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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Starcraft Sponsors Long Road Home Project

Topeka, Indiana-based Starcraft RV is sponsoring the Long Road Home Project, an event in which five U.S. veterans bike 4,200 miles for 90 days across the country,

On Sunday, July 15, these military heroes begin their summer-long bike ride from Aberdeen, Washington through 12 states to the Nation’s Capital to raise money and awareness for other veterans in need of services in the long road to transitioning back to civilian life.

The veterans are raising money to fund their three-month journey and also plan to donate additional funds raised to Operation First Response, a non-profit that serves our Wounded Heroes with personal and financial needs.

These veterans, most all having served in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, face hardships in their lives due to injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the struggle to raise awareness about the difficult military experience. Their goal is to bring awareness to the hardship faced by veterans, particularly following their service to the country and the adjustments of returning home.

Through this journey, the Long Road Home Project also hopes to raise $75,000 to ease the transition of returning soldiers and help veterans live full, meaningful lives.

Starcraft RV, a division of Jayco Inc., is donating the use of a Travel Star 285FB travel trailer that will accompany the riders and those who are aiding them as they cross the country, according to a news release.

The Travel Star travel trailer spans a length of 28 feet and offers spacious interior space, sleeping up to six people. This trailer will allow the veterans on the Long Road Home Project journey the chance to recuperate and relax after their long days biking across our nation to achieve their goal.

According to their website the Long Road Home Project has three stated goals:

First, to give our veteran cyclists the opportunity to use the healing power of long-distance cycling to overcome their own war-related injuries

Second, to draw national attention to the fact that 100,000s of service men and women often face considerable challenges when returning home

Third, to raise money for direct-service veterans’ charities

The Long Road Home Project was started by Casey Miller, a civilian, as a way to help veterans with their transitions home.

It’s estimated that since 2001, more than 50,000 veterans have been wounded, while there are more than 270,000 veterans who may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The VA estimates that a veteran takes his or her own life every 80 minutes — 6,500 suicides per year. That’s 20 percent of all suicides in the United States.

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Long Road Home Project

The Long Road Home Project is raising $75,000 to cover food, lodging, and filming related expenses for their trip.  A percentage of funds raised beyond their goal will be donated to Operation First Response, a non-profit dedicated to providing financial assistance to our Wounded Heroes of all branches of the military in times of hardship.

Long Road Home Project Route

Website: longroadhomeproject.com

Starcraft RV

With headquarters re-established in Topeka, Indiana, in the heart of Amish country, Starcraft RV manufactures and markets towable RVs under the Starcraft, Centennial, AR-ONE, Travel Star, Autumn Ridge, Lexion, and Lexion S-Lite brand names.

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

Phone: (800) 945-4787 (toll free)

Website: starcraftrv.com

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The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”
—Alan Ashley-Pitt

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All-New Starcraft Fiver Now Available at Dealers

The all-new 2012 Starcraft Travel Star half-ton fifth wheel trailer, which debuted at the 49th annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, is now available in dealer showrooms throughout North America.

The affordably priced Travel Star fifth wheel is currently offered in two flexible floor plans with two more to be introduced during the next few months, according to a news release.

This all-new fifth wheel is loaded with all the necessary camping features, constructed with vacuum-bonded laminated sidewalls, and insulated by Starcraft’s standard Arctic Package, said Brent Froman, National Sales Manager for Starcraft Inc., subsidiary of Jayco Inc.

All of this makes this fifth wheel a great addition to the market and Starcraft’s full towable line up, he explained.

“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 Froman. “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 percent and complete 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.

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The all-new 2012 Starcraft Travel Star half-ton fifth wheel trailer. (Credit: starcraftrv.com)

With headquarters re-established in Topeka, Indiana, in the heart of Amish country, Starcraft RV manufactures and markets towable RVs under the Starcraft, Centennial, AR-ONE, Travel Star, Autumn Ridge, Lexion, and Lexion S-Lite brand names.

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

Phone: (800) 945-4787

Website: starcraftrv.com

Worth Pondering…
The pleasure in traveling consists of the obstacles, the fatigue, and even the danger. What charm can anyone find in an excursion when he is always sure of reaching his destination, of having horses ready waiting for him, a soft bed, an excellent supper, and all the eases and comfort he can enjoy in his own home! One of the great misfortunes of modern life is the want of any sudden surprise, and the absence of all adventure. Everything is so well arranged.
—Theophile Gautier

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