Jayco Plans Launch of ‘Jay Smart’ Travel Trailer

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February 18, 2014 by   2 Comments

Jay Smart travel trailer

Jayco Inc. approved the launch of its new Jay Smart, a line of Euro-styled, ultra-lightweight RVs. According to a press release, the new line of towables is slated to be built on Jayco’s campus in Middlebury, Ind.

Jayco displayed a prototype of the Jay Smart during the 2013 Louisville Show. The company reported that dealers’ reaction was “overwhelmingly positive” to the modernized, easy-to-tow and lightweight travel trailer.

“With the knowledge and experience we’ve gained from building this new family of lightweight products, we’re confident our dealers will gain an even stronger competitive advantage in the marketplace,” said COO Jim Jacobs. “It wouldn’t surprise me if along the way we find ways of incorporating some of the design and engineering elements discovered in building the Jay Smart into our other product offerings.”

Formal introduction of the Jay Smart will occur at Jayco’s annual Homecoming event taking place in San Antonio, Texas, the week of June 23.

Initial offerings of the Jay Smart will include four floorplans in 19-, 22- and two 26-foot lengths. Each unit will be built with the same streamlined, contemporary look highlighted at Louisville.

Brian Donat, an industry veteran, will continue as a product design consultant for the Jay Smart. Donat’s knowledge of the European marketplace is a valuable asset and contributed greatly to the positive response from the dealer network, the company said.

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2 Responses to “Jayco Plans Launch of ‘Jay Smart’ Travel Trailer”

  1. Joe Wilson on April 18th, 2014 10:09 am

    We immigrated from Scotland in 2010 where we owned ‘caravans’ for 30 years. Since we came we have been searching for a ‘British style’ caravan and are excited to read of your new development.
    What we would like is a smaller Trailer in this new style. Our last caravan was a Lunar Stellar – 13′ 9″ internal length (single axle) and this was ideal for our needs as a retired couple. Have you any plans for this type of product?
    We look forward to hearing from you
    Joe & Elizabeth

  2. Robert Ryan on May 6th, 2014 6:19 pm

    Jayco Australia, a partner company, not owned by Jayco NA, has introduced the Jayco Silverline, European like, but heavier and with a slide out.