Jayco’s Skylark TT Weighs in Under 3,000 Lbs.
Jayco Inc. launched its new contemporary and energy-efficient 2011 Skylark travel trailer at this week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The Skylark is 30% lighter in weight than a conventionally built travel trailer of the same length, according to a news release. Designed to be towed by more than 75% of today’s cars, SUVs and light trucks, the 22-foot Skylark weighs only 2,950 pounds. In addition, the Skylark boasts other features aimed at improving towability, including a V-Nose front profile and moving the air conditioner from the roofline to the floorline. These construction and design enhancements provide the ability to cut through the wind and dramatically reduce drag. By placing the air conditioner on the floorline, the center of gravity is lowered, thus allowing a single axle system for less weight and same performance. The unit features Euro-style tinted dual-pane acrylic windows with integrated roller blind, lightweight cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware and a unique stainless steel sink with integrated faucet and cover. Other interior features include a high-intensity 12-volt LED lighting package, linoleum flooring, jackknife aluminum framed sofa, two-burner cook top with integrated cover and a 48-by-76-inch high-density foam mattress. The Skylark includes green technology such as LED lighting systems throughout that help consume less than one-fourth the electricity than conventional lighting consumes and lamps that last about 10 times as long. Double-paned acrylic tinted windows, Azdel SuperLite substrate in all lamination and various other “sustainable technology” techniques help keep the Skylark energy efficient.