"30 percent lighter in weight than a conventionally-built travel trailer of the same length. Designed to be towed by more than 75 percent of today's cars, SUVs and light trucks, the 22-foot Skylark weights only 2,950 pounds."
Roaming Times brings you the Jayco press release of December
2009. We will -provide a full review with interior
pictures, floorplans etc. as soon as details become
Source: rv.net forums, Greg Gerber and Jayco - many thanks
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jayco chose the 47th National RV
Trade Show as the stage to launch its innovative,
contemporary and energy-efficient 2011 Skylark travel
The Skylark is 30 percent lighter in weight than a
conventionally-built travel trailer of the same length.
Designed to be towed by more than 75 percent of
today's cars, SUVs and light trucks, the 22-foot Skylark
weights only 2,950 pounds.
In addition, the 2011
Skylark boasts other features aimed at improving towability,
including a V-nose front profile and moving the air
conditioner from the roofline to the floorline.
These construction and design enhancements provide the
ability to cut through the wind and dramatically reduce
drag. By placing the air conditioner on the floorline, the
center of gravity is lowered, thus allowing a single axle
system for less weight and the same performance.
Contemporary styling and a nod to European
designers can be seen throughout the Jayco Skylark with many
new, innovative components. Euro-style tinted dual-page
acrylic windows with integrated roller blind, lightweight
cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware and a unique
stainless steel sink with integrated faucet and cover.
Other interior features include a high-intensity 12-volt LED
lighting package, linoleum flooring, jack-knife
aluminum-framed sofa, two-burner cooktop with integrated
cover and a 48-by-76-inch high-density foam mattress bed
that lifts up easily on struts with extra storage
Currently (1/2010), this is the only Skylark floorplan
In addition to its lightweight construction and contemporary euro-styling, the 2011 Skylark answers the call toward being "greener" than other conventionally-built travel trailers of its size by offering standard features aimed at improving energy efficiency.
Green technology such as LED lighting systems throughout help consume less than one-fourth the electricity than conventional lighting consumes, and lamps last about 10 times as long. Double-paned acrylic tinted windows, Azdel Super Lite Substrate in all lamination and various other "sustainable technology" techniques help keep the Skylark energy efficient.
An updated review of current models will follow in April 2010.