Marine & RVs

What Makes the Jayco Jay Flight the Best-Selling Travel Trailer?

Jayco has been making recreational vehicles for more than 50 years. The Jayco Jay Flight is the No. 1 selling travel trailer and has been since 2005. There are more than 171,000 American families that are Jayco Jay Flight owners, and according to the rolling ticker on the company website, that number continues to grow every day.

For 15 years, Jayco has been producing the Jay Flight line, using only the best materials. Its solid construction practices, weatherproofing design, and extensive warranty help to make the company an industry leader.

So, what is it about Jayco that has consumers flocking to their brand?

An award-winning travel trailer

The legendary travel trailer offers several models to meet the needs of modern-day campers. The starting price of the Jay Flight units ranges between $31,000 to $40,000 before adding options. The 2021 Jay Flight offers numerous floor plans that include bunk beds, outdoor kitchens, entertainment centers, fireplaces, island kitchens, and much more.

A recipient of the Dealer Satisfaction Index Quality Circle Award, according to RVDA, the product line became eligible in 2007 and has won the award every year since. The popular travel trailer also won the Trailer Life Readers’ Choice Award in 2016.

Customers have recognized the value of the Jayco Jay Flight product line, making it America’s best-selling travel trailer. Due to travel restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the RV industry has experienced record sales this year. Americans are hitting the road, looking for adventure now more than ever. Jayco is seeing a steady increase in sales and manufacturing quality products to help families experience the great outdoors.

Features of the Jayco Jay Flight

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The Jay Flight product line provides industry-leading standard features in ultra-lite and half-ton models. The 2021 Jay Flight SLX 7 weighs less than 3,500 pounds and is towable by most minivans and crossovers. The single-axle camper is available in six different floor plans and meets the needs of any size family. The 2021 Jay Flight SLX 8 is a double-axle camper that allows more room for a growing family to stretch out and enjoy camping together. Floor plan options include toy haulers, bunkhouses, and units with several slides to increase living space.

The use of quality hardwood is used on cabinet doors and LED lighting accents the interior. A queen-size Simmons mattress is standard in most models. Residential-grade carpet, vinyl flooring, and comfortable furniture make the trailer a cozy home away from home.

What makes Jayco stand out among competitors

In the RV industry, consumers refer to cheap tires installed on travel trailers as “China Bombs.” They are usually very poor quality, and it is not uncommon for new RVers to experience tire blowouts within the first few months of ownership. Jayco, aware of this issue, uses Goodyear with Durawall technology on the Jay Flight. Unnecessary stress is eliminated, allowing for a safe road trip.

Many RV manufacturers will cut corners, especially when it comes to lower-end models. Jayco starts with a strong foundation in every trailer using custom-manufactured frames. Unlike other companies that weld or modify stock frames, Jayco ensures integrity in the structure allowing for better strength and durability in the foundation of the rig.

Jayco uses hand-tucked and glued fiberglass insulation near the 2×2 wooden studs to improve the insulation value. Vacuum-bonded front and rear walls create added strength. To ensure proper weatherproofing, Jayco uses a one-piece, sidewall-wrapped DiFlex II material. On the roof, 3/8-inch plywood supports up to 4,500 pounds on the Magnum Truss Roof System. 

A great travel trailer for camping and road trips

The 2021 Jayco Jay Flight is easy to tow and filled with upgraded features that competitors can’t match. The quality, reputation, and durability of Jayco products make it a perfect trailer for extended road trips or weekend camping trips at a local campground.

Matt Fisher, the Director of Product Development for Jay Flight, said, “Our customer satisfaction along with a focus on quality construction, floorplan design, and affordability, are the Jay Flight’s pillars of success.”

At Jayco, they believe that “the travel trailer you choose should be as strong as the memories you’ll make in it.”