June 2015 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced 5 recall notices involving 4 recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Starcraft RV, Jayco, Thor Motor Coach, and MCI.

Starcraft RV

starcraftStarcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2016 Launch and AR-One travel trailers manufactured March 31, 2015, to April 20, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with Federal Certification Labels that incorrectly list the tire size as ST205/75R14C when the actual size is LT235/75R15C. As such, these labels fail to comply with Federal Regulation Part 567.

If the operator installs an incorrect tire due to the wrong label information, excessive tire wear may result and may cause instability during towing, increasing the risk of a crash.

Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will install a new corrected label, free of charge. The recall began on May 28, 2015. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft’s number for this recall is 9902239.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Jayco

Jayco-Color-logo-birdJayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain model year 2016 Eagle FW WB trailers manufactured April 20, 2015, to April 21, 2015. In the affected trailers, the studs that are used to attach the wheels to the axle hubs may break.

If the wheel studs break, the wheel could detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace any affected wheel hub, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 15, 2015. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901238.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Jayco

Jayco-Color-logo-birdJayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Seismic Pinnacle and Eagle Premier recreational trailers manufactured April 3, 2013, to February 27, 2015. In the affected vehicles, a rivet for the quad entry steps may shear and fail, causing the steps to give when being used.

If the rivet shears under occupant load, the occupant may fall, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective rivets with bolts, free of charge. The recall began on June 4, 2015. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Thor Motor Coach

Motorhome - Class A, Class C, Class B+ RV, Motorhome Manufactrurer, Gas, Diesel, Luxury Rear Diesel Motorhomes, New RVs, Four Winds, Damon
Motorhome – Class A, Class C, Class B+ RV, Motorhome Manufactrurer, Gas, Diesel, Luxury Rear Diesel Motorhomes, New RVs, Four Winds, Damon

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Hurricane and Windsport motorhomes manufactured March 10, 2015, to March 24, 2015. In the affected motorhomes, the co-pilot seats may be attached to the floor of the motorhome in an area that is not properly reinforced.

If the floor at the attachment point is not properly reinforced, the seat base mounting may loosen over time, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

TMC will notify owners, and dealers will install a reinforcement plate at the co-pilot seat mounting bolt location, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2015. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000101.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Motor Coach Industries (MCI)

logoMciMotor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 D4000 motorcoaches manufactured November 12, 2011, to July 11, 2012, and 2014-2015 D4500 motorcoaches manufactured July 4, 2014, to April 30, 2015. Excessive engine crankcase pressures may cause the 90-degree elbow of the vent tube assembly to detach from the crankcase ventilation breather, possibly allowing engine oil to come into contact with hot surfaces.

If the engine oil comes into contact with a hot surface, it can increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

MCI will notify owners, and Cummins service centers will administer the repairs which include securing the ends of the 90-degree elbow and reprogramming the electronic control module (ECM) with software that can adjust the engine output under misfire conditions to limit crankcase pressures. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on June 18, 2015. Owners may contact MCI customer service at 1-800-241-2947 or Cummins Inc. at 1-800-343-7357. MCI’s number for this recall is SB 423.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Please Note: This is the 58th in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.

—Confucius

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Jayco Jay Flight Celebrates Decade of Family Fun

Jayco’s line of Jay Flight travel trailers—including the Jay Flight, Jay Flight Bungalow, and the Jay Flight SLX— has spent ten consecutive years as the top-selling recreation vehicle worldwide.

Jayco Jay Flight Celebrates Decade of Family Fun
Jayco Jay Flight Celebrates Decade of Family Fun

The Jay Flight brands have earned success because of a commitment to a quality product enjoyable by all since the product launch in 2001, according to a company news release.

Many of the employees have worked with the Jay Flight line since this time.

Through the years, over 160,000 families have chosen the Jay Flight family of travel trailers.

Amy Duthie, senior director of product development of Jay Flight Travel Trailers, has worked closely with the Jay Flight family.

“It’s exciting to see how Jay Flight has transformed over the years and to be a part of it.” Duthie said.

Jayco Jay Flight Celebrates Decade of Family Fun
Jayco Jay Flight Celebrates Decade of Family Fun

“We have strived to remain true to the original goal of bringing the best in livability, features, and value to the retail owner.”

“Derald Bontrager, president and CEO, has always said ‘We build campers one at a time for one family at a time,’” added Duthie.

“This is what we have always done, and will continue to do every day. It is this principle, along with our great dealer partners, which has helped Jay Flight reach and remain at the top of the RV industry for 10 years.”

Key updates and new features for model year 2016 Jay Flights include:

  • All-new exteriors
  • Interior décor upgrades
  • Upgraded technology features
  • Power awnings (SLX models)
  • Digital remote control for slide rooms, awnings, and lighting (available in Jay Flight).
Jayco Jay Flight Celebrates Decade of Family Fun
Jayco Jay Flight Celebrates Decade of Family Fun

The 2016 models will be available in mid-May.

In honor of this achievement, Jayco has launched a website commending the Jay Flight (SEE link below)

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Jayco Inc.

Jayco Inc. is the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of recreation vehicles.

Jayco began as a family business and is a family business today.

The company manufactures and markets RVs under the Jay Series, Select, Baja, Jay Feather, White Hawk, Jay Flight, Jay Smart, Skylark, Eagle, Pinnacle, Seismic, Octane ZX, Recon ZX, Greyhawk, Melbourne, Seneca, Embark, and Precept brand names.

Factory tours are conducted Monday through Thursday at 12 noon. Tours of the motorized facilities are offered by appointment only.

Jayco Jay Flight Celebrates Decade of Family Fun
Jayco Jay Flight Celebrates Decade of Family Fun

Address: 903 S. Main, Middlebury, Indiana 46540

Phone: (800) RV-JAYCO (toll free)

Jayco Website: www.jayco.com

Jay Flight Website: www.jayco.com/about/jay-flight

Worth Pondering…

I dream of southern skies.

Cajun cookin’.

Tee offs in Tijuana.

Juleps in Jacksonville.

My reality is a daily commute that begins each day at six a.m.

Road rage.

Traffic tie-ups.

Cranky commuters.

The pathos of Dilbert’s world.

—Lisa Paradis

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Jayco Introduces New Class A Motorhome, the Alante

Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Inc. introduced a new gas Class A motorhome, the Alante. Nationally advertised at $79,995 base price for the 31L and 31V models, the Alante Class A motorhome will initially be available in four floor plans and will be sold through authorized Jayco motorhome dealers.

2016 Alante Class A gas motorhome
2016 Alante Class A gas motorhome

“The new Alante motorhome is the perfect balance of style, Class A comfort, and value,” said Tadd Jenkins, president of the Jayco Motorhome Group, in a company news release.

“The success we’ve seen with the Precept was encouraging and we decided it was time to add another gas Class A to the Jayco lineup. We fully anticipate that the Alante’s appealing affordability combined with the quality craftsmanship of Jayco will raise the eye brows of customers and dealers.”

The Alante comes complete with several “must have” items for cross-country travel and priceless enjoyment including cab-forward thinking with the industry’s narrowest A-pillars and largest windshield for better sight lines along with six-way powered driver seat.

Other key features include a seamless front cap with LED lighting accents, fiberglass roof, frameless windows, pass-through storage with slam-latch baggage doors, power awning, and an exterior TV.

The striking interior features expansive layouts and high-end touches including Amish-crafted honey-glazed cherry wood cabinetry, a glass shower door, high-intensity LED ceiling lights, a fully-equipped kitchen, and two décor options from which to choose from.

2016 Jayco Alante 31L interior shown in grand tan decor.
2016 Jayco Alante 31L interior shown in grand tan decor.

The Alante is backed by Jayco’s two-year limited warranty.

Built on the Ford F53, 18K or 16K chassis depending on floor plan, the Alante boasts a 6.8L Triton V-10 engine with five-speed TorqShift automatic overdrive and tow haul transmission. Safety is top of mind in the Alante with a third brake light, safety belts in every seat, and back-up and side-view cameras and monitor.

In addition, its turning radius, cruise control, and antilock front and rear disc brakes make the Alante the ultimate in affordable drivability.

Specifications for the 2016 Jayco Alante gas Class A motorhome 31L and 31V models include:

GVWR: 18,000 pounds

GCWR: 23,000 pounds

Engine: 6.8L Triton V-10 362 HP gas engine with electronic fuel injection and 457 lb.-ft. torque

2016 Jayco Alante 31V interior shown in glorious gray interior
2016 Jayco Alante 31V interior shown in glorious gray interior

Exterior Length: 32 feet 2 inches

Exterior Width: 101 inches

Wheel Base: 190 inches

Fresh Water Tank Capacity: 71.5 gallons

Grey Water Tank Capacity: 41 gallons

Black Water Tank Capacity: 51.5 gallons

Propane Tank: 56-lb. 16.5-gallon

2016 Jayco Alante 31L floor plan
2016 Jayco Alante 31L floor plan

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Jayco Inc.

Jayco Inc. is the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of recreation vehicles.

Jayco began as a family business and is a family business today.

The company manufactures and markets RVs under the Jay Series, Select, Baja, Jay Feather, White Hawk, Jay Flight, Jay Smart, Skylark, Eagle, Pinnacle, Seismic, Octane ZX, Recon ZX, Greyhawk, Melbourne, Seneca, Embark, and Precept brand names.

Factory tours are conducted Monday through Thursday at 12 noon. Tours of the motorized facilities are offered by appointment only.

Address: 903 S. Main, Middlebury, Indiana 46540

Phone: (800) RV-JAYCO (toll free)

Website: www.jayco.com

Worth Pondering…

What will you begin today?

Yesterday is gone.

Tomorrow has not yet come.

We have only today.

Let us begin.

—Mother Teresa

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Still More December 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced five recall notices involving four recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Jayco, Allied Recreation Group, DRV Luxury Suites, and Starcraft RV.

Jayco, Inc.

Jayco Color logo birdJayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jay Flight trailers manufactured July 10, 2014, to October 24, 2014. The affected trailers may have been manufactured with cargo carrying capacity labels that overstate the load carrying capacity. Thus these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standards No.110, “Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less.”

A vehicle operator could inadvertently overload the trailer due to the incorrect information on the label and induce premature tire wear or a tire failure, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will install corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began November 18, 2014. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Jayco, Inc.

Jayco Color logo birdJayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain model year 2015 Eagle HT FW 28.5RSTS “PR” trailers manufactured June 2, 2014, to October 28, 2014. Incorrect tire size information may be found on the tire label. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars.”

Replacing a tire based on an incorrect tire size could overload the trailer causing poor handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

Jayco will mail new labels to registered owners with placement instructions. Owners can also request dealers to install the new label with the correct tire size ST225/75R15D, free of charge. The recall began on December 8, 2014. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901229.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Allied Recreational Group

argLogo_bigAllied Recreational Group, Inc. (ARG) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Fleetwood Bounder Classic recreational vehicles manufactured April 10, 2013, to August 7, 2014. Due to insufficient structural reinforcement at the installation area, a grab bar can be pulled loose in the affected vehicles.

If the grab bar is pulled loose during use, it could increase the risk of personal injury.

ARG will notify owners, and dealers will remove and reinstall the grab bar onto a reinforcement steel plate, free of charge. Owners may contact ARG customer service at 1-260-724-5720. ARG’s number for this recall is 141107ARG.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

DRV Luxury Suites

DRV_Logo_Embossed_smDRV Luxury Suites (DRV) is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 Select Suite, Tradition, Mobile Suite, and Elite Suite recreational trailers manufactured January 1, 2006, to April 25, 2013 and equipped with Fastec-brand door locks. It may be possible to remove the key from the lock in a way that potentially jams the deadbolt.

If the deadbolt jams, the interior side of the door lock may also jam. A person inside the travel trailer at the time will then be locked in and be unable to exit the vehicle without using the emergency exit, increasing the risk of injury.

Doubletree will notify owners, and dealers will replace the cylinders, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Fastec directly at www.fastecindustrial.com or by calling toll free 1-800-837-2505, or Doubletree customer service at 1-260-562-1075.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Starcraft RV

Starcraft logoStarcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2015 Travel Trailer 2JY 17SB manufactured August 27, 2014, to November 10, 2014. The tire labels contain incorrect tire pressure information. The label indicates 65 PSI when the correct tire pressure is 50 PSI. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110 ” Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars.”

Incorrect tire pressure information may cause operators to over inflate the tire, increasing the risk of a tire blow out and a vehicle crash.

Starcraft will mail new labels to owners with replacement instructions. Owners can also request dealers to install the new tire label, free of charge. The recall began on December 10, 2014. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Please Note: This is the 47th in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.

—Frank A. Clark

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More December 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced five recall notices involving three recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers— Keystone RV, Thor Motor Coach, and Jayco.

Keystone RV Company

Keystone-Rv-Co.-logoKeystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2015 Dutchmen Rubicon trailers manufactured August 22, 2014, to September 17, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been assembled with the clamp installed incorrectly on the fuel line at the generator fuel filter and the fuel tank. As a result, the fuel line may disconnect.

If the fuel line at the generator fuel filter and fuel tank disconnects, fuel may leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel line clamp on the generator and the fuel tank and reposition it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 17, 2014. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 14-218.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Keystone RV Company

Keystone-Rv-Co.-logoKeystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Dutchmen Aerolite, and Dutchmen Denali travel trailers manufactured December 2, 2013, to September 11, 2014. The affected trailers may have been produced with a 12V breaker that is located near the battery, but may not have been connected to the protected terminal breaker.

Should the 12V breaker experience an electrical short, a vehicle fire could occur.

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will verify the wiring to the breakers is connected to the protected terminal and/or remedy the connection, free of charge. The recall began November 5, 2014. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-219-642-4590. Keystone’s number for this recall is 14-217.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Keystone RV Company

Keystone-Rv-Co.-logoKeystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2015 Laredo trailers manufactured July 7, 2014, to October 14, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a circuit breaker may rub against the propane cylinder.

If the circuit breaker rubs against the propane cylinder, an electrical short may result, increasing the risk of a fire.

Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will relocate the breaker away from the propane cylinder, free of charge. The recall began on November 10, 2014. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 14-219.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach; North America's Best Selling Motorhome BrandThor Motor Coach (Thor) is recalling certain model year 2015 Four Winds 5000, Hurricane, Miramar, Chateau Citation, Chateau, Four Winds Siesta, Windsport, and Freedom Elite motorhomes manufactured August 7, 2014, to October 17, 2014. The affected motorhomes have awnings whose mounting brackets may crack, and the awnings may fall.

If an awning falls, there is an increased risk of injury to anyone under the awning.

Thor has notified owners, and dealers will replace the defective mounting brackets, free of charge. The recall began on November 10, 2014. Owners may contact Thor customer service at 1-877-855-2867. Thor’s number for this recall is RC000095.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Jayco, Inc.

Jayco Color logo birdJayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain model year 2015 Eagle HT FW P1 PN PP PR PW PX PY and PZ trailers manufactured August 20, 2014, to October 27, 2014. The affected vehicles may have incorrect weight calculations on the cargo carrying capacity label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less.”

A vehicle operator could inadvertently overload the trailer due to the incorrect information, resulting in the trailer having tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will replace the certification label with a corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall began on November 12, 2014. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco’s number for this recall is 9901226.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Please Note: This is the 46th in a series of articles relating to RV Manufacturers Recalls

Worth Pondering…

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

—Marcus Aurelius

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Starcraft RV Introduces 2015 Starflyer, Comet & Comet Hardside

Topeka, Indiana-based Starcraft RV introduced three choices in camping trailers: Starflyer, Comet, and Comet Hardside.

2015 Starflyer 10
2015 Starflyer 10

All backed by Starcraft’s two-year limited warranty, the 2015 Comet Hardside series offers four floor plans with a sleeping capacity up to four.

The Comet Hardside H1232 specs include an unloaded weight of 1,855 pounds, cargo carrying capacity of 1,395 pounds, length of 16 feet, 2 inches, and a fresh water tank capacity of 23 gallons.

The H1232FD features a front storage deck while the H1232SB features a front deck with storage box.

The interior includes a three-way refrigerator, three-burner stove and microwave. The exterior has an outside grill and shower.

The largest series from Starcraft is the Comet series. They feature a range of floor plans from basic floor plans to highwalls to off-road models and ranging in size from 11-feet to just over 26-feet in campsite length.

The highwall model, 3611HW, features two king-sized bunk ends and a tub/shower combo.

2015 Comet 10
2015 Comet 10

The 12RT series features 15 inch mud tires along with a 63-inch by 84-inch storage deck. Standards for the Comet series include a 16,000-BTU furnace, quilted bed mats for the bunk ends rated at 1,050-pounds, privacy bunk curtains and window drapes, and stainless-steel carry-out stove (n/a 3611HW).

The exterior standards include a domed fiberglass roof with no center seam, E-Z lube axles, stepper entry door (n/a RT series), patio light with amber lens, and AquaSheild Aqualon water-repellant sectionalized tent with a seven-year warranty, among many others.

The entry-level Starflyer has two floor plans to choose from, an eight-foot or ten-foot model.

Specifications for Starflyer 8 include an unloaded weight of 1,185 pounds, cargo carrying capacity of 615 pounds, travel length of 11 feet, 2 inches, campsite length of 15 feet, 10 inches, and an interior height of 84 inches.

The ten-foot model features a queen-sized bunk while the eight-foot model features a full-sized bunk, although each model can sleep up to six people.

2015 Comet Hardside H1232
2015 Comet Hardside H1232

Interior standards for the Starflyer include booth dinette, Honey Glaze cabinetry, carry out dinette table, and privacy bunk curtains.

The exterior includes a corrosion-resistant frame, one-piece entrance door, domed and seamless fiberglass roof, and leveling tongue jack.

The optional Campers Package includes a two-burner range, two-cubic foot refrigerator, 20-pound propane bottle along with a 16,000-BTU furnace.

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Starcraft RV

Topeka, Indiana-based Starcraft is one of the oldest and most respected names in the RV industry.

In fact, the company has been around since 1903. Back then, they made their name building livestock tanks and other metal farm equipment.

2015 Starflyer 10 interior
2015 Starflyer 10 interior

In the 1920s, they added a variety of boats to their product lineup.

And in 1964, Starcraft entered—and revolutionized—the modern camping industry.

Starcraft RV manufactures and markets towable RVs under the Starflyer, Comet, AR-ONE, AR-ONE WideBody, Launch, Launch Ultra Lite, Travel Star EXP, Travel Star, and Autumn Ridge brand names.

Starcraft RV is a Jayco, Inc. company.

Mailing Address: 903 South Main Street, P.O. Box 460, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (800) 945-4787 (toll free)

Website: www.starcraftrv.com

Worth Pondering…

Our four simple rules:

No Interstates, no amusement parks, no five-star accommodations, and no franchise food

(two words which do not belong in the same sentence!)

—Loren Eyrich, Two-Lane Roads

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Entegra Coach Introduces 2015 Cornerstone Class A in 3 Models

Middlebury, Indiana-based Entegra Coach introduced the 2015 Cornerstone Class A Diesel Pusher in three 45-foot models, the 45B, 45J, and 45K and provide a variety of slideout options.

Entegra Coach Introduces 2015 Cornerstone Class A in 3 Models
Entegra Coach Introduces 2015 Cornerstone Class A in 3 Models

The exterior includes flush-mount slideouts and frameless tinted dual-pane safety-glass windows.

The 2015 Cornerstone diesel pusher has a 15,000-pound towing capacity. It comes standard with a Spartan K3 tag axle chassis and a Cummins ISX 600 HP turbocharged engine that features an Allison GEN 4 4000 MH six-speed transmission and electronic shifter.

It is built on Entegra Coach’s X-bridge frame.

Under this coach are two carpeted, lighted, and powered slideout cargo trays with side-hinged baggage doors that provide storage space for luggage, sporting gear, outdoor furniture, grills, coolers, or anything else.

Other exterior extras include a 40-inch Samsung LED HDTV with Sony CD/DVD player and speakers, and a convenient exterior slideout tray that stores a powerful 12,500-watt Onan diesel generator.

Entegra Coach Introduces 2015 Cornerstone Class A in 3 Models
Entegra Coach Introduces 2015 Cornerstone Class A in 3 Models

The Cornerstone’s cockpit features Villa Natural Leather power adjustable driver and passenger seats with integrated seat belts, color back-up camera and monitor and side cameras with turn signals, a Trip-Tek information center, Spartan Message Center, and a touch-screen AM/FM/CD/DVD with GPS navigation, which can be projected on the 32-inch Samsung LED HDTV, Bluetooth, and four speakers.

The Cornerstone also has an Ultra-Vision one-piece wrap-around tinted windshield with powered front and side window roller shades.

Cornerstone standards include an electric fireplace, natural leather furniture, 46-inch Samsung LED HDTV in living area (50-inch in the 45B) with Bose CineMate digital home theatre system, decorative satin nickel lighting throughout, raised-panel hardwood, stackable washer and dryer, central vacuum system, and hidden safe.

In the kitchen area, the Cornerstone features a flush-mounted electric two-burner touch control range, a Samsung convection microwave oven with carousel, a Samsung 23 cubic-foot residential refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser, a dishwasher drawer, solid quartz residential-grade countertops with undermounted stainless-steel sink, solid quartz sink covers and cutting boards and a porcelain tile backsplash with glass design inlays.

Entegra Coach Introduces 2015 Cornerstone Class A in 3 Models
Entegra Coach Introduces 2015 Cornerstone Class A in 3 Models

The kitchen is completed by the satin nickel high-rise single-lever faucet with pull-out sprayer, silverware drawer, under-sink sink cover storage compartment, pull-out cabinet extension with countertop, large deep drawer with waste basket, and two chrome overhead slideout baskets.

The Cornerstone’s bedroom has a King Select Comfort air mattress, cedar-lined wardrobe, 32-inch Samsung LED HDTV home theatre system with Bose Solo sound bar. An in-bed remote secure coach locking system is there for additional convenience and safety. The bathroom boasts solid quartz countertops with integrated sink, porcelain tile shower with integrated seat, satin nickel fixtures, skylight in the shower and medicine cabinet with mirror.

Along with the standard Aqua-Hot 450-D water and heating system with in-floor radiant heating throughout, the 2014 Cornerstone also features Multiplex lighting to control the lights throughout the coach.

Some options include a desk in lieu of a lounger, free-standing table with four chairs and sofa, exterior freezer in slideout tray, power slideout cargo trays and iPad remote control.

Entegra Coach Introduces 2015 Cornerstone Class A in 3 Models
Entegra Coach Introduces 2015 Cornerstone Class A in 3 Models

The Cornerstone is also backed by Entegra Coach’s industry-leading 2-year warranty.

Details

Entegra Coach, Inc.

Entegra Coach manufactures and markets luxury Class A diesel motor coaches (Aspire, Anthem, and Cornerstone).

Entegra Coach became a member of the Jayco family of companies in the spring of 2008. Jayco is the world’s largest privately-held manufacturer of recreational vehicles.

Address: 903 S. Main Street, PO Box 460, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-5861 or (800) 945-4787

Website: www.entegracoach.com

Worth Pondering…
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
—Eartha Kitt

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Starcraft RV Introduces 2015 Travel Star Trailer With Redesigned Floor Plans

Topeka, Indiana-based Starcraft RV, a division of Jayco Inc., introduced the 2015 Travel Star travel trailer line with redesigned floor plans.

2015 Starcraft Travel Star exterior
2015 Starcraft Travel Star exterior

The new model years offers seven floor plans to choose from and the optional Galaxy Black Pearl upgrade package.

Several floor plans feature bunk beds while another features a 60-inch shower with dual shower heads and a queen bed.

The Travel Star travel trailer ranges from 26 feet to 34 feet in length and offers seven-foot ceiling heights in all of its seven models.

Sleeping capacities range from three to 10 people in the Travel Star travel trailer. The 309BHS includes a set of 300 pound rated bunk beds and area for the kids, while the 286RLWS is smaller.

In the 299BHU floor plan, the double bunk is rated at 600-pounds. This model includes wider entry doors at 30-inch by 72-inch and a starmaxx pass-through storage area, complete with a light and tool hooks.

Starcraft’s construction is built with four bolted stabilizer jacks, and vacuum-bonded laminated sidewalls. The walls combine welded aluminum framing and fiberglass sidewalls and metal backers.

The exterior boasts a spare tire with carrier, exterior speakers, an outside shower, an outside kitchen with bumper mount grill (select models) and a six-foot awning.

2015 Starcraft Travel Star Galaxy
2015 Starcraft Travel Star Galaxy

The Travel Star travel trailer also comes with a Denver Mattress pillowtop mattress, LED accent lighting under kitchen countertops, range cover, security lights with interior switches, and roof ladder.

The 309BHS features an outside kitchen with bumper mount grill and six-foot awning.

The inside of the Travel Star includes a multi-media sound system with AM/FM/CD stereo and MP3 input jack, sleeper sofa, residential Shaw carpet with stain and soil resistance, sliding pocket doors in front bedroom (select models), wood trim around the windows, and decorative lighting package.

The Travel Star Galaxy is the luxurious Travel Star series with the optional Galaxy Black Pearl Edition, which offers additional upgrades.
The Travel Star Galaxy is the luxurious Travel Star series with the optional Galaxy Black Pearl Edition, which offers additional upgrades.

The kitchen offers a three-burner stove and oven along with a microwave, a deep, oversized sink with an upgraded faucet and pull-out sprayer, sink covers with an integrated drying rack, spice rack storage, integrated trash can storage, and a storable kitchen cutting board, while the bathroom features a porcelain toilet with foot flush, radius shower (select models), and tub surround.

The upgraded Galaxy Black Pearl offers a 22-inch LED TV in the bedroom, aluminum rims, bedroom carpet, Equa-Flex axle equalizer, frameless windows, glass shower doors, hardwood refrigerator door inserts, headboard with integrated shelf, keyless entry for the main door, remote controlled awning, front and rear jacks, security lights, porch light and slideout in addition to solid-surface kitchen countertop with undermount sink and covers, upgraded graphics and wallpaper border in the living room.

The 2015 Travel Star travel trailer has redesigned full slideout floor plans.

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Starcraft RV

Topeka, Indiana-based Starcraft is one of the oldest and most respected names in the RV industry.

In fact, the company has been around since 1903. Back then, they made their name building livestock tanks and other metal farm equipment.

286RLWS kitchen with Stainless Steel Package
286RLWS kitchen with Stainless Steel Package

In the 1920s, they added a variety of boats to their product lineup.

And in 1964, Starcraft entered—and revolutionized—the modern camping industry.

Starcraft RV manufactures and markets towable RVs under the Starflyer, Comet, AR-ONE, AR-ONE WideBody, Launch, Launch Ultra Lite, Travel Star EXP, Travel Star, and Autumn Ridge brand names.

Starcraft RV is a Jayco, Inc. company.

Mailing Address: 903 South Main Street, P.O. Box 460, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (800) 945-4787 (toll free)

Website: www.starcraftrv.com

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Jayco introduces 2015 camping trailers

Last year, Jayco Inc. introduced an A-frame, hardwall addition to the Jayco camping trailers.

2015 Jayco Jay Series 1209SC exterior
2015 Jayco Jay Series 1209SC exterior

For 2015, bath/shower versions of those models join the Jay Series Sport hardwall camping trailer lineup.

The Jay Series Sport hardwall combines vacuum-bonded walls with a two-piece hardwall roof to create an A-frame design.

One person can set up the unit in less than one minute, and the two-piece roof folds down, according to a company news release.

The roof features three skylights and a power fan option. An 18,000-BTU Cool Cat heat pump is standard in this entry-level camping trailer, while a 16,000-BTU furnace option is available.

On the outside, the Jay Series Sport Hardwall features electric brakes, aluminum rims and a cargo deck.

2015 Jayco Jay Series 1209SC interior front to back
2015 Jayco Jay Series 1209SC interior front to back

The Jay Series Sport hardwall joins two other camping trailer series—the Jay Series Sport and the Jay Series. With a variety of floor plans to choose from, ranging from 11 to 22 foot lengths, each series can sleep a minimum of six with 1,050-pound rated bunk ends.

Today these camping trailers still use the lifter system that Jayco founder Lloyd Bontrager designed 46 years ago. This system is fully enclosed (n/a Sport) to protect against debris, while each tent end sports water-repellent DuraTek tent material. This material comes with a 5-year warranty.

The entry-level Jay Series Sport is available in three floor plans. The Sport has dual bunk ends and convertible dinettes.

For 2015, this series features an optional Deluxe Plumbing Package including a six-gallon water heater and outside shower.

Meanwhile, Jay Series continues with their fold-down option with four floor plans, a power roof lift, swing-level kitchen galley, a king-sized bunk end, and a stainless-steel, carry-out stove. A stepper door doubles as an entry door and swing-down step.

2015 Jayco Jay Series 1209SC interior back to front
2015 Jayco Jay Series 1209SC interior back to front

The 1001XR model, formerly known as the Baja, is built for off-road adventure, including a utility deck and 15 inch Dunlop Mud Rover tires.

The deck, rated for 1,500 pounds, can hold up to six bicycles, three dirt bikes or an ATV.

On the inside, it includes a king-sized tent to standard water filtration.

For over a decade, Jayco has offered a two-year limited warranty. This warranty is not an extended dealer warranty; it’s a manufacturer’s warranty that comes from the people who build Jayco RVs.

Each Jayco is warranted to the original purchaser against defects in materials and workmanship.

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Jayco Inc.

Jayco Inc. is the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of recreation vehicles.

2015 Jayco Jay Series Sport exterior
2015 Jayco Jay Series Sport exterior

Jayco began as a family business and is a family business today.

The company manufactures and markets RVs under the Jay Series, Select, Baja, Jay Feather, White Hawk, Jay Flight, Jay Smart, Skylark, Eagle, Pinnacle, Seismic, Octane ZX, Recon ZX, Greyhawk, Melbourne, Seneca, Embark, and Precept brand names.

Factory tours are conducted Monday through Thursday at 12 noon. Tours of the motorized facilities are offered by appointment only.

Address: 903 S. Main, Middlebury, Indiana 46540

Phone: (800) RV-JAYCO

Website: www.jayco.com

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What will you begin today?

Yesterday is gone.

Tomorrow has not yet come.

We have only today.

Let us begin.

—Mother Teresa

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Entegra Coach Offers 2015 Aspire Diesel Pushers

Middlebury, Indiana-based Entegra Coach offers the 2015 Aspire diesel pusher motor coach in six flexible floor plans—39E, 42DEQ, 42DLQ, 42RBQ, 44B, and 44U.

Entegra Coach Offers 2015 Aspire Diesel Pushers
Entegra Coach Offers 2015 Aspire Diesel Pushers

The exterior of the Aspire features a choice of four exterior paint packages—Autumn Berry, Black Pearl, Shimmering Cabernet, and Golden Garnet—with high-impact designs and a full-body premium paint package on gel-coat fiberglass.

Like all Entegra Coach motorhomes, the Aspire has a one-piece wrap-around Ultra-Vision windshield, frameless tinted dual-pane safety-glass windows, and flush-mounted slideouts. Outside you will also find an entertainment system complete with a 40-inch Samsung LED HDTV with Sony CD/DVD player and speakers, plus a slideout storage tray with side-hinged baggage doors.

Resting on a Spartan Mountain Master chassis and Entegra Coach’s X-Bridge frame, the Aspire features a Cummins ISL 450 HP 8.9L turbocharged diesel engine with an Allison 3000 MH six-speed shift pad electronic transmission. The Aspire has a muffled Jake brake system.

The Aspire starts with Aluma-Tru Superstructure construction on 16-inch centers, a one-piece fiberglass roof complete with front and rear molded caps, 2 inch by 4 inch floor truss construction with ¾-inch main floor decking, and a Polar Pack insulation package.

Entegra Coach Offers 2015 Aspire Diesel Pushers
Entegra Coach Offers 2015 Aspire Diesel Pushers

The steel reinforced front cap and windshield frame are bolted to each sidewall, which in turn are bolted to the chassis frame structure, designed with your safety in mind.

From a new design of high gloss porcelain floor tile with glass inserts to Ultraleather furniture, Aspire takes care of details, according to a company news release.

Added conveniences include a 46-inch Samsung LED HDTV (50-inch in the 42DEQ and 44B) with Bose CineMate digital home theatre system with all-in-one remote in the living area, optional electric fireplace, and central vacuum system with vac pan.

The Aspire’s cab features adjustable foot pedals; Ultraleather driver and passenger seats; touch-screen AM/FM/CD/DVD with GPS navigation, which can be projected on the 32-inch Samsung LED HDTV, Bluetooth, and four speakers; color back-up camera and monitor; and SmartWheel steering with integrated controls for tilt and telescoping steering, wiper, and cruise control.

Features included in the Aspire kitchen are a Samsung 23 cubic-foot residential refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser, Samsung convection microwave oven with carousel, LP cooktop, Corian solid-surface countertops with integrated sink, two DuPont Corian sink covers and oil rubbed bronze high-rise single-lever faucet with pull-out sprayer.

2015 ASPIRE | 39E
2015 ASPIRE | 39E

Other standard features for 2014 include silverware drawer, under-sink sink cover storage compartment, pullout cabinet extension with countertop, cutting board, large deep drawer with waste basket, and two chrome overhead slideout baskets.

The residential-style bedroom of the Aspire has a King Sleep Number air mattress, decorative headboard, 32-inch Samsung LED TV with Bose Solo sound bar, optional ceiling fan, a large wardrobe with mirrors on the doors, and remote secure coach locking system .

In the bath, oil rubbed bronze fixtures are standard, as are DuPont Corian solid-surface countertops with integrated sink, porcelain toilet, a one-piece radius fiberglass shower with integrated seat, overhead cabinet above stool, and residential medicine cabinet with mirror.

The 2014 Aspire also comes with standard Aqua-Hot 400-LP hydronic water and heating system with in-floor heat throughout, Onan 10,000-watt diesel generator on sliding tray, 2,800-watt Pure Sine wave inverter with (4) 6v batteries, outside shower, and an everything-at-your-fingertips Multiplex lighting system.

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Entegra Coach, Inc.

Entegra Coach manufactures and markets luxury Class A diesel motor coaches (Aspire, Anthem, and Cornerstone).

2015 ASPIRE | 44U
2015 ASPIRE | 44U

Entegra Coach became a member of the Jayco family of companies in the spring of 2008. Jayco is the world’s largest privately-held manufacturer of recreational vehicles.

Address: 903 S. Main Street, PO Box 460, Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-5861 or (800) 945-4787

Website: www.entegracoach.com

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I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
—Eartha Kitt

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