Heritage Heading to be No. 1 Caravan in 2005
- The Heritage,
dubbed the “caravanner’s caravan” when released
in 2002, remains the flagship of Jayco’s towable recreational
vehicle (RV) fleet and this year’s model released as
part of Jayco’s 30th anniversary celebrations, after
the first six months are on track to being the country’s
No. 1 caravan in 2005.
designers are forever stretching themselves as they seek to
create the ultimate caravan, and 2005 Heritage model range
is the best yet of any production line caravan ever built
in Australia. In the three years since the Heritage was first
released it has set an Australian benchmark in caravan design,
and the 2005 models have received a further upgrade to ensure
Jayco stays ahead of the rest.
from subtle upgrades in décor by using new colours
for cushions, curtains and laminex the designers have concentrated
on adding finer touches such as introducing new improved ceiling
lights, draw faces and brushed aluminium appliances. They
have also removed the large TV void and replaced it with an
area for an LCD TV monitor to be fitted on to a wall.
larger Heritage models over 7 metres (23ft) are so in demand
they have also installed a bigger Dometic RM 2553 refrigerator.
RM4401 three-way refrigerators remain standard in the smaller
models all now have queen-sized double beds (1524mm wide),
which can be lifted up for storage. Beds all have orthopaedic
slats underneath inner spring mattresses.
has also made a number of changes to the floor plans available
throughout the range.
- The Heritages,
available as caravans and pop-tops, are exceptionally well
appointed and styled to meet the needs of the most discerning
owner. External graphics have been upgraded to highlight the
automotive styling that comes from the use of a sheer, dent
resistant, high gloss, gel-coat finished fibreglass outer
skin, which is 150 per cent thicker than aluminium.
has retained its Tough-Frame, which includes a welded aluminium
frame that also wraps around all windows and doors. Walls
are vacuum pressed for additional strength and accuracy. Added
within the sandwich panel front, rear and side walls and roof
is polystyrene foam, making the caravans fully insulated.
- The vacuum-pressed
walls are manufactured on a special press that was designed
in the United States for that country’s huge recreational
- The well-proven
high-strength Millennium chassis is very much a strengthening
construction process that has dramatically improved the overall
build of all Jayco models.
- The seating
in the Heritage caravans and pop-tops are framed in aluminium
making them much stronger and the furniture panelling uses
9mm ply rather than the traditional 3mm ply, adding even more
strength to the overall build of the models.
of the popularity of 4WDs as the tow vehicle of choice for
larger caravans, Jayco uses 381mm (15 inch) wheels as standard
on all models of 7 metres (23 ft) and over, giving a similar
ground clearance to complement the ground clearance of 4WDs.
there is an atmosphere of spaciousness, accentuated by the
cleverly profiled cupboard doors and curved overhead doors.
- The brushed
aluminium Newhome 4 burner oven, complimented by a brushed
aluminium 12-volt range hood, has one 240 volt element in
the cooker top to help conserve gas.
is all 12-volt, provided through a 240 volt to 12 volt transformer
and there is an auxiliary battery charging facility.
Heritage models come in two sizes 5.18 metres (17ft) and 5.48
metres (18ft) and there are more than a dozen floor plans
offering front, rear and side kitchens and three models have
shower and toilet compartments.
- Of more
than 25 Heritage caravan layouts, between 5.18 metres and
7.62 metres (25ft), almost all have shower and toilet compartments.
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