Jayco

Jayco is a full line RV manufacturer that offers everything from pop up tent trailers to motorhomes. The company was started by Lloyd J. Bontrager in 1968 with a family oriented philosophy. Bontrager sought to create a business where the employees would be treated as, and made to feel like, family. To that end, the business was actually started on the family farm, where chicken houses and a barn were converted to produce a line of lightweight folding camping trailers. Over one hundred units were shipped that first year, by fifteen employees, as the business experienced rapid growth.

Today, Jayco has grown to become the largest RV manufacturer that has survived the widespread consolidation of the industry and remained family-owned and operated. They still produce a line of pop up trailers, but also offer a full slate of other towables, including travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, and even park models.

Jayco Jay Feather

Some of Jayco’s smallest, lightest travel trailers include pop-outs to add sleeping space. Image courtesy of Jayco.

Jayco’s current lineup of travel trailers includes:

Model LineLengthDry Weight (lbs)Carrying Capacity (lbs)Dry Hitch Weight (lbs)
Jay Feather SLX18' 4" - 30' 5"2,540 - 4,733960 - 1,517310 - 665
Jay Feather Ultralite18' 7" - 27' 4"2,780 - 4,450720 - 1,545260 - 455
White Hawk23' 11" - 37'4,385 - 7,0701,565 - 1,930540 - 785
Jay Flight SLX16' 6" - 33' 3"2,250 - 6,065700 - 1,435230 - 641
Jay Flight23' 1" - 40' 8"3,715 - 8,0652,285 - 2,885435 - 1,055

Jayco also produces a number of fifth wheels, such as:

Model LineLengthDry Weight (lbs)Carrying Capacity (lbs)Dry Hitch Weight (lbs)
Eagle HT26' 4" - 34' 5"6,220 - 7,9002,050 - 3,7301,235 - 1,545
Eagle Touring Edition31' 9" - 34' 7"8,180 - 9,1451,770 - 2,1051,635 - 1,810
Eagle34' 5" - 39' 8"9,160 - 10,5302,720 - 2,8401,720 - 2,074
Eagle Premier36' - 43' 5"10,510 - 13,0052,970 - 3,9902,300 - 2,550
Pinnacle37' 9" - 42' 2"11,555 - 12,6953,695 - 3,2552,420 - 2,855

Additionally, Jayco offers a line of toy haulers:

Model LineLengthDry Weight (lbs)Carrying Capacity (lbs)Dry Hitch Weight (lbs)
Octane Super Lite (Travel Trailer)20' 7" - 30' 10"3,815 - 5,7103,185 - 4,240572 - 930
Octane (Travel Trailer)30' 7" - 35' 3"6,220 - 7,9354,680 - 4,315870 - 1,345
Seismic Wave (Fifth Wheel)38' 3" - 39' 2"11,215 - 11,4354,515 - 4,5352,480 - 2,570
Seismic (Fifth Wheel)44' - 45' 3"14,065 - 15,3604,640 - 4,9353,185 - 3,265
Jayco Seismic Toy Hauler

Jayco builds toy haulers in both bumper-pull and fifth wheel configurations. Image courtesy of Jayco.

Jayco started out building folding tent trailers, and they still produce a handful of pop up trailers, including:

Model LineLength (Closed)Length (Open)Dry Weight (lbs)Carrying Capacity (lbs)Hitch Weight (lbs)
Jay Series Sport11' 7" - 15' 6"16' 2" - 21' 6"1,200 - 1,570780 - 795175 - 210
Jay Series Sport Hardwall16' 3" - 22' 4
(some models include storage deck)
N/A1,915 - 2,4551,335 - 1,695230 - 405
Jay Series20' 6" - 18' 2"23' 4" - 24' 2"2,415 - 2,460990 - 2,135265 - 315

Jayco is one of a handful of RV manufacturers that produces park models in addition to other, self-contained towables. Jayco’s line of park models includes:

Jayflight Bungalow Kitchen

Jayco’s “destination” park model travel trailers include all the comforts of home. Image courtesy of Jayco.

Model LineLengthDry Weight (lbs)Carrying Capacity (lbs)Dry Hitch Weight (lbs)Storage Tanks
Jay Flight DST38' 11" - 40' 11"8,880 - 9,6052,395 - 2,6201,250 - 1,420Yes
Jay Flight Bungalow40' 11" - 41' 11"9,990 - 10,5151,985 - 2,5101,370 - 1,560Yes
Eagle33' 11" - 39' 3"6,605 - 8,7102,240 - 2,645630 - 1,140Yes
Note: Jayco classes their park model travel trailers as "destination" travel trailers. They have the sheer size and also the general look of park models, but they include built-in holding tanks for dry camping.

Jayco, Inc. Contact Information

Attn: Owner Relations
903 S. Main Street
Middlebury, IN 46540

Phone: (574) 825-5861
Fax: (574) 825-0679