Plans to Launch Jayco Jay Smart

May 2, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, Trailer News, Trailers


In the March issue of Trailer Life, Bob Ashley reported on the ultralight Jay Smart, a concept towable with European influences that was on display at the 2013 RVIA Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Jayco has since approved the launch, and the new line of towables is slated to be built in Middlebury, Indiana.
Four rear-bath floorplans are in the works, ranging from 19 to 26 feet. The streamlined, low-slung Jay Smart will reportedly weigh in at between 2,400 and 4,100 pounds. The travel trailers will have acrylic windows, LED indirect lighting along the ceiling and the optional Truma Mover electrically remote-controlled maneuvering system. With an elongated A-frame, a hitch weight of 150 pounds and grab handles, Jayco claims the Jay Smart’s front end can be moved around by hand.
ATB-JaycoJSmart-2In other Jayco news, the company says it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Open Range RV, manufacturer of fifth-wheels and travel trailers. Open Range, started in 2007, has reportedly been growing in excess of 20 percent annually, and management recognized that it needed to partner with a larger organization to increase growth. The company will operate as a wholly owned and separate subsidiary of Jayco.


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