Are Jayco campers insulated?
In today’s blog post, we will answer the following question: Are Jayco campers insulated? We will review the Jayco thermal package on their most popular campers: The White Hawk, the Jay Feather and the Jay Flight travel trailers.
Are Jayco campers insulated?
Yes, Jayco campers are insulated and offer both great thermal and acoustic insulation. The Jayco thermal package is an optional package that can be added to almost any Jayco camper. Here are the benefits of a Jayco thermal package:
- It warrants a closed, insulated and heated bottom;
- Two-sided reflective insulation sheet on main roof and sliding room floors;
- Heated underbelly that prevents water freezing;
- Dual-pane windows;
- Higher wall, floor and roof insulation.
Besides the Jayco thermal package, the manufacturers also offer the following option: Climate Shield.
Climate Shield primarily guarantees warm and safe travels, due to the following four major highlights:
- G20 tint windows to protect you from strong UV rays;
- Double-sided “Radiant Barrier” insulation that will keep all the heat inside;
- Heated underbelly that will prevent the water tanks and the sewage tank from freezing;
- PEX-tested plumbing that will resist even at -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
The main reason why a Jayco thermal package is a good option is that a camper with a thermal package is simply better isolated, thus it’s warmer! For many, the winter RV is a dilemma between turning up the heat and therefore using your precious fuel or staying frozen.
The truth is, most campers and travel trailers aren’t made for the cold, and the ones that are aren’t usually cheap. Older campers tend to have less efficient insulation and heating mechanisms. So even if you turn the heat on, you will see your heating expenses leaking from any leaks and cracks your RV might have.
An RV that has a thermal package promises higher insulation and warmer days. Plus, you will save so much electricity (to be read “money”) since you won’t have to use your RV’s boiler, AC or heater pump.
Insulation features on the most popular Jayco campers
As promised, we are going to review the insulation features of the most popular Jayco campers. Let’s see how well these travel trailers are prepared for the weather extremes!
- Jayco White Hawk Trailers
Jayco tests the insulation of the White Hawk travel trailer with the Climate Shield ™ process. The trailer is exposed to temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, or 37 degrees Celsius, and 0 Fahrenheit, or -17 degrees Celsius, to ensure that the interior temperature remains comfortable and that the devices are functioning properly.
With its superior insulation, its 35,000 BTU furnace with ducts and its 15,000 BTU air conditioner also connected to a ventilation system, the White Hawk takes up the challenge! Smaller models are equipped with a 25,000 BTU furnace and a 13,500 BTU air conditioner because of the more restricted area to be tempered.
- Jay Feather Trailers
Jayco uses several proven construction methods to provide a trailer that meets the highest quality standard. Beginning with the StrongholdVBL ™ lamination process, all walls and floors of the Jay Feather are vacua laminated for 16 minutes with 144 tons of pressure compressing the aluminum structure, styrofoam insulation, prefinished and the fibreglass layer into a panel that is both rigid and light. The front wall is protected by a shatterproof plate and fitted with a stylized moulded fibreglass cap with integrated LED lights.
- Jay Flight Trailers
The walls also have a timber frame with mineral wool insulation. Their exterior is covered with sheet aluminum and the interior is prefinished. The floor also has a wood structure with 5/8 inch thick plywood panels and mineral wool insulation before being covered with Diamondflor® vinyl flooring. The floor of the extensions has an insulating membrane and is covered with a residential quality Shaw® carpet.
It is possible to replace the aluminum sheets with a fibreglass finish with optional frameless windows and add the thermal package option including an insulated membrane under the frame, a dedicated hot air duct to temper the water tanks and a layer of insulating membrane on the roof and extensions.
Are Jayco campers high quality?
Jayco is a well-established RV manufacturer that wants to remain a leader in quality. Jayco motorhomes and trailers are manufactured with experience and numerous processes developed with the best technologies. The result is more reliable and durable RVs that Jayco doesn’t hesitate to endure with its 2-year limited warranty and 3-year structural warranty, one of the best, if not THE best on the market!
You will be spoiled for choice among the different models of Jayco campers! Whether you opt for a Jay Feather trailer, a Jay Flight, a White Hawk or even an Eagle 5th wheel trailer, you will enjoy spacious configurations, extensions to maximize interior space, enough room to sleep several people, a kitchen well equipped, a bathroom with toilet and shower, a U-shaped dinette and a lounge area, among others. In addition, many can be towed by an SUV due to their lightweight!
As with all Jayco RVs, Jayco trailers are built to last; a custom-cut Strong Foundation frame with integrated drawbar, thicker aluminum sheets or vacuum-laminated Stronghold VBL fibreglass walls, and a tough Magnum Truss roof supporting more load than the competition.
Jayco offers two lines of light and compact trailers, the Jay Flight SLX 7 trailers and the Jay Feather Micro trailers, which are ideal for campers who want to venture into less accessible areas or where towing capacity is limited.
If you want more spacious trailers, the Jayco Trailers from Jay Flight SLX 8, Jay Flight, Jay Feather and White Hawk offer many configurations for families and couples.
For seasonal campers, the Jay Flight Bungalow park trailer will offer you maximum space and for large families, the Jay Feather range also offers Jay Feather hybrid trailer models that will easily accommodate multiple occupants! Do not forget the toy haulers that Jayco offers with its Jay Flight SLX 8 and Octane range which is stronger!
Finally, if you are looking for the luxury usually reserved for fifth-wheel trailers, Jayco trailers offer the Eagle HT and Eagle ranges which are equipped and built to “Fifth Wheel” standards.
The bottom line
If you are planning to travel with your Jayco camper during cold winter days, consider adding the Jayco thermal package as an option to your travel trailer or fifth-wheel trailer. An RV with a thermal package is simply better isolated, thus the cold doesn’t get in so easily! For many, the winter RV is a dilemma between turning up the heat and therefore using your precious fuel or staying frozen!
Please feel free to share your own tips for keeping warm during winter trips in an RV, or let us know if you have any comments/questions about the content.
FAQ on Are Jayco campers insulated?
Are Jayco trailers insulated?
Yes, the Jayco trailers are insulated. In fact, Jayco trailers are considered among the best when it comes to insulation, as they use the best bead foam insulation board.
What does thermal package mean?
A thermal package means the underbelly of the RV is better insulated and heated than a motorhome without this package. A two-sided reflective foil is customarily used for isolating the underbelly, the roof and the room floors of an RV.
What is an Arctic package on an RV?
An Arctic package on an RV means that the motorhome is better isolated and fitted for long and cold winter days. The package usually includes dual thermal pane windows, preinstalled heating pads for the water tanks, better floor and roof insulation.
How does a heated underbelly on an RV work?
A heated underbelly on an RV has a two-inch diameter hose that transmits heat to the underbelly area of the motorhome to prevent the water tanks (including sewage) from freezing during winter nights.
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