Jayco Inc. has entered the entry-level towables competition with the introduction of its Jay Flight series of “no-frills” travel trailers and fifth-wheels, according to the Middlebury, Ind.-based company.

“We are aggressively targeting the entry-level market with a product that still reflects Jayco’s commitment to superior construction and value,” said Sid Johnson, director of sales and marketing. “Jay Flight offers a low cost, well-built vehicle, representing a viable alternative to buying a used RV.”

The inaugural model year 2002 Jay Flight includes six travel trailers from 24 feet to 31 feet long, and two fifth-wheel models, ranging from 25 feet to 30 feet.

Both fifth-wheel models and two of the travel trailers are equipped with slideouts, extending the dinette area and Jayco’s exclusive J-Steel convertible sofa.

Structural features that differentiate the Jay Flight from other entry-level towables include an I-beam frame similar to construction used in the housing industry, according to the company. The I-beam configuration is stronger than C-channel frame systems.

Other upgrades include a TPO roof, for superior protection against tears and weather damage, and tongue and groove plywood flooring, according to Jayco.

“We are offering a wealth of features normally found in more expensive competitive products like brass lights, abundant storage and contemporary exterior design,” Johnson added.