Jayco Launches New Type A Motorhome Line
Jayco Inc. is re-entering the gasoline-powered Type A motorhome market with the introduction of the Precept. This new model initially will be available in 29-foot and 31-foot lengths and sold through authorized Jayco motorhome dealers worldwide.
The Precept comes with several must-have items for cross-country travel, including six-way powered driver and passenger seats, an ergonomically designed cockpit dash with burl wood accents and a passenger computer work station, large pass-through exterior storage compartments, hydraulic leveling jacks, an Onan 4,000-watt Micro Quiet generator, and an exterior entertainment center with a built-in 40-inch LED TV.
The Precept boasts Jayco’s exclusive JRide ride and handling system, which features state-of-the-art shocks and suspension systems. In addition, it is said to have an excellent turning radius, and it comes equipped with cruise control and antilock front and rear disc brakes.
The Precept is touted as featuring tastefully decorated, expansive interior layouts with high-end amenities. Standard accoutrements include LED lighting throughout; a spacious bathroom with an extra-large shower; day-night solar screens in the living room, bathroom, and bedroom; solid-surface countertops; and Washington Glazed Maple residential cabinetry.
Built on the Ford F-53 chassis, with a gross vehicle weight rating of 18,000 pounds, the Precept is powered by a 6.8-liter Triton V-10 engine with a five-speed TorqShift automatic overdrive transmission.
For more information about the Precept and other Jayco products, call (800) 785-2926 or visit www.jayco.com.
Fee-Free Days At National Lands
On certain days throughout 2013, more than 2,000 national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and other federal lands will offer free admittance to everyone.
The remaining 2013 fee-free dates for the various agencies are as follows:
- The U.S. Forest Service will waive standard amenity fees on June 8 for Get Outdoors Day.
- The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on August 25 to celebrate the agency’s 97th birthday.
- The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will waive entrance fees and the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation will waive standard amenity fees on September 28 for National Public Lands Day, and from November 9 to 11 for Veterans Day weekend.
- The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will waive entrance fees on October 13 for National Wildlife Refuge Week.
The fee waiver does not cover expanded amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.
Active-duty military members and their dependents are eligible for a free annual pass that provides entrance to lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Forest Service. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program also offers a free lifetime pass for people with disabilities; a $10 lifetime senior pass for those 62 and over; and an $80 annual pass for the general public.
Carr Industries Expands Design Services
Carr Industries, C12149, an FMCA commercial member that specializes in custom cabinetry and countertops, recently announced that it has formed a partnership with Debbie Hollembaek of DLH Design so as to expand the company’s services to include window treatments. A wide assortment of fabric choices and design options allow RVers to further personalize their motorhome for function and beauty.
Carr Industries also offers full motorhome interior upgrades and remodels; coach storage enhancements; high-definition audio and video upgrades; tile, carpet, and wood flooring; countertop repair and/or replacement; appliance upgrades; and more.
To learn more about the services offered by Carr Industries and DLH Design, call (541) 968-1888, or visit www.carr-industries.com.
Thor Industries Completes Move
Thor Industries Inc., parent company of Thor Motor Coach, recently moved its corporate headquarters to downtown Elkhart, Indiana. The company previously maintained its headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio. Thor announced the move in January as a strategic decision to be more accessible and active in the community where a large majority of RVs are produced and where more than 70 percent of the company’s operations are located.
The new headquarters building was renovated to provide a world-class atmosphere for the company. The reuse of this building is a prime example of the recent efforts being made to revitalize the downtown Elkhart area. The new office will have the capacity to host a variety of meetings and events with dealers, suppliers, investors, and the broader Elkhart community. Thor’s corporate human resources, finance and accounting, legal, and information technology departments are housed at the new facility.
The new address for Thor Industries’ corporate headquarters is 601 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart, IN 46514-3305.