a cherry entertainment center. The unit also offers new vinyl flooring, wall- board, and fascia. The manufacturer added the 291QB floorplan to the lineup. The Starcraft Telluride received the same Greystone décor, flooring, wallboard, and fascia but does not have the cherry enter- tainment center. The Telluride added the 297BHS floorplan to its lineup. CLASS A MOTORHOMES & ENTEGRA GAS PRODUCTS The big change for Jayco's motorized gas line is a result of the updated Ford chassis, according to Ryan Eash, director of development for the Jayco Motorhome Group. Anything built on the E450 platform and the F53 platform comes with a new 7.3-liter, V8 engine. "This change will give them 350 horsepower and slightly more torque," Eash says. Jayco also added the Modern Farmhouse design to more models and added shiplap to accent walls and headboards. "It's a very modern-looking décor and this year we added it to our Redhawk lineup, which is our highest-volume Class C," he says. Most floorplans also received swivel seats, which Eash says opens up the coach to allow more people to sit comfortably inside. "It makes the cab area more functional than it was before," he says. The Redhawk lineup has a new floorplan in 2021. Called the 26M, the model is the only Murphy bed model coach built on the F450 platform. The unit features an 80-inch dinette and a 50-inch TV with a 40-inch fireplace below it. A 30-inch by 36-inch shower and an outdoor kitchen with grill and refrigerator rounds out the 26M's offerings. PREVIEW Jayco's Entegra and Entegra XL diesel pushers received several upgrades for 2021, including digital dashes.

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