The Skylark is Jayco’s most energy-efficient travel trailer. Thirty percent lighter in weight than a conventionally built travel trailer of the same length, the 2012 Skylark combines aerodynamic design, advanced green technology and European-inspired styling into a light-weight package that’s towable by 75% of all cars, trucks and SUVs, according to a news release.
Measuring 22 feet long and weighing only 2,950 lbs., the Skylark was designed for improved towability. The Skylark’s V-Nose front profile and air conditioner placement are among the construction and design enhancements, which provide the ability to cut through wind and dramatically reduce drag. By placing the air conditioner on the floorline instead of the roofline, the center of gravity is lowered, thus allowing a single-axle system for less weight and improved performance.
Contemporary style mixed with European features can be seen throughout the 2012 Jayco Skylark. The Euro-style double-pane acrylic tinted windows, light-weight Concord cherry cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware and a unique stainless steel sink with integrated faucet and cover complete the sleek and sophisticated look. Other interior features include a high-intensity 12V LED lighting package, linoleum flooring throughout, jack-knife aluminum framed sofa, 2-burner stainless steel cook top with integrated cover and a 48-inch-by-76-inch high-density foam mattress bed that lifts up easily on struts with extra storage beneath.
The 2012 Skylark is “greener” than other conventionally built travel trailers of its size by offering standard features higher in energy efficiency. Green technology such as LED lighting systems throughout help consume less than one-fourth the electricity that conventional lighting consumes, and lamps last about 10 times as long. Double-paned acrylic tinted windows, Azdel Super Lite Substrate in all lamination and various other “sustainable technology” techniques help keep the Skylark energy efficient and are features that provide customers reliable resale values.
All Jayco products have been Green Certified by TRA Certification Inc, an independent third party certification agency. The Skylark earned an Emerald Certification, which is the highest distinction available. This high rating was earned through the use of sustainable materials, environmentally-friendly production methods, energy-efficient components and reduction of waste.
With a dry weight of 2,950 pounds, Jayco Inc.’s new V-nose, ultra-lightweight Skylark travel trailer is designed to be towed by most cars, SUVs and light trucks. The single-axle 2011 Skylark is available in one 22-foot floorplan. ”Our goal was to build the longest, lightest unit we could on a single axle,” said Paul Gardner, director of product development for the Middlebury, Ind., manufacturer, during the recent Louisville Show. ”We brought a lot of technology from Europe.” The air conditioner in the 2011 Skylark has been moved to the floorline to create a lower center of gravity to improve towability. Euro-style dual-pane acrylic windows are equipped with integrated roller blinds. Sidewalls are laminated to Azdel SuperLite composite to reduce weight. Base MSRP: $23,143.
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.