Jayco Motorhomes Offer Smooth Ride and Handling with JRide®

October 16, 2017

Jayco Motorhomes Offer Smooth Ride and Handling with JRide<sup>®</sup>

Updated on March 12, 2020

Here, at Jayco, the drive inspires — as does your confidence, which is why we’re excited to announce that select Jayco motorhomes will be equipped with the all-new JRide, a Jayco exclusive Ride and Handling package designed to deliver the ultimate RV driving experience.

The package, available on the Greyhawk, Melbourne and Precept, is a powerful blend of precise handling and renowned stability. Built on a Ford chassis, these Jayco motorhomes are packed with a number of high-end features that smooth out the ride, including:

Shock Absorbers

Reacting to bumps and holes in the road and eliminating excessive sway and bouncing is key in providing you a smoother ride and handling experience, which is why we add shock absorbers to each of our motorhomes (excluding the Redhawk). On the Greyhawk and Greyhawk Prestige, we include Bilstein shocks and on the Seneca, Alante and Precept we add Sachs shock absorbers – both providing ultimate performance.

Hellwig helper springs

Standard on Greyhawk and Melbourne, Hellwig helper springs deliver a rigid ride, preventing the chassis from sagging under weight. Self-regulating, these springs are easier to maintain than airbag suspension.

Rubber-isolation mounts

Greyhawk and Melbourne are equipped with a total of 16 rubber isolation pucks positioned near the tires to absorb road shock. These pucks, which you won’t find on other Class Cs, function like cartilage in your body, keeping objects from rubbing against each other, in this case metal components. Allowing for a certain amount of movement, rubber-isolation mounts minimize the transmission of noise and small vibrations throughout your RV.

Variable-rate jounce bumpers

A standard feature on the Ford F53 chassis, jounce bumpers add to Precept’s smooth ride.

The JRide package also delivers precise handling because, at Jayco, we don’t believe powering through corners should be a thrill reserved only for car enthusiasts. Thanks to added sway bars, a balanced drive shaft and a custom-sheared frame, every corner beckons. Here’s more about those features:

  • Stabilizer bar(s)

Unlike other Class Cs, Jayco adds a sway bar to the Greyhawk and Melbourne chassis. Connecting opposite wheels together through short lever arms linked by a torsion spring, a sway bar raises and lowers each side of the unit to similar heights, reducing sideways tilting when cornering. On Precept, a second stabilizing bar enhances the Ford F53 chassis. Other Class As are only equipped with one bar.

  • Balanced drive shaft:

Every Jayco motorhome drive shaft is balanced on the line to eliminate shudder.

In short, the JRide package delivers the most-advanced Class C ride. Don’t believe us? Take one for a spin at your local Jayco dealer!

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