The all-new 2012 Starcraft Travel Star half-ton fifth-wheel, which debuted at the 49th annual National RV Trade show in Louisville, Ky., is now available in dealer showrooms throughout North America.
According to a press release, the affordably priced Travel Star is currently offered in two flexible floorplans with two more to be introduced over the next few months. Constructed with vacuum-bonded laminated sidewalls the Travel Star is also insulated by the standard Arctic Package.
“We received valuable feedback on the Travel Star fifth-wheel at Louisville and we’re excited it’s now available at our dealerships for our customers.” said Brent Froman, national sales manager for Topeka, Ind.-based Starcraft Inc., a subsidiary of Jayco Inc. “This half-ton towable fifth-wheel reaches a new market for Starcraft and fills a gap that was missing in our full towable line up.”
Inside, the fifth-wheel includes in-floor ducted heat with thermostat controlled heating, cable and satellite TV prep, decorative lighting package, multi-media sound system with AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 input jack and a 60-inch by 80-inch upgraded evergreen mattress. The kitchen comes complete with a three-burner range, six cubic-foot flush-mount refrigerator, deep storage drawers under-booth dinette seats, extra large picture window at dinette, double drawer with integrated silverware dividers, oversized 21-inch oven, residential faucet with pull-out sprayer and sink covers and a storable cutting board.
On the outside, the 2012 Travel Star fifth wheel comes with a patio awning, STARMAXX drop frame basement storage area that enhances the storage area by 25%, along with tool hooks and light. It also includes a 10-gallon gas/electric DSI water heater, radial tires with chrome hub caps, dual 20-pound LP bottles, and two rear stabilizer jacks. The 278BHS floorplan features an outdoor kitchen with sink, two-burner stove and TV prep.
Also for 2012 is the optional Galaxy Package that features 17 upgrades, including colored front fiberglass cap, deluxe graphics package, electric awning, aluminum rims, rear power stabilizer jacks, 32-inch LCD TV with DVD player, key fob remote which controls the patio awning, porch light, security light, front and rear jacks and slideout room and slam latches on front pass-through storage doors, among others.